UEFA Champions League

A worker holds a shirt with the name of Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi at a F.C Barcelona store in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Barcelona is banking on a face-to-face meeting with Lionel Messi to try to convince him to stay. Talks with Messi’s father-agent are expected this week in Barcelona but the club also hopes to sit down with the player himself.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
September 04, 2020 - 6:19 am
Lionel Messi’s father sent a letter to the Spanish league on Friday saying his son is free to leave Barcelona immediately without having to pay the 700 million euro ($837 million) buyout clause. The letter comes a few days after the league said Messi was still under contract until June 2021 and...
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PSG's Neymar stands on the pitch disappointed after losing the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (David Ramos/Pool via AP)
September 02, 2020 - 6:55 am
PARIS (AP) — Three Paris Saint-Germain players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the French club said Wednesday. PSG did not name the players but sports daily L’Équipe reported that Neymar is among the positive cases. PSG has not played since losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League...
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August 31, 2020 - 10:03 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Paris Saint-Germain says two of its players are suspected of being infected with COVID-19. The French champion cites a “reassuring” state of health for the players, who were not identified. They are said to be...
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Lyon players pose with trophy after winning the Women's Champions League final soccer match between Wolfsburg and Lyon at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Lyon won the match 1-3. (Gabriel Buoys/Pool via AP)
August 30, 2020 - 2:39 pm
SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain (AP) — Lyon extended its European dominance by beating Wolfsburg 3-1 to win its fifth straight women's Champions League title on Sunday. Eugénie Le Sommer, Saki Kumagai and Sara Bjork Gunnarsdóttir scored for Lyon as it clinched a record-extending seventh Champions League...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi leaves the pitch after the the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Bayern won the match 8-2. (Rafael Marchante/Pool via AP)
August 26, 2020 - 9:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — Any club in world soccer should want Lionel Messi in its lineup. But only a select few could make a financial deal work for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner. Messi is trying to force a move after 20 years with Barcelona, which wants to hold him to a contract that runs through June 2021...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi waves as he arrives at the team hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants. The club has confirmed that the Argentina great has sent a note expressing his desire to leave. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona's humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, one of the worst in the player's career and in the club's history.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
August 25, 2020 - 12:58 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After dozens of titles, hundreds of goals and countless records, Lionel Messi's spectacular career at Barcelona could be coming to an abrupt end. The divorce may turn ugly, too. Messi told Barcelona on Tuesday that he wants to leave after nearly two decades at the club,...
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Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer lifts the trophy after Munich won the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020.(Matthew Childs/Pool via AP)
August 23, 2020 - 6:00 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Breaking the silence with a beating a drum, his Bayern Munich jersey replaced by a "Champions of Europe" T-shirt, Joshua Kimmich wanted to savor the scene of glory. Two hours after setting up the goal that secured Bayern's sixth European Cup, Kimmich emerged from the tunnel...
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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin poses for a picture during an interview with The Associated Press in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. Ceferin stressed he would consult widely before pushing for any permanent changes to the format, but said many people were “extremely excited” by the final eight format adopted because of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 23, 2020 - 5:04 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin will hold talks about retaining single-game eliminator format that has been used to complete the pandemic-disrupted Champions League and Europa League seasons, although it could only be used for semifinals. In an interview with The...
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PSG's Angel Di Maria, center, and his teammates leave the team hotel for a training session in Lisbon, Friday Aug. 21, 2020. PSG will play Bayern in the Champions League final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
August 22, 2020 - 3:43 am
PARIS (AP) — With Paris Saint-Germain looking to become only the second French club to win the Champions League, around 3,000 police will be deployed on the Champs-Élysées and outside the club's stadium on Sunday night to prevent wild fan celebrations amid coronavirus concerns. Interior Minister...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Aug. 6 2005, then Benfica's Dutch coach Ronal Koeman reacts during a friendly soccer match against Juventus, at Benfica's Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal. Netherlands national coach, 57-year old Ronald Koeman underwent a heart procedure Sunday May 3, 2020, at a hospital in Amsterdam after feeling pain in his chest, his management company said in a statement. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, FILE)
August 19, 2020 - 3:00 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona will try to end one of the worst crises in club history with Ronald Koeman as its coach. Barcelona officially announced a deal with Koeman on Wednesday, a day after club president Josep Bartomeu had said the Dutchman accepted the coaching offer and only details...
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