Teen Kean could be Juventus’ secret weapon against Atletico

Soccer 03/11/19, 11:29

After a relatively quiet couple of years, Juventus forward Moise Kean could make a surprise appearance against Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.Kean, who turned 19 less than two weeks ago, was given his first Serie A start of the season on Friday ...

Piatek scores again as Milan wins 2-1 at Chievo in Serie A

Soccer 03/09/19, 16:46

AC Milan ensured it will go into next weekend's derby match ahead of Inter Milan after beating Chievo Verona 2-1 in Serie A on Saturday.Krzysztof Piatek scored what was to prove the winner. His 19th league goal moved him level at the top of the goalscoring chart with Juventus forward ...

Teen Kean scores 2 as Juventus beats Udinese 4-1 in Serie A

Soccer 03/08/19, 16:41

Despite resting Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of its crucial Champions League match, Juventus romped to a 4-1 victory over Udinese on Friday with teenager Moise Kean scoring twice.Kean, who received a standing ovation when he was replaced late, also won a penalty which was converted by Emre Can. Blaise Matuidi added ...

Champions League history a warning for Real Madrid

Soccer 03/06/19, 11:15

When a period of Champions League success ends, it's not always so easy to get back to the top.Real Madrid's embarrassing 4-1 loss to Ajax on home turf on Tuesday sent the three-time defending champions out of the competition in the round of 16.The elimination ended Madrid's run of three ...

Post-Ronaldo Real Madrid facing tough reality check

Soccer 03/06/19, 11:14

Trying to hold back tears, Dani Carvajal used a dirty word to describe Real Madrid's dreadful season.He offered no excuses.The right back spoke his mind in a post-game interview after another humiliating home loss, a 4-1 rout against Ajax that ended the team's reign as Champions League champions.Real midfielder Gareth ...

Modric says others needed to step up when Ronaldo left

Soccer 03/04/19, 11:14

With Real Madrid faltering in attack, Luka Modric is feeling the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo.Modric, who replaced Ronaldo as the winner of the world's best player award, said Monday that things would be different for Real Madrid if the Portugal forward hadn't left to join Juventus last year."Every team would ...

After Barca losses, Madrid only has Champions League left

Soccer 03/03/19, 19:05

Two demoralizing defeats to Barcelona have left Real Madrid with just one chance to salvage its season by winning a record-extending fourth consecutive Champions League trophy.But it must do without the goals of Cristiano Ronaldo, the star striker who fueled its title run before leaving for Juventus at the end ...

Dybala lifts sagging Juventus to 1-0 win at Bologna

Soccer 02/24/19, 11:24

Paulo Dybala came off the bench to lift a sagging Juventus to a 1-0 win at Bologna on Sunday and help the seven-time Serie A champion rebound from a deflating loss in the Champions League.Less than 10 minutes after he came on in the second half, Dybala seized upon a ...

Piatek scores again as AC Milan beats Empoli 3-0 in Serie A

Soccer 02/22/19, 18:54

When it comes to scoring in Serie A, only Cristiano Ronaldo is more prolific than Krzysztof Piatek.But only just.Netting in AC Milan's 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Empoli on Friday, Piatek moved to 18 league goals this season — only one behind Ronaldo in his first campaign at Juventus.AC Milan's Krzysztof ...

Ronaldo’s opponents triumphant in his return to Madrid

Soccer 02/21/19, 10:49

In Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Madrid, it was his opponents that turned out to be triumphant.Juventus not only lost on the field against Atletico Madrid, but the club also took a hit on the Italian Stock Exchange with its share price dropping more than 9 percent on Thursday morning.That same ...

Ronaldo held scoreless in Madrid as Atletico beats Juventus

Soccer 02/20/19, 17:00

Atletico Madrid kept Cristiano Ronaldo in check on Wednesday, defeating Juventus 2-0 in a first-leg match in the round of 16 of the Champions League.Defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin scored late goals to give Atletico the win in a game in which video review played a key role, ...

Allegri says Dybala will start against Atletico; Khedira out

Soccer 02/19/19, 13:55

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Paulo Dybala will start Wednesday's match against Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League, but Sami Khedira has been ruled out because of an injury.Allegri did not disclose any details on Khedira's injury, saying the club would later issue a statement ...

Joint celebration shows growing Ronaldo, Dybala rapport

Soccer 02/18/19, 00:09

The flourishing partnership between Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala has led to a joint celebration.Dybala scored his first league goal since Nov. 3 in Juventus' 3-0 Serie A win over Frosinone last Friday and celebrated by merging Ronaldo's distinctive celebration — of jumping and turning in the air while letting ...

Piatek scores 2 as Milan beats Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A

Soccer 02/16/19, 16:50

Krzysztof Piatek looks to be firing AC Milan back into the Champions League.The Poland international scored twice on Saturday as Milan came from behind to beat Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A. Piatek has four goals from three league starts since joining Milan from Genoa in January for a reported 35 ...

Juventus beats Frosinone 3-0 to go 14 points clear

Soccer 02/15/19, 17:10

Juventus warmed up for the Champions League round of 16 in the best possible way on Friday, easing to a 3-0 win over Frosinone to move 14 points clear at the top of Serie A.The result was decided early after goals from Paulo Dybala and Leonardo Bonucci in the first ...

Ronaldo helps Juventus win but almost knocks teammate out

Soccer 02/11/19, 00:39

Cristiano Ronaldo played a role in all three Juventus goals on Sunday, but he also almost knocked out a teammate.The incident occurred an hour into Juve's 3-0 win at Sassuolo as Ronaldo kicked the ball straight into the face of teammate Sami Khedira, who instantly fell to the ground.Ronaldo had ...

Juventus beats Sassuolo 3-0 to go 11 points clear in Serie A

Soccer 02/10/19, 17:13

Juventus is starting to entertain.Often winning by a solitary goal in the first half of the season, Juventus has now scored three goals in two straight matches.However, there was little sign of the defensive frailties that cost it dearly in last week's 3-3 draw against Parma as the Bianconeri cruised ...

Italy call-up but no record for Quagliarella

Soccer 02/04/19, 17:37

There was to be no record for veteran forward Fabio Quagliarella at the weekend but plenty of plaudits and an Italy call-up to boot.Having matched Gabriel Batistuta's 1994 feat of finding the net in 11 consecutive Serie A appearances, Quagliarella was looking to set a new record when his Sampdoria ...

Modric back to his best for revived Real Madrid

Sports 01/28/19, 00:07

With Luka Modric back to playing like a Ballon d'Or winner, Real Madrid is gaining momentum in time for a run at a fourth straight Champions League title.Modric was voted the world's top player in December after leading Croatia to the World Cup final and helping Madrid win a third ...

Ronaldo recovers from difficult week in Juve’s comeback win

Soccer 01/27/19, 16:52

Cristiano Ronaldo bounced back from a difficult week by scoring a decisive penalty to help Juventus complete a 2-1 comeback win at Lazio on Sunday.Juventus was overwhelmed for more than an hour at the Stadio Olimpico but two late goals enabled the Serie A leader to avoid its first loss ...

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