CSKA Moscow beats Efes Istanbul 91-83 in Euroleague final

Soccer 05/19/19, 17:23

Americans Will Clyburn and Cory Higgins scored 20 points each to lead CSKA Moscow to the Euroleague title in a 91-83 win over Efes Istanbul in Sunday's final.It was the eighth European title for the Russian team, leaving it two short of the record held by Real Madrid.Clyburn and Higgins ...

Pitino says victory in Greece feels like Kentucky

Sports 12/28/18, 17:30

Rick Pitino has won his first game in Greece, coaching troubled Panathinaikos to a 96-84 victory over CSKA Moscow on Friday night in Europe's main competition. The victory came two days after he arrived in Athens to take over Panathinaikos (pronounced pa-nath-een-eye-KHOS). He said the enthusiasm from the home fans made ...

Business as usual in Champions League? Maybe not this season

Soccer 12/13/18, 07:03

The usual pretenders topped their groups.Nearly all of the top teams advanced.Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are the leading scorers.Is it a case of business as usual in this Champions League?Maybe not.While there seems to be an ever-widening gap between the biggest, richest clubs and the rest, there also appears ...

Lyon advances, Real Madrid humiliated in Champions League

Soccer 12/12/18, 17:48

Lyon clinched the final qualifying spot for the Champions League's knockout stage on Wednesday as Juventus, Manchester City and Bayern Munich secured top spot in their groups and likely an easier draw in the round of 16.It was a night to forget for defending champion Real Madrid, which rested most ...

Plzen beats Roma 2-1 to qualify for Europa League

Soccer 12/12/18, 15:00

Viktoria Plzen beat struggling Roma 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday to earn a Europa League spot.Tomas Chory scored the winner with a diving header after Cengiz Under had canceled out Jan Kovarik's opener — with all three goals coming over a 16-minute span in the second half.The victory ...

CSKA Moscow stuns Real Madrid 3-0 at Bernabeu

Soccer 12/12/18, 14:57

CSKA Moscow defeated Real Madrid 3-0 on Wednesday for its second straight win over the defending Champions League holders, but it still wasn't enough to earn the Russians a spot in the round of 32 of the Europa League.Real forward Vinicius Junior walks on the pitch CSKA players celebrate in ...

7 more teams qualify for Champions League knockout stage

Soccer 11/27/18, 18:04

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich put aside their domestic worries to impress on the European stage and qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Tuesday, as both Manchester clubs, Roma, Ajax and Juventus also advanced to the last 16 with one game to spare.Following a 3-0 humiliating ...

Real Madrid 1st in group after Roma’s mistakes

Soccer 11/27/18, 17:05

A series of colossal errors by Roma handed Real Madrid a 2-0 victory Tuesday and first place in Group G of the Champions League.Roma winger Cengiz Under sent the ball over the bar from point-blank range with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois already down on the ground in first-half added time and ...

Plzen beats CSKA in Champions League as Roma, Real qualify

Soccer 11/27/18, 14:56

Viktoria Plzen came from a goal down to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday, a result which ensures Real Madrid and Roma both qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League.Nikola Vlasic gave CSKA the lead with a penalty in the 10th minute, but Plzen hit back in the ...

Madrid routs Plzen, keeps thriving under coach Solari

Sports 11/07/18, 17:57

Karim Benzema scored twice in the first half to lead resurgent Real Madrid to a 5-0 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday.Casemiro, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos also scored for the three-time defending champions, who have won three straight since Julen Lopetegui was fired and interim ...

Pellegrini shines as Roma beats CSKA 3-1 in Champions League

Soccer 11/07/18, 16:04

With Edin Dzeko having an off night, Lorenzo Pellegrini stepped up for Roma in the Champions League.The Italy midfielder scored one goal and set up another as Roma beat 10-man CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Wednesday.Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's second goal during ...

Dzeko matches Messi with 5th Champions League goal of season

Soccer 10/23/18, 17:17

Edin Dzeko's recent scoring rate in the Champions League has put him on par with Lionel Messi.Dzeko's brace in Roma's 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday gave the Bosnia and Herzegovina striker five goals this season to draw level with Barcelona's Messi atop the competition's scoring chart.Moreover, Dzeko has ...

Lopetegui remains under pressure as Madrid edges Plzen 2-1

Soccer 10/23/18, 17:13

Real Madrid beat Viktoria Plzen 2-1 in the group stage of the Champions League on Tuesday in a narrow victory that did little to ease the pressure on embattled coach Julen Lopetegui.Karim Benzema and Marcelo scored a goal in each half for Madrid as the three-time defending European champions ended ...

Madrid needs win in Champions League, Ronaldo back at United

Soccer 10/22/18, 00:32

Three-time defending champion Real Madrid is in crisis after four defeats in five games as it returns to the Champions League on Tuesday.The question hanging over Santiago Bernabeu Stadium before Viktoria Plzen's visit is whether club president Florentino Perez has already had enough of Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui.The former Spain ...

Misfiring Madrid stumbles again; Juve wins without Ronaldo

Soccer 10/02/18, 18:09

Real Madrid is having trouble scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo no longer on the team. His new club, Juventus, did just fine without him on Tuesday.For the first time in more than a decade, Madrid has gone three straight games without a goal after losing 1-0 at CSKA Moscow in an ...

Real Madrid’s poor form continues with loss at CSKA Moscow

Soccer 10/02/18, 17:17

Real Madrid failed to score for the third straight game as it slumped to a 1-0 loss at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.With Sergio Ramos rested, the reigning European champion's defense seemed disjointed and it conceded as early as the second minute when CSKA's Nikola ...

Russia goalkeeper Akinfeev ends 15-year national team duty

Soccer 10/01/18, 08:28

Igor Akinfeev, whose penalty shootout saves helped host Russia eliminate Spain from the World Cup, has retired from the national team.The 32-year-old Akinfeev says it is a "logical conclusion" after 111 appearances over 15 years. He made his debut within weeks of his 18th birthday.Akinfeev says he wants to concentrate ...

Brazil’s big-spending football teams miss out on cup final

Soccer 09/29/18, 09:13

When Flamengo spent $12 million to bring midfielder Vitinho back to Brazil from CSKA Moscow, it was a significant statement of intent by the Rio de Janeiro club.Such spending wouldn't cause ripples in Europe's top leagues, but is rare in South America.Vitinho's arrival couldn't prevent Flamengo being knocked out of ...

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