Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Madrid, Liverpool eager for Champions League start

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, right, celebrates his goal with teammate James Rodriguez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Atletico de Madrid  at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)

Few teams can be as happy as Real Madrid and Liverpool that the Champions League is finally starting.

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Champions League test for Allegri’s Juventus

Juventus players celebrate their 2-0 win over Udinese at the end of a Serie A soccer match at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Juventus continued to show little has changed since Massimiliano Allegri took charge as it eased to a 2-0 win against Udinese on Saturday in the former AC Milan coach's home debut. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

MILAN (AP) — Juventus is back in the Champions League after an early exit in last year’s competition, and Atletico Madrid is back after nearly winning it all.

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Monaco looking for Champions League respite

Leverkusen's Son Heung-min from South Korea, left, and Bremen's Alejandro Galvez from Spain challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen in Leverkusen, Germany, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

PARIS (AP) — Monaco’s signings of Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez last year marked the beginning of a new era on the French Riviera. Twelve months later, the stars have left and Monaco is struggling as the club returns to the Champions League following an eight-year hiatus.

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Dortmund, Arsenal renew Champions League rivalry

Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa from Japan, front, and Freiburg's Pavel Krmas from Czech Republic, right, challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between BvB Borussia Dortmund  and SC Freiburg in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Familiarity has bred a healthy respect between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal in the Champions League, with the German club eager to avenge a loss at home against the English team.

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Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Former France striker Nicolas Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City FC in the new Indian Super League.

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