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Real Madrid, Man U pay price for fielding weakened teams

Two of European soccer’s grandest clubs paid the price for fielding weakened teams on the final night of Champions League group play, with Real Madrid slumping to a record home loss and Manchester United squandering a surprise opportunity to top its group. On an evening when Lyon celebrated becoming the 16th and last team to … Continue reading Real Madrid, Man U pay price for fielding weakened teams

KIGALI, Rwanda | FIFA stalls decision on new competitions as Europe resists

KIGALI, Rwanda — A $25 billion overhaul of world soccer competitions is on hold after mounting disapproval from European leaders and clubs saw FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday accept more consultation was necessary. A task force of regional confederation presidents headed by Infantino will explore in more detail the merits of the new formats, … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | FIFA stalls decision on new competitions as Europe resists

MILAN | Ronaldo scores but Juventus’ perfect start ended by Genoa

MILAN  — Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to net 400 goals across Europe’s top five leagues. It wasn’t enough on Saturday to maintain Juventus’ perfect start to the season. Ronaldo, who has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit in the United States, scored in the 1-1 draw against Genoa. It was his … Continue reading MILAN | Ronaldo scores but Juventus’ perfect start ended by Genoa

MADRID | Lopetegui booed as Madrid suffers worst scoring drought

MADRID — After seeing their team suffer its worst scoring drought and lose for the fourth time in five matches, Real Madrid fans ran out of patience. They loudly jeered coach Julen Lopetegui and his players after Madrid reached 481 minutes without finding the net in losing to Levante 2-1 at home in the Spanish … Continue reading MADRID | Lopetegui booed as Madrid suffers worst scoring drought

Like Real Madrid, Portugal has to cope without Ronaldo

It’s not only Real Madrid that has to adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal’s national soccer team also has had to cope without the star forward as he takes a break from international duty following his transfer to Juventus and amid a rape allegation against him. Ronaldo hasn’t been called up for the national … Continue reading Like Real Madrid, Portugal has to cope without Ronaldo

MILAN | Ronaldo scores 1st league goal for Juventus and adds a 2nd

MILAN — When the first goal finally came, it couldn’t have been any easier for Cristiano Ronaldo. It took the former Real Madrid forward nearly 320 minutes to score his first league goal for Juventus and he did it with the simplest of tap-ins. Ronaldo doubled his tally shortly after as the Bianconeri beat Sassuolo … Continue reading MILAN | Ronaldo scores 1st league goal for Juventus and adds a 2nd

VERONA, Italy | Ronaldo fails to score but Juventus wins 3-2 at Chievo

VERONA, Italy  — Juventus fans witnessed an unusual sight on Saturday as Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score for their team. The Portugal forward made his Serie A debut as Juventus fought back to win 3-2 at Chievo Verona in the opening match of its title defense. Ronaldo had scored in both pre-season friendlies he played … Continue reading VERONA, Italy | Ronaldo fails to score but Juventus wins 3-2 at Chievo