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Europa League Rewind: Atletico ties Arsenal, Marseille downs Salzburg

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Sometimes when your back is pushed up against the wall it brings the best out of you as a player. Atletico Madrid were up against it on Thursday but fought their way against all odds to earn a positive result.

Diego Simeone's side used an 82nd-minute equalizer from leading scorer Antoine Griezmann to draw 1-1 at Arsenal in their semifinal first leg of the UEFA Europa League.

Arsene Wenger to step down as Arsenal manager at end of season

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One of the game's iconic managers is set to step down at the end of the season.

Arsene Wenger announced on Friday that he will leave Arsenal at the end of the campaign, ending a 21-and-a-half year tenure as manager of the Premier League club.

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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Weston McKennie, Bill Hamid, and more

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With only three matches remaining in their Bundesliga campaign, Schalke knows that it will need to be strong in order to finish second behind champions Bayern Munich. After an impressive derby win over Borussia Dortmund, Schalke did lose a bit of momentum as they were eliminated in the German Cup semifinals and were pegged back for a 2-2 draw against Koln last weekend.

Wednesday Ticker: Wenger could join PSG, Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss WC, and more

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Arsene Wenger's regime as Arsenal manager may be coming to an end, but the Frenchman could very well be joining the Ligue 1 giants in some capacity.

According to ESPN, Wenger could join PSG in the future but it will not be in a first team coaching role.

The 68-year-old Wenger recently stated last week that he will be leaving the Emirates Stadium after 22 years of service.

Real Madrid edges Bayern for first leg victory

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Two of European Soccer's heavyweights squared off on Wednesday afternoon with the defending UEFA Champions League champs getting an early advantage in the two legged semifinal tie.

Real Madrid fought their way back for a 2-1 first leg win over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Marco Asensio came off the bench at halftime to grab the winner for Los Blancos, while Marcelo also got on the scoresheet.

Dominant attacking performance earns Liverpool a leg up on Roma

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Mohamed Salah's dominance continues as Liverpool took down Roma in a goalfest.

Salah propelled Jurgen Klopp's men to a 5-2 UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg win over Roma at Anfield on Tuesday. The 25-year-old scored two goals and added two assists in the dominant win, which saw Roberto Firmino add a brace and Sadio Mane also score.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Christian Pulisic, Romain Gall, and more

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Borussia Dortmund climbed back into the race for a runners-up spot in the German Bundesliga with a 4-0 demolition of Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. Following their disappointing defeat at Schalke a week ago, the hosts cruised to three points and Christian Pulisic was a part of the action. The American winger's lovely assist in the 13th minute set up Jadon Sancho for Dortmund's opener in the triumph.

Romain Gall scores equalizer in Sundsvall draw at Dalkurd

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A little over a week ago, Romain Gall registered his first assist of the season for Swedish outfit Sundsvall.

The 23-year-old's good run of form continued on Sunday as Gall netted the equalizer for his team in their comeback 2-2 draw at Dalkurd.

Sundsvall had to fight back from a 2-0 deficit after conceding twice in the opening 16 minutes of Sunday's Allsvenskan match.

Saturday European Rewind: Man United edges Tottenham, Barcelona faces Sevilla, and more

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Both Manchester United and Tottenham were two sides expected to do great things this season but have underachieved big time. However, one of those two clubs will be playing for England's biggest trophy this May. Manchester United will make their 20th appearance in the F.A. Cup final after a 2-1 semifinal win over Tottenham on Saturday.

John Brooks subbed off in first half of Wolfsburg return

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This season has not gone the way that Wolfsburg defender John Brooks had hoped for. After a big move from Hertha Berlin, the U.S. international has seen injuries dampen his chances at consistent playing time for his new club.

Brooks made his first start on Friday for Wolfsburg since Dec. 12th after returning from a knee injury.

European Weekend Preview: Juventus hosts Napoli, Sevilla faces Barcelona, and more

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For most of this season it looked like Napoli would run off with the Serie A title after a dominant start. However, the script has been changed with defending champions Juventus currently leading the table by four points over their opponents this weekend.

The Old Lady defeated Napoli, 1-0, at the San Paolo back in December, handing Maurizio Sarai's men their first league loss of the season.

Thursday European Rewind: Real Sociedad defeats Atletico, Chelsea edges Burnley, and more

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Atletico Madrid's chances of fighting for the La Liga title took a major hit on Thursday after suffering their third loss of the new year. Diego Simeone's men fell 3-0 to Real Sociedad, being shutout in league play for the first time since March 4th. Willian Jose's right-footed finish in the 27th minute opened scoring for Sociedad as he slotted home Adnan Januzaj's assist in.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Christian Pulisic, Rubio Rubin, and more

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Derby defeats are always the ones that can linger for a team, especially if it's a derby where both teams are fighting for the same goal. Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund suffered their second defeat out of their past three Bundesliga fixtures, and now need to dig in if they want to have a chance at a second place finish.

Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Erik Palmer-Brown, Kenny Saief, and more

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Erik Palmer-Brown's consistent playing time has been a nice sight to see for Belgian outfit KV Kortrijk. For a team that may not get as much notoriety as some of the others in the division, Palmer-Brown has taken advantage of his place in the backline. The 20-year-old made yet another start for his team in their 2-1 league win over Oud-Heverlee Hueven on Wednesday, playing the full 90 minutes.

Wednesday European Rewind: Frankfurt ousts Schalke, Real Madrid ties Bilbao, and more

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Eintracht Frankfurt haven't been in the best form in Bundesliga action lately, but Niko Kovac's answered their critics on Wednesday in the German Cup. The visitors used a 75th-minute finish from Luka Jovic to eliminate Schalke 1-0 in their semifinal clash at Veltins-Arena, and book their spot in the German Cup Final against Bayern Munich.

Tuesday European Rewind: Bayern cruises past Frankfurt, Barcelona ties Celta Vigo, and more

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Bayern Munich could not ask for an easier performance in their German DFB Pokal semifinal tie. The current Bundesliga winners cruised last Bayer Leverkusen 6-2 on Tuesday at the BayArena to book their place in the finals. Thomas Muller led the way with a hat trick while Robert Lewandowski scored a brace.

Monday Ticker: Guardiola set for new extension, Batshuayi to miss rest of season, and more

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Pep Guardiola has taken Manchester City to new heights in 2017-18, helping the Citizens to both the Premier League title and League Cup. The Spaniard is reportedly set to sign an extension with the club, as he years his second year of a three-month contract, according to ESPN.

After earning a pair of trophies in his second season with the club, Guardiola would like the team to take the next step and win the UEFA Champions League.

Sunday European Rewind: West Brom clinches EPL title for Man City, Schalke defeats Dortmund, and more

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Manchester United have gone for the highest high to the lowest low in a matter of one week. A week after coming back against rivals Manchester City for a 3-2 derby win, the Red Devils were upset 1-0 by West Bromwich Albion on Sunday which clinched City the 2017-18 league title. The lone goal came from a West Brom corner as Jay Rodriguez headed in from close-range for the winner.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu, Rubio Rubin, and more

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Stade Reims have been pushing hard for promotion back into the French top flight, sitting atop the Ligue 2 table for some time now. Reims rolled their way to another three points this weekend, defeating Paris FC 3-0 away from home thanks to two goals from French-American forwardTheoson-Jordan Siebatcheu.

Saturday European Rewind: Man City edges Tottenham, Barcelona makes history, and more

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Manchester City has had a rough couple weeks after falling out of the UEFA Champions League and failing to clinch the Premier League title against their biggest rivals. However; the Citizens showed a short memory and got back to winning ways as they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at Wembley on Saturday.

Romain Gall registers equalizing assist as Sundsvall tie Malmo

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Romain Gall got his first taste of Swedish Soccer in 2016-17, making 26 appearances in all competitions for GIF Sundsvall.

The 23-year-old American wasted no time earning his first point of the season, registering the game tying assist in Sundsvall's 2-2 draw with Malmo on Friday.

After seeing their 1-0 second-half lead disappear, the hosts had to fight back for any chance at a point.

European Weekend Preview: Tottenham hosts Man City, Monaco travels to PSG, and more

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The last two weeks have not been the prettiest for Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola's side has seen themselves eliminated from the UEFA Champions League and also defeated by their closest rivals, Manchester United in the latest Manchester Derby. The Citizens will look to get back to winning ways this weekend as they travel to Tottenham.

Arsenal-Atletico, Marseille-Salzburg drawn in Europa League semifinals

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The 2017-18 UEFA Europa League is down to four sides, with one tie headlining the upcoming semifinals.

Atletico Madrid and Arsenal will square off with one another in the two legged semifinals, starting on April 26th. Both teams are the favorites to win the competition, and for sure are the two biggest clubs remaining.

Europa League Rewind: Arsenal eliminates CSKA Moscow, Marseille edges Leipzig, and more

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After a dominant first leg win in London last week, Arsenal knew they could sit back some in their second leg tie against CSKA Moscow. Arsene Wenger's side received an early scare but held on for a 6-3 aggregate victory against the Russian Premier League side on Thursday to advance to the semifinals.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Lynden Gooch, Christian Pulisic, and more

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In the Championship, the tough and grueling schedule each and every week will see frequent changes in the table. Sunderland are one of those teams struggling to find momentum and avoid being relegated for the second consecutive year.

The Black Cats are six points from safety and need to turn things around quickly with four matches to go.

Wednesday Ticker: Kane wins goal appeal, PSG to meet with FIFA, and more

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The race for the Golden Boot in the Barclays Premier League looks to be down to two.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Tottenham's Harry Kane have been neck and neck in the race for the EPL's top scorer, with only four goals currently separating them. Salah has had an amazing return to England, with 29 goals in 31 matches for the Reds.

UCL Wednesday Rewind: Real Madrid edges Juventus, Bayern eliminates Sevilla

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Following Barcelona's elimination from the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, Real Madrid was looking to avoid any slip-ups at home against Juventus in their tie. For 90 minutes it looked like that was going to happen at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, Los Blancos used a 97th-minute penalty kick from Cristiano Ronaldo to eliminate Juventus 4-3 on aggregate after the hosts had given up a 3-0 lead.

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Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid: Your Running Commentary

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Liverpool seized a major advantage in Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semifinal. On Wednesday, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will look to forge their own path the he tournament finale.

The two heavyweights collide in Germany on Wednesday in a clash of what is likely the competition's two remaining favorites(2:45 p.

Wednesday Kickoff: Arsene Wenger, Real Madrid after Kane and more

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Following the announcement that the legendary coach is stepping down, Arsenal remains the focus of the soccer world.

Arsene Wenger says stepping down from Arsenal was "not really my decision" while adding that Luis Enrique is a manager he enjoys following. (REPORT)

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Harry Kane is the club's main target this summer.

SBI Question of the Day: Who do you want to see win the UEFA Champions League?

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Just four team remain in Europe's premier club competition as the UEFA Champions League continues with first leg clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The action kicks off on Tuesday as Liverpool hosts Roma before Wednesday brings Real Madrid's heavyweight clash with Bayern Munich. Both matches are loaded with storylines and matchups to watch, and each team has taken a unique road this far in the competition.

UEFA Champions League Preview: Real Madrid travels to Bayern, Liverpool hosts Roma

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The UEFA Champions League is always good for some surprises or two along the way. Heavyweight clubs are expected to make a deep run in the competition, with some Cinderella sides looking to spoil the party.

The 2017-18 edition of the tournament moves to the semifinals this week as Bayern Munich faces off with Real Madrid in the mouth-watering draw, while Liverpool and AS Roma face off in the other after some huge wins in the last few rounds.

Monday Kickoff: Real Madrid targets Salah, Sane; Navas to remain in Madrid and more

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Following their victories as PFA Player and Young Player of the Year, respectively, Mohamed Salah and Leroy Sane are reportedly drawing attention from an expected suitor.

Real Madrid is reportedly looking to pursue moves for Mohamed Salah and Leroy Sane this summer. (REPORT)

Paul Pogba says he has no problems with Jose Mourinho.

Thursday Kickoff: Arsenal interested in Benzema, Juventus open to bringing back Pogba and more

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The transfer futures of two French stars headline Thursday's news.

Arsenal is reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid's Karim Benzema. (REPORT)

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta says he isn't a fan of resigning former players, but the club would make an exception for Paul Pogba or Alvaro Morata.

Bayern paired with Real Madrid, Liverpool gets Roma in UCL semifinals

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The UEFA Champions League semifinals are set, and the competition's two favorites will collide in a clash of the world's elite.

Bayern Munich was paired with Real Madrid on Friday while Liverpool will take on Roma in the upcoming UEFA Champions League semifinals. The firstlegs are set to be played on April 24 and 25 with second legs on May 1 and 2.

Friday Kickoff: Bayern hire Niko Kovac, PSG after Karim Benzema and more

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While one superclub has picked out a new head coach, another is reportedly targeting a big name striker.

Bayern Munich has hired Eintracht Frankfurt's Nico Kovac as the club's new manager. (REPORT)

PSG is reportedly interested in signing Karim Benzema. (REPORT)

Manchester City is reportedly set for a busy summer as the club targets three more big players to join the team.

Thursday Kickoff: Gianluigi Buffon reacts, Mohamed Salah 'at home' with Liverpool and more

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Following Wednesday's controversial call, Gianluigi Buffon and Juventus remain the focus across world soccer.

Gianluigi Buffon says referee Michael Oliver has a "garbage bin instead of a heart" following the Englishman's decision to award a penalty kick and dismiss the Italian goalkeeper in Wednesday's Champions League loss to Real Madrid.

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Tuesday Kickoff: Arteta emerges as Arsenal candidate, Ancelotti offered Italy job and more

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Managers serve as headliners for Tuesday morning's news.

Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis reportedly wants to hire Mikel Arteta as the club's next manager, but meetings are reportedly set for this week to discuss candidats. (REPORT)

Ernesto Valverde is reportedly considering stepping down at Barcelona.

Friday Kickoff: PSG after Pogba, West Ham look to keep Hart and more

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Paul Pogba continues to be the subject of transfer rumors, while another familiar Premier League star could see his loan deal extended.

Paris Saint-Germain has reportedly been in contact with Paul Pogba's agent over a potential move. (REPORT)

West Ham is reportedly looking to keep Joe Hart beyond the end of his loan deal, which concludes at the end of the season.

Tuesday Kickoff: Neymar expected to remain at PSG, Russia charged over racist chants and more

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One of the game's big stars is expected to remain with his current team while this year's World Cup host faces charges from FIFA.

Unai Emery says he is confident that Neymar will remain at Paris Saint-Germain next season. (REPORT)

FIFA have charged the Russian Football Union with fan racism afterPaul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele claimed they were targeted by racist chants in a friendly.

Monday Kickoff: Vidal doubtful for UCL semifinals, Dortmund coaching search continues and more

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While one German club received some bad news ahead of a Champions League semifinal, another continues to look ahead to next season.

Arturo Vidal is doubtful for the Champions League semifinals against Real Madrid after undergoing knee surgery. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc did not rule out the idea of keeping Peter Stoger as coach going forward as the club has yet to confirm a coach for next season.