European Soccer


Monday Kickoff: Rodriguez, Ozil, Mexico and more

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One Premier League club is looking to sign a global star while one of the English league's elite playmakers stated his doubts over a possible departure.

Liverpool is reportedly interested in signing James Rodriguez and the club has confidence it could seal a deal if Champions League qualification is secured.

Friday Kickoff: Wenger, Hart, Fabian and more

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An Arsenal executive released a statement regarding Arsene Wenger while Joe Hart's future remains undecided.

Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick issued an official statement saying that a decision on Arsene Wenger's future with the club "will be made by us mutually and communicated at the right time in the right way.

Thursday Kickoff: Alonso, Wenger, Conte and more

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A star midfielder is set to call it quits while a pair ofPremier League managers head towards opposite futures.

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso announced that he will retire at the end of the season. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says fan protests will influence his decision on remaining at Arsenal.

Wednesday Kickoff: Arsenal, Chapecoense, Torres and more

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Arsenal continues to unravelwhile the story of Chapecoense provided a happy moment on Tuesday.

Theo Walcott says Arsenal can't keep fighting each other if they are to break out of their recent slump. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger was highly critical ofreferee Tasos Sidiropoulos for what he called an "inexplainable and scandalous" performance in Tuedsay's 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich.

Friday Kickoff: Ozil, Wenger, Bale and more

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Fallout continues from Arsenal's lopsided midweek loss while Real Madrid are about to see the return of one of the club's biggest stars.

Mesut Ozil's agent says the midfielder is being made the "scapegoat" of Arsenal's Champions League loss. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says he will manage next season, whether it be at Arsenal or somewhere else.

International Soccer

UEFA WCQ Rewind: Spain dominates Israel, Bulgaria shocks Netherlands, and more.

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With domestic leaguesoff this weekend, the fifth roundof UEFA World Cup Qualifiers kicked off on Friday with nine matches across Europe.

Group D, H, and I all took center-stage on Friday while the remaining six groups kicked off their fifth round qualifiers on Saturday and Sunday. Plenty of countries were looking for important results this weekend, while others were looking to hold on their leads at the top of their respective groups.

Friday Kickoff: Coutinho, Nainggolan, Everton and more

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One Barcelona star is looking to recruit his international teammate to the club while one of the world's most well-rounded midfielders could be bound for the Premier League.

Neymar says Phillipe Coutinho would be a wonderful fit at Barcelona. (REPORT)

Radja Nainggolan says he was in contact with Chelsea over a potential move last summer and would be interested in resuming talks again.

Wednesday Kickoff: Mexico, Costa, Lacazette and more

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Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio stated one of his preferences for the national team while Atletico Madrid saw links to two strikers shut down.

Osorio says the national team would benefit from more players moving to Europe. (REPORT)

Diego Costa says he is open to a move to China while also adding that he attempted to seal a return to Atletico Madrid.

Tuesday Kickoff: Guardado, Simeone, Nainggolan and more

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One of Mexico's biggest stars is set to miss vital matches due to injury while a top head coach stated he will never coach at Real Madrid.

Andres Guardado is set to miss Mexico's World Cup qualifiers due to a leg injury. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says he could one day coach another Spanish team but also added that he will never manage Real Madrid.

La Liga

Sunday European Rewind: Man City draw with Liverpool, Atletico defeat Sevilla, and more.

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In themouth-watering match of the day across Europe, Manchester City fought back for a 1-1 draw against visiting Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola's side receiveda 69th-minute equalizer from Sergio Aguero to earn a point at the Etihad Stadium against Jurgen Klopp's Reds. After a fast and exciting opening half, Liverpool opened the scoring as former Manchester City midfielder James Milner scored a 51st-minute penalty kick.

Saturday European Rewind: West Brom shock Arsenal, Real Madrid win at Bilbao, and more.

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In the final weekend of domestic action before the upcoming international break, plenty of high-quality matchestook place across Europe's top five leagues.

In England, Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion earned a huge 3-1 home win against struggling Arsenal in the opening game of the weekend in England.

European Weekend Preview: Man City host Liverpool, Sevilla visit Atletico, and more

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In the final European domestic action for two weeks, there are some teasing matchescoming up this weekend across the top five leagues.

Manchester City host Liverpool in the English Premier League on Sunday as both sides try to inch closer to the fop-four. Pep Guardiola's side are coming off a Champions League exit midweek in Monaco, while Liverpool are coming off a 2-1 home league win against Burnley last Sunday.

European Weekend Rewind: Deportivo upsets Barcelona, Juventus tops Milan and more

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Barcelona overcame all odds to secure a historic Champions League result midweek, but the Spanish giant couldn't quite muster enough energy to role that momentum into league play.

Deportivo earned the result of the weekend witha 2-1 home win overleague-leaders Barcelona. Alex Bergantino's 74th minute header put Deportivo in front for good after the visitors had leveled the score early in the second half.

European Weekend Preview: Dortmund faces Hertha Berlin, FA Cup continues and more

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After a thrilling week of UEFA Champions action, domestic leagues and cup fixtures look to continue the excitement this weekend across Europe.

The Bundesliga's top fixture this weekend sees third-place Borussia Dortmund traveling to fifth-place Hertha Berlin on Saturday. Six points separate the sides, as both look to advance their way up the table.

Sunday European Rewind: Tottenham defeat Everton, Udinese hold Juventus, and more.

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Tottenham pulled to within seven points English Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 3-2 home win against Everton on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side got a brace from leading scorer Harry Kane as well as a late goal from Dele Alli, which proved to be the difference. Kane's long-range effort had Spurs up 1-0 at halftime, before doubling his tally in the 56th minute.

Saturday European Rewind: Liverpool drops Arsenal, Napoli beats Roma, and more

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Arsenal and Liverpool entered Saturday's Premier League clash in need of a spark and, when all was said and done, it was the latter that found it in the form of a much-needed win.

Liverpool toppled the Gunners, 3-1, on Saturday to temporarily move up into third place in the Premier League standings.

European Weekend Preview: Liverpool hosts Arsenal, Napoli travels to Roma, and more

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Withcup fixtures taking center stage across Europe midweek, the domestic leagues resume this weekend with some intriguing fixtures to keep an eye on.

In England, Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfieldon Saturday, as Jurgen Klopp's men look to bounce back from a disappointing performance at Leicester City on Monday.

Wednesday European Rewind: Man City advance in FA Cup, Real Madrid earn comeback draw and more

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Manchester City booked their place into the Emirates FA Cup quarterfinalsafter a 5-1 replay victory over Huddersfield Town.

Pep Guardiola's sidecruised to a home victory after going down early against the second-tier side. Sergio Aguero's 35th minute penalty kick goal proved to be the game-winner as the hosts led 3-1 at halftime.

Tuesday European Rewind: Juventus beats Napoli, Frankfurt advance in German Cup, and more

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Juventus took a huge first step to advancing to the Coppa Italia final with a 3-1 first leg home victory over Napoli.

Gonzalo Higuain's 64th-minute strike gave Juve the 2-1 lead and doomed Higuain's former club to a first-leg defeat.

Paulo Dybala's 47th minute penalty drew the hosts level, after Jose Callejon's 11th goal in all competitions had Maurizio Sarri's side up 1-0 before halftime.

Sunday European Rewind: Man United lifts EFL Cup; Barcelona, Real Madrid win late; and more

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Manchester United hoisted the English League Cup for the fifth time in their history on Sunday after defeating Southampton, 3-2, at Wembley Stadium.

Jose Mourinho's side got an 87th minute winning goal from striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic which slammed the door on a possible extra-time period. The Swede headed home Ander Herrera's cross which won Mourinho his first silverware since taking over at Manchester United.

Saturday European Rewind: Chelsea edges Swansea, Bayern thumps Hamburg, and more

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Chelsea made it nine matches unbeaten in all competitions with a 3-1 home league win over visiting Swansea City on Saturday.

Antonio Conte's side were aiming to extend their lead at the top of the English Premier League table, while Paul Clement's Swans were looking to pull the upset on the road.

European Weekend Preview: Atletico hosts Barca, Roma travels to Inter, and more

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With the English Premier League resuming this weekend, European Soccer sees itstop five domestic leagues all on the slate for some great action.

In Spain, the top-two teams face tough road tests in their battle at the top of the table. Second-place Barcelona travels to Atletico Madrid on Sunday who sit two places behind them, while sixth-place Villarreal hosts league leaders Real Madrid in the late match.

Sunday European Rewind: Tottenham advances in FA Cup, Roma Cruise Past Torino, and more

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In England, Tottenham Hotspur booked their place into the F.A. Cup quarterfinals after a 3-0 drubbing of hosts Fulham at Craven Cottage. Harry Kane put the visitors up 1-0 after 16 minutes, finishing off Christian Eriksen's assist. Six minutes into the second half, it was the same duo who added to Tottenham's lead as Kane tapped home Eriksen's helper.

European Weekend Preview: Milan-Fiorentina, English F.A. Cup, and more

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Despite no Barclays Premier League action this weekend, there is still an exciting slate of action all-across Europe.

Fifth-round English F.A. Cup action takes place this weekend with 16 teams still having hopes of advancing in this prestigious and historic competition.

Mexican Soccer

Friday Kickoff: Mexico, Atletico Madrid, Toure and more

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Mexican soccer headlines the news on Friday morning as a one of the world's top clubs joins the fray by investing in a Liga MX team.

Giovani dos Santos, Jesus "Tecatito" Corona, Marco Fabian and Hirving Lozano all missed out on Mexico's World Cup qualifying roster.

Tuesday Kickoff: Liga MX, Courtois, Can and more

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Following this past weekend's strike, Liga MX referees are set to return after a satisfying punishment was handed out to the players that caused the dispute by threatening officials.

Liga MX handed one-year suspensions toToluca's Enrique Triverio and Club America's Pablo Aguilar, ending the referee's strike that saw this past weekend's games postponed.

UEFA Champions League

Wednesday UCL Rewind: Monaco seals comeback vs. Man City, Atletico advances past Leverkusen

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After letting a lead slip in their first leg in Manchester, AS Monaco fought back for a place in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 second leg victory over Manchester City on Wednesday.

Even withoutstar stiker Radamel Falcao due to injury, Leonardo Jardim's side started off excellent at the Stade Louis II, as 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe rifled home after eight minutes for a 1-0 lead.

Tuesday UCL Rewind: Leicester shock Sevilla, Juventus beat Porto.

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Leicester City's dream debut in the UEFA Champions League continued on Tuesday after they erased a 2-1 first leg deficit to defeat Sevilla3-2 on aggregate.

Craig Shakespeare's side knew a strong second leg at the King Power Stadium could see itadvance to its first ever quarterfinal appearance.

UEFA Champions League Preview: Leicester City, Monaco look for second-leg comebacks

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Barcelona's historic comeback against Paris Saint-Germain last week showed that no tie in the Champions League Round of 16 is safe until the final whistle. Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and Real Madrid all punched their tickets to the UCL quarterfinals last week, while eight teams fight for the remainingfour spots this week.

UCL Rewind: Barcelona makes history against PSG, Dortmund pummels Benfica

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After being dominatedat the Parc Des Princes three weeks ago, Barcelona made history in Wednesday's second leg to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain, 6-5, on aggregate.

Luis Enrique's side chipped away at PSG's lead, and were able to come up with the goods in the final moments at the Camp Nou.

Tuesday UCL Rewind: Bayern thumps Arsenal, Real Madrid tops Napoli

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Thanks to a comfortable 5-1 aggregate victory at the Allianz Arena three weeks ago, Bayern Munichwere very much in the driver's seat against Arsenal. On Tuesday, they simply added insult to injury for an Arsenal team that continues to flounder.

Bayern was able to cruise their way into aquarterfinal berth of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday after a 5-1 second leg victory.

Wednesday UCL Rewind: Sevilla defeats Leicester, Juventus impress at Porto

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After back-to-back Europa League titles, Sevilla are looking to advance past the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history. The La Liga side held off Leicester City on Wednesday in a 2-1 victory at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium that brings them one step closer to that.

Tuesday UCL Rewind: Man City drops five on Monaco, Atletico rolls at Leverkusen

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When Manchester City brought in Pep Guardiola as its new manager last summer, expectations were high for the Citizens to advance further in the UEFA Champions League.A strong second-half showing vs. AS Monaco on Tuesday has the Citizens a step closer to a spot in the quarterfinals after a dramatic 5-3 home win.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League headlines a busy Tuesday, but it's far from the only competition boasting interesting matchups throughout the day.

Manchester City's clash with Monaco serves as the main event, as Pep Guardiola and co. look to push on in continental play. Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid collide in the day's other match as last year's runners-up look to start hot on the road.

Manchester United

Manchester United face trip to Russia, Bundesliga sides set to face off in Europa League Round of 16

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Manchester United's quest for glory in the UEFA Europa League will go through Russia in the round of 16. The Red Devils were drawn with FC Rostov from the Russian Premier League in Friday's draw. United will travel to Russia for the first leg on March 9 before playing the second leg a week later at Old Trafford.

Europa League Rewind: Monchengladbach fights back vs. Fiorentina, Tottenham upset by Gent, and more

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The UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second legs continued on Thursday, with 13 matches taking place across Europe. 26 clubslooked to continue their hopes of advancing in this competition, and to joinWednesday'swinners into March's Round of 16.

On Thursday, Roma advanced over Spanish opposition Villarreal despite losing the second leg at home 1-0.

Thursday Kickoff: Rooney, Cazorla, Herrera and more

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One Premier League star is expected to miss the rest of the season while another's move remains a major talking point.

Despite the fact that his agent reportedly traveled to China, Wayne Rooney does not want to leave Manchester United until the summer. (REPORT)

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla could miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury.

The Rest

UEFA WCQ Preview: Belgium hosts Greece, Wales face Ireland, and more.

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Matchday 5of UEFA World Cup Qualifying takes place Friday through Sunday, and should provide some intriguingmatches featuring some top competition.

Group D leader, the Republic of Ireland, will hostEuro 2016 surprise side Wales at Aviva Stadium on Friday. Martin O'Neill's side is coming off three consecutive victories in World Cup qualifying and would like to take another step towards winning its group.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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UEFA Europa League action leads the way on Thursday, and the Round of 16 is promising some juicy matchups.

Perhaps no match is more exciting than a clash between Lyon and Roma as the two highly-ranked teams within their own leagues match up in continental competition.

An all-Bundesliga clash also features, as Schalke 04 meet Borussia Monchengladbach on the European stage.

Report: Klinsmann, Wagner candidates for Bayer Leverkusen job

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Jurgen Klinsmann has always been a popular name in the coaching rumor mill and, just a few months after leaving the U.S. Men's National Team, his name has resurfaced again with links to a major job in his home country.

According to German outlet Bild, Klinsmann is one of three contenders to become manager of Bayer Leverkusen.