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Next Season’s Europa League Group Stage Is Taking Shape

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Next season's UEFA Europa League group stage is beginning to take shape, with Arsenal, Lazio, Lyon and Villarreal among 13 of the eventual 16 automatic qualifiers now known.

Europa League Automatic Qualifiers

  • Spain: Villarreal, Real Sociedad
  • Germany: Köln, Hertha Berlin
  • England: Arsenal
  • Italy: Lazio, Atalanta
  • Portugal: Guimarães
  • France: Lyon
  • Russia: Lokomotiv Moskva
  • Ukraine: Zorya Luhansk
  • Belgium: Zulte Waregem
  • Holland: Vitesse
  • Turkey: Konyaspor
  • Switzerland: Lugano

These teams would, as it stands, are assured of a UEFA Europa League group place next season.

Euro Rewind: Higuain brace propels Juventus over Monaco, Ajax rolls past Lyon

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Real Madrid all but booked their spot in the UEFA Champions League final with a resounding win on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Juventus took a major stepof their own.

In Wednesday's semifinal first leg, Juventus used a brace from striker Gonzalo Higuain todefeat Monaco, 2-0, at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday afternoon.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Wednesday's schedule begins across the Atlantic in European continental competition, and ends back in the Americas with MLS, USL, and the CONCACAF U-17 Championship.

Kicking off the day's slate is a UEFA Europa League semifinal showdown as Dutch regulars Ajax take on Alexandre Lacazette and Lyon in leg one of their match-up.

Real Madrid

Ronaldo stays atop Forbes list of richest athletes

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New York (AFP) – Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo remained atop Forbes magazine’s list of 100 highest-paid athletes, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James moving up to second on a list heavy on NBA players.

The 32-year-old Portugal forward is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million between his football salary of $58 million and $35 million in endorsement income.

UEFA IDEAL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TEAM 2016-2017

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Real Madrid make Champions League history as Ronaldo and co too good for Juventus

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Real Madrid became the first team to retain the Champions League in the modern era on Saturday night, beating Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff to complete a momentous double in 2016-17.

The Spanish side’s supreme second-half performance in the final assured victory, with a Cristiano Ronaldo brace and goals from Casemiro and Marcos Asensio confirming the Spaniards as the champions of Europe.

Real Madrid 2017 UEFA Champions Winners adidas Range

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adidas has released the official Real Madrid 2017 UEFA Champions League Winners shirts. Both are now available at Kitbag. The Real UCL winners t-shirt is in the classic white of Los Blancos with blue screen printing. The graphics on the tee include a stylish number twelve that represents the number of European club championships that [.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | REAL MADRID WINS THEIR 12TH EUROPEAN CUP

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Real Madrid seals back-to-back Champions League titles behind second half surge

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Real Madrid became the first team to win back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles, and it was the team's biggest star that led the way in Saturday's UEFA Champions League Final.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal in each half on Saturday as Real Madrid toppled Juventus, 3-1, to win the UEFA Champions League.

Champions League Final on the AA sofa.

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August 2016, and I was sitting next to an Italian chum in a restaurant in Northern Italy. Chum, born Italian and Juventus, has for the past fifteen years lived in North London and become Arsenal as well. The company was good and the conversation flowed merrily.

I ask him about Juve's recent €90M acquisition of Higuain, and he responds quickly and very matter of factly "the loss in the final of 2015 to Barca hurt them badly.

REAL MADRID - JUVENTUS | POSSIBLE STARTING 11 TEAMS | CHAMPIONS FINAL

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Dani Alves vows to keep his Champions League promise to Gianluigi Buffon

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Juventus full back Dani Alves has vowed to keep his Champions League promise to veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon ahead of the mega finale against Real Madrid on Saturday night.

Since his controversial exit from Barcelona last summer, Alves has been an integral part of Allegri’s side this season who are now on the verge of a historic treble.

UCL Final Preview: Juventus, Real Madrid square off for European glory

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Two European giants will square off in Cardiff on Saturday, both looking to hoist the UEFA Champions League winners' trophy.

Defending champion Real Madrid issearching for its12th Champions League title and their third out of the past four seasons.Serie A champ Juventus is looking for their third crown, and their first since 1996.

4-3-3 v Juventus: Zidane without this key Real Madrid star for crunch clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Juventus vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of next week’s Champions League final.

Juventus vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
3rd June, 19:45 pm BST
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
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Juventus Team News & Preview

Juventus and Real Madrid face each other in the Champions League final next week and the Italian giants will be looking to go all the way this time.

Cardiff's big night of the Champions League final

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I am delighted Cardiff, the first city I made my home, is hosting next month's UEFA Champions League Final, but I am also keen it puts on a good show to the continent and increasingly the world.

Whilst no-one can deny the impressive 74,500 Millennium Stadium is a fine venue for any soccer showpiece, eyebrows everywhere have been raised at the realisation that Cardiff is a little on the small size as a city (population 340,000) and does not have a major airport nearby.

UCL Wednesday Rewind: Real Madrid closes the door on Atletico, return to final

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Defending UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid booked their spot back inthe final with a 2-1 losson Wednesday to claim a 4-2 aggregate victoryover rivals Atletico Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane's side used a first-half goal from Isco to pull away from their city rivals at the Vicente Calderon.

AT MADRID 2 REAL MADRID 1 | REAL MADRID THROUGH TO UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

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Real's familiar machine motors on to Cardiff

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Real Madrid maintained their march of glory in Europe by thumping city rivals Atletico 3-0 in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg last week.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored another hat-trick and bagged yet another record, the first man to reach 50 goals in the knock-out stage of the competition.

UCL Preview: Atletico look for comeback against Real Madrid, Monaco travels to Juventus

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Following an exciting weekend in Europe's domestic action, four sides resume their fight this week for a place in the UEFA Champions League final.

In the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, Cristiano Ronaldo propelled defending champions, Real Madrid to a first leg win over Atletico Madrid.

4-3-3 v Atletico: Zidane without these 3 Real Madrid stars for vital derby clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
10th May, 19:45 pm BST
Vicente Calderon, Madrid
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Atletico Madrid Team News & Preview

Atletico Madrid host Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals this week and the home side will need a miraculous performance to get into the finals.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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La Liga is the place to watch this weekend as Spain's final UEFA Champions League participant will be determined.

Sevillacan secure the fourth and final UEFA Champions League place with a win and a loss or tie by Villarreal. Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid have already clinched their places, while Sevilla is looking to make itsthird straight appearance in the competition.

Real Madrid 3-0 Atletico Madrid: 5 Champions League semi final 1st leg talking points

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The first leg of the first Champions League semi-final is out of the way, and you could be forgiven for thinking the tie is already over. A potentially tense and tight first leg was busted open by a...

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UCL Rewind: Ronaldo's hat trick sinks Atletico in first leg

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ReigningChampions League winners Real Madrid took a huge first step to booking their spot in this year's final viaa 3-0 first-leg victory against Atletico Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat tricklifted Zinedine Zidane's side to a first legwin at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, against their local rivals.

REAL MADRID 3 - AT. MADRID 0 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 1º st LEG SEMI-FINAL RESULT

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Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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Tuesday's slate isn't too loaded, but there is one can't-miss match on tap for the afternoon.

The semifinals of the UEFA Champions League begin with a Madrid derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at theSantiago Bernabeu. This is a rematch of the 2014 and 2016 finals, with Real succeeding in both.

UCL Preview: Real Madrid hosts Atletico, Juventus travels to Monaco

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Asthe month of May begins,that also means the UEFA Champions League semifinal round begins across Europe.

The first semifinal matchup featuresa rematch of the 2013-14 and 2015-16finals as Real Madrid entertain local rivals, Atletico Madrid. Zinedine Zidane's side are the current holdersin this competition, and would like nothing more to eliminate their rivals to make the final in Cardiff.

English Premier League

Manchester United seal agreement with top quality midfielder, Jose Mourinho delighted

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has agreed to a one-year extension with the club.

The English midfielder will now stay at Old Trafford until June 2018, the Premier League giants have confirmed on their official website.

Carrick has been a fantastic servant for Manchester United over the last decade and his extension will be a major boost for Mourinho.

NBC Sports finalizes TV schedule for final day of Premier League season

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NBC Sports has finalized the TV schedule for the final day of the 2016/17 Premier League season, which will feature 10 games shown live across NBC’s network of TV channels.

The major game that will be featured on the flagship NBC network is Arsenal against Everton, which will be a decisive game as the Gunners try to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

NBC Sports finalizes TV schedule for final day of Premier League season

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NBC Sports has finalized the TV schedule for the final day of the 2016/17 Premier League season, which will feature 10 games shown live across NBC’s network of TV channels.

The major game that will be featured on the flagship NBC network is Arsenal against Everton, which will be a decisive game as the Gunners try to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Soccer co-commentator Gary O’Reilly returns to US airwaves with unique podcast

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Many longtime fans of the Premier League will remember the very recognizable voice of co-commentator Gary O’Reilly, who was a regular fixture of the weekend calendar for many years. The former Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace defender was a trusted voice you could depend on for keen tactical observations.

Soccer co-commentator Gary O’Reilly returns to US airwaves with unique podcast

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Many longtime fans of the Premier League will remember the very recognizable voice of co-commentator Gary O’Reilly, who was a regular fixture of the weekend calendar for many years. The former Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace defender was a trusted voice you could depend on for keen tactical observations.

Champions League

Europa League Final preview: Ajax hope to channel spirit of ’95 against Manchester United

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Could Turner Sports’ strategy for the Champions League be an over-the-top subscription play?

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Among soccer fans, there has been much anticipation about how Turner Sports will broadcast the UEFA Champions League when they begin coverage in the late summer of 2018.

At the same time, there’s also been a lot of speculation about what channels Turner Sports will use to distribute the games to soccer fans throughout the United States.

Could Turner Sports’ strategy for the Champions League be an over-the-top subscription play?

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Among soccer fans, there has been much anticipation about how Turner Sports will broadcast the UEFA Champions League when they begin coverage in the late summer of 2018.

At the same time, there’s also been a lot of speculation about what channels Turner Sports will use to distribute the games to soccer fans throughout the United States.

Juventus 2-1 Monaco – 5 key talking points as Juve reach Champions League final

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With goals from Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves, Juventus cruised into the Champions League final courtesy of a 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco. Two years since losing to Spanish opposition in the 2015...

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10 players who should've been on the USMNT preliminary Gold Cup roster

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Even with 40 players to choose from, the U.S. Men's National Team's preliminary Gold Cup roster was bound to have some exclusions. The pool is too deep and there are too many situations and scenarios to consider ahead of this summer's tournament.

Many of the exclusions are straight-forward.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The major Europeanleagues may be finished but that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty of soccer on TV this weekend.

Taking center stage is the Champions League final between Juventusand Real Madrid Saturday. Real Madrid will be gunning for their second straight title against a stout Juventus team.

UCL Tuesday Rewind: Juventus defeats Monaco to book spot in final

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After a strong first leg showing in Monaco a week ago, Juventus took care of business on Tuesday to book a spot in the UEFA Champions League final.

Juventuscruised to a 2-1 victory over Monaco on Tuesday, sealing a 4-1 aggregate triumph that books the club's spot in the tournament finale.