TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Lionel Messi opened the scoring and Neymar scored twice as French champion Paris Saint-Germain beat French Cup winner Nantes 4-0 to win the Champions Trophy on Sunday.
Messi, the record seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, netted midway through the first half.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool has confirmed the departure of goalkeeper Loris Karius four years after his last appearance for the club when his concussion-related gaffes contributed to a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final.
Mohamed Salah could easily have given the kind of diplomatic answer trotted out by most soccer players.
He just couldn’t.
Was there a preference, Salah was asked minutes after Liverpool reached the Champions League final three weeks ago, over which team he faced in the title match in suburban Paris?
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain all but sealed a record-equaling 10th French league crown with five rounds to spare by winning 3-0 at Angers on Wednesday.
PSG is 15 points ahead of second-place Marseille and has a vastly superior goal difference, but still still needs one point at home against Lens on Saturday to clinch the title.
PARIS (AP) — Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain headed into the winter break after narrowly avoiding a humiliating defeat as Mauro Icardi's injury-time goal salvaged a 1-1 draw at struggling Lorient in the French league on Wednesday.
GENEVA (AP) — Denmark added to the most perfect campaign in World Cup qualifying on Saturday and England also eased toward winning its group.
Wins for Scotland, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine moved each closer to at least a place in the playoffs next year with the finals tournament in Qatar in sight.
BERLIN (AP) — The Champions League group stage starts Tuesday with a match between traditional heavyweights Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but big-spending upstarts elsewhere are the title favorites this season after a summer of eye-catching transfers.
MADRID (AP) — With three World Cup qualifying matches coming up, Spain coach Luis Enrique made seven changes Thursday from the team that reached the semifinals of the European Championship.
Among those missing were four players who also played with Spain at the Tokyo Olympics — Pedri González, Pau Torres, Mikel Oyarzabal and Dani Olmo.
MADRID (AP) — Karim Benzema picked up from where he left off last season, playing a decisive role for Real Madrid once again.
Benzema led Madrid in its Spanish league opener on Saturday by scoring twice in the team's comfortable 4-1 win at Alavés.
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid defender David Alaba has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said Wednesday.
Madrid did not immediately release details about the player's condition.
The announcement came a week after Alaba was officially introduced by the Spanish club after joining from Bayern Munich.
PARIS (AP) — Obsessed with winning the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain added precious experience to its squad by recruiting former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos on Thursday.
The 35-year-old Ramos signed a two-year deal with PSG after Madrid preferred not to renew his contract last month.
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain bolstered its defense by signing Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan on Tuesday.
PSG, which is reportedly set to sign former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, said the 22-year-old defender signed a five-year deal until the end of June 2026.
An emotional Sergio Ramos said goodbye to Real Madrid on Thursday, saying he wanted to stay but the club preferred not to renew his contract.
Ramos said he initially wanted a two-year extension instead of the one year offered by the club, but eventually he accepted the one-year deal plus a salary reduction that was already planned.
MADRID (AP) — Sergio Ramos is officially leaving Real Madrid after 16 years and four Champions League titles.
Madrid have called a news conference for Thursday as “an institutional act of tribute and farewell to our captain Sergio Ramos.”
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — “Tiki-taka” is over, and Spain coach Luis Enrique is ready to move on.
Since winning back-to-back European Championships with the 2010 World Cup title in between, Spain has been a flop at major soccer tournaments as the team’s aging veterans lost their luster.
MADRID (AP) — For the first time in 15 years, Spain finds itself preparing for a major tournament without Sergio Ramos.
The veteran defender, however, is still attracting much of the attention ahead of the European Championship as Spain starts its preparations in Madrid.
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid strengthened its defense by signing David Alaba on Friday after the defender ended his highly successful stint at Bayern Munich.
Madrid said the 28-year-old Alaba agreed to a five-year contact.
MADRID (AP) — Sergio Ramos was left off Spain’s squad for the European Championship on Monday following a season plagued by injuries, a decision that means no Real Madrid players were called up by the national team for a major tournament for the first time.
MADRID (AP) — Injured again, Eden Hazard will miss Real Madrid's Spanish league finale on Saturday.
Hazard was not included in the team's squad for the home match against Villarreal, which Madrid needs to win to have a chance of defending its Spanish league title.
LONDON (AP) — The Super League breakaway collapsed. Now it's back to normal business in the Champions League with the first legs of the semifinals:...
MADRID (AP) — One by one, Real Madrid defenders started going down.
First it was captain Sergio Ramos with a muscle injury...
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said on Tuesday...
MADRID (AP) — Lucas Vázquez has become the latest injury setback for Real Madrid ahead of facing Liverpool in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, leaving coach Zinedine Zidane with few options at right back...
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
Barcelona aims to keep up its winning run away from home and deal a potentially decisive blow to Real Madrid’s league title defense when the fierce rivals meet...
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos injured his left leg while playing for Spain and said Thursday he will miss upcoming matches against Liverpool and Barcelona...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Defender Sergio Ramos showed once again why he is the heart of Real Madrid in leading the team to a 3-1 win at Barcelona -- with a little help from the video assistant referee...
A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Saturday:
Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in the season’s first clásico after both lost in the league last weekend...