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'Record man' Ancelotti puts his landmark down to luck

Carlo Ancelotti typically played down becoming the first manager to win four European Cups after Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in Paris on Saturday saying luck had a part to play before acknowledging "I am a record man". A 59th minute goal by Vinicius Junior secured Real their record-extending 14th European Cup "I am a record man," the 62-year-old Italian told BT Sport.


Transfer rumours: Liverpool contact Dembele; Man Utd's mammoth De Jong offer

Sunday's transfer rumours include Ousmane Dembele, Frenkie de Jong, Ilkay Gundogan, Richarlison, Raphinha, Paulo Dybala, Darwin Nunez and more.


Courtois earns respect with heroics to thwart Liverpool in Champions League final

If Real Madrid's Champions League final win in 2018 was remembered for a nightmare performance by Loris Karius in the Liverpool goal, the Spanish club's victory over the same opponents in Paris on Saturday was in no small part down to the heroics of Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian showed the importance of having a top-class goalkeeper as he produced a string of crucial saves to deny Jurgen Klopp's side and help Real seal a 1-0 win that allowed...


Sergi Barjuan sends message to fans after end of Barca B’s season

The team finished with a win


Champions League final delayed with Liverpool fans stuck outside

The 2021/22 Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid has been delayed by 15 minutes.


Valenzuela City unveils Bahay ni Jawo in honor of the Big J

Ginebra greats pay Bahay ni Jawo a visit


Tens of thousands of Liverpool fans turn Paris red

Up to 60,000 Liverpool supporters, most without tickets, thronged Paris on Saturday, turning avenues and cafe terraces red in their team's colours ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid. With each club allocated space for just 20,000 supporters in the Stade de France, tens of thousands of the travelling fans were without tickets. The atmosphere was more of that of a festival with only around a dozen arrests for minor...


Houston Dynamo unable to come back in loss on the road to Real Salt Lake

It hasn’t been an easy stretch for the Houston Dynamo with their latest loss coming to Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.


Andy Robertson blasts 'shambles' organisation of Champions League final

Andy Robertson says the organisation of the Champions League final in Paris was a 'shambles'.


Ilkay Gundogan to hold talks with Manchester City over future

Ilkay Gundogan plans to talk to Manchester City about their future plans amid speculation that he may leave the Premier League champions.


La Rochelle talisman Alldritt hails never-say-die attitude after Cup win

Heroic defence and indefatigable, sniping attack in the final quarter proved vital for La Rochelle's memorable European Champions Cup final victory over Leinster, according to captain Gregory Alldritt. Despite a litany of infringements throughout the hard-hitting match at Marseille's Stade Velodrome that handed Leinster the advantage thanks to the trusty boot of Johnny Sexton, the French side managed to keep a foothold in the match throughout....


Ibrahima Konate targeting place in France's World Cup squad

Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate is eyeing a call-up to Didier Deschamps' France squad.


Jurgen Klopp backs Liverpool to reach 2023 Champions League final

Jurgen Klopp tips Liverpool to bounce back and reach the 2023 Champions League final after defeat to Real Madrid.


Soccer-Disallowed goal got Real into winning groove, says Benzema

PARIS (Reuters) - Karim Benzema said his disallowed first-half goal spurred Real Madrid into beating Liverpool 1-0 in Saturday's Champions League final for a record-extending 14th European Cup title. The France forward, one of the favourites to win the Ballon d'Or - soccer's most prestigious individual award - found the back of the net on the str...


Salah's Egyptian fans share in his Champions League misery

Donning Liverpool jerseys, Egyptian soccer fans cheered "Mo Salah! Mo Salah" even as they struggled to hide their disappointment over the Reds' loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final. It was another blow for Mohamed Salah who was reduced to tears twice earlier this year following Egypt's losses to Senegal in both the African Cup of Nations final and the World Cup play-off. To rub salt into his wounds Salah missed a penalty in the...


Retiere's late try sees La Rochelle beat Leinster to win European Champions Cup

Arthur Retiere scored the decisive try to help La Rochelle to a nail-biting 24-21 win over four-time champions Leinster in a thunderous Champions Cup final in Marseille on Saturday. Springbok winger Raymond Rhule crossed in the first half before Pierre Bougarit was driven over to set up a monumental final 15 minutes at the end of which Retiere darted over from close range to seal La Rochelle's maiden Cup victory.


Families of Liverpool staff caught up in Champions League final chaos - Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the families of his squad and staff were caught up in the chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France that led to the kick-off of Saturday's Champions League final being delayed. Klopp believes his side will be back for more after reaching a third Champions League final in five years.


'I can't do much more' to win Ballon d'Or - Benzema

Karim Benzema admitted he had done all he could with Real Madrid this season to make himself favourite for the Ballon d'Or after helping the Spanish giants beat Liverpool 1-0 in Saturday's Champions League final in Paris. Benzema did not score in the final at the Stade de France as Vinicius Junior netted the only goal of the game, but the Frenchman finished as the Champions League's top scorer with 15 including 10 in the knockout rounds. "Of...


Gervonta Davis stops Rolly Romero with a perfect counter in Round 6

Gervonta Davis made a successful defense of his WBA interim lightweight title following a sixth-round stoppage over Rolly Romero this Sunday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Romero started the contest with jabs while Davis circled the ring throwing left straights to the body. Romero was aggressive in round two, throwing hard combinations that gave him a confidence boost before eating a hard left from Davis that snapped his head...


Mbappe's decision to stay at PSG good for French football: Deschamps

Kylian Mbappe's decision to stay at Paris Saint-Germain rather than move to Real Madrid is very good news for French football, France coach Didier Deschamps said on Saturday. Mbappe surprised many and provoked stinging criticism from Spain by agreeing to a new three year contract last Saturday -- despite another Champions League failure by the Qatar-owned side who were knocked out by Real Madrid. Deschamps, speaking after most of his squad...


Bruno Guimarães named Newcastle Player of the Month for May

That makes it back-to-back accolades for the Brazilian bloke


RSL nets first three-goal win of 2022, beats Houston 3-0 in Savarino return

Wood, Cordova and Glad continue the very weird Golden Boot race at three a piece


NorthPort contract extension for Sumang and Subido; Apacible signed

NorthPort gives Sumang, Subido contract extensions, signs rookie Apacible


Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Previewing the Championship play-off final between Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest at Wembley.


India go down 2-0 to Jordan in friendly

The Indian national football team lost 2-0 to Jordan in an international friendly ahead of their AFC Asian Cup qualifier at the Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha.


Soccer-Clinical Real Madrid down Liverpool to claim 14th European Cup

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) -Real Madrid secured a record-extending 14th European Cup when they beat Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final delayed for more than half an hour after police tried to stop people trying to force their way into the Stade de France on Saturday. Vinicius Junior scored just before the hour with Real's first attempt...


Djordje Mihailovic urged to follow Brenden Aaronson path to boost USMNT chances

Djordje Mihailovic is back in the USMNT fold, but does he need to move to Europe to stay there?


India Football: Gokulam Kerala looking to build on Men's & Women's team success

I-League side, Gokulam Kerala FC's head of operations, Unni Paravannur has reiterated that the aim of the club is to build on their recent success and that they are looking to grow from to strength and dominate the footballing sphere in India. Gokulam Kerala have been brilliant in the recently concluded season, having defended their men's and women...


Vancouver Whitecaps Steal a Win against Sporting KC

Vancouver only had one shot on goal (a PK) and it went in. The loss moves KC to last place in the West.


Post Match: Smash+Grab

The Vancouver Whitecaps managed to pull off a classic smash and grab road win against Sporting Kansas City, thanks to a Lucas Cavallini Penalty. The Whitecaps now have a record of 3W-1D-1L in their last five in MLS and are 4W-2D-1L in their last seven in all competitions. Perhaps a sign things are starting to turn around after a truly torrid start to the season. The Whitecaps opted for a slightly more defensive variation on their formation with...


Koulibaly’s agent offers update on his future

The defender’s future is uncertain


UEFA blame Liverpool fans with 'fake tickets' for Champions League fiasco

UEFA have blamed the chaos outside the Champions League final on Liverpool supporters trying to gain access to the stadium with 'fake tickets'.


East Bengal: Emami group announced as new owners by Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday once again come to the rescue of East Bengal by announcing that Emami Group would be the new investors of the Red and Gold Brigade. India cricketing legend and president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly had recently hinted that Premier League giants, Manches...


O'Gara trumps Sexton in Euro final subplot

Ronan O'Gara had the last laugh as the former Ireland fly-half coached La Rochelle to European Champions Cup victory over a Leinster side skippered by his successor Johnny Sexton. After cutting his teeth as defence coach at Racing 92 -- when Sexton was also a player there -- O'Gara touched down at La Rochelle after a successful coaching stint with the Crusaders in Super Rugby with the bold idea of targeting not only the Top 14 title, but also...


Soccer-Liverpool's Robertson slams organisers for Champions League final chaos

(Reuters) - Liverpool left back Andy Robertson labelled the organisation of Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid a "shambles" after kick-off was delayed for 35 minutes due to fans trying to force their way into the Stade de France in Paris. Riot police fired teargas at fans as chaos ensued near the Liverpool end of the ground, wh...


Nightmare start leaves Rapids stunned at home, ending hot streak

The streak is over. The Colorado Rapids’ unbeaten run at home has ended at 23. The night began friendly enough, as the “2010 MLS Cup Family Reunion” was in full force Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and fans finally got the chance to welcome back Coaches Gary Smith, Steve Guppy, and players Matt Pickens and Kosuke Kimura, as well as recent former-Rapid Eric Miller…..and what a return it would be for the visitors?! For the Rapids,...


Thibaut Courtois hits back at critics after outstanding Champions League final display

Thibaut Courtois hit back at his critics after his starring performance in Real Madrid's 1-0 Champions League final victory over Liverpool on Saturday night.


Liverpool will 'come again' after anticlimactic end to stellar season

A season that will live in the memory for Liverpool fans ended on a night that will be remembered for all the wrong reasons as Jurgen Klopp's men were beaten 1-0 by Real Madrid in Paris. The result rubbed salt into the wounds of thousands of supporters who were locked out of the Stade de France amid chaotic scenes. Kick-off to European club football's showpiece was delayed by over half an hour. Fans described being targeted by tear gas from...


Fabinho, Thiago start for Liverpool in Champions League final

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was able to name influential midfielders Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara in his side for Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid after the pair recovered from muscle injuries. Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti makes just one change from the side that started the second leg of their dramatic semi-final win over Manchester City.


Ancelotti keeps calm amid the storm to make Real Madrid champions again

Real Madrid are champions of Europe for a record-extending 14th time after Carlo Ancelotti's side beat Liverpool 1-0 in Paris on Saturday, but rarely have the Spanish champions taken a more chaotic road to glory. The only Champions League final Ancelotti has lost as a coach came 17 years ago when his AC Milan side blew a 3-0 half-time lead before losing to Liverpool on penalties.


Courtois masterclass in Champions League final wins Chelsea €20m, too!

Thanks, T-BO!


Marcelo: “This was my last game for Real Madrid, to end like this gives me immense joy”

The captain raised the 14th Champions League to the skies and confirmed that he will be leaving the club this summer.


Thomas Müller unfazed as Bayern Munich ponders more names for summer shopping

Bayern Munich have already signed Noussair Mazraoui, as the deal for Gravenberch is looking almost done, there are a couple of other players that the Bavarians are keeping tabs on.


Liverpool demand investigation into 'unacceptable' Champions League final chaos

Liverpool have demanded an investigation after thousands of fans were unable to get into the Champions League final.


Open Thread: 29 May 2022

Decimocuarta!!


Daily Schmankerl: Cristiano Ronaldo to...Bayern Munich?; Chelsea to make serious play for Robert Lewandowski?; Tottenham Hotspur lands Ivan Perisic; Thilo Kehrer to bolt PSG?; and MORE!

Cristiano Ronaldo...to Bayern Munich...really?


Drama as Mamelodi Sundowns complete South African clean sweep

Mamelodi Sundowns completed a clean sweep of South African trophies this season after defeating Marumo Gallants 2-1 in the FA Cup final on Saturday thanks to a 120th-minute Thapelo Morena goal. Next season, Sundowns and Cape Town City will represent South Africa in the Champions League and Marumo and Royal AM or Orlando Pirates go into the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup. dl/nr


Soccer-Fabinho and Thiago return for Liverpool, Alaba back for Real Madrid

By Fernando Kallas PARIS (Reuters) - Liverpool midfielders Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara have recovered from injury and will start against Real Madrid in Saturday's Champions League final. Thiago was substituted with a muscle problem in the first half of Sunday's final Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fabinho has not played ...


Recap: Toronto FC defeats Chicago to snap six-game winless streak

The Reds defeated the Fire 3-2 on Saturday night.


Soccer-Courtois feels he'll get respect he deserves after Champions League win

PARIS (Reuters) - Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois feels he will finally get the respect he deserves after his man-of-the-match performance helped the LaLiga champions claim a record-extending 14th European Cup triumph on Saturday. Real beat Liverpool 1-0 in the Champions League final courtesy of a Vinicius Junior goal but the Belgian's sa...