Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Athletic Bilbao ended a 31-year trophy drought with a 1-1 draw at Barcelona on Monday, claiming the Spanish Super Cup with a 5-1 aggregate victory over the reigning European champions.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits Tuesday's Champions League play-off against Club Brugge will be one of the most pressurized games of his tenure so far.
One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland has been charged with money laundering and corruption charges in Nicaragua, a prosecutor said, expecting an extradition to be completed soon.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain moved to the top of the French league after beating Gazelec Ajaccio 2-0 on Sunday in a match pitting the biggest and smallest budgets in the division.
One point from two games. An unseemly spat with medical staff. A porous defense. A rival back to its rampant best. The problems are piling up for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho early in its Premier League title defense.
Obafemi Martins scored two goals in his first game since June 16 as the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 4-0 on Sunday to end a club-record losing streak at five games in Major League Soccer.
Monday, August 17, 2015
After being relegation candidates for most of last season, Leicester could be spending more time at the other end of the Premier League table this time around.
Forward Claudio Beauvue came off the bench to score against his former club as Lyon earned a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Guingamp in the French league on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund routed Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 at home in its Bundesliga opener Saturday, displaying the kind of tenacious free-flowing soccer that led the club to back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.
Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas kept a clean sheet in his Portuguese league debut on Saturday, when FC Porto beat Guimaraes 3-0 to start its season.