Eden Hazard rounds off Real Madrid’s devastating second-half blitz at Celtic | Champions League

A game that began and ended in a torrent of noise. The important part, though, was what came in between. Three second-half goals and an immaculate display of second-half possession gave Real Madrid the perfect start to their title defense. Was it deserved, did it follow the run of play, did it make any kind…

Haaland soars for City in the Champions League; Madrid, PSG win

GENEVA (AP) — It was the Erling Haaland show in the Champions League even on a night when Paris Saint-Germain superstars Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar all scored in a comeback win. Manchester City also trailed, deep into the game, at home Wednesday against Haaland’s former club Borussia Dortmund in a fascinating quick reunion…

Benzema doubtful, Griezmann reduced to sub for Madrid derby | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barring a quick recovery for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema or a change of strategy by Atlético Madrid, Sunday’s Spanish capital derby will be played mostly without the rivals’ leading stars. Benzema is expected to miss the match at Atlético after being sidelined last week with a right leg injury he…

Haaland soars for City in the Champions League; Madrid, PSG win

By GRAHAM DUNBAR GENEVA (AP) — It was the Erling Haaland show in the Champions League even on a night when Paris Saint-Germain superstars Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar all scored in a comeback win. Manchester City also trailed, deep into the game, at home Wednesday against Haaland’s former club Borussia Dortmund in a…

Benzema doubtful, Griezmann reduced to sub for Madrid derby

BARCELONA, Spain — Barring a quick recovery for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema or a change of strategy by Atlético Madrid, Sunday’s Spanish capital derby will be played mostly without the rivals’ leading stars. Benzema is expected to miss the match at Atlético after being sidelined last week with a right leg injury he picked…

Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro – Real Madrid have learned the sensible time to say goodbye

An institutional act of homage, they call it. Sergio Ramos got one last year. Marcelo had one earlier this summer. So did Raul back in the day. The latest to be granted this honor by Real Madrid is Casemiro, who was feted on Monday morning before departing for Manchester United — another great club, but…

Haaland soars for City in the Champions League; Madrid, PSG win

GENEVA (AP) — It was the Erling Haaland show in the Champions League even on a night when Paris Saint-Germain… GENEVA (AP) — It was the Erling Haaland show in the Champions League even on a night when Paris Saint-Germain superstars Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar all scored in a comeback win. Manchester City…

Real Madrid punishes wasteful Leipzig to stay perfect | Sports

MADRID (AP) — Even Leipzig wasted chance after chance, Real Madrid stayed calm. It was just a matter of time before the defending European champions punished Leipzig. x This page requires Javascript. Javascript is required for you to be able to read premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings. kAm|25C:5 76?565 @77 {6:AK:8VD…

Player ratings as Valverde & Asensio strike late

A late double from Federico Valverde and Marco Asensio earned Real Madrid an unconvincing 2-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League. The defending champions were without the injured Karim Benzema up front, and Los Blancos clearly missed their talisman as they struggled to generate any momentum against a Leipzig side who were lively…

Daily Schmankerl: “The result is what it is” — Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernandez; FC Barcelona locking up Gavi; Germany to be featured in Amazon doc; Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid?; Konrad Laimer hurt; and MORE!

Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez turned in a solid shift against FC Barcelona, ​​but did suffer through an adductor injury that will keep him sidelined for five-to-six weeks. When discussing the match with the Spanish media, the subject of Alphonso Davies’ contact with Ousmane Dembélé in the first half came up. Some folks felt that…