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Atalanta can aim for Champs League after beating Napoli 2-0

February 25, 2017 • AP SoccerComments (0)

Atalanta’s Mattia Caldera, left, scores a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Napoli and Atalanta at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP) ‘The bar has been raised at Atalanta. Not only is the provincial squad dreaming of a place in Europe but it [&hellip...

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Leicester team on defensive breaking silence on Ranieri exit

February 25, 2017 • AP SoccerComments (0)

In this Monday, May 16, 2016 file photo, Leicester’s manager Claudio Ranieri shows the Premier League Trophy to fans at Victoria Park during the victory parade to celebrate winning the English Premier league title in Leicester, England. Leicester City...

Monaco returns to winning ways in French league

February 25, 2017 • AP SoccerComments (0)

PARIS (AP) — After a stunning display of attacking football at Manchester City midweek, Monaco resorted to set-pieces to beat Guingamp 2-1 and move three points clear at the top of the French league on Saturday. Monaco, which lost 5-3 to City in the first...

Real Sociedad moves closer to Champions League spot in Spain

February 24, 2017 • AP SoccerComments (0)

MADRID (AP) — Real Sociedad moved closer to a Champions League spot by defeating Las Palmas 1-0 after a blunder by the home side’s goalkeeper in the Spanish league on Friday. Veteran midfielder Xabi Prieto scored the 74th-minute winner from just...

Substitute Le Bihan scored twice as Nice downs Montpellier

February 24, 2017 • AP SoccerComments (0)

PARIS (AP) — In the absence of top scorers Alassane Plea and Mario Balotelli, title contender Nice found an unlikely savior as Mickael Le Bihan came off the bench to score twice in a comeback 2-1 win against Montpellier on Friday. The win moved Nice into...

Bremen beats Wolfsburg to leave Bundesliga relegation zone

February 24, 2017 • AP SoccerComments (0)

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Midfielder Serge Gnabry scored twice as Werder Bremen moved away from the Bundesliga’s relegation zone with a 2-1 win at fellow struggler Wolfsburg on Friday. Bremen and Wolfsburg are level on points and two above Hamburger...

A look at where it went wrong for Ranieri at Leicester

February 23, 2017 • AP SoccerComments (0)

In this Saturday, May 7, 2016 file photo Leicester City team manager Claudio Ranieri has the crown of the trophy placed on his head by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel as they celebrate becoming the English Premier League soccer champions at King Power...

English champion Leicester fires Ranieri as relegation looms

February 23, 2017 • AP SoccerComments (0)

A Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 file photo of Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri watching play during the Champions League Group G soccer match between Leicester City and FC Copenhagen at the King Power stadium in Leicester, England. Leicester City announced...

French soccer on a high as Lyon advances in Europa League

February 23, 2017 • AP SoccerComments (0)

Lyon’ players celebrate after winning against AZ Alkmaar during the round of 32, second leg, Europa League soccer match between Lyon and AZ Alkmaar, in Decines, near Lyon, central France, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) In the...

Manchester United eases into Europa League last 16

February 22, 2017 • AP SoccerComments (0)

Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, center back to camera, celebrates scoring the opening goal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 2nd right, and other teammates during a Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match between Saint Etienne and Manchester...