• The Canadian Press

    Dieng scores again as Marseille wins to go 2nd; Nice draws

    PARIS (AP) — Bamba Dieng's third goal in two games helped unbeaten Marseille defeat Rennes 2-0 on Sunday and move into second place in the French league behind bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain. PSG plays Lyon later Sunday with six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi set for his home debut after his shock move from Barcelona. After Dieng turned in a cross from midfielder Pol Lirola in the 48th minute, substitute Amine Harit scored in the 70th after cutting in from the left flank and placing the

  • The Canadian Press

    Lens beats Lille after match interrupted by fan violence

    PARIS (AP) — The French league match between Lens and defending champion Lille was interrupted for about 30 minutes when fans from the northern rivals clashed at halftime on Saturday. After the first half ended, a large group of Lens supporters invaded the field and ran to the away section where they fought with Lille fans. Riot police and stewards intervened and escorted them off the field. An emergency meeting took place to decide whether the match at Stade Bollaert should continue. But after

  • The Canadian Press

    Bayern tops Barça 3-0, United loses, Lukaku powers Chelsea

    BERLIN (AP) — It was a tale of three strikers as the Champions League group stage started on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo scored but lost on his return with Manchester United, then Robert Lewandowski and Romelu Lukaku both led their teams to victory in their opening games. Ronaldo and United were upset in a late 2-1 loss at Swiss champion Young Boys, Lewandowski scored two as Bayern Munich eased to a 3-0 win in Barcelona, and Lukaku’s second-half header gave defending champion Chelsea a 1-0 win ov

  • The Canadian Press

    Big spenders threaten to upset Champions League hierarchy

    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. Paris Saint-Germain bolstered its ranks with the arrivals of superstar Lionel Messi from Barcelona, former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, Italy’s European Championship-winning goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijn