• The Canadian Press

    MATCHDAY: Liverpool, Barcelona, Dortmund, Juventus in action

    A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday: ENGLAND Liverpool faces a quick turnaround for a Premier League game against Southampton. Jurgen Klopp's team beat Porto 2-0 on Wednesday in the Champions League and hosts a defensively stout Southampton squad looking to bounce back from a loss to Norwich a week ago. Liverpool trails league leader Chelsea by four points and Manchester City by one. Norwich goes for three in a row when it hosts Wolverhampton, which has quietly risen to six

  • The Canadian Press

    Champions League: Carrick thrust into limelight at Man U

    Some talking points in the Champions League heading into the fifth round of group games: CARRICK IN CHARGE One of English soccer's best and possibly most underappreciated midfielders in recent years, Michael Carrick was known for his calmness, quiet authority and vision on the field. He'll need all of those attributes now he has been thrust into one of the world's biggest coaching jobs pretty much from out of nowhere. Carrick, who only started his coaching career in 2018 and has never held a sen

  • The Canadian Press

    Messi scores his first league goal for Paris Saint-Germain

    PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi scored his first goal in the French league and Kylian Mbappe grabbed the fastest goal of his career as Paris Saint-Germain beat Nantes 3-1 on Saturday. Messi sealed PSG's win in the 87th minute from Mbappe's pass at the end of a counterattack. After receiving the ball, the Argentina star quickly advanced near the edge of the box, dribbled past a defender and curled one of his signature left-footed shots past Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont. Messi, who joined from Barcelo

  • The Canadian Press

    Tchouameni is Monaco's latest young talent to catch the eye

    PARIS (AP) — When Aurelien Tchouameni started his first game for France, the 21-year-old midfielder looked like he had been playing at international level for years. There were no nerves as the Monaco player displayed uncommon composure and midfield control at Ukraine in a World Cup qualifier in September. After helping France qualify for next year’s World Cup in Qatar, he looks to boost Monaco in its bid to rise from mid-table when defending champion Lille visits on Friday. Tchouameni will be c