• The Canadian Press

    Messi scores 2 goals to rescue PSG in 3-2 win over Leipzig

    PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice in quick succession, including an exquisite Panenka-style penalty, to rescue Paris Saint-Germain as it rallied to beat Leipzig 3-2 in the Champions League after being dominated for long spells on Tuesday. Messi equalized in the 67th minute, poking home from close range after goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi tipped his first shot onto the post. He then sent Gulacsi diving to the left before dinking the ball softly down the middle for his third goal since joining PSG

  • The Canadian Press

    Marseille fans pay their Bernard Tapie tributes, Lens and Nice lose

    PARIS (AP) — Giant banners of Bernard Tapie were displayed at Stade Velodrome as Marseille fans paid an emotional tribute to the former club president they adored before Sunday's 4-1 home win against Lorient. Marseille's win moved it up to third place in the French league, one point behind second-place Lens and one point ahead of Nice in fourth. “Avec Toi Nous Avons Atteint Les Sommets” (With You We Reached the Heights) one banner read, with a picture of Tapie placed between the years 1943 and 2

  • The Canadian Press

    MATCHDAY: Ranieri returns to EPL; Sociedad for lead in Spain

    A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday: ENGLAND The Premier League resumes after the international break with Claudio Ranieri making his return to English soccer in charge of Watford — and he could hardly have a tougher first game. Liverpool travels to Vicarage Road as the only unbeaten team in the league after seven matches and is in second place, a point behind Chelsea. The 69-year-old Ranieri was hired last week and will be leading a fourth Premier League club, after Chelse

  • The Canadian Press

    Former Barcelona president defends his running of the club

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The former president of Spanish club Barcelona on Friday denied accusations by the current leadership that his board had left the team on the brink of bankruptcy because of poor management. Josep Bartomeu said that most of the club’s financial woes had been caused by the impact of the pandemic, which closed down Camp Nou for more than a year and reduced other sources of revenue. “There was no mismanagement, we did not leave a poor legacy,” Bartomeu told three Barcelona-ba