• The Canadian Press

    After shaky start, Gerson finally delivers for Marseille

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Gerson finally quieted his critics with a decisive goal. Marseille now hopes the Brazilian has silenced them for good as the nine-time French champions mount a credible challenge for a Champions League spot. Brought from Flamengo to southern France this summer, Gerson had been on the receiving end of sharp criticism along the Canebiere — the famed downtown Marseille avenue running from the old port — as the 24-year-old midfielder struggled to live up to expectations. His

  • The Canadian Press

    MATCHDAY: Liverpool primed to pile on misery for Everton

    A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Wednesday: ENGLAND Arriving with the best attack in the Premier League, Liverpool looks primed to pile on the misery for local rival Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. Everton hasn't won any of its last seven games and the pressure is increasing on manager Rafa Benitez, who is taking on his former club. Meanwhile, Liverpool great Steve Gerrard could do his old club a big favor by leading Aston Villa, where he has recently taken over

  • The Canadian Press

    Leverkusen wins 3-1 at virus-hit Leipzig in empty stadium

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Players' shouts echoed around an empty stadium for the first time this season in the Bundesliga as coronavirus-hit Leipzig lost 3-1 to Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday. Moussa Diaby scored one goal and assisted another for Leverkusen in a game overshadowed by the virus. “It's empty, we hear our voices, and it's not the same," Leipzig forward André Silva told broadcaster DAZN. “We'll never get used to it.” All season, German fans have had to show proof of vaccination, recent ill

  • 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