DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Six years and 39 games. That's how long it's been since Bayern Munich lost a Champions League group stage game. That makes Tuesday's game against Bayern an especially daunting task for Manchester United. After its own loss to Bournemouth, United needs to beat Bayern to have any chance of avoiding an embarrassingly early exit from the Champions League. Bayern — which is already qualified for the knockout stages — won't just be playing to add a 40th game to that unbeate
Manchester United and Newcastle face must-win games to have any hope of reaching the Champions League knockout stages.
MADRID (AP) — Girona was trying to lower expectations after proving itself a genuine contender for the Spanish league title with its biggest win yet in a historic start to the season. A 4-2 statement win at defending champion Barcelona on Sunday put the Catalan club in sole possession of first place nearing the halfway point, and showed that it might have what it takes to keep up with the usual powerhouses in Spanish soccer. But coach Míchel Sánchez was quick to point out that winning the league
PARIS (AP) — World Cup runner-up France will face Germany in a friendly next March as part of its European Championship preparations. Coach Didier Deschamps' side take on Julian Nagelsmann's struggling Germany team on March 23 at Lyon's Groupama Stadium in its first friendly match leading up to Euro 2024, which will be hosted by Germany from June 14-July 14. Germany's 2-0 loss to Austria last month capped a year of bad results, with Germany having lost six of the 11 games it played and winning j