• The Canadian Press

    Barcelona, Bayern earn wins in Women’s Champions League QF

    ROME (AP) — Salma Paralluelo curled a shot into the net to help Barcelona beat Roma 1-0 in the first leg of the Women’s Champions League quarterfinals in front of a record-setting crowd on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Paralluelo's left-footed strike from just outside the area in the 34th minute puts Barcelona a step away from the final four as the teams head into the second leg at Camp Nou next week. Attendance at Stadio Olimpico was 39,454 — a record for women's soccer in Italy. Roma goalkeeper Cam

  • TEAMtalk

    Fabrizio Romano one of two top sources to ignite Jude Bellingham to Liverpool transfer

    Despite claims to the contrary, Romano and another trusted source believe Liverpool can still sign Bellingham this summer, though two sides are now seemingly out of the race

  • The Canadian Press

    Messi mania in Argentina as soccer star mobbed at restaurant

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A steakhouse in the trendy Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo was mobbed by hundreds of frenzied soccer fans late Monday night when word spread that Lionel Messi was inside having dinner. People rushed to the exclusive Don Julio restaurant eager to get a glimpse of the man who led Argentina to its third World Cup title. Messi eventually needed a police escort. Fans on the street corner chanted “Messi, Messi” and sang the words to “Muchachos,” which became the uno

  • The Canadian Press

    Brazil players contemplate possibility of Ancelotti as coach

    TANGIER, Morocco (AP) — Ederson wants Real Madrid out of the Champions League so that coach Carlo Ancelotti can come to Brazil "as quickly as possible.” Never mind that Ancelotti is under contract in Madrid until the end of next season and that Brazil's confederation recently denied it had reached a deal with the 63-year-old Italian. Brazil's national team players seem confident that Ancelotti could be their next coach. It's been a subject of discussion among the squad ahead this weekend’s frien