Dortmund seeking a lift in derby against troubled Schalke

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Something crucial is missing for Borussia Dortmund, and not for the first time. Dortmund has lost three of its last five games after starting its Champions...

Who gets fans? New dividing line in Champions League

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has brought a new dividing line to the Champions League this season. No longer is it only the super rich clubs against everyone el...

Virus threatens to push Bundesliga fans back out of stadiums

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The Bundesliga is moving closer to another run of what Germans call “ghost games” as the coronavirus threatens to reverse the tentative return of fans to the stadiums. ...

Back in Germany, Loris Karius seeks to rebuild career

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — A return to the Bundesliga relegation fight was never part of the plan for Loris Karius. More than two years after making some bad mistakes for Liverpool i...

Bayern feeling effects of storied season as fixtures pile up

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Hangovers are common in Munich in Oktoberfest season, and Bayern Munich is certainly feeling the effects of its exertions last season. Bayern's 32-game unb...

Bundesliga fans back in stadiums but tracking virus stats

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — There's a new stat grabbing Bundesliga fans' attention. It's not expected goals, distance run or passing accuracy, but the coronavirus infection rate. The ...

Bayern Munich, as always, the team to beat in the Bundesliga

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich is always the team to beat in Germany. As the European champions, even more so, and Robert Lewandowski knows it. Lewandowski scored a scarcel...

Pandemic stops small German clubs from hosting cup games

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — It could have been the game of a lifetime for fans of German soccer club Union Fürstenwalde, taking on Bundesliga team Wolfsburg in its 2,000-capacity home stadium. The coro...

Nations League: Record-breaker Fati stars in Spain rebuild

Its youngest-ever scorer and two goals from a captain twice his age. Spain couldn't ask for more from its rebuild. The 17-year-old Barcelona forward Ansu Fati scored in Sunday's 4-0...

Sevilla victory continues love affair with Europa League

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Not even the coronavirus could stop Sevilla's love affair with the Europa League. Never mind that the final was three months late and without fans, the Spanis...

Conte hints Inter future uncertain after Europa League loss

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Antonio Conte hinted Friday that his future at Inter Milan remains uncertain after losing to Sevilla in the final of the Europa League. Conte said he needed t...

Sevilla beats Inter Milan 3-2 to win 6th Europa League

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Romelu Lukaku played a part in both teams' goals as Sevilla beat Inter Milan 3-2 on Friday to win the Europa League for a record-extending sixth time. The Int...

Inter Milan beats Shakhtar 5-0 to reach Europa League final

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Inter Milan is back in a European final for the first time in a decade, and the Italian team is playing like it's never been away. Lautaro Martinez and Rom...

Sevilla beats Man United 2-1 to reach Europa League final

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Manchester United made it an unwanted hat trick of semifinal defeats this season after losing 2-1 in the Europa League to Sevilla on Sunday. After losing in t...

Man United in stern test vs 5-time Europa League champions

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — There's one way to find out if a team deserves to win the Europa League. Play Sevilla. Manchester United takes on the ultimate Europa League experts Sunday...