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Latest Stories Georgina Turner: Tottenham once again leaves transfer dealings lateupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 17:56:00

Tottenham Hotspur's transfer dealings are like clockwork -- an alarm clock, upon which you have thumped the snooze button a dozen times and which is now beeping only to tell you that you're late for work again. Another summer window deadline day, another cluster of cameras outside the gates at Spurs, poised to capture the last-second drama. Will this new "partnership" with Real Madrid, forged alongside the transfer of Luka Modric, mean the arrival under darkness of Kaka? Will a deal finally be struck with Porto for Joao Moutinho? Is there any money left for Shakhtar Donetsk's Willian? These are the questions reporters, shivering inside their raincoats, will field repeatedly before the midnight chimes bring it all to an end.

FA Cup Final previewupdated: Sat May 05 2012 16:33:00

Who will win the FA Cup? Ian Rush and Marcel Desailly give us their predictions.

FA Cup success primes Chelsea for Champion League finalupdated: Sat May 05 2012 16:33:00

What started out as Chelsea's worst season since owner Roman Abramovich arrived in 2003 is now on the verge of becoming one of the English club's best.

Porto fined by UEFA for racist chants aimed at Man City's Mario Balotelli updated: Wed Apr 04 2012 11:04:00

Porto have been sanctioned by UEFA for the "racist conduct" of their supporters during a Europa League last 32 game against Manchester City on their home ground in February.

Manchester clubs beaten on night of Europa League shocksupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 18:54:00

The English Premier League top two Manchester City and Manchester United suffered embarrassing defeats in their Europa League last 16 ties Thursday.

Manchester clubs enjoy winning start to Europa League campaignupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:06:00

Rivals Manchester City and Manchester United prospered in the unfamiliar territory of the Europa League as both recorded away victories in the first leg of their last-32 ties.

Mourinho record as Real Madrid survive Mestalla scareupdated: Sat Nov 19 2011 18:37:00

Real Madrid's hopes of winning a first Spanish title since 2008 survived a stern test on Saturday, as Jose Mourinho marked his 50th La Liga match as coach with a tense 3-2 victory at third-placed Valencia. Jonathan Wilson: Questions being asked of Villas-Boas' tactical approach at Chelseaupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 09:06:00

There was one doubt about Andre Villas-Boas when he arrived at Chelsea in the summer. Astonishing as Porto was last season -- it won a treble of Europa League, Portuguese Cup and Portuguese League (in which it dropped only four points) -- it never really faced a test. Sporting is at a low ebb and Benfica looks much stronger this season, while in Europe it faced no side from England, Germany, Italy or France. Of teams from the top five leagues in Europe, Porto met only Sevilla and Villarreal.

Barcelona edge minnows to close on knockout stagesupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 04:40:00

Holders Barcelona made hard work of beating Czech minnows Viktoria Plzen 2-0 in their Champions League Group H clash Wednesday but need just one win to reach the knockout stages.

Messi nets double as Barcelona cruise to win in Belarusupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:32:00

Lionel Messi scored twice for Barcelona as the European champions crushed BATE Borisov 5-0 to claim their first Group H win in this season's Champions League.

Fabregas on target as Barca defeat Portoupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 17:29:00

Cesc Fabregas scored his first goal for Barcelona as the European champions defeated Europa League winners Porto 2-0 in Monaco to win the Super Cup on Friday.

Villas-Boas confirmed as Chelsea bossupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 09:21:00

Portuguese coach Andre Villas-Boas was confirmed as the new manager of Chelsea Wednesday.

Wilkins backs Villas-Boas for successupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 16:12:00

Former Chelsea assistant manager talks to CNN about the possible arrival of Andre Villas-Boas at Stamford Bridge. Jonathan Wilson: Milutin Soskic leaves indelible mark on U.S. goalkeeping techniqueupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 17:13:00

Being honest, there isn't much about U.S. soccer that people in England envy, but we do wish we had a similar glut of goalkeeping talent. Over the last 10-15 years the U.S. has produced an extraordinary number of high-class goalkeepers, so many, in fact, that it's begun to spoil Sylvester Stallone's performance in Escape to Victory (because there, of course, half the joke was that he was an American who played football and had to play in goal so he could use his hands).

Porto coach makes soccer history with European titleupdated: Wed May 18 2011 18:05:00

Porto's incredible season continued on Wednesday with a 1-0 victory in the Europa League final against Braga, giving coach Andre Villas-Boas the chance to clinch a treble in his first term in charge. Jonathan Wilson: Porto juggernaut could lose key components before next seasonupdated: Wed May 04 2011 11:17:00

Already the vultures are hovering. Porto will be back in the Champions League next season, but the problem is that it is unlikely to be this Porto, the side that has dropped just four points in the league all season, and swept all before it in Europe.

Four-goal Falcao stuns Spaniards as Porto take charge of semifinalupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 17:38:00

Radamel Falcao fired four goals as Porto demolished Villarreal 5-1 on Thursday night to all-but ensure an all-Portuguese final in the Europa League. Grant Wahl: Portland readies for home debut, Beckham rants; more mailbagupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 14:36:00

There's something that just seems right about the match between Portland, Ore., and soccer. You can see for yourself tonight when the Portland Timbers host their historic first MLS home game (ESPN2, 11 p.m. ET) against the Chicago Fire in what figures to be a festive cauldron in their refurbished downtown stadium.

Master's apprentice: Is Mourinho student the new 'Special One'?updated: Wed Apr 13 2011 11:13:00

There are few careers that can match the pedigree of Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. Having just set a remarkable nine-year unbeaten home league record -- which spanned 150 matches and four clubs in four different countries -- the Portuguese manager is eyeing yet another remarkable record.

Ronaldo and Kaka back to boost Real; Bale fit for Tottenhamupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 16:18:00

Real Madrid's hopes of European success were boosted on Monday with the news that Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka have been passed fit for Tuesday's first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against English club Tottenham. Gabriele Marcotti: Porto cruising along under Villas Boasupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 12:54:00

There's a team in Europe that is still in the hunt to win every competition this season. A club which is dominating its league, ahead of its perennial archrival, which itself is having, statistically at least, a great season. Its numbers, across all competitions, are frighteningly good: Played 40, Won 33, Drawn 4, Lost 3.

Real Madrid setback boosts Barcelona's title defenseupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 18:27:00

Barcelona moved seven points clear in Spain after title rivals Real Madrid faltered with a goalless draw at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

Liverpool held in Prague; Ajax take command against Anderlechtupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 04:34:00

New Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish's first taste of European football ended in a goalless draw with Sparta Prague in the Europa League. Jonathan Wilson: Potential candidates to replace Roy Hodgson at Liverpoolupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 15:50:00

Rightly or wrongly, Roy Hodgson's time at Liverpool seems to be coming to an end. Some will argue that he should be given time, and it is of course true that various managerial greats -- Herbert Chapman, Don Revie, Brian Clough, Sir Alex Ferguson -- struggled in their first seasons at clubs with whom they later achieved significant success. But it is also true that Hodgson, much like Sam Allardyce in his brief stint at Newcastle United, seems to have lost the confidence of just about everybody, with even those fans who urge patience unsettled by the functionality of much of Liverpool's football, even against mediocre opposition.

Man City cruise to victory in Salzburgupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 17:43:00

Manchester City began their Europa League Group A stage campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday.

Mourinho: Real Madrid can reign in Spainupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 14:24:00

Jose Mourinho is confident that Real Madrid can break Barcelona's dominance in Spain in his first season in charge of the nine-time European champions.

Carvalho seals reunion with Mourinho at Real Madridupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 14:01:00

Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho has rejoined former coach Jose Mourinho after completing a transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Zenit agree $29M fee for Porto's Alves; Veloso moving to Serie Aupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 15:33:00

World Cup stars Bruno Alves and Miguel Veloso are poised to leave Portugal for new clubs in Russia and Italy.

Milito double as Inter Milan crowned champions of Europeupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 11:11:00

Diego Milito scored in each half as Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich 2-0 to win the Champions League final and claim an historic treble.

Real set to appoint Mourinho as coachupdated: Fri May 28 2010 15:36:00

Real Madrid will name Jose Mourinho as their new coach on Monday after the Spanish giants confirmed they had agreed a compensation package with his current club Inter Milan.

Platini bemoans Champions League focus on coachesupdated: Fri May 21 2010 16:04:00

UEFA president Michel Platini says he is disappointed that the buildup to Saturday's Champions League final between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich has been dominated by the coaches, and not the players.

Footballers' roads to Madridupdated: Fri May 21 2010 12:57:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto tracks the paths Inter Milan and Bayern Munich took to the Champions League football final in Madrid.

Profile: Inter's maestro, Jose Mourinhoupdated: Fri May 21 2010 07:11:00

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho will lead his Italian team into their first European Champions League final in 38 years on 22 May.

Inter Milan seal fifth successive titleupdated: Sun May 16 2010 12:34:00

Inter Milan have won the Italian Serie A title for a fifth successive season -- and the 18th time in their illustrious history -- after Diego Milito's goal gave them a 1-0 win at Siena on Sunday.

Mourinho: Barca 'obsession' will boost Inter's chancesupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 09:11:00

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho claims Barcelona's "obsession" with winning the Champions League on the ground of their arch-rivals Real Madrid will hinder their chances of beating his side in their semifinal second showdown.

Mourinho plays down Messi threatupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 05:36:00

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has played down the threat posed by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as two of European football's giants face off in the Champions League semifinal on Tuesday night.

Bendtner hat-trick sends Arsenal throughupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 18:00:00

Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick as a rampant Arsenal side thrashed Porto 5-0 at The Emirates to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday. Gregory Sica: Top South Americans in Champions Leagueupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 19:17:00

It's no secret that without the top South American players, European soccer's biggest club competition -- the UEFA Champions League -- wouldn't be nearly as entertaining. With the amount of South American talent integrated into the competition in recent years, the quality of play has reached a level never imagined before.

Ronaldo steps up efforts for Madeiraupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 13:31:00

Cristiano Ronaldo is to play in a special benefit match for the victims of the Madeira floods and mudslides which have claimed the lives of at least 42 people.

Fabianski blunders see Arsenal slip to defeatupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 18:03:00

Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski made two sorry blunders as Arsenal crashed to a 2-1 defeat in their Champions League last 16 clash against Porto at Estadio do Dragao.

Ronaldo double leaves Real on topupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 18:00:00

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid as they won 3-1 in Marseille on Tuesday to top Group C of Champions League qualifying.

World Cup profile: Benni McCarthyupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 10:34:00

As hosts of the largest carnival in world football, the pressure is on for South Africa's national football team to ignite the imagination of local fans by performing well at the 2010 World Cup.

Chelsea win in Porto to finish on topupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 17:25:00

Nicolas Anelka stunned Porto for the second time this season as Chelsea finished top of Champions League Group D with a 1-0 victory in the Estadio do Dragao.

Mighty Hulk gets Brazilian call-upupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 18:59:00

Porto striker Hulk has been called up to the Brazilian squad for friendly internationals next month against England and Oman. Gabriele Marcotti: Midterm grades for Champions League group stageupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 14:08:00

We're halfway through the Champions League group stage, which means it's midterm report-card time for Europe's elite. In this evaluation, though, you don't get a straight grade -- you're on a curve based on how you've performed relative to expectations.

Late goal keeps Manchester United 100 per centupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 18:00:00

Antonio Valencia struck a late winner as Manchester United maintained their 100 per cent record in Champions League Group B with a 1-0 victory at CSKA Moscow.

Ronaldo double helps Real roll Swiss sideupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 18:51:00

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two free-kicks on his European debut for Real Madrid, who opened their Champions League Group C campaign with a 5-2 victory away to FC Zurich on Tuesday night.

Former England manager Bobby Robson diesupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 12:04:00

Former manager of the England football team, Bobby Robson, has died aged 76 after a long fight with cancer. Gregory Sica: Top 10 South American transfers to watch in Europeupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 15:32:00

If this summer's transfer window is any indication, we can look forward to one of the most exciting European seasons in decades. With the three most expensive transfers in the history of the game recently made for amounts previously unimaginable, the stakes are higher than ever.

Morientes joins Marseille on free transferupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 09:58:00

Former Real Madrid and Monaco striker Fernando Morientes has returned to French football after joining Marseille on a free transfer

Inter pull plug on Deco and Carvalho transferupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 16:26:00

Inter Milan have given up on signing Chelsea's Portuguese pair Ricardo Carvalho and Deco for the time being.

Ancelotti's hopes for new seasonupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 16:26:00

New Chelsea FC manager Carlo Ancelotti gives his first press conference on hopes of winning the Champions League.

Mourinho happy as Inter mark title in styleupdated: Mon May 18 2009 09:34:00

Inter Milan celebrated their fourth successive Scudetto with a 3-0 home victory against Siena on Sunday as coach Jose Mourinho demanded total commitment from his players. The Limey: England giddy over yet another three CL semifinalistsupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 17:55:00

Three English teams clinched the semifinals of the European Champions League this week, representing the Premier League's finest hour since ... well, since last season, when three English teams achieved the same feat. As they did the season before that. Indeed, only a much-fancied Barcelona side can prevent a second all-England final. With Team Limey all cock-a-hoop with jingoistic cockiness, we look back at those quarterfinal second legs, starting with the thriller at Stamford Bridge. The Limey: Chelsea, Liverpool set for Champions League war againupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 15:22:00

Ordinarily, Manchester United making a trip to Craven Cottage isn't much of a story. Fulham hasn't beaten United at home in league play since 1964. But an unusually high amount of attention is focused on this weekend's encounter.

Aguirre makes way for Resino at Atleticoupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 15:46:00

Atletico Madrid goalkeeping legend Abel Resino has returned to the Primera Liga club as coach in succession to Javier Aguirre who was dismissed on Monday. Gabriele Marcotti: At midseason, Europe's big boys are stinking it upupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 15:14:00

With the European seasons just about at the halfway mark, there seems to be one overriding theme. Every one of the big boys (except Barcelona) is generally stinking it up. Some more so, some less so, admittedly.

Van Persie inspires Arsenal's four-goal showupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 17:27:00

Robin Van Persie scored two goals and set up another Tuesday to lead Arsenal to a 4-0 win over FC Porto in the Champions League. Gavin Hamilton: League champions are business as usual in Europeupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 14:19:00

You have to search high and low for a surprise in this season's European league campaigns, which look set to go down as the most predictable in years.

Porto investigated for match-fixing updated: Tue Apr 01 2008 11:55:00

Former European champions Porto are under official investigation for match-fixing in the 2003/04 season and could face relegation to the second-flight in Portugal if found guilty. The Limey: With McClaren out, England needs something Specialupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 15:19:00

Also in this column: • EPL clubs rock Champions League • Readers' picks for Prem. champion Jonah Freedman: Asian, African continental champions join global partyupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 12:31:00

Sorry to drop another U2 reference here, but sometimes we feel stuck in a moment and we can't get out of it. We'll again explain that these rankings aren't about who the top-to-bottom best teams on earth are, since that hardly changes over a season. This is about the shifts in power across the footballing world. Gavin Hamilton: Old guard will still rise above in Champions Leagueupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 16:59:00

Two rounds into this season's Champions League group stages and already some of the big guns are floundering -- or so their critics would have us believe.

Werder Bremen sign Carlos Albertoupdated: Sat Jul 14 2007 22:43:00

Carlos Alberto, who scored in FC Porto's Champions League final victory against Monaco in 2004, has joined Bundesliga club Werder Bremen for a club record fee of 7.8 million euros ($10.7 million).

Chelsea's Terry has further testsupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 08:41:00

Chelsea captain John Terry has had to undergo a second brain scan after the sickening injury that saw him knocked out cold in the League Cup final win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Blackburn closing on PSV's Ooijerupdated: Tue Aug 22 2006 07:54:00

PSV's Holland international Andre Ooijer is on the verge of signing for Blackburn, the Premiership side's manager Mark Hughes indicated on Tuesday.

McCarthy on his way to Blackburnupdated: Tue Jul 25 2006 06:47:00

FC Porto striker Benni McCarthy is close to signing for English Premiership side Blackburn Rovers on a three-year deal.

Bremen land Brazil prospect Diegoupdated: Sun May 21 2006 07:13:00

Brazilian international midfield player Diego joined German giants Werder Bremen on Sunday from 2004 Champions League winners FC Porto.

Couceiro quits as Belenenses coachupdated: Mon May 08 2006 05:19:00

Jose Couceiro has resigned as coach of Belenenses after the Lisbon side were relegated from the Portuguese first division.

Peixoto ruled out for five monthsupdated: Tue Jan 10 2006 05:16:00

FC Porto defender Carlos Peixoto will be out for five months after tearing ligaments in his left knee during the club's 1-0 home win over Boavista on Sunday.

Adriano relieved by injury reportupdated: Mon Oct 24 2005 15:02:00

Brazilian international Adriano, injured during Inter Milan's 1-0 weekend victory at Udinese, has suffered a dislocated right shoulder, the Italian club said on Monday.

Villarreal agree deal for Kromkampupdated: Tue Aug 02 2005 04:49:00

Villarreal have agreed terms with AZ Alkmaar to sign Netherlands right back Jan Kromkamp.

Koeman named as new Benfica coachupdated: Wed Jun 08 2005 11:51:00

Portuguese champions Benfica have appointed Dutchman Ronald Koeman as coach, their president Luis Filipe Vieira said on Wednesday.

Barny appointed new Boavista coachupdated: Mon May 02 2005 16:07:00

Portuguese first division side Boavista have appointed the club's former defender Pedro Barny as their new coach until the end of the season, in place of Jaime Pacheco who was sacked at the weekend.

Martins goal puts Inter in commandupdated: Wed Feb 23 2005 15:47:00

Obafemi Martins scored for the fifth time in five Champions League games as Inter Milan drew 1-1 with defending champion FC Porto on Wednesday in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie.

Baros confirms he is a Real targetupdated: Wed Jul 07 2004 10:09:00

Milan Baros, top scorer at Euro 2004, confirmed on Wednesday that Real Madrid had made an offer to his English Premiership club Liverpool.

Ranieri parting swipe for Mourinhoupdated: Fri May 14 2004 14:37:00

Claudio Ranieri, who is expected to take charge of Chelsea for the last time on Saturday, has aimed a parting shot at Jose Mourinho, the man tipped to become his successor.

Zidane off as Real crash yet againupdated: Sat May 01 2004 17:49:00

Zinedine Zidane was sent off as Real Madrid crashed to a demoralising 2-0 defeat at Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish Primera Liga on Saturday.

Petrov sparks Celtic celebrationsupdated: Sun Apr 18 2004 14:45:00

Celtic midfielder Stilian Petrov sparked scenes of celebration when his first-half strike secured the club's 39th Scottish league title in a 1-0 win at Kilmarnock.

Hero Marshall signs four-year dealupdated: Fri Mar 26 2004 11:34:00

Teenage keeper David Marshall has signed a new four-year deal with Celtic after his heroics helped the Scottish leaders secure a UEFA Cup quarterfinal place .

Winger Conceicao returns to Portoupdated: Thu Jan 15 2004 16:24:00

Portuguese winger Sergio Conceicao has agreed to return to Porto, just two days after he ended his contract with Italy's Lazio by mutual consent.

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