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Len Berman | Posted 05.08.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Is this the soccer equivalent of hitting five homers in one game? Superstar Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League match, as Barcelona crushed Bayer Leverkusen 7-1.

Messi Makes History With 5-Goal Explosion

AP | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain — For all the astonishing feats in his young career, Lionel Messi had never scored five goals in a professional game. And no on...

Champions League: Arsenal Outgunned By AC Milan, 4-0

AP | MATTIAS KAREN | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports

The most highly anticipated matchup of the Champions League's second round was hardly even a contest. AC Milan outclassed Arsenal in a ...

Live Updates: AC Milan-Arsenal In Champions League

The Huffington Post | Randy Kim | Posted 02.15.2012 | Sports

UEFA Champions League AC Milan vs. Arsenal San Siro, Milan 2:45 P.M. EST They're two of soccer's most popular clubs, but they're wrestling wit...

Champions League LIVE: Barcelona vs. Leverkusen

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.14.2012 | Sports

Champions League Barcelona vs. Bayer Leverkusen BayArena, Germany 2:45 P.M. EST Ask any casual soccer fan to name the best club in the world a...

Messi Tops 200 Goals With 2nd Straight Hat Trick

AP | By ROB HARRIS | Posted 01.01.2012 | Sports

-- Lionel Messi broke the 200-goal barrier for his Barcelona career with his second straight hat trick in a 4-0 win at Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday nigh...

Soccer Star Suspended For Refusing To Play

AP | By ROB HARRIS | Posted 11.30.2011 | Sports

LONDON -- Carlos Tevez was suspended by Manchester City on Wednesday while the team investigates his apparent refusal to play during a Champions Leagu...

WATCH: Champions League Goals And Highlights

AP | By ROB HARRIS | Posted 11.29.2011 | Sports

By ROB HARRIS, Associated Press Lionel Messi moved into a tie for second place on Barcelona's career scoring list, getting a goal in each half Wedn...

WATCH: Champions League Goals And Highlights

Posted 11.14.2011 | Sports

With the group stages of the UEFA Champions League in full swing, there were 16 scintillating matchups of Europe's top clubs this week. As usual, ther...

AC Milan Scores Late Goal To Hold Barcelona In Champions League

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 11.13.2011 | Sports

Barcelona conceded a goal after 24 seconds and another in stoppage time, opening its Champions League title defense Tuesday with a 2-2 draw against vi...

Soccer Player Throws Ball At Opponent In Frustration

Huffington Post | Dan Treadway | Posted 10.05.2011 | Sports

During a Champions League match against Malmo, Steven Whittaker, who plays for Rangers in the Scottish Premier League, decided to express his frustrat...

WATCH: All 53 Of Messi's Goals From 2010-11

Posted 08.15.2011 | Sports

He might have missed out on the treble (winning three titles) when Barcelona fell to Real Madrid in the final of the Spanish Cup, but his club team wo...

Barcelona Soccer Celebrations Turn Violent

AP | EMILIO MORENATTI | Posted 07.29.2011 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain — Street parties in Barcelona celebrating the victory of the city's soccer team in the Champions League final turned violent ea...

Barcelona Wins Champions League Title

AP | STUART CONDIE | Posted 07.28.2011 | Sports

WEMBLEY, England — The debate is over now. Barcelona is on the list of soccer's all-time greatest teams. Led by another dominant performance from...

Man U-Barca Champions League Final Live Blog

Posted 07.28.2011 | Sports

Can Wayne Rooney and his Man U teammates pull off the upset? Or will Lionel Messi and his favored Barca squad make it a repeat of 2009 when the Spanis...

Soccer Manager Tries To Ban Reporter

AP | By SIMON HAYDON | Posted 07.24.2011 | Sports

LONDON -- Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has told an aide to ban an Associated Press sports writer after he asked a question about midfielder...

Real Madrid's Bus Attacked After Victory

Yahoo! Sports | Brooks Peck | Posted 07.09.2011 | Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals to lead Real Madrid to a 6-2 thrashing of Sevilla at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday, giving them wh...

Real Madrid Coach Banned 5 Champions League Games

AP | Posted 07.06.2011 | Sports

NYON, Switzerland — Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho was banned for five Champions League games Friday after accusing European soccer's governing...

Manchester United vs. Chelsea LIVE UPDATES

Posted 06.12.2011 | Sports

For English football fans, European matches don't get much bigger than this one. Manchester United hosts Chelsea on Tuesday afternoon in the quarte...

What's in a Nickname? Sometimes a Lot -- Explaining Tottenham's Hotspur

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

With Spurs now on the cusp of Champions League football and with a new stadium in the works, many Americans may be scratching their heads asking, what in the world is a Hotspur?

Six Stars for Africa's World Cup

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

A World Cup in Africa will give some of the continent's brightest stars a chance to shine a little closer to home. Here are a few hometown heroes that could make a big impression starting June 10th.

Barca's Messi Ballon D'or Fitting Tribute To Little Genius

Gregory M. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gregory M. White

The Golden Boot is not just any award in the world of soccer; it is the award. And this year's 22 year old winner dominated last year's Champions League, scoring the most goals in the tournament.