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Everton's Lucas Digne, left, celebrates scoring against Manchester United with teammate Seamus Coleman during the English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday April 21, 2019. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
April 21, 2019 - 3:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Before returning to the top of the Premier League, Liverpool got to savor a Manchester United humiliation. Now, unusually, Liverpool needs a swift recovery by its great rival after United's despair at being routed 4-0 by Everton on Sunday. Liverpool's hopes of ending a 29-year English...
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Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson, left, celebrates scoring against Manchester United with teammate Richarlison during the English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday April 21, 2019. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
April 21, 2019 - 11:49 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — In the latest setback since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was handed the manager's job on a permanent basis, Everton humiliated Manchester United 4-0 in the Premier League on Sunday. The United coach saw his team exit the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday with a 4-0...
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Manchester City's Phill Foden celebrates his goal against Tottenham during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, April 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 20, 2019 - 6:48 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Watching Manchester City's Champions League slugfest against Tottenham, Phil Foden sensed his side's energy-sapping exit could present an opportunity. As a youngster in football's costliest-assembled squad, the 18-year-old Foden has to be patient to get game time under...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Fiorentina, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Juventus clinched a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title, with five matches to spare, after it defeated Fiorentina 2-1. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 20, 2019 - 5:22 pm
ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. It's the first time in Europe's five major leagues — Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France — that a club has won eight...
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Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, left, challenges for the ball with Tottenham's Danny Rose during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 20, 2019 - 4:20 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Some soccer players in England boycotting social media in a protest against racism were targeted with abuse for posting about the 24-hour campaign. Talks with the social media companies are now being urgently sought by the Professional Footballers' Association, which...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 24, 1995 file photo, Ajax players Clarence Seedorf, left, Frank Rijkaard, center, and Edgar Davids, right, hold the Champions League European Cup Trophy Aloft as they celebrate their 1-0 victory over AC Milan in Vienna. Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League. Their victory against Juventus on Tuesday, April 16 - coming only a few weeks after the team eliminated three-time defending champion Real Madrid in the last 16 - put Ajax through to the semifinals 3-2 on aggregate. They will next face either Manchester City or Tottenham. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
April 17, 2019 - 10:28 am
MILAN (AP) — Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League. And this season's Ajax team has oodles of flair. Much like the great "Total Football" squads from the early 1970s and the nearly...
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Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks out from the bench prior the Champions League quarterfinal, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 17, 2019 - 8:01 am
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spent much of his time as Manchester United manager harking back to the club's trophy-laden past under Alex Ferguson. Now it's time to focus on the future — and he knows it. United's 4-0 aggregate loss to Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals highlighted just how...
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 15, 2019 - 11:58 am
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows all about overturning Champions League deficits at the Camp Nou. Twenty years after scoring a last-gasp winner there for Manchester United in the final against Bayern Munich, Solskjaer will be back in Barcelona's stadium on Tuesday looking to mastermind an unlikely...
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Chelsea's Eden Hazard, left, duels for the ball with Liverpool's Fabinho during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 15, 2019 - 8:40 am
They arrived in the offseason at a combined cost of $140 million, with the intention of bringing a new dimension to Liverpool's midfield. Fabinho would be the pure, out-and-out holding midfielder the team had been missing for a few years. Naby Keita would be the energetic, goal-scoring, box-to-box...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 14, 2019 - 3:34 pm
Liverpool didn't slip up this time. A 2-0 win over Chelsea — sealed by a stunning long-range goal by Mohamed Salah — preserved Liverpool's two-point lead in the Premier League over Manchester City, which beat Crystal Palace 3-1 earlier Sunday. The victory also meant the Reds partially avenged a...
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