Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona to give the Catalan club a dramatic 3-2 win over 10-man Real Madrid in the last minute of the "clasico" on Sunday, leaving the Spanish league title race wide open.
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The man accused of bombing the bus carrying the Dortmund soccer team allegedly hoped to make millions off an expected slump in the team's share price. German prosecutors say the suspect took out a loan to buy thousands of "put options" against Dortmund's shares on the same day as attack.
A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that officials alleged was motivated by financial greed.
Rising teenage star Kylian Mbappe scored early as free-scoring Monaco beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to reach the Champions League semifinals. Juventus held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw and advanced to the semifinals on aggregate in Wednesday's action.
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid both reached the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday.
The United States, Canada and Mexico bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup is supported by the 11-nation Oceania soccer confederation. Oceania's FIFA vice-president, David Chung, says it makes sense for 2026 World Cup to return to North America for first time since 1994.
John Terry will leave Chelsea at the end of the season after spending his entire career with the London club, but the veteran defender is keen to continue playing. The 36-year-old Terry made the last of his 713 appearances for Chelsea in February.
Police in Panama say national team soccer player Amilcar Henriquez has been shot dead while leaving his home.
The Spanish player wounded in an attack on the team bus of German soccer club Borussia Dortmund has called the attack the "hardest 15 minutes" of his life. Marc Bartra underwent surgery following injuries to his wrist and arm after three explosions shattered a window of the bus ahead of Tuesday's scheduled Champions League quarterfinal against Monaco in Dortmund.
Canada has a good shot at co-hosting the 2026 World Cup — and getting the automatic tournament berth that comes with it. Is that enough time to field a competitive men's team?