Lyon, the gold standard in women’s club soccer, scored four times in the first 30 minutes and earned its sixth European crown since 2011.
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Olympique Lyonnais will play for its fourth Women’s Champions League title on Saturday. There may not be a team on earth that can match its talent advantage, or its dominance of its sport.
Cari Lloyd scored twice, and Alyssa Naeher got the shutout.
The club, one of the biggest in the world and the Premier League champions for the last two years, is accused of misleading officials about its income.
Both a proposal to alter the Champions League and the news that Manchester City could be barred from playing in it were stories about the same thing: power, and who holds it.
Manchester City, eager to add a Champions League trophy, could face a ban of at least a year from the competition for lying about violations of UEFA’s financial reporting rules.
At Anfield on Sunday, it waited all afternoon for deliverance that never arrived, for a celebration worthy of a remarkable runner-up campaign in the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola’s team holds off Liverpool by a point, repeating as English champions and raising the bar for its rivals ever higher.
Manchester City hasn’t lost since January, and Liverpool only once all season. How two teams pursued perfection, and each other, to the season’s final day.
A proposal being pushed by some of Europe’s richest clubs would effectively seal off the Champions League, leaving as few as four of its 32 spots for teams from Europe’s 55 national leagues.
A competition increasingly dominated by rich teams from big leagues gets a final for its era: The Premier League powers Liverpool and Tottenham will meet in Madrid on June 1.
Tottenham stunned Ajax with three goals to earn a date with Liverpool in the Champions League final.
The former FIFA president has demanded the return of dozens of luxury timepieces, and says he is ready to sue to get them back.
A thrilling 4-0 victory at Anfield sent Liverpool back to the Champions League final, and Lionel Messi off to wonder how it all went so wrong.
On the outskirts of Mexico City, a cobbler makes handmade soccer cleats in a family workshop, preserving a tradition all but extinct in the era of mass production and Nafta.
Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelley O’Hara will all be part of the team in France.
Liverpool executed Jürgen Klopp's plan just as he had drawn it up. But Lionel Messi had other ideas, and there was no stopping him or Barcelona when the teams met in the Champions League.
Cool and confident, Ajax beat Tottenham, 1-0, in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal in London.
Isha Johansen of Sierra Leone, one of the few women ever to run a national soccer federation, is in the fight of her professional life to keep her post.
A picture said to be of the Argentine player, who died in a plane crash in January in the English Channel, was shared on social media.