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Valverde returns to Espanyol as new coach (May 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former player Ernesto Valverde was unveiled as coach of King's Cup winners Espanyol on Wednesday.
Hartson mulls over future following West Brom bid (May 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
John Hartson is discussing his future with his agent Jonathan Barnett after being told he can leave Celtic.
Boloni moves in to the hot-seat at Monaco (May 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Stade Rennes coach Lazlo Boloni has signed a two-year contract with Monaco, sources close to the club said on Wednesday.
Real Madrid set July date for presidential elections (May 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid will hold an election to choose a new club president on July 2. The election was prompted by the resignation of Fernando Martin, who was ousted by the board on April 26.
Atletico sign Argentine prodigy Aguero (May 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid have signed Argentine striker Sergio Aguero from Independiente on a six-year contract, the Primera Liga club said on Tuesday.
'McClaren wants happy finish' - Sevilla boss (May 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla coach Juande Ramos is aware his Middlesbrough counterpart Steve McClaren has an extra incentive to lead the Teessiders to UEFA Cup glory.
Real bigwig says Henry not for the Bernabeu (May 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid sporting director Benito Floro believes the Bernabeu will not be Arsenal captain Thierry Henry's destination this summer. Henry has been linked with a move to the Primera Liga.
Valdez swaps Werder Bremen for Borussia Dortmund (May 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Werder Bremen striker Nelson Valdez is to join Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in July.
Perez rules himself out of Real Madrid elections (May 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former president Florentino Perez has ruled himself out of the Real Madrid presidential election, but said the club members still believed in him.
Prosecutors begin inquiry into Lazio shares (May 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Milan prosecutors have opened an inquiry into possible market-rigging involving shares of Lazio and are investigating two investors in the Serie A club for possible crimes.
Barca and Liverpool fight for Brazilian full-back (May 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Liverpool appear to be facing a fierce battle with Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid to sign Brazilian full-back Daniel Alves.
Celtic to begin talks with Fortune (May 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Celtic are set to begin formal negotiations with Quinton Fortune within 48 hours.
Loanee Saviola will not be returning to Sevilla (May 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Argentina striker Javier Saviola is not staying at Sevilla after the end of his one-year loan from Barcelona, his agent Alfredo Cabrera Brizuela said.
Capello named by presidential candidate (May 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ramon Calderon, an aspirant to the Real Madrid presidency, has said Juventus coach Fabio Capello would become the Primera Liga club's coach if he won the presidential election on July 2.
Serie A side Palermo reappoint Guidolin as coach (May 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Palermo have reappointed Francesco Guidolin as their coach, the Serie A club have announced on their website.
Brazilian Diego moves to Werder Bremen from Porto (May 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Brazilian midfielder Diego has joined German club Werder Bremen in a £4million deal, Portuguese League champions Porto said on their website on Monday.
Real candidate wants Wenger (May 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid presidential candidate Juan Miguel Villar Mir is attempting to lure Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to the Bernabeu.
Prospective presidents hope to lure Wenger to Madrid (May 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Carlos Sainz and Juan Miguel Villar Mir hope to lure Arsenal's Arsene Wenger to Real Madrid as part of their joint bid for the club's presidential election on July 2.
Atletico agree fee for Independiente starlet (May 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid's major shareholder Miguel Angel Gil Marin has said the Primera Liga club has agreed a deal with Independiente's 17-year-old Argentine striker Sergio Aguero.
Fernandez takes over Auxerre hot-seat (May 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ligue 1 side AJ Auxerre have named Jean Fernandez as their new coach on a three-year contract, according to L'Equipe's website.
Deschamps decides not to be OM boss (May 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former France captain Didier Deschamps has turned down an offer to coach Olympique Marseille next season.
Fortune hopes to prove fitness to Bhoys (May 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Quinton Fortune will forego his summer holidays to prove he is fit enough for a move to Celtic. The South Africa midfielder was released by Manchester United.
Rennes say coach Boloni will leave for Monaco (May 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Stade Rennes coach Laszlo Boloni is preparing to join Ligue 1 rivals AS Monaco, Rennes president Emmanuel Cueff has revealed. Boloni took the club to seventh place in Ligue 1 last season.
Bale delighted to become youngest Wales player (May 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Teenager Gareth Bale spoke of his pride at becoming Wales youngest full international and had a message for his best mate Theo Walcott - 'I got there first.'
Shevchenko writes open letter to Milan supporters (May 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Andriy Shevchenko has attempted to appease his many AC Milan fans by publishing an open letter on his personal website to emphasise how he struggled to reach his decision to leave Italian football.
Italian FA promises serious match-fixing investigation (May 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The head of Italy's Football Federation has promised a serious investigation into allegations of match-fixing in Serie A.
Morientes agrees personal terms with Valencia (May 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Valencia have agreed personal terms with striker Fernando Morientes, allowing his transfer from Liverpool to go ahead.
Rangers swoop to sign Svensson from Gothenburg (May 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rangers have completed the signing of Sweden defender Karl Svensson on a three-year contract. Rangers claim they have beaten off competition from around Europe for the centre-back.
Heart problem has Vidmar considering retirement (May 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Australian defender Tony Vidmar is considering quitting soccer due to a heart problem, Scottish newspapers reported on Friday.
Morientes 'not a Valencia man yet' (May 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Valencia said on Friday they had an agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of striker Fernando Morientes but they had not yet agreed terms with the player.
Cani becomes Villarreal's third new face (May 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Villarreal have bought Real Zaragoza midfielder Cani out of his contract and signed him on a five-year deal, the Primera Liga club said on Friday.
Woodgate denies Real Madrid quit reports (May 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate has denied reports that he was looking for a move back to England as he works to recover his fitness for next season.
Northern Ireland squad hit by passport row (May 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Northern Ireland were today completing preparations for their friendly clash with Romania in America against the backdrop of a brewing passport row.
Milan deny match-fixing claims after allegations (May 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan denied on Thursday any wrongdoing after a newspaper published phone taps which suggested the club had tried to influence the appointment of referees for their matches.
Shevchenko keeps everyone waiting over transfer (May 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko's crunch meeting with club vice-president Adriano Galliani will now take place on Friday, according to the player.
Harte keen to end his pain in Spain (May 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Republic of Ireland defender Ian Harte is desperate to end his unhappy Spanish adventure and return to England this summer for the sake of his family.
Rui Costa returns to Benfica after leaving Milan (May 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portuguese playmaker Rui Costa will return to Benfica after rescinding his contract with AC Milan, an official at the Portuguese club said on Thursday.
Laporta slams English clubs for poaching youngsters (May 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has launched a fierce attack on English clubs for poaching some of the club's best young talent.
Pires finally decides - a two-year deal with Villarreal (May 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Robert Pires has ended his six-year association with Arsenal after he joined Spanish side Villarreal on a two-year contract on Thursday.
Denilson waiting for follow-up from Celtic (May 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Denilson's agent hopes Celtic resurrect their initial interest in the Brazilian.
Hoops wanted Larsson back reveals Lawwell (May 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has revealed how he considered an audacious move to bring Henrik Larsson back.
Di Vaio nixes talk of Morientes exchange (May 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Valencia striker Marco Di Vaio insists he has no intention of joining Liverpool in a swap deal with Fernando Morientes. The Italian forward claims his club have approached him about the prospect.
Giggs and Bellamy out of Wales friendly with T&T (May 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy have both pulled out of Wales' friendly international against Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday in Austria.
Ze Roberto plans a move away from Bundesliga (May 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Brazil's Ze Roberto is leaving Bayern Munich after four seasons and plans to continue his career outside Germany, the midfielder said on Wednesday.
Egypt captain Hassan signs for Belgium champions (May 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Champions Anderlecht completed the signing of Egyptian captain Ahmed Hassan on Wednesday.
Rangers fined and warned over 'sectarian' supporters (May 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rangers have been fined 19,500 euros (£13,300) after the appeal against the decision to find the club not guilty of discriminatory chanting was partially upheld by UEFA's appeals body.
Cruyff warns Barcelona over transfer policy (May 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Johan Cruyff believes Barcelona should not become obsessed about buying a world star after they were turned down by Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.
Buffon 'clarified' betting affair with cops (May 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, preparing for next month's World Cup finals, will speak to investigators on Wednesday as part of a probe into soccer gambling.
Vignal leaves Portsmouth for Racing Lens (May 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Liverpool and Rangers full-back Gregory Vignal has joined Lens on a four-year contract from Portsmouth.
Lennon calls for 'heads to roll' at Scottish FA (May 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Neil Lennon wants 'heads to roll' at the Scottish Football Association after a secret dossier on his Old Firm bust-up with referee Stuart Dougal ended up in the 'wrong hands'.
Secco takes over Juve business affairs (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Italian champions Juventus, battered by a probe into match-fixing allegations, have appointed Alessio Secco as head of sporting activities to work with coach Fabio Capello.
Ajax sign Steau star defender Ogararu (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Romania's George Ogararu has agreed a four-year deal with Ajax Amsterdam. The 26-year-old Steaua Bucharest defender will join the Amsterdam side on July 1.
Rui Costa set to end Milan association (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portuguese playmaker Rui Costa is in talks with AC Milan to rescind his contract, he told journalists upon arrival at Lisbon airport on Tuesday.
Coach Fernandez quits Marseille hotseat (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jean Fernandez has resigned as coach of Olympique Marseille, the Ligue 1 club announced on Tuesday. 'Following a meeting between (chairman) Pape Diouf and Jean Fernandez, the resignation of the coach
Schalke celebrating Lovenkrands signing (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Schalke team manager Andreas Muller believes Peter Lovenkrands will be a valuable addition to the Bundesliga club's squad.
Trapattoni, Matthaeus form Salzburg coaching team (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Italy coach Giovanni Trapattoni and ex-German international Lothar Matthaeus have formally agreed to take charge of Austrian top division side Red Bull Salzburg.
Atletico Madrid confirm Aguirre as new coach (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid appointed former Osasuna boss Javier Aguirre as coach on a one-year contract on Wednesday.
Former Stoke boss Boskamp takes over at Liege (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Dutch international Johan Boskamp was appointed coach of Standard Liege on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Belgian first division club said.
Moenchengladbach to announce Heynckes return (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jupp Heynckes, who coached Real Madrid to the Champions League in 1998 and led Bayern Munich to two league titles in 1989 and 1990, was named coach at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday.
Adams hopes for NAC move, despite qualification row (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former England captain Tony Adams is hopeful of being appointed as the new coach of Dutch side NAC Breda this week.
End of season thoughts (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Phil Ball files his end of term report to satisfy the statos and those who like a nice tidy tie-up.
Former Poland coach Gorski dies aged 85 (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Poland soccer coach Kazimierz Gorski, who led the country to a third-place finish at the 1974 World Cup and Olympic gold, has died at the age of 85, Polish media reported on Tuesday.
UEFA concerned over rebel Scottish clubs (May 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
UEFA have expressed concern at the rebel Scottish First Division clubs' threat to form a breakaway league.
Maldini seemingly prepared for Sheva exit (May 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini insists there will be no hard feelings if Andriy Shevchenko opts to leave the Serie A giants.
Wiltord extends Olympique Lyon contract (May 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
France striker Sylvain Wiltord has extended his contract with Olympique Lyon for two years with an option for another year.
Bayern's patience running out on Podolski deal (May 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has warned that he is running out of patience with Cologne over talks to acquire Germany striker Lukas Podolski.
Moggi denies wrongdoing and blames Milan rival (May 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Luciano Moggi, the Juventus official at the centre of Italy's soccer scandal, has denied he tried to get favourable referees appointed and blamed Milan's Adriano Galliani for his downfall.
Laudrup resigns as coach of Brondby (May 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Denmark great Michael Laudrup has resigned as manager of Brondby after four years at the helm, saying he is ready to take on bigger challenges abroad.
Round-up of action from Eastern Europe (May 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Round up of the weekend soccer action in eastern Europe.
Beckham happy to end his career at Real Madrid (May 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
England captain David Beckham wants to end his career at Real Madrid after revealing the Spanish giants and former club Manchester United as the only two clubs he has ambitions to play for.
Rangers fan's chief denies Le Guen concerns (May 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rangers supporters do not have a problem with Paul Le Guen's religious background, according to fans' chief Jim Templeton.
Le Guen: 'Rangers not stepping stone' (May 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Paul Le Guen has denied he is using Rangers as a stepping stone to the Barclays Premiership.
Drinks, songs and goodwill (May 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger rekindles his enthusiasm for the World Cup on a goodwill mission to England.
Eto'o credits Barca team mates with top scorer award (May 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o gave the credit to his team mates after he finished the Primera Liga season as top scorer with 26 goals.
Le Guen not using Rangers as stepping stone (May 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Paul Le Guen has denied he is using SPL side Rangers as a stepping stone to the Premiership. The Frenchman will arrive in Glasgow on June 19 ahead of pre-season training.
Eto'o is Primera Liga top scorer but Barca crash (May 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o crowned a memorable season by finishing as the Primera Liga's top marksman with 26 goals as he scored in his side's 3-1 defeat at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Fernando Santos announced as new Benfica coach (May 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Benfica have appointed Portuguese Fernando Santos as their new coach, the Lisbon club announced at a news conference on Saturday.
Trapattoni denies Red Bull Salzburg job offer (May 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Italy coach Giovanni Trapattoni denied in a German television interview on Saturday that he has agreed to accept a job as team boss with Red Bull Salzburg with Lothar Matthaeus as his coach.
Agent claims Varga may remain at Celtic next season (May 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Stanislav Varga could perform a surprise U-turn and remain at Celtic next season.
Brazilians power CSKA Moscow to Cup final victory (May 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
CSKA Moscow kept hold of the Russian Cup on Saturday after their Brazilian strikers swept them to a 3-0 victory over city rivals Spartak.
Juventus to curb wages in ethics overhaul (May 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Italian soccer champions Juventus will introduce salary caps as part of an ethical overhaul after its entire board resigned over a scandal, the vice-president of its main shareholder was quoted as say
Arsenal skipper Henry signs up to Gunners for life (May 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Thierry Henry's decision to sign a new four-year contract at Arsenal means he will see out the rest of his career with the Gunners.
Chelsea target Shevchenko to decide future in days (May 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko is set to make a decision on his future by the end of next week. The Ukraine international announced earlier this month that he wanted to leave Milan.
Valencia's Carboni retires to become sports director (May 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Valencia's former Italy defender Amedeo Carboni has brought his playing career to an end aged 41.
Skipper Giggs commits to Wales for the long-term (May 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United star Ryan Giggs has swept away any doubts about his long-term commitment to Wales.
Wales at full strength against Basque National side (May 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wales boss John Toshack is expected to field a strong side in Sunday's friendly against the Basque National side in Bilbao's San Mames Stadium.
Lippi meets magistrates as Juve's shares tumble (May 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Italy coach Marcello Lippi met magistrates in Rome on Friday as shares in Juventus
Prosecutors probe Den Haag player in fraud case (May 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dutch prosecutors are investigating the possible involvement of an ADO Den Haag player in soccer fraud, the club said on Friday.
'We'll never sell Shevchenko,' say Milan (May 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan are digging their heels in as they fight to keep want-away striker Andriy Shevchenko at the club.
Benfica silent, but Queiroz announcement edges nearer (May 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Benfica have refused to discuss reports that Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz is set to take over as coach.
Ajax appoint Henk ten Cate as new coach (May 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ajax Amsterdam have appointed Henk ten Cate, assistant to Frank Rijkaard at FC Barcelona, as new head coach, the club said on Friday.
Eto'o on a mission to finish as La Liga's top scorer (May 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o can cap a memorable season by finishing as the Primera Liga's top scorer with a goal against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Cadiz sack coach Esparrago after the drop (May 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Coach Victor Esparrago has parted company with Cadiz following the Andalucian side's relegation from the Primera Liga.
Ze Roberto to exit Bayern at contract end (May 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Brazilian midfielder Ze Roberto will not extend his contract with Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich. 'The negotiations with Ze have unfortunately not led to any results,' Bayern manager Uli Hoenes
Celtic keen to profit from Champions League boost (May 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steve Chalmers believes Celtic can follow Rangers into the latter stages of the Champions League next season after Barcelona handed them the keys to the group stages.
Galasek turns down Ajax for move to Bundesliga (May 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Czech defensive midfielder Tomas Galasek has signed a two-year deal with the Bundesliga's Nuremberg, leaving Ajax Amsterdam on a free transfer, the CTK news agency reported on Thursday.
Tax police search Juventus offices as probe goes on (May 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Italian tax police searched the offices of soccer club Juventus on Thursday as part of an investigation into the club's dealings in the transfer market, an investigative source told Reuters.
Dutch prosecutors begin match-fixing investigations (May 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dutch prosecutors are investigating possible fixing of soccer games and bribery of players in the Netherlands, newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Thursday.
Leverkusen snap-up Barbarez from Hamburg (May 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bosnia and Hamburg SV striker Sergej Barbarez has signed a two-year deal with Bayer Leverkusen and will join them at the end of June.
Villarreal claiming upcoming Pires deal (May 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Villarreal president Fernando Roig claims Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires will join the club in the coming week.
Malpas steps in to the Motherwell hot-seat (May 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Motherwell named former Scotland defender Maurice Malpas as their manager on Wednesday following the departure of Terry Butcher.
Dacourt confirms move from Roma to Inter (May 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
French midfielder Olivier Dacourt says he is leaving AS Roma for Serie A rivals Inter Milan.
Auxerre get tough as Santini is shown the door (May 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Auxerre have dismissed coach Jacques Santini after his failure to get the Ligue 1 side into Europe.
Real Madrid finish second despite another loss (May 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid lost 4-3 at Sevilla but still finished second in the Primera Liga as Osasuna beat Valencia 2-1 to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in their last games of the season on T
Juventus board call crisis meeting on May 19 (May 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Italian champions Juventus, whose entire board quit last week over match-fixing allegations, called directors to meet again on May 19 and said the majority shareholder would take a key role.
Rangers sign Czech Republic midfielder Sionko (May 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rangers have signed Czech Republic midfielder Libor Sionko for three years on a free transfer from Austria Vienna.
Rangers sign Czech midfielder Sionko (May 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Czech Republic midfielder Libor Sionko has completed his move to Rangers.
Inter confirm Mancini has another season at San Siro (May 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti has ended speculation about the future of coach Roberto Mancini by saying he would remain in charge next season.
UEFA-nominee Platini 'would keep Champions League' (May 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former French soccer great Michel Platini has denied that he would scrap the Champions League if he is elected UEFA president next year.
Italy Federation enters emergency administration (May 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Italy's Football Federation, shaken by match-fixing allegations, was placed under emergency administration on Tuesday. Guido Rossi, a former regulator, has been put in charge of the federation.
Death in the afternoon (May 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Following a week of tears and souvenirs in Spain Phil Ball reveals La Liga's heroes and villains.
Spanish clubs aim to complete unfinished business (May 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona have already pocketed the title but there is still unfinished business to be concluded in the Spanish league on Tuesday.
Maccabi Haifa seal third consecutive Israeli title (May 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Israeli soccer season which ended on Sunday was marked by little fanfare but lots of money talk after Maccabi Haifa became the first club in over 40 years to win three consecutive championships.
Juve shares dive as official faces prosecutors (May 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Shares in Italian soccer champions Juventus plunged and were suspended on Monday as one of the club's key officials faced prosecutors in a match-fixing probe that has stunned the nation.
Romanov attacks 'parasites' at victory parade (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hearts majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov ended a day of cup celebration at Tynecastle by claiming almost everyone in Scottish football had conspired against the Gorgie club winning the Bank of Sco
Emotional Moggi resigns as Juve general manager (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi said on Sunday he was resigning from his post so that he could defend himself from accusations at the heart of a scandal which has rocked Italian soccer.
Capello determined to stay at Juventus (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Juventus coach Fabio Capello, who clinched his second successive Italian title on Sunday, says he intends to stay at the Turin club next season.
Mancini believes Serie A matches have been fixed (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini said on Sunday that recent Italian Serie A championships had been 'fixed'.
Juventus win 29th title as investigations go on (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Juventus won their 29th Italian league title with a 2-0 final day victory over Reggina on Sunday, assuring the club of a second successive `scudetto'. Juve finished three points ahead of AC Milan.
Bullish Berlusconi demands Juventus trophies (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi said on Sunday his soccer club should be awarded league titles that went or are set to go to Juventus, due to match fixing allegations, news agency ANSA reported.
Coach Koeppel to leave Borussia Moenchengladbach (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Borussia Moenchengladbach coach Horst Koeppel will not continue in the post next season, the club announced on Sunday.
Anti-Mafia judge insists Italian game must come clean (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
An anti-Mafia magistrate investigating allegations of match fixing called on Sunday for soccer's elite to come forward and help him clean up a game that has been tainted by scandal.
Bulgaria to keep faith in under-fire Stoichkov (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Coach Hristo Stoichkov has the full backing of Bulgaria's soccer authorities despite the growing criticism he is facing, the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) said on Sunday.
Zidane: Player divisions were cause of Real failure (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Zinedine Zidane says Florentino Perez's division of the Real Madrid squad into separate classes depending on the importance of the players had devastating consequences for morale at club.
Lotina quits Espanyol after dramatic relegation escape (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Espanyol coach Miguel Angel Lotina announced he will be giving up his post after his team staged a dramatic escape from relegation in their final league match of the season.
Zulte Waregem beat Excelsior to lift Belgian Cup (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A last-gasp goal from Tim Matthys earned Zulte Waregem a 2-1 win over Excelsior Mouscron in the Belgian Cup final on Saturday.
Red Star goalkeeper Stojkovic joins Nantes (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Red Star Belgrade's Under-21 international goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic has moved to Ligue 1 side Nantes.
Dinamo Zagreb celebrate eighth Croatian title (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dinamo Zagreb celebrated their eighth title since Croatia gained independence in 1991 with a 1-0 win over last year's champions Hajduk Split on Saturday.
FC Zurich stun Basle to take title on goal difference (May 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
FC Zurich sealed their first Swiss league title in 25 years in the most dramatic fashion on Saturday when they beat Basle 2-1 with a last-minute winner to overtake their opponents on goal difference.
Ligue 1: Lille claim Champions League spot (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Lille claimed a Champions League third qualifying round spot with a 2-2 draw at Stade Rennes in the last round of matches in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
La Liga: Espanyol escape relegation, Sevilla beat Barca (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
King's Cup winners Espanyol escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth on Saturday after a dramatic stoppage time goal from midfielder Ferran Corominas earned them a 1-0 win at home to Real Socieda
Barthez confirms Marseille departure (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
France goalkeeper Fabien Barthez confirmed on Saturday he was leaving Olympique Marseille.
Skacel to win (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rudi Skacel will leave Hearts after helping the Jambos to their first Tennent's Scottish Cup triumph since 1998 with a penalty-kicks win over Gretna at Hampden.
Gretna manager praises Hearts fans (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Gretna manager Rowan Alexander thanked Hearts supporters for their sporting tribute to his players after the Tennent's Scottish Cup final.
Bremen grab second Champions League spot (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Werder Bremen snatched second place and direct qualification into the Champions League with a thrilling 2-1 victory at Hamburg SV on the final day of the Bundesliga season.
Shevchenko not for sale, Milan insist (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani is adamant Andriy Shevchenko has not submitted a formal transfer request and insists the club will do their utmost to keep the Ukraine striker from Chelsea's c
Bremen beat Hamburg to snatch second place (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Werder Bremen snatched second place and direct qualification into the Champions League with a thrilling 2-1 victory at Hamburg SV on the final day of the Bundesliga season.
Buffon questioned over betting allegations (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Gianluigi Buffon, goalkeeper for Juventus and the Italian national team, voluntarily presented himself for questioning by magistrates on Saturday amid allegations of betting improprieties.
Barthez to leave Marseille at end of season (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
France goalkeeper Fabien Barthez will leave Olympique Marseille at the end of the season, club chairman Pape Diouf was quoted as saying on Saturday.
Sainz and Villar Mir join forces in Real presidential bid (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former world rally champion Carlos Sainz and construction magnate Juan Miguel Villar Mir have joined forces in a bid to win the Real Madrid presidential election which takes place on July 2.
Lorient win promotion to Ligue 1 (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Lorient won promotion to Ligue 1 with a 3-1 victory over Reims in the final round of Ligue 2 matches on Friday.
Celta coach Vazquez agrees contract extension (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Celta Vigo coach Fernando Vazquez has been rewarded for leading the Primera Liga team into next season's UEFA Cup with a one-year contract extension until 2007.
Riordan signs pre-contract agreement with Celtic (May 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Celtic have signed Derek Riordan from Hibernian on a pre-contract agreement.
Barca rest eight players ahead of Euro final (May 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has rested eight regulars for the Primera Liga clash with Sevilla on Saturday to keep them fresh for Wednesday's Champions League final against Arsenal.
AEK fan charged with attempted murder (May 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
One of the AEK Athens football supporters arrested after a riot on board a ferry bringing fans back from Iraklion after Wednesday's Greek Cup final, has been charged with attempted murder.
Ballack has no doubts about move to Chelsea (May 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Germany captain Michael Ballack has 'no doubts' that he will move to Chelsea after finishing his fourth season at Bayern Munich on Saturday.
'I want to leave AC Milan', confirms Shevchenko (May 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko has confirmed he wants to leave the Italian club this summer after seven years at the San Siro.
Top clubs and ref in Italian match-fixing probe (May 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Officials from Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina along with Italy's World Cup referee Massimo De Santis are being investigated about potential match-fixing, a judicial source said on Friday.
Ligue 1: Lille chase Champions League ticket (May 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Lille will chase a ticket to the Champions League when they visit Stade Rennes in their final Ligue 1 match of the season on Saturday.
Liga: UEFA Cup winners Sevilla target UCL (May 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
UEFA Cup winners Sevilla have their eyes on a place in next season's Champions League when they host champions Barcelona on Saturday, in their rescheduled Primera Liga match from last month.
Hamburgs Van der Vaart out (May 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hamburg SV will be without inspirational playmaker Rafael van der Vaart for Saturday's Bundesliga showdown for second place against Werder Bremen.
Juve focus on 'scudetto' (May 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
After a week dominated by a scandal surrounding tapped telephone conversations, Juventus turn their focus back to the pitch on Sunday and the securing of their 29th title on the final day of the seaso
Sevilla's Cup celebrations continue into the night (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A three-hour delay to Sevilla's return flight from the Netherlands failed to dampen the spirits of the thousands of fans who flocked to greet the newly crowned UEFA Cup winners on Thursday evening.
Russia name squad for friendly with Spain (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Russia caretaker coach Alexander Borodyuk on Thursday named the following 18-man squad for a friendly away to Spain on May 27.
Randers FC end trophy drought in Danish Cup (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
First division Randers FC beat Superleague side Esbjerg 1-0 in extra time on Thursday to win the Danish Cup and clinch their first title in over 30 years.
Real Madrid to hold presidential election on July 2 (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid will hold an election for a new president on July 2, the Primera Liga club said on its website on Thursday.
French defender Domi set to join Olympiakos (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
French defender Didier Domi is due in Athens next week to complete his move from Spanish club Espanyol to Olympiakos Piraeus.
Juventus board resigns after phone-tap scandal (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The entire board of Italian champions Juventus has resigned after days of press revelations over embarrassing telephone interceptions involving its top management.
Unhappy Podolski chases transfer to Bayern (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Germany striker Lukas Podolski does not want to play in the second division with relegated Cologne next season and would like a move to Bayern Munich.
Magath concedes Champions League is beyond Bayern (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Coach Felix Magath said winning the Champions League was beyond Bayern Munich's reach, but added he was very satisfied at winning two German domestic league and cup doubles in his first two seasons in
Second Italian official quits on phone-tap scandal (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Italian Football Federation vice-President Innocenzo Mazzini has resigned as the scandal surrounding published telephone conversations continues to make waves through the game.
McClaren leaves beaten Boro with head held high (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steve McClaren admitted Middlesbrough's luck finally ran out in the UEFA Cup final.
Downing rueful after UEFA Cup drubbing (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough's UEFA Cup luck ran out as rampant Sevilla powered their way to victory in Eindhoven.
'Best day of my life' - Sevilla's Maresca (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla's Enzo Maresca struggled to comprehend the magnitude of his side's achievement following their 4-0 thrashing of Middlesbrough in the UEFA Cup final last night.
Ronaldo is prepared to stay at Real Madrid (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Brazil striker Ronaldo looked to rebuild bridges with Real Madrid when he said he would be happy to stay at the club. The striker appeared to be on his way out in February.
Ajax at the eleventh hour (May 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
An exciting season end saw Ajax recover their pomp but lose their boss. Ernst Bouwes reports.
'First choice' McClaren loses face (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dale Johnson was at the UEFA Cup Final to see the end of McClaren at Boro as Sevilla ran riot.
Sevilla delighted with centenary success (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla thrashed England's Middlesbrough 4-0 to win the UEFA Cup on Wednesday, kickstarting a Spanish fiesta in the Philips Stadium after the largest victory since the competition went to a one match
Humbled Middlesbrough rue 'missed chances' (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough midfielder George Boateng rued the chances his side missed as they were beaten 4-0 by Sevilla in the UEFA Cup final.
Sheepish Ronaldo tries to rebuild bridges at Madrid (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Brazil striker Ronaldo looked to rebuild bridges with Real Madrid on Wednesday when he said he would be happy to stay at the Primera Liga club.
Juventus CEO investigated for false accounting (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The scandal surrounding Italian football spread on Tuesday with the revelation that Juventus CEO Antonio Giraudo was under investigation for false accounting.
Benfica president closes in on new coach (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has a name in mind for a new coach, but the decision will only be taken after the team returns from friendlies in Mozambique next week.
May you live in interesting times (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
This season was no more than a repeat of the last, says an exceedingly bored Alex Sharratt.
Olympiakos target Kyrgiakos leaves Rangers (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rangers have confirmed Sotirios Kyrgiakos has left the club after 18 months at Ibrox.
Scandal overshadowing Coppa Italia build-up (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
With so many distractions in Italian football at present, the first piece of silverware of the domestic season may go largely unnoticed on Thursday evening.
Sanz considers returning as Real Madrid president (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz is considering standing in the club's presidential election which is due to be held after the end of the Primera Liga season.
Ajax axe Blind despite reaching Champions League (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ajax Amsterdam sacked coach Danny Blind on Wednesday, 13 months after he took over from Ronald Koeman.
'We need cool heads, not hot hearts - Sevilla's Navarro (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla defender Javi Navarro played down his hard-man reputation and insisted a 'cool head' will be just as important as a 'hot heart' in tonight's UEFA Cup final against Middlesbrough.
McClaren happy to be UEFA Cup final 'underdogs' (May 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren goes into his 250th and final game with the club tonight insisting they are the UEFA Cup final underdogs.
Austria Vienna complete double with Cup win (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Austria Vienna won a 10th league and cup double after romping to a 3-0 Cup final win over lowly Mattersburg on Tuesday.
Betis protest stadium ban after pitch invasion (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Betis have been handed a one-match stadium ban as punishment for a pitch invasion after last weekend's 2-1 victory over Real Mallorca.
Hapoel Tel Aviv win Israeli State Cup (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hapoel Tel Aviv won the Israeli State Cup by beating city rivals Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv 1-0 with an 87th minute goal from Ilia Yavorian on Tuesday.
Ferreira takes over as new Boavista manager (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portuguese club Boavista named Jesualdo Ferreira as their coach for next season on Tuesday.
Coach Santos to leave AEK Athens again (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Coach Fernando Santos is to leave Greek club AEK Athens at the end of the season.
Real's Ramos free to play after red card appeal (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Defender Sergio Ramos will be able to play in Real Madrid's final match of the league season after the Spanish Football Federation overturned the red card he was given at the weekend.
Kanoute UEFA Cup final doubt for Seville (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla coach Juande Ramos has just one injury concern ahead of the UEFA Cup final with Middlesbrough in Eindhoven.
Veteran Scholl extends Bayern deal until 2007 (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Experienced German midfielder Mehmet Scholl has signed up for another year with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, the club said on Tuesday.
Spanish league granted FIFA extension (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
FIFA has allowed Spanish football authorities to extend their league season until May 20 to deal with a fixtures pile-up.
Salgado claims he turned down Chelsea (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid right-back Michel Salgado has revealed he turned down an offer from Chelsea in order to stay at the Bernabeu.
Scotland boss blasts Bhoys after trio withdraw (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Scotland manager Walter Smith is unhappy with Celtic after they withdrew three players from his squad so they could play testimonials for Roy Keane and Alan Shearer this week.
Barcelona decide against shirt sponsorship (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Spanish champions Barcelona have decided to stick with tradition and not have a sponsors logo on their team shirts.
McClaren needs Cup to prove point (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The England boss elect can answer his critics with victory in the UEFA Cup, says Norman Hubbard.
Koeman quits Benfica for PSV Eindhoven (May 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dutchman Ronald Koeman resigned as coach of Benfica on Monday to join PSV Eindhoven on a two-year contract, he said at a news conference on Monday.
Victory, defeat and salvation (May 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Phil Ball reports from a busy weekend in Spain where only a few matters remain unresolved.
Defoe's England omission is 'amazing' - Jol (May 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham coach Martin Jol has expressed his amazement that striker Jermain Defoe has only been included on the standby list for England's World Cup campaign this summer.
Praise be for Parma (May 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Roberto Gotta praises Parma for taking his mind off tales of corruption in the Italian game.
Reid recalled into Republic of Ireland squad (May 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Republic of Ireland manager Steve Staunton has named a 29-man squad for the four-day training camp in Portugal and friendly against Chile later this month.
Survival for Bilbao better than title, says Clemente (May 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steering Athletic Bilbao towards survival in the top flight ranks as a bigger achievement than leading them to back-to-back league titles in the early 1980s, coach Javier Clemente says.
Papin aims at quick Ligue 1 return with Strasbourg (May 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former European Footballer of the Year Jean-Pierre Papin, who will be relegated Racing Strasbourg's coach next season in Ligue 2, says promotion to the top flight is the only option for the Alsatian s
Round-up of action from Eastern Europe (May 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Round-up of weekend action in eastern Europe.
Podolski set for Bayern after asking to leave Cologne (May 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Germany striker Lukas Podolski looks set to join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich after handing in a transfer request at relegated Cologne.
Former Hammers star Berkovic retires from game (May 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Israeli midfielder Eyal Berkovic announced his retirement on Sunday, his club Maccabi Tel Aviv said.
Sevilla's young stars confident of UEFA Cup glory (May 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla's young guns are confident they can can shoot down Middlesbrough's own Academy starlets when the teams meet in Wednesday's UEFA Cup final in Eindhoven.
Baptista saves Real in Zidane send off (May 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A dramatic late equaliser from Julio Baptista moved Real Madrid up to second place in the Primera Liga on Sunday after they came from behind to draw 3-3 with Villarreal in the Bernabeu.
Huntelaar late show wins cup for Ajax (May 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck in injury time to give Ajax Amsterdam a 2-1 win over champions PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch Cup final on Sunday. Huntelaar was on hand to touch home the winner.
La Liga: Cadiz relegated after lone top-flight season (May 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Cadiz were relegated back to the second division after only one season in the Primera Liga when they fell 3-1 away to Getafe on Sunday.
Double-strike sees Toni reach 30-goal landmark (May 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Fiorentina's Italy international striker Luca Toni struck twice in his team's 5-2 win over Reggina on Sunday to become the first player in 47 years to score 30 goals in Serie A.
SPL: McLeish signs off Rangers career with home win (May 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rangers handed departing manager Alex McLeish a final victory when they beat Hearts 2-0 in their last Scottish Premier League game of the season on Sunday.
Serie A: Milan win takes title race to the final day (May 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Juventus moved closer to their 29th Serie A title with a 2-1 home win over Palermo on Sunday.
Kehl injury update provides brighter news for Germany (May 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
An ankle injury to Germany midfielder Sebastian Kehl in Borussia Dortmund's match against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday turned out to be less serious than first feared.
Bayern hope to replace Ballack with Podolski (May 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Champions Bayern Munich hope to make up for the expected loss of Michael Ballack by signing Germany's best young player, Lukas Podolski.
Shock news: Desailly announces retirement (May 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former France captain Marcel Desailly said on Sunday he had ended his playing career.
Lille heading for Champs Lge after Lyon win (May 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ambitious Lille moved closer to securing a Champions League preliminary round berth with a 4-0 victory on Saturday over Ligue 1 title-winners Olympique Lyon who effectively fielded a B team.
Barca celebrate title with Espanyol win (May 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona celebrated winning their second successive Primera Liga title in front of their own fans by beating city rivals Espanyol 2-0 in the Nou Camp on Saturday.
SPL: Motherwell end season with home draw (May 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Motherwell brought down the curtain on their Scottish Premier League season with a 1-1 draw against Dundee United on Saturday.
Bundesliga: Draw enough to hand Bayern 20th title (May 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich won the German league title for the 20th time when closest rivals Hamburg SV were beaten 4-2 away to Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Saviola rallies Seville ahead of UEFA Cup final (May 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Javier Saviola has rallied Sevilla for Wednesday's UEFA Cup final by warning his team-mates it may be the best chance of European glory they ever have.
McLeish to leave Rangers with head held high (May 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Alex McLeish will bring down the curtain on four and a half years at Rangers when they take on Hearts in the last match of the season on Sunday.
Collins outburst puts Wales future in doubt (May 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sunderland defender Danny Collins could have put his Wales future in doubt by launching a shock attack on national manager John Toshack.
Italian FA to investigate Juventus phone tapes (May 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Italian Football Federation is investigating the content of tapped telephone conversations involving Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi talking of refereeing appointments for Serie A games.
La Liga: Real and Valencia battle for second (May 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The race for Spain's second automatic Champions League spot looks like going to the wire with Real Madrid and Valencia competing to finish as runners-up to Barcelona.
Serie A: Juventus close in on 29th title (May 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Juventus can win their 29th Italian league title on Sunday if they beat Palermo and rivals AC Milan fail to win away to Parma.
Bundesliga: Bayern set for unique double-double (May 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich expect to clinch a 20th German championship and an unprecedented second successive league and cup double by winning away at Kaiserslautern on Saturday.
Ligue 1: Lille host Lyon in 'most important game' (May 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ambitious Lille, chasing a Champions League place, play the most important match of their season when they host champions Olympique Lyon on Saturday.
Real climb to second with victory over Racing (May 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid climbed above Valencia into second place in the Primera Liga on Thursday with a 3-2 away win over relegation-threatened Racing Santander.
Atletico striker Torres has no plans to leave (May 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Spain striker Fernando Torres has said he is not about to leave Atletico Madrid despite seeing his side fail once again to achieve a place in Europe.
Dortmund's Woerns banned for four matches (May 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Borussia Dortmund defender Christian Woerns has been banned for four matches for elbowing Nuremberg striker Stefan Kiessling in the face last month.
Sevilla's Alves reveals interest from Barcelona (May 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla's Brazilian right back Daniel Alves said on Thursday that Spanish champions Barcelona were interested in signing him. 'My president has told me there is an offer on the table,' Alves said.
Boro optimistic over Schwarzer fitness (May 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough are confident Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer will be able to play in the UEFA Cup final against Sevilla despite suffering a fractured cheekbone less than two weeks ago.
Playing the numbers game (May 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Roberto Gotta gets his calculator out to work out the issues facing Serie A as it draws to a close.
'Barca will add European Cup to Liga title' - Cruyff (May 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former coach Johan Cruyff is confident Barcelona can add the European Cup to their Primera Liga title when they take on Arsenal in the Champions League final on May 17.
Rummenigge demands salary cap to curb Chelsea (May 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has called for a Europe-wide salary cap designed to curb Chelsea's dominance in the transfer market.
Red Star Belgrade seal 24th title victory (May 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Serbia and Montenegro champions Red Star Belgrade celebrated their 24th league title in style on Wednesday after beating Vojvodina Novi Sad 3-1 in their last home game of the season.
Marseille stay in Euro hunt with Auxerre win (May 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Marseille bounced back from their French Cup final defeat by winning 2-1 at Auxerre on Wednesday to boost their chances of playing in Europe next season.
Mancini levels Roma-Inter Coppa first leg (May 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AS Roma fought back to draw 1-1 with holders Inter Milan in the first leg of the Italian Cup final on Wednesday.
Sneijder goal puts Ajax in Champions League (May 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A late strike from Wesley Sneijder on Wednesday secured Ajax Amsterdam a place in next season's Champions League third qualifying round.
Barca secure second successive Liga crown (May 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona retained their Primera Liga title after second-placed Valencia lost 2-1 at struggling Real Mallorca on Wednesday.
Bayern comeback tightens grip on title (May 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich moved to the brink of a 20th German league title when they came from behind to beat VfB Stuttgart 3-1 on Wednesday. They need two points to be certain.
Costinha quits Moscow over unpaid wages (May 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portugal midfielder Costinha has rescinded his contract with Dynamo Moscow, saying on Wednesday that his salary was in arrears.
St Etienne coach Baup steps down again (May 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
St Etienne coach Elie Baup will leave at the end of the season, the Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday.
Spanish League launches legal bid to extend season (May 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Spanish Football League (LFP) is to appeal against a FIFA decision preventing it from extending the Primera Liga season until May 20, a week after they had originally planned.
Hamburg keep up the pressure on Bayern (May 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hamburg SV kept up the pressure on Bayern Munich down the home stretch of the season with a 1-0 win at Cologne on Tuesday that cut the Bundesliga leader's margin on top to just two points.
Rijkaard: Winning league is Barca's priority (May 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard believes that reaching the Champions League final has led some to undervalue his side's achievements in the Primera Liga.
Inter Milan seeking compensation in cup (May 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancin, sends his side into the Italian Cup final against AS Roma with his future at the San Siro on the line.
Malaga captain Sanz stunned by relegation (May 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Malaga skipper Fernando Sanz says he is still in a state of shock after his side were relegated to the second division at the weekend.
Toilet break forces Barthez to miss medal presentation (May 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Marseille goalkeeper Fabien Barthez says he missed Saturday's French Cup final medals ceremony because he had to go and answer the call of nature.
Aarau name Schoenenberger as new coach (May 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Struggling Swiss top division side Aarau have named former FC Thun trainer Urs Schoenenberger as their new coach with just three matches remaining in the season.
Campeones everywhere! (May 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Phil Ball reflects on how only Villarreal let the Spanish side down in European competition.
Kaiserslautern opt for youth in relegation battle (May 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Kaiserslautern will field a youthful team in their relegation battle at Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday with seven of their starting side aged 19 or younger, the club said on Monday.
Van Bommel rejects interest from Bayern Munich (May 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona's Dutch midfielder Mark van Bommel said on Monday he had rejected a possible move to Bayern Munich.
Frustrated Marseille chase UEFA Cup spot (May 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Two spots in Europe are still up for grabs in Ligue 1 and Olympique Marseille are determined to take one to make up for a frustrating French Cup final defeat by Paris St Germain.
Round-up of action from Eastern Europe leagues (May 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Round up of the weekend action in eastern Europe.
Celta stand between Barcelona and title celebrations (May 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Champions League-chasing Celta Vigo stand between Barcelona and the Primera Liga title when Frank Rijkaard's side travel to Galicia on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich out to clinch Bundesliga title (May 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich could clinch their 20th German championship at home against VfB Stuttgart on Wednesday even though their playmaker Michael Ballack will be on the bench sitting out a suspension.
Sporting one point away from Champions League spot (May 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sporting and arch-rivals Benfica remained within two points of each other after both posted victories on Sunday in the race for second place in the Portuguese first division and a Champions League thi