Toluca, Mexico (SportsNetwork.com) – Cruz Azul claimed its sixth CONCACAF
Champions League title via away goals on Wednesday following a 1-1 second-leg
draw with Toluca at the Nemesio Dez Stadium.
After a tame scoreless draw between the sides in the first leg back on April
15, Cruz Azul knew a road goal on Wednesday would go a long way toward
securing the title, and the goal came in the 41st minute to give the visitors
On the opening tally, Marco continue
Madrid, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) – A first-half goal from Karim Benzema
handed Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their
Champions League semifinal at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Madrid was the better side in the first half and took the lead after 19
minutes through Karim Benzema before squandering a pair of good chances prior
Bayern had more possession in the second half but was largely ineffective
Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) – PSG is on the brink of clinching its
second straight Ligue 1 title after a goal in the 89th minute from Blaise
Matuidi handed the team a 1-0 win over Evian at the Parc des Princes on
Matuidi came off the bench in the 71st minute to replace Marco Verratti, and
he sparked the PSG attack and ultimately provided the difference with a goal
shortly before the final whistle.
The result takes continue
Nurnberg, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) – Nurnberg announced on Wednesday that
the club has parted ways with manager Gertjan Verbeek with three games
remaining in the Bundesliga season.
Verbeek took charge of Nurnberg in October, and after the club won four of its
first five games to start 2014, things appeared to be headed in the right
However, Nurnberg has lost eight of its last nine matches to fall into 17th
place with three games to play as the team sits five continue
Barcelona, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) – FIFA has decided to temporarily suspend
Barcelona’s transfer ban, meaning that pending an appeal, the club will be
able to buy players this summer.
Earlier this month, FIFA ruled that Barcelona would be banned from making any
signings for the next two consecutive transfer windows after being found
guilty of violating transfer regulations.
Barcelona announced that it would appeal the penalty after it was handed down,
and FIFA has now said that the punishment would be placed on hold while the