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It’s Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich and Juventus vs. Real Madrid in the Champions League

Bayern Coach Pep Guardiola will take on his former club in the semifinals for the first time, while the holder Madrid faces the Italian champion.

Brazilian Soccer’s Financial Disarray Starts to Show on the Field

Desperate teams are selling younger players or resorting to high-interest loans, but the response of many clubs to a proposal to address the situation has been outrage.

Global Soccer: Play Was Grim, but Juventus and Real Madrid Will Take the Results

Both clubs advanced to the Champions League semifinals by the same score, 1-0 on aggregate.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Real Madrid Advances in Europe

A late goal by Javier Hernández gave Real Madrid a tense 1-0 win over 10-man Atlético Madrid.

Real Madrid and Juventus Reach Champions League Semifinals

Javier Hernandez scored off a pass from Cristiano Ronaldo in the 88th minute, and defending champion Real Madrid beat crosstown rival Atletico Madrid 1-0 Wednesday night to reach the Champions League semifinals for the fifth straight year.

Global Soccer: In Munich, It Was the Mighty Against the Meek

The Bayern Munich team that lost 3-1 in Portugal was virtually the same one that routed Porto 6-1. But its winner-take-all mentality won the day.

On Soccer: A Sublime Champions League Matchup, if Soccer Gods Cooperate

A semifinal between Bayern Munich, which routed Porto, and Barcelona, which shredded Paris St.-Germain, would pit two juggernauts against each other.

Global Soccer: At Bayern Munich, Doctor Takes the Blame for Rash of Injuries

The longtime team doctor at the German club resigned after several top starters missed the first leg of a Champions League quarterfinal, which Bayern lost, 3-1.

On One Point Voters Agree: Barcelona Election Has Intrigue

Unlike other major sports teams, Barça has its members — about 160,000 of them — vote for its president, with paper ballots. They will have to consider charges of corruption and other hard issues.

Live and Kicking: Soccer Games to Watch This Week

Another front-loaded schedule this week, but don’t leave early: Sunday promises a big finish. Andrew Das tells you what to watch:

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Aston Villa Advances to Final

Aston Villa came from behind to beat Liverpool, 2-1, in an F.A. Cup semifinal at Wembley Stadium.

Timbers 1, New York City F.C. 0: A Late Goal Beats New York City F.C.

Dairon Asprilla scored a late second-half goal Sunday night, and the Portland Timbers beat New York City F.C., 1-0.

Global Soccer: Chelsea Following Pragmatic Path Toward a Title

As Chelsea inched toward a Premier League title with a snatch-and-grab victory against Manchester United, the owner Roman Abramovich looked happy.

Roundup: Chelsea Edges United; Arsenal Reaches Cup Final

Eden Hazard propelled Chelsea closer to its first Premier League title in five years on Saturday by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Eintracht Frankfurt Earns a Draw

Eintracht Frankfurt ended visiting Borussia Mönchengladbach’s four-match winning streak and held Mönchengladbach, the third-place Bundesliga team, to a 0-0 draw.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Victory Puts Red Bulls in First

Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella scored first-half goals, and the Red Bulls beat the San Jose Earthquakes.

Marseille Hopes Rocked by Third Defeat in a Row

Olympique de Marseille's title hopes suffered another huge dent when they lost 1-0 at mid-table Nantes on Friday, their third straight Ligue 1 defeat.

Gladbach's Winning Run Ends With Draw at Eintracht

Borussia Moenchengladbach, chasing a Champions League spot, saw their four-game winning run end when they drew 0-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday.

Global Soccer: Bayern Caught a Break, but It Didn't Help

Two early goals by Ricardo Quaresma helped Porto defeat Bayern Munich in a Champions League matchup despite Bayern's good fortune in not having its goalie tossed from the game.

Jordan Morris Scores in First Start for U.S. in 2-0 Win Over Mexico

Morris made a loud statement in his first start for the U.S. national team against his country’s biggest and most bitter rival.

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