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DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Jesse Marsch came to Europe to make a name both for himself and for every other American soccer coach. He managed that in a big way. Marsch led Salzburg to this season’s Austrian league title, the most significant trophy won by an American coach in Europe. “My main emphasis in coming …

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A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Saturday: ITALY Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon could break the Serie A appearance record in the Turin derby. The 42-year-old Buffon needs only one more appearance to break a tie with AC Milan great Paolo Maldini for the record at 647 matches each. Juventus is marching to …

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Álvaro Morata scored twice to lead Atlético Madrid to a 3-0 win over Mallorca and extend its strong finish to the Spanish league on Friday. Diego Simeone’s team has long been out of the title race being disputed by leader Real Madrid and second-placed Barcelona, which they trail by eight points. …

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SEATTLE (AP) — Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Andy Rose needed to have a lot of conversations and make hard decisions when Major League Soccer first started moving toward returning to action with a tournament in Florida. There were concerns about potentially exposing his young son and pregnant wife to the coronavirus. And as someone living with …

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Arsenal was fined 40,000 Swiss francs ($42,300) by FIFA and warned about its conduct regarding player transfers after the club used variable sell-on clauses that were found to give it influence over other clubs. In a previously undisclosed investigation, FIFA legal documents reviewed by The Associated Press revealed the global governing body’s concerns about the …

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Who claims the remaining prizes in the 2019-20 Premier League season will be decided on the field. This weekend’s Premier League matchups will factor heavily into where teams finish in the standings, and fans of England’s top soccer leagues have a chance to get in the game by predicting the outcomes of select matchups. Manchester …

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MILAN (AP) — From “Game Zero” to game on, Atalanta is showing itself to be a legitimate contender for the Champions League title. The small team from Bergamo, a city that was at the center of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, is playing in the European competition for the first time this season and has …

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With Leicester imploding, Chelsea remaining inconsistent and both Manchester United and Wolverhampton extending their long unbeaten runs, the fight for Champions League qualification has intensified since the restart of the Premier League on June 17. The number of realistic contenders for the final two or three qualification spots has shrunk from seven to these four …

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BERN, Switzerland (AP) — The winner of the Swiss Cup will be denied a traditional entry into the Europa League because of an overcrowded schedule caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s soccer association said Friday. The Swiss Cup, which was stopped at the quarterfinal stage, will not resume until after the Aug. 3 entry …

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GENEVA (AP) — A special prosecutor has been appointed in Switzerland to assess complaints about alleged criminal conduct when attorney general Michael Lauber had undisclosed meetings with FIFA president Gianni Infantino. A Swiss government panel overseeing the federal prosecution office on Friday said it had this week appointed Stefan Keller to evaluate four complaints filed …

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