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Jun 6, 2015

Classy Barcelona claim fifth European crown with Juve win

BERLIN (Reuters) – Barcelona were crowned kings of Europe for the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in a superb Champions League final at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, capping their magnificent season with a treble of titles.

Goals from Ivan Rakitic in the fourth minute, Luis Suarez in the 68th and Brazilian Neymar at the end of stoppage time sealed the Catalans’ second treble, following their feat in 2009, after they also won the La Liga title and Spanish King’s Cup.

Jun 6, 2015

Barcelona beats Juventus in classic to claim fifth European soccer crown

BERLIN (Reuters) – Barcelona were crowned kings of Europe for the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in a superb Champions League final at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, capping their magnificent season with a treble of titles.

Goals from Ivan Rakitic in the fourth minute, Luis Suarez in the 68th and Brazilian Neymar at the end of stoppage time sealed the Catalans’ second treble, following their feat in 2009, after they also won the La Liga title and Spanish King’s Cup.

Jun 6, 2015

Soccer-Barca beat Juve 3-1 in classic for fifth European crown

BERLIN, June 6 (Reuters) – Barcelona were crowned kings of Europe for the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in a superb Champions League final at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, capping their magnificent season with a treble of titles.

Goals from Ivan Rakitic in the fourth minute, Luis Suarez in the 68th and Brazilian Neymar at the end of stoppage time sealed the Catalans’ second treble, following their feat in 2009, after they also won the La Liga title and Spanish King’s Cup.

Jun 5, 2015

Champions League final has exceeded Juve’s expectations

BERLIN (Reuters) – Juventus did not expect to reach the Champions League final and despite being underdogs on Saturday against Barcelona the Italian champions are hopeful of causing an upset, captain Gianluigi Buffon and coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

One match away from winning their first ever treble after their domestic league and Cup double, Juventus face their biggest challenge this season when they take on the in-form Spaniards, who are chasing their second trio of titles after 2009.

Jun 5, 2015

Heysel memory 30 years on is motivation for Juve

BERLIN (Reuters) – Remembering the dozens of mainly Italian victims who died 30 years ago at the European Cup final is a strong motivation for Juventus as they prepare to face Barcelona in the Champions League final on Saturday.

Some 39 people, most of them Juventus fans, were killed at the dilapidated Heysel stadium in Brussels when Liverpool supporters charged at them before kickoff, causing a wall to collapse and many people to fall and suffocate.

Jun 5, 2015

Soccer-Heysel memory 30 years on is motivation for Juve

BERLIN, June 5 (Reuters) – Remembering the dozens of mainly Italian victims who died 30 years ago at the European Cup final is a strong motivation for Juventus as they prepare to face Barcelona in the Champions League final on Saturday.

Some 39 people, most of them Juventus fans, were killed at the dilapidated Heysel stadium in Brussels when Liverpool supporters charged at them before kickoff, causing a wall to collapse and many people to fall and suffocate.

Jun 5, 2015

Soccer-Champions League final has exceeded Juve’s expectations

BERLIN, June 5 (Reuters) – Juventus did not expect to reach the Champions League final and despite being underdogs on Saturday against Barcelona the Italian champions are hopeful of causing an upset, captain Gianluigi Buffon and coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

One match away from winning their first ever treble after their domestic league and Cup double, Juventus face their biggest challenge this season when they take on the in-form Spaniards, who are chasing their second trio of titles after 2009.

Jun 2, 2015

Flawless Germany eye third Women’s soccer World Cup crown

BERLIN (Reuters) – Confident Germany are hoping to add a third Women’s World Cup title to their collection despite a long club season and a short pre-tournament preparation.

Having qualified in sensational fashion after winning all 10 of their Group 1 games, the Germans are brimming with confidence ahead of the tournament, having scored 62 goals and let in four in the qualifications.

Jun 2, 2015

Flawless Germany eye third Women’s World Cup crown

BERLIN (Reuters) – Confident Germany are hoping to add a third Women’s World Cup title to their collection despite a long club season and a short pre-tournament preparation.

Having qualified in sensational fashion after winning all 10 of their Group 1 games, the Germans are brimming with confidence ahead of the tournament, having scored 62 goals and let in four in the qualifications.

Jun 2, 2015

Soccer-Flawless Germany eye third Women’s World Cup crown

BERLIN, June 2 (Reuters) – Confident Germany are hoping to add a third Women’s World Cup title to their collection despite a long club season and a short pre-tournament preparation.

Having qualified in sensational fashion after winning all 10 of their Group 1 games, the Germans are brimming with confidence ahead of the tournament, having scored 62 goals and let in four in the qualifications.

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