Nations League Seeks Foothold in Crowded Soccer Landscape

Sports|Nations League Seeks Foothold in Crowded Soccer LandscapeImagePortugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated the second goal of his hat trick in a 3-1 victory against Switzerland on Wednesday in a Nations League semifinal.So you may have missed another competition that will wrap up this week: the new Nations League.

Champions League: Crowds number 750,000 at Liverpool parade

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands enjoy Liverpool's Champions League victory parade Hundreds of thousands of Liverpool fans have celebrated the club's historic Champions League win at a parade through the city.Jurgen Klopp's team became champions of Europe for a sixth time when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid.

Liverpool’s Champions League Waiting Game

ImageLiverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp tried to help his players clear their heads before the Champions League final on Saturday.He thought, night and day, about Madrid, about Tottenham Hotspur, and about the Champions League final.

Lyon Routs Barcelona to Win Fourth Straight Women’s Champions League Title

Sports|Lyon Routs Barcelona to Win Fourth Straight Women’s Champions League TitleLyon, the gold standard in women’s club soccer, scored four times in the first 30 minutes and earned its sixth European crown since 2011.It was also Lyon’s sixth Champions League crown in nine seasons, enhancing the team’s reputation as perhaps the most dominant team in sports.

Proposal to Restructure Champions League Leaves Out Most of Europe

ImageSmall clubs like Ajax would find it extremely difficult to play their way into the Champions League under a proposal being pushed by Europe’s richest teams.Ajax’s journey, which began in the summer qualifying rounds and was ended by an injury-time goal in the semifinals on Wednesday, was the kind of puncher’s chance that every small club dreams of in the Champions League.