Matija Nastasic gets permanent contract with Schalke

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Defender Matija Nastasic has signed a long-term deal with Schalke after arriving from Manchester City on loan. The 21-year-old Serb, who has been playing regularly for Schalke, signed a contract until the end of the 2018-19 season. The deal was announced one day after Schalke was eliminated from the Champions League[…]

Porto advances in Champions League with 4-0 win over Basel

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — FC Porto trounced Basel 4-0 on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time since 2004, when the Portuguese club won the title. Goals from Yacine Brahimi, Hector Herrera, Casemiro and Vincent Aboubakar in the last-16 return leg built on a 1-1 draw in Switzerland two[…]

Quotes from this week’s AP Global Football 10 voters

LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week’s Associated Press Global Football 10: ___ Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia, Greece “Jose Mourinho rightfully stole the show after winning the first trophy of the season, Chelsea beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at Wembley. Well organized, disciplined and serious, Chelsea cruised.” Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina “Liverpool is late to[…]

Chelsea, Luis Suarez lead AP Global Football 10

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea is team of the week in the AP Global Football 10 after beating Tottenham 2-0 in the League Cup final. Barcelona was voted second after beating Granada 3-1, and Bayern Munich is third after defeating Cologne 4-1. In the player poll, Luis Suarez is at the top for the first time[…]