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Barcelona fined by UEFA for fans making Nazi salutes, monkey gestures at Paris Saint-Germain game

Barcelona was fined 25,000 euros ($26,600) by UEFA on Thursday for Nazi salutes and monkey gestures by fans at a Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain last week.

UEFA said the proven charge of "racist behavior" followed images circulating of misconduct by some fans at Parc des Princes on April 10.

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Leverkusen, Roma, Atalanta, Marseille into Europa League SF. Liverpool, West Ham, Milan, Benfica out

Liverpool failed to overcome a three-goal deficit and was eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday despite beating Atalanta 1-0 in the second leg of their quarterfinal matchup.

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Group condemns 'humiliating searches' by security at Barcelona stadium

The director of a group that advocates for female sports fans says she and other Paris Saint-Germain supporters were subjected to "abusive" searches while entering Barcelona's stadium for a Champions League match earlier this week.

Anoush Morel, the director of Her Game Too France, told L'Equipe and RMC Sport that her breasts, buttocks and groin were touched by a female security officer during a pat-down at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night. Other women reported similarly aggressive searches, she said.

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Nagelsmann extends contract through 2026 World Cup. Bayern left still searching

Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann has extended his contract by two years, taking him beyond the upcoming European Championship and through the 2026 World Cup.

It also ends the possibility of Nagelsmann returning to Bayern Munich, which is looking for a new coach for next season after deciding to part ways with Thomas Tuchel at the end of this season. Nagelsmann was the reported favorite following Xabi Alonso's decision to stay with Bayer Leverkusen, but now Bayern will need to look elsewhere after two high-profile rejections.

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Real Madrid adapts to Champions League needs: Shock and awe one week, armadillo defense the next

Antonio Rudiger stared down the goalkeeper, took a deep breath, and drilled home the decisive penalty, proving once again there is no tougher task in club soccer than beating Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Madrid's victory over Manchester City after a penalty shootout on Wednesday sent it to a record 17th semifinal appearance and kept it on course to add to its unequaled haul of 14 European Cups.

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Real Madrid beats Man City 4-3 on penalties to advance to Champions League semifinals

Real Madrid weathered the storm, silenced the crowd and ultimately ended Manchester City's brief hold on the Champions League.

The all-time kings of Europe moved a step closer to a record-extending 15th title in the competition they have dominated after a 4-3 win Wednesday on penalties at Etihad Stadium.

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Juventus ordered to pay Ronaldo more than $10 million in salary dispute

Juventus has been ordered to pay Cristiano Ronaldo more than $10 million by an arbitration board following a salary dispute.

The dispute regarded a move by Juventus players to defer part of their salaries during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Israeli football facing Palestinian calls for action by FIFA at annual congress

Calls for action against Israel in international soccer because of the conflict with Hamas will be stepped up by Palestinian officials at the annual FIFA congress next month.

The Palestine Football Association proposal to 211 member federations in Thailand calls for "appropriate sanctions, with immediate effect, against Israeli teams," according to FIFA documents released late Wednesday, one month before the May 17 meeting.

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Man City vs. Real Madrid could hinge on the fitness of one player

Pep Guardiola kept Real Madrid guessing ahead of Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinals second leg.

Despite Manchester City's fabulously rich array of attacking talent, it is perhaps the physical fitness of Kyle Walker that will be of most interest to Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti — and to Vinicius Júnior.

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Asian Champions League semifinal postponed in UAE after heavy rain flooding

The first leg of the Asian Champions League semifinal between Al-Ain of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal has been postponed from Tuesday to Wednesday after torrential rain brought floods to the host country.

The Asian Football Confederation made the decision after thunderstorms pounded the UAE, flooding out portions of major highways and closing roads and bridges. The UAE's national federation had earlier called off all local football games.

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