Gareth Bale continued his scoring run and set up another goal as Tottenham beat Inter Milan 3-0 in their Europa League round-of-16 soccer opener. Chelsea lost 1-0 at Steaua Bucharest.
Carlos Tevez refused to come on as a second-half substitute as Manchester City lost 2-0 at Bayern Munich, while Manchester United scored in the final minute to salvage a 3-3 home draw with Basel in soccer’s Champions League.
Trabzonspor defeated three-time champion Inter Milan 1-0 in its debut in soccer’s Champions League group stage.
Manchester rivals United and City exited soccer’s Champions League as Basel and Napoli qualified for the round of 16 at the expense of the English teams.
Marseille and Basel both scored late to beat former winners Inter Milan and Bayern Munich 1-0 at home in their Champions League round of 16 openers.
After 25 years as manager of Manchester United, Alex Ferguson is about to experience something new.
Real Madrid beat AC Milan 2-0 in soccer’s Champions League, while Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Chelsea continued their perfect starts.