Barcelona opened the defense of its Spanish soccer title by beating Champions League qualifier Villarreal 5-0.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Barcelona rebounded from an early deficit to beat Real Madrid 3-1 and join its rival at the top of the standings in Spanish soccer’s Primera Liga.
All the numbers pointed to a Barcelona victory over Chelsea in their opening Champions League soccer semifinal except the final score.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
Cesc Fabregas returned to his hometown club Barcelona from Arsenal today by signing a five- year contract after passing a medical exam.
Celtic upset Barcelona 2-1 in soccer’s Champions League, as Manchester United got three late goals to advance to the knockout stage.
Barcelona needed a late goal to beat 10-man Celtic 1-0 in soccer’s Champions League as English Premier League clubs Arsenal and Chelsea were easy winners.
Atletico Madrid routed Real Betis 5-0 to move within a point of Spanish soccer league leader Barcelona, which defeated Real Madrid at the weekend. Roma set a record for the best start to Italy’s Serie A.