Radamel Falcao scored a last-minute free kick as Atletico Madrid won 1-0 at Real Sociedad to keep pace with Barcelona atop Spanish soccer’s La Liga.
Cristiano Ronaldo got three goals as Real Madrid beat Deportivo La Coruna 5-1 yesterday to climb to sixth in Spanish soccer’s La Liga. Napoli won to keep pace with defending champion Juventus atop Italy’s Serie A.
Inter Milan signed Italian national team striker Antonio Cassano from AC Milan, the two clubs said on their websites.
Defending champion Spain beat Croatia 1-0 last night to reach the quarterfinals of soccer’s European Championship, with Italy also advancing after a 2-0 win against Ireland.
AC Milan striker Antonio Cassano underwent heart surgery this morning, the Serie A club said on its website.
Italy upset tournament favorite Germany 2-1 to move into the final of the European soccer championship against defending champion Spain.
Fernando Torres had two goals as Spain routed Ireland 4-0 to move into a tie atop Group C at the European soccer championship with Croatia, which rallied to draw 1-1 against Italy.
Barcelona routed BATE Borisov 5-0 in soccer’s Champions League as AC Milan and Arsenal won at home to get their first victories in this season’s competition.
Italy set up a European Championship soccer semifinal with record three-time winner Germany after a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over England.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with links to the Web.
"Tough victories are the most beautiful ones."
- Antonio Cassano on Jun 18, 2012