Bayern Munich routed Barcelona 7-0 over two matches to set up the first all-German Champions League soccer final.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the web.
Bayern Munich handed Barcelona its worst European soccer defeat in 16 years to move to the brink of its third Champions League final appearance in four seasons.
Barcelona advanced to the Champions League soccer semifinals for a record sixth straight year after eliminating Paris Saint-Germain on away goals, as Bayern Munich ousted Juventus with a 2-0 win.
Germany sent the Netherlands to the brink of an early exit from soccer’s European Championship with a 2-1 victory founded on familiarity.
Four-time champion Bayern Munich ousted Arsenal on away goals and tournament newcomer Malaga eliminated Porto to complete the quarterfinal lineup in soccer’s Champions League.
Lionel Messi extended his scoring run to 18 straight Spanish soccer league matches in a 3-1 win against Rayo Vallecano that maintained Barcelona’s 13-point lead over Real Madrid at the top.
Bayern Munich took another step toward a home Champions League soccer final in May, as defending champion Barcelona went scoreless in the competition for the first time in nearly 2 1/2 years.
In the U.S., where there’s always sizeable skepticism about soccer, even the vuvuzelas will be missed. Yup, even them.
The Netherlands reached the World Cup final for the first time since 1978 by defeating Uruguay 3-2 in Cape Town last night.
"It's going to be a big one."
- Arjen Robben on May 01, 2013