Germany sent the Netherlands to the brink of an early exit from soccer’s European Championship with a 2-1 victory founded on familiarity.
Arjen Robben had the only goal as Bayern Munich beat Lyon 1-0 in the opening game of their European Champions League soccer semifinal.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich both won 5-0 to maintain their perfect starts in soccer’s Champions League, while Real Madrid kept its 100 percent record by beating Juventus 2-1.
Germany beat the Netherlands 2-1 last night to move closer to a quarterfinal spot in soccer’s European Championship. Portugal boosted its chances with a 3-2 win against Denmark.
Three-time champion Germany beat Australia 4-0 last night to top Group D at soccer’s World Cup after a day when all three losing teams finished with 10 men. Ghana beat Serbia 1-0 and Slovenia defeated Algeria 1-0.