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.
Napoli beat Genoa 2-0 to close the gap to Italian Serie A soccer leader Juventus to nine points, while nine-man Atletico Madrid lost ground on the top two in Spain with a 0-0 draw at Getafe.
Bayern Munich defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 to win its 23rd German soccer championship.
The Netherlands remained perfect in qualifying for soccer’s 2014 World Cup. England scored its biggest victory in 17 years, and defending champion Spain was held to a surprising home draw.
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.
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.
Germany lost a four-goal lead for the first time to tie 4-4 with Sweden in European qualifying for soccer’s 2014 World Cup, while Spain drew 1-1 with France after surrendering a stoppage-time goal.