The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
AC Milan’s defensive effort carried the Italian team to a surprise 2-0 victory against Barcelona in their Champions League soccer round-of-16 opener.
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas will miss the rest of the Premier League season with a broken right leg, the London soccer club said.
Lionel Messi, who broke soccer’s calendar-year scoring record earlier this month, agreed to extend his contract with Barcelona by two years through June 2018.
Manchester City will face the Spanish, Dutch and German title-holders in the Champions League group stage, while last season’s winner Chelsea will play Juventus, which won Italy’s Serie A in May.
BATE Borisov beat Bayern Munich 3-1 in soccer’s Champions League as Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona won away.
Andres Iniesta emerged from under the bodies of his jubilant teammates as the scorer of the latest-ever World Cup winning goal. The Barcelona midfielder says he didn’t do anything special.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol may miss soccer’s 2012 European Championship for defending champion Spain because he requires knee surgery.
Carles Puyol ’s leaping header guaranteed a new soccer World Cup champion will be crowned in South Africa.
"You are the best."
- Carles Puyol on Jul 11, 2010