Manchester City and Bayern Munich became the first teams to advance to the round of 16 in soccer’s Champions League, as Cristiano Ronaldo tied a record for goals in the group stage.
Russian soccer club CSKA Moscow must play its next Champions League game in a partially empty stadium after its fans racially abused Manchester City’s Yaya Toure during a match last week.
FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke said soccer’s governing body will question 2018 World Cup host Russia about racist incidents at matches after Manchester City’s Yaya Toure said he was abused by CSKA Moscow fans.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter renewed his call for tougher sanctions on soccer teams whose fans racially abuse players, including points penalties and banning them from competitions.
CSKA Moscow faces disciplinary action by European soccer’s governing body over racist chants from its fans toward Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
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.
Bayern Munich won 3-1 at Manchester City in soccer’s Champions League, while Cristiano Ronaldo continued his scoring spree as Real Madrid beat Copenhagen 4-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals as Real Madrid routed Galatasaray 6-1 in soccer’s Champions League, while Bayern Munich opened its title defense with a 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow.
Sergei Belov, a starting guard on the Soviet Union basketball team that won a gold medal over the U.S. at the 1972 Olympics, died today. He was 69.