Ronaldinho and Kaka, former world players of the year, were left out of Brazil’s 23-player squad for next month’s Confederations Cup.
Frank Lampard set Chelsea’s career scoring record by netting both goals in a 2-1 win at Aston Villa that virtually secured a place in the Champions League.
Chelsea boosted its chances of a top- four finish in soccer’s Premier League with a 1-0 win at champion Manchester United. Liverpool and Everton drew 0-0 in the Merseyside derby.
Barcelona is preparing a 40 million- pound ($62 million) offer for Chelsea defender David Luiz after its exit from the Champions League, the Daily Mail said.
Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to boost its chances of a top-four place in English soccer’s Premier League. Liverpool and Everton drew 0-0 in the Merseyside derby.
Chelsea moved within a victory of a European trophy for the second straight year after it beat Basel 3-1 to reach to the Europa League soccer final against Benfica.
Chelsea and Benfica both won 3-1 at home to advance to the final of soccer’s Europa League.
David Luiz’s goal on the last kick of the game gave Chelsea a 2-1 win over Basel in their Europa League soccer semifinal opener, as Fenerbahce beat Benfica 1-0.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the web.
Manchester United moved another point closer to its record-extending 20th English league soccer title by rallying for a 2-2 draw at West Ham.
"We have lost three finals this season."
- David Luiz on May 02, 2013