Arsenal stayed atop English soccer’s Premier League with a 4-1 home win over Norwich as defending champion Manchester United was forced to settle for a 1-1 home draw after Southampton scored late.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Diego Lugano got his way when he called for strong refereeing in his team’s 2-1 Confederations Cup soccer semifinal defeat to Brazil. The Uruguay captain won a penalty kick only to see teammate Diego Forlan miss.
Brazilian soccer player David Luiz described the faltering national team’s relationship with its fans to that of a child who can’t always please his parents.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the web.
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.
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.
"I saw the ball coming into the space where Lugano could score and I pulled him."
- David Luiz on Jun 26, 2013