Paris Saint-Germain and Schalke won their groups in soccer’s Champions League, while Manchester City finished last in its pool after a winless run.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester City failed to get out of the group stage of soccer’s Champions League for the second straight season, while Real Madrid and Arsenal were among six teams securing spots in the round of 16.
Manchester City was eliminated from soccer’s Champions League after a 1-1 tie with Real Madrid, which joined Arsenal in advancing to the round of 16.
Ajax beat Manchester City 3-1 to keep the English title holder winless in soccer’s Champions League, while the perfect records of Arsenal and Real Madrid ended in defeat.
Manchester United secured its first win in this season’s Champions League, 2-0 at Otelul Galati, while Real Madrid continued its perfect start with a 4-0 victory against Lyon.
Four-time champion Bayern Munich and Villarreal won their playoffs to reach the Champions League group stage, while Dinamo Zagreb held off Malmo to return after an 11-year absence.
Manchester rivals United and City exited soccer’s Champions League as Basel and Napoli qualified for the round of 16 at the expense of the English teams.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals to lead Real Madrid to a 4-1 win at Ajax in soccer’s Champions League, as Mario Balotelli’s late penalty kick gave Manchester City a 1-1 home draw with Borussia Dortmund.
Celtic defeated Helsingborgs 2-0 to reach the Champions League group stage, where it joins 11 other former winners of European soccer’s elite club competition.