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.
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.
Chelsea, Benfica and Fenerbahce won at home to take two-goal leads into the return matches of their Europa League soccer quarterfinals, while Tottenham rallied for a 2-2 draw with Basel.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish praised his team’s all-round effort after Dirk Kuyt ’s hat trick secured a 3-1 win over Premier League leader Manchester United.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Liverpool and Holland striker Dirk Kuyt may join Inter Milan as early as this weekend, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported.
Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League soccer club said.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from European newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger berated the match officials after a 1-1 draw with Liverpool left his team six points behind Premier League leader Manchester United with as many games remaining.
"You're getting tired quicker."
- Dirk Kuyt on Jun 14, 2010