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.
Chelsea opened defense of its Champions League soccer title by blowing a two-goal lead in tying Juventus, while Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona rallied to beat Spartak Moscow 3-2.
Juventus eased into the quarterfinals of soccer’s Champions League, while Paris Saint- Germain held off Valencia to advance.
Slovakia beat Italy 3-2 to reach the round of 16 at the World Cup and eliminate the defending champion. Paraguay and Japan also advanced as the Netherlands won its group.
Juventus said it will spend a combined 37.25 million euros ($53.5 million) to sign four players currently on loan with the Italian soccer team.
Chelsea moved to the brink of elimination from soccer’s Champions League after a 3-0 loss at Juventus, while Barcelona and Bayern Munich were among four teams advancing to the last 16.
Real Madrid came from behind to beat Hercules 3-1 and remain unbeaten in Spanish soccer’s Primera Liga.
Defending World Cup champion Italy offered “no excuses” after a defeat to Slovakia resulted in its first failure to get beyond the opening stage since 1974.
Juventus established a two-point lead atop Italian soccer’s Serie A by beating Novara 2-0, while Valencia defeated Malaga to close the gap on Spanish top two Real Madrid and Barcelona.