Juventus beat Napoli 3-0 to close within a point of Italian soccer league leader Roma, which was held to a 1-1 home draw by Sassuolo. Barcelona won 4-1 at Real Betis to open up a three-point lead in Spain.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester City and Bayern Munich became the first teams to advance to the round of 16 in soccer’s Champions League, as Cristiano Ronaldo tied a record for goals in the group stage.
Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich both won 5-0 to maintain their perfect starts in soccer’s Champions League, while Real Madrid kept its 100 percent record by beating Juventus 2-1.
Fernando Llorente’s goal in the 88th minute sent Athletic Bilbao into the Europa League soccer final against Spanish rival Atletico Madrid.
Tottenham made a 26 million-pound ($41.2 million) bid for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, the Mail on Sunday reported, without citing anyone.
European champion Spain beat Portugal 1-0 to advance to a World Cup quarterfinal against Paraguay, which ousted Japan 5-3 in the tournament’s first penalty shootout.