Spain defeated Portugal 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the European soccer championship final and continue its bid to become the first team to successfully defend the title.
A late header from Cristiano Ronaldo lifted Portugal past the Czech Republic 1-0 and into the semifinals of the European soccer championship.
Portugal beat world champion Spain 4-0 in a soccer exhibition, while France won 2-1 in England and Lionel Messi scored the only goal in Argentina’s win over archrival Brazil.
Lazio and Besiktas were among five teams advancing to the round of 32 in soccer’s Europa League as Paris Saint-Germain was eliminated and Fulham got knocked out by a last-play goal.
Atletico Madrid beat Celtic 2-0 on the opening night of group-stage play in soccer’s Europa League, as all three English Premier League teams tied.