The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Jose Mourinho will leave as coach of Real Madrid at the end of the season after calling his third campaign in charge of the record nine-time European soccer champion a failure.
Joao Miranda’s header won Spanish soccer club Atletico Madrid its first Copa del Rey since 1996, a 2-1 victory against crosstown rival Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi’s Barcelona won its fourth Spanish soccer championship in five years, and 22nd in total, after second-place Real Madrid drew 1-1 at Espanyol.
Alex Ferguson will retire as British soccer’s most successful manager, having led Manchester United to 38 trophies in 26 years.
Jose Mourinho said Real Madrid has prospered financially by exiting European soccer’s Champions League at the semifinal stage for three straight years.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the web.
Borussia Dortmund withstood a late rally from Real Madrid to reach the final of soccer’s Champions League for the first time since 1997.
"This was the worst season of my career."
- Jose Mourinho on May 17, 2013