Rickie Lambert scored on his debut as England twice rallied to beat Scotland 3-2 in their first meeting since 1999. Spain, Argentina and the U.S. also won soccer exhibition games, while Brazil lost in Switzerland.
Michal Kadlec’s late penalty kick gave the Czech Republic a 2-2 tie in Scotland in a qualifying match for the 2012 European soccer championship.
Liverpool’s Carling Cup final victory may usher in a new era of success after the Reds overcame Cardiff in a penalty shootout to break their six-year trophy drought, manager Kenny Dalglish said.
Cardiff beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in a penalty shootout to reach the final of the Carling Cup, English soccer’s second-tier cup competition, for the first time.
West Ham, relegated from the Premier League last season, suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Cardiff City today on its return to English soccer’s second-tier Championship.
Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 to reach the semifinals of English soccer’s Carling Cup, while a Sergio Aguero goal gave Manchester City a 1-0 victory against Arsenal.
Crystal Palace defeated Cardiff 1-0 in the opening match of their semifinal in the Carling Cup, English soccer’s second-tier club competition.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 to reach the semifinals of English soccer’s Carling Cup, while a late Sergio Aguero goal gave Manchester City a 1-0 win at Arsenal.
Lazio took a four-point lead in Italian soccer’s Serie A with a 2-1 home win over Cagliari.