Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal with eight minutes remaining gave Portugal a 1-0 win over Sweden to open their playoff for a berth in soccer’s 2014 World Cup.
Arsenal returned to the top of English soccer’s Premier League yesterday with a 1-1 draw at West Brom.
Manchester United retained its seven-point lead in soccer’s Premier League after a 2-1 victory over Liverpool yesterday, as second-place Manchester City won 2- 0 at 10-man Arsenal.
Manchester United defeated Swansea 4-1 to give manager David Moyes a victory in his first Premier League match with the English soccer champion.
Liverpool beat Mansfield 2-1 to reach the fourth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup yesterday after Luis Suarez handled the ball in scoring. Danny Graham got a late goal to earn Swansea a 2-2 tie against Arsenal.
AC Milan held off an Arsenal comeback to advance to the Champions League soccer quarterfinals, where the seven-time European champions will be joined by Benfica.
Chelsea defeated Everton 2-1 at home to clinch third place in English soccer’s Premier League while Arsenal’s 1-0 victory at Newcastle allowed the Gunners to grab the final Champions League spot.
Four-time champion Bayern Munich ousted Arsenal on away goals and tournament newcomer Malaga eliminated Porto to complete the quarterfinal lineup in soccer’s Champions League.
Goals from Fernando Torres and Juan Mata saw Chelsea defeat Arsenal 2-1 to remain unbeaten in English soccer’s Premier League. Tottenham won at Manchester United for the first time in 23 years.
Laurent Koscielny has signed a new long term contract with English Premier League soccer team Arsenal, the club said today.