The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi may miss the rest of the season because of a hamstring injury, crimping his chance to set a new league scoring record.
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.
The surge in demand for dollars in Argentina that increased the black-market price to a record 10 pesos per dollar is causing banks to ratchet up deposit rates as they try to lure back savers.
Juventus secured its record-extending 29th Italian soccer championship with a 1-0 win against Palermo. Ajax clinched the Dutch title for a third straight season.
Bayern Munich routed Barcelona 7-0 over two matches to set up the first all-German Champions League soccer final.
Paris Saint-Germain snatched a 2-2 draw against visiting Barcelona with the final kick of their Champions League soccer quarterfinal opener. Bayern Munich beat Juventus 2-0 in a matchup of former winners.
Bayern Munich handed Barcelona its worst European soccer defeat in 16 years to move to the brink of its third Champions League final appearance in four seasons.
Lionel Messi was crowned soccer’s best player for an unprecedented fourth straight time after the Barcelona and Argentina forward broke the record for goals in a calendar year.
Barcelona advanced to the Champions League soccer semifinals for a record sixth straight year after eliminating Paris Saint-Germain on away goals, as Bayern Munich ousted Juventus with a 2-0 win.
"When I was eight years old I never dreamed of being the best."
- Lionel Messi on Jan 07, 2013