Chelsea became the first team to hold both major European club soccer trophies at the same time by beating Benfica 2-1 in the Europa League final.
Chelsea moved within a victory of a European trophy for the second straight year after it beat Basel 3-1 to reach to the Europa League soccer final against Benfica.
Chelsea and Benfica both won 3-1 at home to advance to the final of soccer’s Europa League.
Chelsea, Benfica and Fenerbahce won at home to take two-goal leads into the return matches of their Europa League soccer quarterfinals, while Tottenham rallied for a 2-2 draw with Basel.
AC Milan handed Arsenal its heaviest defeat in European soccer with a 4-0 rout in the Champions League, while Zenit St. Petersburg beat Benfica 3-2.
Porto and Benfica won at home to take the first steps to an all-Portuguese final in soccer’s Europa League.
Newcastle, Tottenham and Chelsea all scored late goals to advance to the Europa League soccer quarterfinals, succeeding after their fellow English teams failed in the elite Champions League.
Celtic upset Barcelona 2-1 in soccer’s Champions League, as Manchester United got three late goals to advance to the knockout stage.
European champion Spain beat Portugal 1-0 to advance to a World Cup quarterfinal against Paraguay, which ousted Japan 5-3 in the tournament’s first penalty shootout.
Chelsea beat Benfica to set up a Champions League semifinal against tournament favorite Barcelona, while Real Madrid also won at home to advance to a final four meeting with Bayern Munich.