Juventus beat Napoli 3-0 to close within a point of Italian soccer league leader Roma, which was held to a 1-1 home draw by Sassuolo. Barcelona won 4-1 at Real Betis to open up a three-point lead in Spain.
Spain beat France 1-0 to move to the top of its group in qualifying for soccer’s 2014 World Cup, while Montenegro rallied for a 1-1 draw with England.
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.
Real Madrid lost Gareth Bale to an injury in the warm-up before beating Getafe 4-1 to move two points behind leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in Spanish soccer’s La Liga.
Before last night’s final with Barcelona, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believed there was a “solution” to stop any player, even Lionel Messi .
For the third time in six seasons, Barcelona is the king of European soccer.
World champion Spain beat Uruguay 2-1 in its opening game at soccer’s Confederations Cup.
Coach Josep Guardiola led the celebrations after Barcelona beat archrival Real Madrid to a place in the Champions League final.
Barcelona routed BATE Borisov 5-0 in soccer’s Champions League as AC Milan and Arsenal won at home to get their first victories in this season’s competition.
Barcelona suffered its first defeat of the season in Spanish soccer’s Primera Liga as Real Sociedad rallied for a 3-2 home win.
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