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.
Frank Lampard set Chelsea’s career scoring record by netting both goals in a 2-1 win at Aston Villa that virtually secured a place in the Champions League.
Tottenham came from behind to tie 2-2 at Chelsea in English soccer’s Premier League, though missed the chance to move into the top four as three teams fight for the remaining two Champions League spots.
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.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the web.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester City beat trophy-holder Chelsea 2-1 to reach the final of English soccer’s F.A. Cup against Wigan on May 11.
Defending champion Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to advance to a semifinal match against Manchester City in English soccer’s F.A. Cup.
Defending champion Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 to get its first Premier League soccer win in a month and stay within 12 points of leader Manchester United. Newcastle defeated Southampton 4-2.
Chelsea moved to the brink of elimination from soccer’s Champions League after a 3-0 loss at Juventus, while Barcelona and Bayern Munich were among four teams advancing to the last 16.
"It's a big win."
- Petr Cech on Mar 14, 2013