Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer quit international soccer as Australia’s most-capped player hours before new coach Ange Postecoglou named his first squad.
Arsenal defeated Liverpool 2-0 to extend its lead in English soccer’s Premier League as its two closest pursuers lost.
Fernando Torres scored a last-minute winner as Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 to regain second place in English soccer’s Premier League.
Fernando Torres scored a last- minute winner as Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 to regain second place in English soccer’s Premier League.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Basel came from behind to defeat Chelsea 2-1 in soccer’s Champions League, while Lionel Messi scored three goals for a record fourth time in the competition as Barcelona routed Ajax 4-0.
A late header from Cristiano Ronaldo lifted Portugal past the Czech Republic 1-0 and into the semifinals of the European soccer championship.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech may miss the start of the Premier League season with a torn muscle in his right calf.
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.
Chelsea captured its first Champions League title, beating Bayern Munich at the German club’s home field 4-3 in a penalty shootout.
"It's a big win."
- Petr Cech on Mar 14, 2013