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 beat Hull City 2-0 to give manager Jose Mourinho victory in his first Premier League soccer game since returning to the club where he won two titles. Tottenham Hotspur won 1-0 at Crystal Palace.
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