Tournament favorite Manchester City and Manchester United opened the Europa League round of 16 with losses as all three remaining Spanish teams won.
Premier League soccer club Liverpool fined striker Luis Suarez after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a game yesterday.
Real Madrid, the world’s biggest soccer team by sales, risks a European Union demand to repay state aid after officials said they are checking complaints over possible illegal subsidies.
Celtic came from behind to beat Shakter Karagandy 3-2 over two games and join AC Milan and 12 other former winners in the Champions League group stage.
Ajax clinched a record-extending 30th Dutch soccer league title, its first since 2004, with a 3-1 home win over FC Twente.
Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in German soccer’s season-opening Super Cup. Juventus, whose coach was suspended last week for failing to report a match- fixing incident, won Italy’s Super Cup.
The following is the draw for the round of 32 in soccer’s Europa League. The two-match series will be played Feb. 17 and 24.