The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Frank Lampard’s late penalty kick sent 10-man Manchester City to its first Premier League defeat of the season as Chelsea rallied for a 2-1 win.
Chelsea beat Benfica to set up a Champions League semifinal against tournament favorite Barcelona, while Real Madrid also won at home to advance to a final four meeting with Bayern Munich.
Fernando Torres ended a five-month goal drought with two strikes in Chelsea’s 5-2 win against Leicester City in the quarterfinals of English soccer’s F.A. Cup. His former team Liverpool beat Stoke City 2-1 to advance.
Liverpool overcame Fernando Torres ’s transfer deadline day exit with a 1-0 win at Chelsea, the Spanish striker’s new team, to continue its resurgence under Kenny Dalglish .
A late header from Cristiano Ronaldo lifted Portugal past the Czech Republic 1-0 and into the semifinals of the European soccer championship.
West Ham beat Liverpool 3-1 to climb off the bottom of English soccer’s Premier League, boosting the east London’s club fight against relegation. Manchester City and Fulham tied 1-1.
Liverpool beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 to give Kenny Dalglish his first victory since returning as the Premier League club’s manager.
Three players each from Bayern Munich and Chelsea will miss the Champions League soccer final after an appeal of their suspensions was rejected.