Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City were each fined a record 60 million euros ($82 million) for breaching financial rules imposed on teams competing in European soccer tournaments.
Chelsea defeated Rubin Kazan 5-4 over two games to advance to the semifinal round of soccer’s Europa League.
Gareth Bale continued his scoring run and set up another goal as Tottenham beat Inter Milan 3-0 in their Europa League round-of-16 soccer opener. Chelsea lost 1-0 at Steaua Bucharest.
Chelsea advanced to the Europa League soccer semifinals after losing 3-2 at Rubin Kazan, as Tottenham was ousted in a penalty shootout and Newcastle exited following a draw.
Udinese, Rubin Kazan, Club Bruges and AZ Alkmaar claimed the last four spots in the Europa League round of 32 after they all tied their final group games 1-1.
Former winners Inter Milan, Manchester United and Barcelona were among seven teams advancing last night to the round of 16 in soccer’s Champions League.
Tottenham beat Anzhi Makhachkala 2-0 to join eight other teams in continuing perfect starts in soccer’s Europa League.
Arsenal failed to snap its six-year trophy drought after a defensive mixup gave Birmingham a 2-1 win in the League Cup final and its first major title since 1963.
Lyon and Inter Milan were among six teams advancing to the knockout stage of Europa League, as defending champion Atletico Madrid saw its 16-match winning run in European competition ended.
TAIF , an investment group based in Russia’s Tatarstan region, will decide this year on a plan to sell shares in its refineries and chemical plants to help fund 347 billion rubles ($11 billion) of investments.