Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 in a matchup of the top two in Spanish soccer’s La Liga as Real Madrid dropped 13 points off the lead after a 2-2 draw. Juventus defeated Atalanta 3-0 to go seven points clear in Italy.
Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona dominated 10-man Arsenal 3-1 to reach the Champions League soccer quarterfinals, where the title favorite will be joined by Shakhtar Donetsk.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Spain’s soccer World Cup win “goes beyond sport,” coach Vicente Del Bosque said after his team beat the Netherlands 1-0 to take the title for the first time.
Trailing 2-1 overall and playing with 10 men, Chelsea found a way to oust Barcelona and reach the Champions League soccer final.
Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Barcelona won 3-1 at Bayer Leverkusen to close on a Champions League quarterfinal place.
Jose Mourinho says he has never experienced such a beautiful loss in his soccer career.
Barcelona beat 10-man Arsenal 3-1 to advance to the quarterfinals of soccer’s Champions League.
Before last night’s final with Barcelona, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believed there was a “solution” to stop any player, even Lionel Messi .
Barcelona beat AC Milan 3-1 and Bayern Munich defeated Marseille 2-0 to claim the first two spots in the Champions League soccer semifinals.
"This result will give us a lot of confidence."
- Sergio Busquets on Feb 14, 2012