Barcelona and Atletico Madrid won to reach the Champions League round of 16 with two games to spare, as Arsenal and Chelsea defeated German clubs.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid won at home to maintain their perfect starts in Spanish soccer’s La Liga, while Marseille moved level with French leader Monaco.
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.
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.
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.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and midfielder Samir Nasri must answer an improper conduct charge over comments made to the referee following yesterday’s Champions League loss to Barcelona.
"This result will give us a lot of confidence."
- Sergio Busquets on Feb 14, 2012