Borussia Dortmund withstood a late rally from Real Madrid to reach the final of soccer’s Champions League for the first time since 1997.
Robert Lewandowski scored all four goals as Borussia Dortmund became the second German soccer club to rout Spanish opposition in the Champions League semifinals.
Real Madrid beat 10-man Manchester United 2-1 to advance to the Champions League soccer quarterfinals as Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal knocked out his former team after Nani was shown a red card.
The Netherlands remained perfect in qualifying for soccer’s 2014 World Cup. England scored its biggest victory in 17 years, and defending champion Spain was held to a surprising home draw.
In the U.S., where there’s always sizeable skepticism about soccer, even the vuvuzelas will be missed. Yup, even them.
Real Madrid soccer club has replaced the Copa del Rey cup that was crushed after defender Sergio Ramos dropped it under a bus, Associated Press reported, citing the maker of the trophy.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Real Madrid defeated Barcelona for the second time in five days, as Sergio Ramos’s goal in the 81st minute handed the Spanish soccer leader a 2-1 loss.
Bayern Munich extended its winning run to 10 matches to maintain a 17-point advantage atop German soccer’s Bundesliga. Atletico Madrid missed a chance to cut Barcelona’s lead in Spain down to single figures.
Chelsea is preparing to make a bid for Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos during the January transfer period, the Daily Star said.
"It will be very difficult in the return leg at home but we must remain confident."
- Sergio Ramos on Apr 24, 2013