Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich both won 5-0 to maintain their perfect starts in soccer’s Champions League, while Real Madrid kept its 100 percent record by beating Juventus 2-1.
Borussia Dortmund withstood a late rally from Real Madrid to reach the final of soccer’s Champions League for the first time since 1997.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
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.
In the U.S., where there’s always sizeable skepticism about soccer, even the vuvuzelas will be missed. Yup, even them.
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 following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Chelsea is preparing to make a bid for Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos during the January transfer period, the Daily Star said.
Real Madrid faces a disciplinary inquiry amid reports coach Jose Mourinho instructed players Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso to be red-carded in a Champions League game at Ajax two days ago.
Robert Lewandowski scored all four goals as Borussia Dortmund became the second German soccer club to rout Spanish opposition in the Champions League semifinals.
"It will be very difficult in the return leg at home but we must remain confident."
- Sergio Ramos on Apr 24, 2013