Porto beat Spartak Moscow 5-2 to become the first team to reach the semfinals of soccer’s Europa League.
Chelsea beat Spartak Moscow 2-0 to maintain its perfect start to group play in European soccer’s Champions League.
Celtic defeated Helsingborgs 2-0 to reach the Champions League group stage, where it joins 11 other former winners of European soccer’s elite club competition.
Porto, Young Boys and Spartak Moscow all scored late to win their opening games in the Europa League round of 32, while three-time champion Liverpool tied.
Chelsea became the first defending champion to not advance from the group stage of soccer’s Champions League as Juventus, Celtic and Galatasaray completed the field for the round of 16.
Nemanja Vidic said he will leave Manchester United when his contract with the English soccer champion ends after this season.
Barcelona and Manchester United came from behind to maintain their perfect records in soccer’s Champions League, while Chelsea lost 2-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Porto, Villarreal and Benfica all won easily at home to open their Europa League soccer quarterfinals, while Braga tied 1-1 with Dynamo Kiev.
Shakhtar Donetsk, Arsenal and Roma secured the final three places in the round of 16 in soccer’s Champions League.