Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Champions League Wrap Up

The Champions League returns, with few thrills, most of them being Spanish. Click read more for match reports.

Match Results:

Bayern Munich - 0-0 - Juventus
Bordeaux - 1-0 - Maccabi Haifa
CSKA Moskva - 2-1 - Besiktas
Manchester United - 2-1 - Wolfsburg
AC Milan - 0-1 - Zurich
Real Madrid - 3-0 - Olympique Marseille
APOEL - 0-1 - Chelsea
Porto - 1-0 - Atletico Madrid
Fiorentina - 2-0 - Liverpool
Debreceni - 0-4 - Olympique Lyon
Rubin Kazan - 1-1 - Inter Milan
Barcelona - 2-0 - Dinamo Kiev
Unirea Urziceni - 1-1 - Stuttgart
Rangers - 1-4 - Seville
Arsenal - 2-0 - Olympiakos
AZ - 1-1 - Standard Liege

Match of the Round: Fiorentina - Liverpool

Fiorentina - Liverpool
Stadio Artemio Franchi - Attendance: 33,426

28' GOAL!!! Jovetic scores for Fiorentina!
37' GOAL!!Jovetic scores for Fiorentina!
72' Babel replaces Insua- Liverpool
75' Jorgensen replaces Vargas- Fiorentina
80' Voronin replaces Kuyt- Liverpool
82' Donadel replaces Mutu- Fiorentina
89' De Silvestri replaces Marchionni- Fiorentina

Click read more to see detailed match reports.

What do you think about this round of Champions League group stages? Comment below!

Starting off, Real Madrid beats Marseille, with two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, and Kaka' scoring a penalty. 
Meanwhile Seville are able to power through Rangers with a 4-1 victory in Scotland.
Barcelona are guided by a fantastic performance by Ibrahimovic, the Swede was instrumental in the two goals by Messi and Pedro.
Atletico Madrid instead continue to disappoint, losing to Porto 2-0 will not help the team's morale.

In Italy Fiorentina win against Liverpool 2-0, with a super Jovetic (replacing Gilardino because of his suspension due to his red card against Lyon) scoring both goals, making it our match of the round.
Juventus went to Germany to play against Bayern Munich, a much awaited challenge that ended 0-0.
Inter Milan were held to a draw by Russian champions Rubin Kazan in Russia, with Balotelli sent off in the 60th minute, Inter Milan struggled.
And probably the most disappointing result of all Italian teams, AC Milan at home, loses to Zurich, the former Italian giants sink lower and lower...

All English teams struggle in this round, Liverpool lose to a Jovetic guided Fiorentina 2-0, a game with no cards shown in it.
Arsenal are able to win in the last 12 minutes 2-0 against Olympiakos at the Emirates Stadium, Van Persie scoring in the 78th minute, and Andrei Arshavin in the 86th minute.
Chelsea are able to get past APOEL with an early goal by Anelka, which lets the control the game and finish 1-0.
Manchester United played against German Champions Wolfsburg, Edin Dzeko scoring the first goal in the 56th minute, with then Giggs scoring in the 59th, and Carrick in the 78th, to come back 2-1 with Giggs being a decisive player again.

What do you think about this round of Champions League group stages? Comment below!

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