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Mourinho praises Torres after two-goal showing

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Jose Mourinho lauded Fernando Torres' attitude after the striker inspired Chelsea's 3-0 Champions League win at Schalke. The Spain international scored twice in Gelsenkirchen on his 100th start for the West Londoners as they moved into a tie atop Group E and consigned their opponents to their heaviest home defeat in Europe's premier club competition on Tuesday. Samuel Eto'o dropped to the ben...Full Story »

Puyol watches the game from the stands

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Marca.com

Carles Puyol was one of the players left out by Tata Martino for the Champions League match in Milan on Tuesday - a surprising decision after the club captain had come through 90 minutes at Osasuna on Saturday. Although there was speculation that he would not start, Puyol would have expected at least a place on the bench in Italy. However, Puyol already knew his fate before he travelled with ...Full Story »

'Napoli playing at 75 per cent' - Benitez

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Goal.com

Following the Partenopei's 2-1 win over Marseille, the Spaniard says his team adhering to a pre-game plan reaped the rewards on Tuesday Rafa Benitez has claimed that Napoli are still only playing at 75 per cent on the back of their eighth win in 11 matches on Tuesday. Goals from Jose Callejon and Duvan Zapata saw the Partenopei defeat Olympique de Marseille 2-1 in the Champions League, ensur...Full Story »

Mourinho praises clinical Torres

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Goal.com

The Spaniard scored twice in Gelsenkirchen as Chelsea defeated Schalke comfortably to move to the top of Group E and inflict the hosts' heaviest home Champions League defeat Jose Mourinho praised Fernando Torres' attitude after the striker inspired Chelsea's 3-0 Champions League victory at Schalke on Tuesday. The Spain international scored twice in Gelsenkirchen on what was his 100th start f...Full Story »

Marseille 1 : 2 Napoli - Napoli keep it tight at the top

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by PA

Napoli made it a three-way tie at the top of Champions League Group F with a 2-1 win at Marseille. Jose Callejon's first-half strike was followed by Duvan Zapata's first goal for Napoli and give them the breathing space they needed following Andre Ayew's late strike. Victory for Rafa Benitez's side meant they drew level with Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal, after the German side's 2-1 win in Lon...Full Story »

AC Milan 1 : 1 Barcelona - Messi makes his point

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by PA

Lionel Messi scored on his starting return to Barcelona's line-up in the 1-1 draw against AC Milan at San Siro. Messi has been sidelined by injury - which forced him to miss Argentina's World Cup qualifiers last week - but was needed to claim a point after a defensive howler gifted Milan the lead. Javier Mascherano and Gerard Pique were at fault to allow Robinho to combine with Kaka before put...Full Story »

Celtic 2 : 1 Ajax - Hoops get the win they need

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by PA

Celtic's Champions League Group H campaign got up and running at the third time of asking after their 2-1 win over Ajax at Parkhead. A rather tame first 45 minutes ended in drama when James Forrest scored from the spot with two minutes remaining after Ajax defender Stefano Denswil had clattered Hoops striker Anthony Stokes. Midfielder Beram Kayal scored a second in the 54th minute with a defle...Full Story »

Austria Wien 0 : 3 Atletico Madrid - Diego Costa at the double

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by PA

Diego Costa scored twice as Atletico Madrid maintained their perfect record in Champions League Group G with victory over Austria Vienna. Costa, the Brazil-born striker who is being courted by Spain, netted in each half of the 3-0 success, which was kick-started by Raul Garcia's 20th-minute opener. While Diego Simeone's side now have a maximum of nine points, the hosts are struggling with just...Full Story »

FC Porto 0 : 1 Zenit St Petersburg - Kerzhakov leaves it late

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by PA

Alexander Kerzhakov scored the winner with just four minutes remaining as Zenit St Petersburg overcame 10-man Porto 1-0 in UEFA Champions League Group G. Hector Herrera was sent off after just six minutes but the home side refused to back down and had the better of a cagey first half. But in the 86th minute the impressive Hulk crossed for Kerzhakov to score and fire Zenit into second place in ...Full Story »

Arsenal 1 : 2 Borussia Dortmund - Arsenal brought down to earth

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by PA

Robert Lewandowski brought Arsenal down to earth with a late winner as Borussia Dortmund recorded a 2-1 victory in Tuesday night's Champions League Group F clash at the Emirates Stadium. The Barclays Premier League leaders had done well to fight back from going behind to on 16 minutes when Henrikh Mkhitaryan drilled the ball in after Aaron Ramsey had given away possession on the edge of his own...Full Story »

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