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Schalke 04 2-0 Benfica - Late boost for Schalke

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Schalke scored twice in the final 17 minutes to claim their first home win of the season as they beat Benfica 2-0. The Royal Blues had looked like they would endure another frustrating evening at the AufSchalke Arena until their Peru forward Jefferson Farfan fired them ahead in the 73rd minute. Summer signing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar then added a second five minutes from the end to underline the Ge...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel Aviv 3-1 Lyon - Baston at the double

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Michel Bastos' brace earned Lyon a second successive Champions League win which takes them clear at the Group B summit as they came away from Hapoel Tel Aviv 3-1 victors. The Brazil wideman smashed home a sixth-minute penalty - but it is his second, a venomous 20-yard effort, which will live long in the memory. Penalty-taking goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama pulled a goal back for Hapoel with 11 min...Full Story »

Inter Milan 4-0 Werder Bremen - Holders on fire

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Samuel Eto'o put Werder Bremen to the sword as Inter Milan delivered a lesson in clinical finishing at the San Siro as they ran out 4-0 winners. The Cameroon striker scored a hat-trick and the influential Wesley Sneijder was also on target as the Champions League holders showed they are still a force to be reckoned with despite the departure of Jose Mourinho. The hard work was done in the firs...Full Story »

Tottenham 4-1 FC Twente - Spurs hit four

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Tottenham's Champions League rollercoaster rattled on as a Jekyll-and-Hyde performance from both Rafael van der Vaart and the match officials saw them beat FC Twente 4-1. On a night of torrential rain and high drama at White Hart Lane, Van der Vaart missed a dubious penalty, broke the deadlock and then picked up a needless red card as Spurs threatened to blow a 2-0 lead for the second successiv...Full Story »

Inter Milan beats Werder Bremen 4-0

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

MILAN (AP)—Samuel Eto’o scored a hattrick and Wesley Sneijder one as defending champion Inter Milan defeated Werder Bremen 4-0 at the San Siro on Wednesday, its first home Champions League match since winning the trophy in May. Bremen threatened early on, but Inter took advantage of weak defending by the German team to race into a 3-0 lead at halftime. Inter took the lead in the 21...Full Story »

Rangers 1-0 Bursaspor - Naismith the hero

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Steven Naismith grabbed the winner as Rangers' long wait for a win on the European stage came to an end with a 1-0 victory over Bursaspor at Ibrox. Walter Smith's men had failed to register a win in European action since they beat Fiorentina en route to the 2008 UEFA Cup final, with last years' efforts in this tournament a particular sore point. Rangers shipped 10 goals at home and failed to p...Full Story »

Manchester United 1-0 Valencia - Hernandez wins it

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Manchester United new-boy Javier Hernandez chose the perfect time to net his first competitive goal for the Red Devils as his 85th-minute winner proved too much for Valencia and gave United a 1-0 win. Although United rarely looked like breaking their sequence of three successive goalless draws in Spain, Sir Alex Ferguson will not care too much about that. The mere fact Hernandez's goal, drille...Full Story »

Villa hits the spot

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

David Villa netted a second-half penalty to earn Barcelona a point in 1-1 draw from their trip to Rubin Kazan, who once again proved a frustrating opponent for the Catalan giants.Villa slotted home on the hour-mark to cancel out Cristian Noboa's 30th-minute penalty for Rubin, with both goalkeepers coming agonisingly close to saving the respective spot-kicks.Barca dominated for large periods but...Full Story »

Arsenal beat Partizan in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BELGRADE (AFP) - Arsenal beat 10-man Partizan Belgrade 3-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday despite missing a penalty, in a match where Gunners goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski restored some of his tarnished reputation. The English side wasted several chances after Andrey Arshavin gave them a 15th minute lead and then saw Partizan draw level through Brazil-born striker Cleo. Then, after Marko Jov...Full Story »

Arsenal beats Partizan 3-1 in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP)—Marouane Chamakh and Sebastien Squillaci scored two late goals Tuesday to help injury-stricken Arsenal beat 10-man Partizan Belgrade 3-1 in the Champions League. Arsenal converted its first chance in the match with Jack Wilshere surging ahead and delivering a backheel pass to Andrey Arshavin, who drilled the ball home past Partizan goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic in th...Full Story »

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