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Valencia 3 : 1 Bayer Leverkusen - Quickfire Jonas guides Valencia to victory

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by PA

Jonas scored the second fastest goal in Champions League history as he set Valencia on their way to a vital 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen. The Brazilian struck a little over 10 seconds into the game, with only Roy Makaay quicker with his goal for Bayern Munich against Real Madrid in March 2007. While Leverkusen were initially rocked by such a setback they regrouped and levelled through Ste...Full Story »

Genk 1 : 1 Chelsea FC - Blues pay penalty

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by PA

Chelsea blew the chance to put one foot in the Champions League knockout stage but their 1-1 draw with Genk was overshadowed by another racism storm for the beleaguered club. The Blues threw away a half-time lead at the Cristal Arena, with Ramires putting them ahead and David Luiz missing a penalty before Jelle Vossen exposed more bad defending by netting Genk's first goal of the competition. ...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund 1 : 0 Olympiakos Piraeus - Much-needed win for Dortmund

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by PA

Borussia Dortmund breathed fresh life into their hopes of progressing through to the Champions League knockout stages after recording a much-needed 1-0 victory over Olympiacos. Dortmund had started the evening propping up Group F with just one point from their opening three games, but Kevin Grosskreutz's fine early goal settled the contest in their favour and earned them their first win. The t...Full Story »

Arsenal 0 : 0 Marseille - Gunners denied by plucky Marseille

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by PA

Arsenal's progression to the Champions League knockout stages will have to wait for another night after they struggled to a drab goalless draw with Marseille. The north Londoners had come into the Group F encounter hoping for the victory that would see them progress to the knockout stages for the 12th successive season, although a mixture of resolute defending and poor finishing put paid to tha...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia 2 : 1 FC Porto - Manduca punishes Porto

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by PA

Gustavo Manduca's last-minute winner meant APOEL Nicosia remained unbeaten at the top of Group G after their 2-1 victory over Porto in the Champions League. Ailton Almeida scored the opening goal from the penalty spot against the run of play before Porto striker Hulk equalised in the 89th minute, also from the spot. It looked like the Portuguese side had salvaged a draw after they had dominate...Full Story »

Zenit St.Petersburg 1 : 0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Lombaerts strike enough for Zenit

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by PA

A goal by Nicolas Lombaerts in first-half stoppage-time guided Zenit St Petersburg to a deserved 1-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk as they moved a step closer to the Champions League knockout stages. Lombaerts headed home Viktor Fayzulin's corner as the Russian side finally beat Shakhtar goalkeeper Olexandr Rybka who had been in inspired form. Victory saw Zenit move to the top of Group G ahead...Full Story »

BATE Borisov 1 : 1 AC Milan - BATE stun Milan

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by PA

BATE Borisov earned one of the greatest results in their history when they held European giants AC Milan to a 1-1 draw in their Champions League Group H clash in Minsk. Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired Milan into the lead in the 22nd minute before Renan Bressan equalised for the Belarusian champions from the penalty spot. The result means Milan will qualify from the group stages if Barcelona overcome ...Full Story »

Inter hoping to bounce back with Lille victory

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Inter Milan turns to the Champions League on Wednesday, hoping to put the misery of Serie A behind it when it hosts Lille. Inter is languishing in 17th spot in the league after losing five of its nine games. However, it has had better success in the Champions League to sit atop of Group B. “It’s a difficult period for the team but we’re working hard and we’ll get out of...Full Story »

Champions League: Man United to field strong team

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

With Manchester United’s place in the second round of the Champions League far from certain, manager Alex Ferguson will pick a strong side to face struggling Romanian side Otelul Galati on Wednesday. Otelul has no points and just one goal from three group games so far, but two draws and a single win has left United second in Group C and just a point ahead of third-place FC Basel at the ha...Full Story »

Juventus' Giuseppe Marotta: Antonio Conte is definitely a top coach

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has taken the time to praise head coach Antonio Conte, who he feels has made an impressive start to the season. "Conte’s definitely a top manager," Marotta said in a telephone interview with Radio Uno. "Antonio had the profile of a coach that we were looking for. We were after a man with attachment to the shirt and who knows what Juventus mean, c...Full Story »

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