13 November 2002
BARCELONA 3-1 GALATASARAY
Dani bundled in Barca's first from Mota's pass. Haspolatli headed in Unsal's teasing cross to equalise. Balic missed an open goal after donkey de Boer fell on his arse when attempting to cut out a cross. Gerard headed in Mota's corner. Third choice striker Geovanni sent a fantastic 30yd shot into the net.
Barca become the only team to win all their games. It won't last long into Phase 2.
Assists : Motta (x2), Dani
LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW 2-0 BRUGGE
It was colder than a polar bear's tit in Moscow, the pitch was covered in a blanket of snow and there was no respite from up above either as it kept falling all through the match. I got cold just watching it. Evseev hit a ball forward, a Brugge defender missed and Julio Cesar rounded Verlinden and tapped into an empty net. Cesar could have had a hat-trick but for an inspired display by Verlinden in the Brugge goal. Loskov scored via a deflection in injury time then dived in the snow and his team-mates preceded to rub his face in it, nice touch.
Assist : Evseev
29 OCTOBER 2002
GALATASARAY 1-2 LOKOMOTIV
Loskov rounded Mondragon and tapped into an empty net. Hasan Sas fired Gala level with an excellent shot from Felipe's through pass. Eseev restored Lokomotiv's lead when he headed in a corner.
Assists : Pimenov, Felipe, Losko (corner)
2nd place is up for grabs. A win in Moscow for Lokomotiv over Brugge should see them go through unless Barca throw their final match.
23 OCTOBER 2002
BRUGGE 3-1 GALATASARAY
Martens scored at the end of the first half when Gala made a hash of clearing a corner. Pinto equalised with a tap-in. Bulent cleared off the line. Verheyen muscled Emre off the ball and beat Mondragon with a wonderfully placed lob. Saeternes added a third in injury time.
Assists : Van der Heyden, Baljic, Martens
1 OCTOBER 2002
LOKOMOTIV 1-3 BARCELONA
Kluivert stole the ball off Luis Enrique to shoot Barca into the lead. Midget Saviola headed in from a Xavi cross and finished off a counter attacking move started by a punt downfield from Barcelona 'keeper Valdes. Obiorah scored an excellent consolation goal when he managed to brush aside Puyol and lob Barca's 'keeper from close range.
Barcelona are like Juventus i.e. pretenders. They're good at beating up jobbers but when they face better opposition in the next Phase they'll be exposed.
Assists : Luis Enrique, Xavi, Luis Enrique, Lekcetho
24 SEPTEMBER 2002
GALATASARAY 0-2 BARCELONA
Two Gala defenders attacked a cross and took Kluivert and the ball with them, Kluivert managed to keep his balance, turned and fired past Mondragon. Christian missed a glorious chance before Luis Enrique finished Gala off with a header from a corner.
Assist : Motta (corner)
17 SEPTEMBER 2002
LOKOMOTIV 0-2 GALATASARAY
Sarr, on loan from Terim's former club Milan, headed Gala into the lead 90 seconds after coming on as a substitute. Nizhegorodov failed to cut out Ergun's through pass and Arif screwed the ball into the corner of the net.
Assists : Fabio Pinto, Ergun
BARCELONA 3-2 BRUGGE
Luis Enrique blasted in a rebound after Motta's shot had cannoned off Martens. Humperdink won a penalty with a total dive in the box, Simons converted. Mendieta put Barca back in front with a free kick. Saviola scored a third after some outstanding tight dribbling in the box. Humperdink scored a second for the Belgians via a deflection off Puyol.
Assists : Englebert (won pen), Saviola (won fk)