9 December 2003


Mido headed in a free kick but a sloppy header by the much sought after Van Buyten gifted Delibasic the equaliser.

Assist : Johansen (fk)


Derlei cancelled out a beautiful opening goal from the penalty spot. Zidane started the move with a back heel to Figo and despite contact, which is usually enough to ground him, Figo side stepped his marker and threaded the ball to Solari via a Ronaldo dummy and the luxury substitute shot into the corner. An unnecessary piece of dribbling by Salgado in his own penalty area forced the defender into fouling Deco and Derlei rammed home the penalty. He should have won the match late on following another mistake by Salgado.

Assists : Figo, Deco (won pen)

26 November 2003


Beckham opened the scoring with a fantastic free kick, one of the better ones he's scored. Mido headed Marseille level from Vachousek's excellent chipped pass. As the Marseille defence watched Raul and Zidane exchange passes, Ronaldo ran into the box and turned Raul's cross into the net.

Assists : Ronaldo (won fk), Vachousek, Raul


McCarthy tapped in when Pantic failed to hold onto Maniche's shot. Porto scored a farcical second goal. Savic under hit a backpass, Pantic raced off his line to clear and missed leaving McCarthy with another tap-in. Having denied Delibasic with an excellent save, Baia threw himself at the strikers feet, missed, 2-1.

I'm not convinced Porto will pose much of a threat to Europe's elite. Their forwards stink and Baia is a mistake waiting to happen.

22 October 2003


Marlet flicked on a long ball, Drogba muscled his way through the Porto defence before beating Baia. A brilliant first time shot by Maniche gave Porto an unexpected equaliser and Derlei stunned the home side with a low shot inside the post after a hospital pass gifted Porto possession in the Marseille half. Deco danced through the Marseille defence before laying on Porto's third though Hemdani should have cleared. Despite being fouled Marlet managed to head in Meriem's free kick but it wasn't enough to deny Porto their first victory.

Assist : Marlet, Derlei, ?, Deco, Meriem (fk)

1 October 2003


Casillas parried Deco's free kick straight onto the head of Costinha, 1-0. Porto spurned chances to increase their lead before Helguera drew Real level with a header. Solari capitalised on a mix-up in the Porto defence to give Real the lead. Zidane was busted open when he eat a knee (unintentional). McCarthy had a goal disallowed for offside. Zidane finished off Porto with a superb volley.

Assists : Solari, Roberto Carlos, Figo (fk)


Delibasic earned himself a second yellow for diving in the box (the ref was Italian so they have an eye for these things) at the end of the first half. Despite being down a player Partizan could have taken the lead but for a superb clearance by Meite with Marseille's 'keeper stranded. A lucky bounce off Partizan goalkeeper Radakovic gave Drogba his first goal. He headed in a second five minutes later from an absolutely superb reverse pass. Drogba then combined with Sytchev on the break to complete a hat-trick.

Assists : Meriem, Sytchev
Red Card : Delibasic 45 (Partizan)

16 September 2003


Costinha headed in a Deco corner, despite the attempts of the Partizan defenders to clear after the ball had crossed the line. Delibasic lashed in the equaliser after Drulovic's free kick cannoned off Terrible West. Nice assist, shame about the haircut.

Assist : Deco (ck), West


Some quite brilliant defending allowed Drogba to give Marseille a shock lead. Real were level three minutes later when that lucky, cheating little ****** Roberto Carlos volleyed a Beckham cross straight into the ground and it looped up into the top corner. A great run by Salgado on the right gifted Ronaldo his first and he added a second with a stunning first time shot. Roberto Carlos conned the ref into awarding a penalty with his trademark vault over the 'keeper trick. Figo scored twice, only the second goal counted, referees are arseholes as are FIFA for the new rule. Van Buyten reduced the arrears with a powerful header.

Assists : Mido, Beckham, Zidane, R Carlos (won pen), Vachousek (ck)