9 December 2009

STUTTGART 3 (Marica 5, Trasch 8, Pogrebnyak 11)
UNIREA URZIENI 1 (Semedo 46)

Khedira's teasing cross that was begging to be hit and Marica duly obliged. Gebhart sprung a counter attack deep from his own half, he released Trasch and the defenders shot took a deflection off a gonorrhoea player, wrong footing Arlauskis. Pogrebnyak turned onto a Khedira centre and dribbled away from two players before nutmegging Arlauskis. Brilliant goal. Midget Boka kicked the ball against his own trailing leg when trying to clear and Semedo ran through to score what proved to be a consolation goal.

Attendance : 36,421
Assists : Khedira, n/a, Khedira, n/a

SEVILLA 1 (Kanoute 8 Pen)

Attendance : 38,000
Assist : Navarro

24 November 2009

UNIREA URZICENI 1 (Dragutinovic 45 og)

Attendance : 10,007
Assist : n/a


A point will be enough to send Olympiakos into the last 16 and 14 of the other sides will be rubbing their hands with glee. They can even go through with a loss provided Standard fail to beat AZ Alkmaar.

Attendance : 16,213
Assists : n/a

4 November 2009

SEVILLA 1 (Navas 14)
STUTTGART 1 (Kuzmanovic 79)

Navas tapped in Sevilla's 10th goal of the campaign from Luis Fabiano's centre. Kuzmanovic's brilliant late strike wasn't enough to prevent the Spaniards from claiming a place in the KO stages.

Attendance : 43,200
Assists : Luis Fabiano, Pogrebnyak

UNIREA URZICENI 1 (Onofras 88)
RANGERS 1 (McCulloch 79)

Rangers would have felt at home in the rainy conditions. McCulloch caught Unirea goalkeeper Arlauskis by surprise with a bouncing shot. Onofras, who had earlier seen a goalbound effort cleared off the line, equalised with a brilliant shot from distance.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Lafferty, Bilasco

20 October 2009

RANGERS 1 (Vilana 2 og)
UNIREA URZICENI 4 (Bilasco 32, Lafferty 49 og, McCulloch 59, og, McCulloch 65 og)

Mendes tried his luck from the edge of the box and his shot took a wild bounce off Vilana, looping over Tudor in the Unirea goal. Rangers' pathetic offside trap gift wrapped the equaliser to Bilsaco. Fernandes handled in the box to concede a penalty but Davis' terrible spot kick was saved by Tudor. Rangers' charity continued with two own goals. Lafferty was somewhat unlucky when a shot from a short corner bounced off his heels but McCulloch had no such excuse for heading Balan's free kick into his own net. Apostol backheeled a free kick to Brandan, McCulloch tried to jump out of the way but the ball clipped off his heels and wrong footed McGregor. Four own goals has to be some sort of record.

Attendance : 37,500
Assists : n/a, Brandan, n/a, n/a, n/a

STUTTGART 1 (Elson 74 fk)
SEVILLA 3 (Squillaci 23, Navas 55, Squillaci 72)

Squillaci gave Sevilla the lead from Adriano's outstanding cross. Lehmann fumbled a cross and Navas doubled the Spanish side's lead. Stuttgart's inability to deal with crosses cost them a third but their Brazilian midfielder Elson scored a fantastic consolation goal, sending a free kick up and over the Sevilla wall and dipping under the crossbar.

Attendance : 40,000
Assists : Adriano, n/a, Dragutinovic (fk), Elson (won fk)

29 September 2009

STUTTGART 1 (Tasci 5)

A longball into the box took a deflection off Nicu and Tasci got the jump on his two markers to score. Varga punished a sloppy attempt at a clearance by a Stuttgart defender in his own penalty area, curling a low left footed shot past Lehmann.

Attendance : 13,557
Assists : n/a

RANGERS 1 (Novo 88)
SEVILLA 4 (Konko 50, Adriano 64, Luis Fabiano 72, Kanoute 74)

A free kick was played out wide to Navas and Konko, one of three players left unmarked in the centre of the Rangers goal, headed past McGregor. The Rangers defence stood like statues watching Sevilla pass the ball in midfield, Luis Fabiano centred from the left, two defenders got sucked in by Kanoute leaving Adriano free to pick his spot inside McGregor's left post. Luis Fabiano became the third Sevilla player to score from a cross and returned the favour to goal-maker Kanoute with a centre on the break. Ranger's Spanish striker Nacho Novo cut in from the left flank and beat Palop with a fantastic 30 yard drive.

Attendance : 40,572
Assists : Navas, Luis Fabiano, Kanoute, Luis Fabiano, Thomson

16 September 2009

SEVILLA 2 (Fabiano 46, Renato 70)

In first half injury time Renato centred Navarro's excellent ball out of defence and from the edge of the box Luis Fabiano's first time shot crept inside a post. The two Brazilian's combined for the second from a corner, Renato re-directing Luis Fabiano's header.

Attendance : 37,500
Assists : Renato, Luis Fabiano

STUTTGART 1 (Pogrebnyak 18)
RANGERS 1 (Bougherra 77)

The expensively signed Pogrebnyak was left with an easy finish after Cacau seized on a defensive mistake and launched a rapid counter attack. Bougherra played a double one-two with Rothen before powering into the Stuttgart box and slamming a right foot shot past Lehmann.

Attendance : 51,000
Assists : Cacau, Rothen