2 November 2011

BAYERN MUNICH 3 (Gomez 17, Gomez 23, Gomez 42)
NAPOLI 2 (Fernandez 45, )

Schweinsteiger played a great ball through Inler's legs and Gomez turned his marker inside out before scoring. He jumped to volley home a Kroos cross and completed his hat-trick with a Johnny on the Spot style tap-in after De Sanctis saved from Kroos. Fernandez twice headed in set pieces. Zuniga was sent off for clipping Ribery and Badstuber for a trip on Cavani. Fernandez' second was from the resulting free kick. In a crazy finish Fernandez blocked from Lahm then got to his feet to deny Alaba. Seconds later with everyone encamped in the Bayern half including De Sanctis, Gomez got hold of a loose ball and shot from the edge of the box towards an empty net only to be denied by De Sanctis who ran all the way back before making a great sliding clearance a yard from the goal-line!

Attendance : 69,000
Red Card : Zuniga 70 (Napoli), Badstuber 77 (Bayern Munich)
Assists : Schweinsteiger, Kroos, n/a, Lavezzi (fk), Inler (fk)

MANCHESTER CITY 3 (Toure 30, Balotelli 45 Pen, Toure 71)

Yaya Toure gathered a Silva pass on the edge of the box and pushed it wide of a defender before firing into the bottom corner. Balotelli was clipped by Musacchio after he nutmegged the defender and got up to despatch the penalty. Toure took advantage of the huge gaps in Villarreal's defence to score a third on the break.

Attendance : 24,235
Assists : Silva, Balotelli (won pen), Balotelli


Attendance : 22,486
Red Card : Doumbia 73 (CSKA Moscow)
Assists : n/a

INTER 2 (Samuel 18, Milito 65)

Samuel climbed over the back of Mavuba to head in Sneijder corner. Milito missed two glaring chances before scoring off a tremendous Zanetti run and cross. A mistake by Lucio allowed Lille back into the game but Inter held on.

Attendance : 50,000
Assists : Sneijder, Zanetti, n/a

MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Valencia 8, Rooney 87)

Jones flashed a shot across goal and Valencia turned it in at the back post. The rotten Rooney scored a second via a deflection.

Attendance : 74,847
Assists : Jones, n/a

BENFICA 1 (Rodrigo 4)
BASEL 1 (Huggel 64)

Basel failed to clear their lines from a corner and Rodrigo met Gaitan's knockdown with a fantastic lefty foot volley that arced into the top corner. Huggel kept Basel's chances alive with a crisp first time shot from the edge of the box.

Attendance : 40,000
Assists : Gaitan, Chipperfield

REAL MADRID 2 (Ronaldo 24 fk, Ronaldo 69 Pen)

Ronaldo smashed in a free kick and a non existent penalty.

Attendance : 35,000
Assists : Benzema (won fk), Ronaldo (won pen)

AJAX 4 (van der Wiel 20, Sulejmani 25, de Jong 65, Lodeiro 92)

Eriksen passed to van der Wiel with an extravagant back heal and from a tight angle he slammed the ball into the roof of the net. Sulejmani rounded the 'keeper and tapped into an empty net to score the 2nd. De Jong scored the third following good work by van der Wiel and Lodeiro completed the rout to record Ajax's most impressive (in terms of score at least) victory in the Champions League for many a year.

Attendance : 49,707
Assists : Eriksen, de Jong, Eriksen, Ebicilio