1 November 2011

VALENCIA 3 (Jonas 1, Soldado 65, Rami 75)
LEVERKUSEN 1 (Kiessling 31)

Jonas intercepted Lenos' awful free kick and ran through to give the beleaguered Spaniards the lead. Kiessling headed the visitors level following good work by Kadlec and Ballack. Soldado ran across the box and turned in Mathieu cross with a fantastic back heal and 10 minutes later Rami headed in Tino Costa corner.

Attendance : 40,000
Assists : n/a, Ballack, Mathieu, Costa (ck)

GENK 1 (Vossen 61)
CHELSEA 1 (Ramires 26)

Ramires played a one-two with Torres, ran into the box, pulled down the Spaniards cross with a great first touch(!) before smashing the ball past Keteles. Luiz missed a penalty and Vossen scored a fine equaliser. A great ball inside Lampard left Camus in acres of space down the left and Vossen placed his centre first time past Cech.

Attendance : 24,000
Assists : Torres, Camus


Attendance : 59,961
Assists : n/a

DORTMUND 1 (Grosskreutz 7)

Grosskreutz gave Dortmund their first victory with a brilliant first time shot from the edge of the box.

Attendance : 65,590
Assists : Gotze

ZENIT ST PETERSBURG 1 (Lombaerts 45)

Attendance : 21,800
Assists : Zyrianov

APOEL NICOSIA 2 (Almeida 42 Pen, Manduca 90)
PORTO 1 (Hulk 89 Pen)

Almeida put away a soft penalty. Porto's was clear cut. Hulk, now with green hair converted. Incredibly 3 minutes later the Greek scored an unlikely winner. Solari played a ball out wide to Charalambides and Manduca tapped in his centre.

The win means Apoel top group G on 8 points. Zenit are 2nd on 7 and Porto are in 3rd on 4 points.

Attendance : 21,000
Assists : Ailton, Rodriguez (won pen), Charalambides

BATE BORISOV 1 (Bressan 55 Pen)
MILAN 1 (Ibrahimovic 22)

Ibrahimovic tackled Simic, looked across to check if he was onside then stood motionless as Robinho made an overlapping run, he ran into the box, killed the Brazilian's cross with a brilliant first touch then shot wide of Gutor. Bressan equalised an extremely soft penalty.

Attendance : 40,000
Assists : Robinho, Kontsevoy (won pen)

BARCELONA 4 (Messi 24 Pen, Messi 45, Fabregas 72, Messi 92)

Petrzela ran through a huge hole in the center of Barca's defence but fluffed his lines with only Valdes to beat. UEFA's darlings were given another helping hand when Cisovski was sent off for a stupid challenge on Messi who of course embellished the contact because despite what many say, he's a dirty little cheat. He blasted in his second following a one-two with Adriano. Fabregas headed in the third and Messi finished a Pique back heal.

Attendance : 19,000
Red Card : Cisovski 22 (Viktoria Plzen)
Assists : Messi (won pen), Adriano, Cuenca, Pique