19 October 2011

LEVERKUSEN 2 (Schurrle 52, Sam 56)
VALENCIA 1 (Jonas 24)

A dreadful mistake by Reinartz gave possession to Soldado on the edge of the Leverkusen penalty area leaving Jonas with the simple task of tapping in his centre. Schurrle levelled after four Valencia defenders ball watched Kadlec's cross. A marvellous pass on the turn from Ballack sent Sam race clear of two defenders and from an angle wide right on goal he curled a shot into the left corner of Alves' net. Brilliant goal.

Attendance : 26,384
Assists : Soldado, Kadlec, Miguel

CHELSEA 5 (Meireles 8, Torres 11, Torres 27, Ivanovic 42, Kalou 72)

Meireles hammered in the first with a low 20 yard drive. Torres tucked away a Lampard through ball and bounced a header past a poorly positioned Koteles. Ivanovic headed in the 4th from a Malouda free kick and Kalou tapped in the fifth after Koteles denied Torres a hat-trick with a great point blank save.

Attendance : 38,518
Assists : Cole, Lampard, Meireles, Malouda fk, n/a

ARSENAL 1 (Ramsey 92)

Attendance : 33,258
Assist : Gervinho

OLYMPIAKOS 3 (Holebas 8, Djebbour 40, Modesto 79)
DORTMUND 1 (Lewandowski 26)

The German champions were rocked by an eighth minute header from Holebas. Lewandowski equalised on the counter. Djebbour restored Olympiakos' lead when he danced around a defender and lashed a shot into the left corner. Modesto punished more horrific defending to head in Ibagaza's free kick.

Attendance : 33,334
Assists : Marcano, Gotze, n/a, Ibagaza

SHAKHTAR DONESTK 2 (Willian 15, Adriano 45)
ZENIT ST PETERSBURG 2 (Shirokov 33, Fayzulin 60)

Shirokov missed an 11th minute penalty for the visitors. Willian dropped a shoulder to go past a defender and from the edge of the box curled a right foot into the top corner. Bukharov made one of the assists of the season, curling a ball between two defenders with the outside of his right foot, Shirokov bounced it on his chest to go past Malafeev and managed to squeeze it into an empty net as it seemed destined to roll out of play. Adriano turned onto Rat's wayward shot to give Shakhtar a half time lead but Chyshov slipped when chasing after a square pass across Shakhtar's suicidally high line, made an attempt to swipe the ball away from Fayzulin but missed and Fayzulin beat Rybka with a beautifully weighted lob as the 'keeper ran to the edge.

Attendance : 50,578
Assists : n/a, Bukharov, Rat, n/a

PORTO 1 (Hulk 13)
APOEL NICOSIA 1 (Ailton 19)

Chiotis ran across his line as Hulk blasted in a free kick and tried to scoop the ball out of the net but missed completely. Ailton skipped away from a tackle before beating Helton with a precise low shot.

Attendance : 35,512
Assists : n/a, Charalambides

MILAN 2 (Ibrahimovic 33, Boateng 70)

Ibrahimovic fired in a loose ball after an Aquilani shot rebounded off a defender. Boateng pulled down a crossfield pass, steadied himself then let rip with a fearsome strike which crashed in off the underside of the crossbar.

Attendance : 66,040
Assists : n/a, Aquilani

BARCELONA 2 (Iniesta 10, Villa 82)

Iniesta played a double one-two with Messi and as he ran onto the Argentinean's return pass he flicked the ball away from a defender before tapping into the bottom right corner. Lovely goal. Villa tapped in a rebound after Messi was fouled in the box.

Attendance : 74,376
Assists : Messi, n/a