14 September 2011

MANCHESTER CITY 1 (Kolarov 74)
NAPOLI 1 (Cavani 69)

Barry lost a ball in midfield and Maggio sprung a counter attack. The hopeless Lescott failed to track Cavani and he nutmegged Hart to give Napoli a shock lead. Kolarov, who arrived in the EPL with a reputation for his long range shooting only to blaze shots high and wide, equalised with a great free kick though De Sanctis was slow to react.

Attendance : 44,026
Assists : Maggio, ? (won fk)

BAYERN MUNICH 2 (Kroos 7, Rafinha 76)

A super right foot shot from a Ribery assist gave Bayern the lead and a goalkeeping blunder made the points safe.

Attendance : 19,168
Assists : Ribery, Kroos

LILLE 2 (Sow 45, Pedretti 57)
CSKA MOSCOW 2 (Doumbia 72, Doumbia 90)

Sow put the French champions a goal up on the stroke of half time with a cheeky back heal. Pedretti, who always looks ill, finished off a lovely move with a first time shot into the top right corner. Rozenhal failed to clear under pressure from Doumbia and the Ivorian outmuscled him before poking the ball wide of Landreau. Doumbia scored a fantastic equaliser. With his back to play he pulled down a Rozenhal clearance then flicked the ball back over and held off Balmont, played a Two-two, which was return with a back heel, then smashed the ball into the back of the net.

Attendance : 15,274
Assists : Rozenhal, Balmont, n/a, Dzagoev

TRABZONSPOR 1 (Celustka 76)

Inter failed to clear their lines from a corner, Altintop hammered a shot against the bar, the big pansy Cambiasso headed the ball to Celustka who ran away from Lucio before sliding to shoot into the bottom corner.

Gasperini is already under pressure from an Italian press hugely critical of his 3-4-3 system.

Attendance : 24,444
Assist : n/a

BENFICA 1 (Cardozo 24)

World Cup Hall of Fame Villain (for missing that penalty) Cardozo chested down a crossfield pass, dragged the ball away from Evans onto his right before blasting a shot inside the left post. Excellent goal. Giggs equalised with a thumping 20 yard drive.

Attendance : 59,671
Assists : Gaitan, Valencia

BASEL 2 (Frei 39, Frei 84)
OTELUL 1 (Pena 58)

Old man Frei scored with a lovely header on the run. Sommer got down low to parry Antal's fiercely struck effort but could do nothing to prevent Pena from scoring on the rebound. Strellar won the match with a massive dive.

Attendance : 30,126
Assists : Strellar, n/a, Streller (won pen)

REAL MADRID 1 (Di Maria 53)

Attendance : 27,055
Assist : Marcelo


Attendance : 49,504
Assist : n/a