18 September 2012
DINAMO ZAGREB 0
PORTO 2 (Lucho Gonzalez 41, Defour 92)
Lucho tapped Porto in front after Dinamo 'keeper Keleva spilled a centre. One time Man United target Steven Defour lobbed him from close range to complete what appeared to be an easy victory.
Attendance : 4,683
Assists : Sandro, Atsu
PSG 4 (Ibrahimovic 19 Pen, Thiago Silva 29, Alex 32, Pastore 91)
DYNAMO KYIV 1 (Veloso 87)
While Milan were struggling in Italy their best (former) players gave the billionaires a commanding half time lead. Menez dived to win the penalty and on his PSG debut Thiago Silva tapped in from close range following a goalmouth scramble. Alex hammered in the third from Chantome's corner. Veloso touched in a wicked Yarmolenko cross. Pastore scored a cheap fourth due to a Koval fumble.
Attendance : 42,536
Assists : Belhanda (won pen), n/a, Chantome (ck), Yarmolenko, Nene
MONTPELLIER 1 (Belhanda 9 Pen)
ARSENAL 2 (Podolski 16, Gervinho 18)
Belhanda converted a soft penalty with a Panenka or cucchiaio as it's known in Italy. Podolski equalised from a lovely Giroud pass and two minutes later Gervinho tapped in the winner.
Attendance : 27,522
Assists : Belhanda (won pen), Giroud, Jenkinson
OLYMPIAKOS 1 (Abdoun 58)
SCHALKE 2 (Howedes 41, Huntelaar 59)
Howedes gave the German's the lead with a super header at the near post, Farfan's corner was an absolute peach. An insane 3 minute spell saw Schalke's Bundesliga offside trap gift Olympiakos the equaliser, THE HUNTER fire a Holtby pass in off the left post then in the 61st minute strike the same post with a penalty.
Attendance : 30,922
Assists : Farfan (ck), Djebbour, Holtby
MALAGA 3 (Isco 3, Saviola 13, Isco 76)
ZENIT ST PETERSBURG 0
20 year old Spanish midfielder Isco stole the show with two brilliant goals. He slalomed his way into the box before curling a shot into the right corner and his second was a bullet from the edge of the box. In between fraud Saviola tapped in a centre.
Attendance : 23,670
Assists : Eliseu, Gamez, Joaquin
Attendance : 27,593
Assists : n/a
DORTMUND 1 (Lewandowski 87)
Attendance : 65,829
Assist : Piszczek
REAL MADRID 3 (Marcelo 76, Benzema 87, Ronaldo 90)
MANCHESTER CITY 2 (Dzeko 68, Kolarov 85)
Yaya Toure mugged Pepe in midfield and sent Dzeko clear for the opening goal. Marcelo equalised via a massive deflection. Five minutes from time Xabi Alonso restored Man City's lead when he turned in a Kolarov free kick. Man City's joy was short-lived however as Nastasic allowed Benzema to turn in the box for the equaliser. Hart had a superb game until the 90th minute when he flapped at cry-baby Ronaldo's speculative shot.
Attendance : 70,381
Assists : Toure, n/a, n/a, n/a, Marcelo