6 November 2012


Attendance : 52,000
Assists : n/a

PSG 4 (Alex 16, Matuidi 61, Menez 65, Hoarau 80)

Alex volleyed in from close range after Ibrahimovic worked a short corner with Lavezzi. Matuidi fired in the second from another Ibrahimovic pass and he completed a hat-trick of assists when he rolled a centre to Menez. Hoarau tapped in a loose ball after Ibrahimovic caused more havoc in the Dinamo Zagreb box.

Attendance : 47,000
Assists : Ibrahimovic, Ibrahimovic, Ibrahimovic, n/a

OLYMPIAKOS 3 (Machado 4, Greco 80, Mitroglou 82)
MONTPELLIER 1 (Belhanda 67 Pen)

Machado tapped in a rebound off a post. Abdoun threw down Camara to concede a ridiculous penalty. He should have been sent off. Greco restored Olympiakos' lead from a corner and Mitroglou finished off the French champions when Yanga-Mbiwa misjudged a cross.

Attendance : 25,000
Assists : n/a, Camara (won pen), n/a, Holebas

SCHALKE 2 (Huntelaar 47, Farfan 67)
ARSENAL 2 (Walcott 18, Giroud 26)

Theo Walnut pounced on a loose ball as the Schalke defence fell over each other in trying to clear a through ball. Podolski, who is used to working with a target man (Klose) swung in a cross from the left and Giroud flung himself at the ball to head in his first UCL goal. Cazorla lost possession by falling flat on his face, Holtby volleyed on a cross and Huntelaar angled a shot into the bottom corner. Holtby horribly miscued a header and the ball spun to the back post for Farfan to equalise.

Attendance : 50,000
Assists : n/a, Podolski, Holtby, Holtby

MILAN 1 (Pato 73)
MALAGA 1 (Eliseu 40)

Isco found Eliseu with an outstanding pass inside Bonera and the Lazio reject shot low into the left corner. Lame duck Pato headed in his first goal of the season from a Constant cross then kissed his badge. No one wants you at the club anymore you prick.

Attendance : 20,000
Assists : Isco, Constant

ANDERLECHT 1 (Mbokani 17)

Attendance : 19,000
Assist : Kljestan

MANCHESTER CITY 2 (Toure 22, Aguero 74)
AJAX 2 (De Jong 10, De Jong 17)

De Jong punished woeful marking to score twice from corners. Toure, who has been below par this season, took a defensive header off his chest then launching himself into the air and sent a scissor kick into the back of the net. Van Basten would have been proud. Magnificent goal. Balotelli headed on a goal-kick and Aguero sprinted past a defender to equalise.

Attendance : 40,222
Assists : n/a, Eriksen (ck), n/a, Balotelli

REAL MADRID 2 (Pepe 34, Ozil 89 fk)
DORTMUND 2 (Reus 28, Arbeloa 45 og)

A Lewandowski header sent Reus beyond Real Madrid high line and he scored with a spectacular half volley. Pepe headed Real Madrid level from a superb Ozil cross. Dortmund repeated their earlier trick, Lewandowski headed on a longball, Grosskreutz centred and Gundogan volleyed over Casillas. I'm not sure why UEFA recorded it as an own goal. Ozil equalised from a free kick when Dortmund's 32 year old goalkeeper (Weidenfeller) was too slow in getting across his line.

Real Madrid play just like a Bundesliga side with a stupid highline and second rate defenders. It seems no one can defend in this years competition.

Attendance : 65,000
Assists : Lewandowski, Ozil, n/a, Callejon (won fk)