2 October 2013

LEVERKUSEN 2 (Rolfes 46, Hegeler 92 fk)
SOCIEDAD 1 (Vela 51)

Bravo made a fantastic save to parry Rolfes' bullet header but he pounced to scramble in the rebound. Vela dived to win a penalty, which Leno saved but the Arsenal reject tapped in the rebound. Bravo, one of the few Sociedad players with genuine quality, was beaten all ends up by a magnificent free kick seconds from the end.

Attendance : 27,462
Assists : n/a, n/a, Bender (won fk)

SHAKHTAR DONTESK 1 (Wellbeck 18)

Rakytskyi made a hash of clearing a cross and Wellbeck shot United into the lead. Shakhtar's equaliser was almost identical, Vidic couldn't clear a centre although the ball came too quick for him to do anything about it and Taison smashed in the rebound.

Attendance : 51,555
Assists : n/a, n/a

JUVENTUS 2 (Vidal 78 Pen, Quagliarella 87)
GALATASARAY 2 (Drogba 36, Bulut 88)

Barzagli underhit a backpass, Buffon raced out of the box, Drogba touched the ball past him and shot into an empty met. Vidal hammered home a penalty awarded for a foul on Quagliarella and Quagliarella headed in a Pirlo cross to give Juve the lead for the first time in the game. A minute later Drogba headed on a longball and Bulut fired past Buffon to equalise.

Juve are mental midgets in Europe, just like Inter were pre Mourinho which is doubly ironic as today they faced a Galatasaray side now coached by Mancini.

Attendance : 33,466
Assists : n/a, Quagliarella (won pen), Pirlo, Drogba

REAL MADRID 4 (Ronaldo 21, Ronaldo 65, Di Maria 71, Di Maria 91)

Ronaldo headed in a Marcelo cross then did the type of celebration that makes you want to endlessly punch him in the face. Benzema backheeled a pass to Di Maria, he crossed with the trick where you kick from behind your leading leg and Ronaldo headed in his second. Di Maria whacked in the third from the edge of the box and took advantage of a slip by a defender to score the fourth.

Attendance : 69,347
Assists : Marcelo, Di Maria, n/a, Morata

PSG 3 (Ibrahimovic 5, Marquinhos 25, Ibrahimovic 30)

Matuidi, Verratti and Van der Wiel were involved in the opener, van der Wiel with the final pass to the unmarked Ibrahimovic. Marquinhos tapped in the second after Benfica failed to clear a corner and five minutes later Benfica were done on another corner.

Attendance : 44,732
Assists : van der Wiel, n/a, Motta

OLYMPIAKOS 3 (Mitroglou 17, Mitroglou 56, Mitroglou 72)

Gillet blocked a Suarez through pass but couldn't get to his feet to clear the ball and Saviola gathered it before centring for the opener. Ndinga took a few steps before launching himself at a defensive header, sending the ball back into the Anderlecht penalty area and Mitroglou recovered from a poor first touch to fire in his second. He completed his hat-trick in style, he sold a feint to Kouyate as he went past, switched the ball onto his right foot then with almost no backlift hammered a shot into the top right corner.

Attendance : 15,918
Assists : Saviola, Ndinga, Fuster

CSKA MOSCOW 3 (Tosic 19, Honda 29, Renzik 78 og)
VIKTORIA PLZEN 2 (Rajitoral 4, Bakos 91)

Rajitoral tapped into an empty net after a deflection pulled Akinfeev out of position. Tosic equalised via a deflection and Honda put the Russians in front with an outrageous shot, curling the ball with the outside of his right foot and it kissed the post before bouncing into the back of the net. Kozacik tried to trap a backpass, hit with no pace whatsoever, and missed the ball completely. The goalkeeping blunders continued as at the other end Akinfeev punched a cross against a Plzen player (Teci) and Bakos headed into an empty net.

Attendance : 6,000
Assists : n/a, Musa, Tosic, n/a, Teci

MANCHESTER CITY 1 (Negredo 79)
BAYERN MUNICH 3 (Ribery 7, Muller 56, Robben 60)

Bayern were the better team and overwhelming favourites to win but nevertheless Hart conspired against City with another dreadful display. He dived low to his right and got a hand on a Ribery shot but still couldn't prevent a goal when it was easier to push the ball out for a corner. The director quickly cut to a shot of Pellegrini shaking his head. Muller beat City's offside trap, Hart jumped at him doing his starfish impression and he took the ball wide before tapping into an empty net. Kroos tackled Fernandinho before passing to Robben, he turned Nastasic inside out and Hart once again failed to make a routine save at his near post. Negredo scored with a brilliant shot in off the left post. Boateng was sent off for committing a last man foul on Toure.

Attendance : 45,201
Red Card : Boateng 86 (Bayern Munich)
Assists : Rafinha, Dante, Kroos, Silva