26 November 2013


Attendance : 50,633
Assists : n/a

BASEL 1 (Salah 87)

Attendance : 35,208
Assist : Schar

DORTMUND 3 (Reus 11 Pen, Blaszczykowski 60, Aubameyang 78)
NAPOLI 1 (Insigne 71)

Fernandez sacked Lewandowski to concede the penalty. Reus made the second on a rapid counter attack after Napoli lost possession near the Dortmund box, he played a one-two with Mkhitaryan? before surging up the left flank and centring for the unmarked Blaszczykowski. Kehl gave away possession with a sloppy pass and Insigne lobbed over weak link Weidenfeller. Armero returned the favour lazily hitting a pass against Aubameyang and Lewandowski, who had a quiet game, went for glory but as he ran into traffic the ball broke for Aubameyang and he lobbed Reina to seal victory and keep Dortmund in the hunt for a place in the last 16.

Attendance : 65,829
Assists : Lewandowski (won pen), Reus, Higuain, Lewandowski

ARSENAL 2 (Wilshere 1, Wilshere 65)

Sagna released forgotten man Wilshire down the right and he cut inside Mendes before shooting into the top left corner. The ref made amends for not awarding a blatant penalty by inventing one - which Ozil missed. Ramsey and Ozil combined for Wilshire's second and almost certainly send tedious Arsenal into the last 16, again.

Attendance : 59,912
Assists : Sagna, Ozil

ZENIT ST PETERSBURG 1 (Alderweireld 74 og)

Adrian, who is continually linked to bigger clubs despite being a terrible player, scored a brilliant BUT RARE goal, running in from the left he nutmegged Lodygin in the Zenit goal as he came off his line. Smolnikov's cross took a wicked deflection off Alderweireld and looped high in the air before dropped under the crossbar yet Courtois should have saved.

Attendance : 17,855
Assists : Garcia, n/a

PORTO 1 (Martinez 48)
AUSTRIA VIENNA 1 (Kienast 11)

Kienast intercepted Danillo's hospital pass, slalomed his way past a defender then drilled a low shot into the bottom right corner - the first goal his team has scored in this season's competition. Martinez scrambled in the equaliser following a spot of head tennis.

Attendance : 24,809
Assists : n/a, Mangala

MILAN 3 (Kaka' 13, Zapata 49, Balotelli 60)

Given the respective form of both teams and Celtic's excellent home record there should have only been one winner. Kaka' headed in Birsa's corner. Mulgrew smacked a free kick into a wall then clipped the rebound to van dijk who shot straight at Abbiati from six yards out. Having scored a goal from a corner for the first time in forever, Milan scored a second just after the restart when Zapata stabbed Nocerino's shot in at the back post. Balotelli held off Ambrose to angle a shot into the left corner and end his recent goal drought.

Attendance : 58,619
Assists : Birsa, Nocerino, Montolivo

AJAX 2 (Serero 19, Hoesen 42)
BARCELONA 1 (Xavi 49 Pen)

No Messi no problem? Not quite. Hoesen clever back heel allowed Serero to ghost into the box and tap in van Rhijn's centre. Hoesen hooked in a rebound after Puyol handled his initial effort and it's a good job he scored because never in a million years was the ref going to give Ajax a penalty. Van Rhijn's ridiculous hospital pass put Veltman up shit creek and he had no choice but to bring down Neymar. Despite going down to ten men Ajax held on.

Attendance : 53,000
Red Card : Veltman 48 (Ajax)
Assists : van Rhijn, n/a, Neymar (won pen)