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champions league match day 1 round up

September 16, 2009

- Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images Europe

Chelsea 1-0 Porto

French striker Nicolas Anelka’s second-half goal maintained Carlo Ancelotti’s unbeaten streak as Chelsea manager. A through-ball from Salomon Kalou gave Anelka a clean run for a one-on-one with goalkeeper Helton who saved the striker’s first effort but the follow-up shot gave the Londoners the lead and a winning start in the Champions League.

Besiktas 0-1 Man United

United had fluffed a host of chances before Paul Scholes headed a rebound from a Nani shot. Scholes became the highest scoring Englishman in the Champions League as his goal gave the visitors the three points in Istanbul.

Group A –

Juventus 1 (V. Iaquinta 63′) Bordeaux (J. Plasil 75′)

Maccabi Haifa 0 Bayern Munich 3 (D. v. Buyten 64′, T. Muller 85′ 88′)

Group B –

Wolfsburg 3 (Grafite 36′ 41′ 86′) CSKA Moscow (A. Dzargeov 76′)

Group C –

Marseille 1 (G. Heinze 49′) AC Milan (F. Inzaghi 28′ 74′)

Zurich 2 (X. Margairaz pen. 64′, S. Aegerter 65′) Real Madrid 5 (C. Ronaldo 27′ 89′, Raul 34′, G. Higuan 45′, J. M. Guti 90′)

Group D –

Atletico Madrid 0 APOEL Nicosia 0


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Rite$h permalink
    September 16, 2009 7:57 am

    1-0 wins for both Premier League clubs last night, hope the 2 playing today will manage to score some more.
    United should work on the tactics, playing 1 striker has not done any good for them in too many games

    • September 16, 2009 10:41 am

      nope playing 1 striker has only got us to two champions league finals in a row!

      the only thing i would change is personelle..last night i would have played rooney wide left and Owen through the European games it makes sense to pack the middle and take it from there..also with Roo wide we could have switched to 4-4-2 in the flick of a switch. Wazza looked isolated last night with Nani looking like a bag of shite

  2. September 16, 2009 11:10 am

    The Besiktas fans were awesome weren’t they? So loud and up for it!

  3. January 22, 2010 11:31 am

    Nice post. I can’t wait for the champions league to start up again.

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