23 October 2007
CSKA MOSCOW 1 (Jo 32)
INTER 2 (Crespo 52, Samuel 80)
Vieira lasted 17 minutes into his second game following his weekend comeback.
He's done. Two of CSKA's Brazilians combined for the opening goal. Jo turned
onto Carvalho's pass, almost knocking over Cordoba in the process, killed the
ball dead and with Julio Cesar guarding his near post curled a right foot shot
into the opposite corner. Fantastic goal. Under pressure after failing to
clear a corner, Krasic headed Cambiasso's pass back to Crespo and he volleyed
past Mandrykin. Champions League choker Ibrahimovic looked to have wasted
Inter's best chance, blazing over with the goal at his mercy but Mandrykin
bailed him out when he flapped at Samuel's tame header.
Figo became the sixth player to make 100 Champions League appearances. The
other five are Kahn, Raul, Bobby Carlos, Beckham and of course Maldini.
Attendance : 35,000
Assists : Carvalho, n/a, Figo (fk)
Attendance : 36,200
Assist : n/a
SEVILLA 2 (Kanoute 5, Luis Fabiano 17)
STEAUA BUCHAREST 1 (Petre 63)
Capel ran onto a long ball out of defence and swung a cross into the box for
Kanoute to powerfully head Sevilla into the lead. Steaua bollocked up playing
offside leaving 'Il Fabuloso' Luis Fabiano to run 40 yards, round the 'keeper
and fire into an empty net. Sevilla should have been at least 4-0 up at half
time. Petre tapped in Iacob's deflected centre as the home side continued to
Attendance : 32,000
Assists : Capel, Alves, n/a
ARSENAL 7 (Fabregas 5, Hubacek 24 og, Walcott 41, Hleb 51, Walcott 55,
Fabregas 58, Bendtner 89)
SLAVIA PRAGUE 0
Hleb ran into traffic on the left wing, two Slavia defenders were checking his
every move so he passed to Fabregas, Tavares slipped as the Spaniard ran into
the box and from a ridiculous angle he whipped the ball into the bottom right
corner. Hubacek sliced Hleb's shot into his own net to double Arsenal's lead.
Slavia full back Pudil received possession on the half way line so turned
around and whacked a 50 yard pass BACK to his goalkeeper Vaniak, Vaniak's
attempted first time clearance hit Walcott and he side stepped the goalkeeper
before tapping into an empty net and scoring his first Champions League goal.
Arsenal made it 4-0 on a rapid fire counter attack, Fabregas' pass out wide to
Hleb was sublime and he turned inside two defenders before placing a shot
inside Vaniak's right hand post. Another sweeping move, with Hleb and Fabregas
again involved, ended with Lewis Hamilton look-a-like Walcott bursting into
the box and shooting in off a post. Walcott laid off Adebayor's pass to
Fabregas for the sixth. Bendtner completed the rout after running onto Eboue's
outrageous back heel.
A message to Slavia Prague fans. Sucks to be you.
Attendance : 59,621
Assists : Hleb, n/a, n/a, Fabregas, Hleb, Walcott, Eboue
LYON 2 (Fabio Santos 56, Benzema 79)
Lyon were the better side in the first half and took a deserved lead when a
half cleared corner deflected in off Meissner. Fabio Govou overran Keita's
centre, the ball clipped his heels and fell invitingly for Benzema and he held
off Pardo and skipped a tackle before shooting past Schafer.
Attendance : 51,000
Assists : n/a, Govou
Attendance : 49,957
Assist : n/a
DYNAMO KYIV 2 (Rincon 34, Bangoura 78)
MANCHESTER UNITED 3 (Ferdinand 10, Rooney 18, Ronaldo 41, Ronaldo 68 Pen)
Ferdinand headed United into the lead from a Giggs free kick. Brown and
Ronaldo launched a counter attack after Brown broke up an attack in his own
half, Ronaldo headed for the box, played the ball out wide to Brown and
Rooney, unmarked in the centre after Shovkovskiy slipped, tapped into an empty
net. Rincon pulled a goal back from a corner before Ronaldo restored United's
two goal lead with a fabulous header from Giggs' left wing cross. Ronaldo
converted a penalty awarded for handball. Bangoura beat VDS with a low right
footed drive from 20 yards.
Attendance : 43,000
Assists : Giggs (fk), Brown, Correa (ck), Giggs, n/a, Correa
ROMA 2 (Juan 15, Vucinic 70)
SPORTING 1 (Liedson 18)
Juan headed Roma into the lead from a corner thanks largely to Tiago flapping
at Pizarro's cross and the fact that Sporting have a team of midgets. As well
as having the best attack in Serie A the Giallorossi also have one of the
worst defences and Liedson jumped between Mexes and Cassetti to head in the
equaliser. Totti went off injured late in the first half and Mancini missed a
second half penalty. Vucinic chased down Abel as he tried to shepard a ball
out of play, Abel foolishly tried to turn inside Vucinic instead of hacking
the ball clear, he slipped, Vucinic stole possession, skipped past Tonel's
outstretched leg and smashed the ball past Tiago.
Attendance : 35,000
Assists : Pizarro (ck), Abel, n/a
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