Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Champions League: Matchday 2 under way

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are the only two clubs with a 6-point, hundred per cent record after the first two games in the Champions League. Both Manchester clubs had horrendous results on matchday 2a. CSKA Moskva lost at home to Inter, 2-3. Tomorrow the matchday is completed.

Champions League: Matchday 2 under way. 45489.jpegMatchday 2a spells the beginning of the second round of the Champions League, in which the champions and best-placed teams of the strongest European Leagues take part in this millionaire competition. Matchday 2a covers groups ABCD, tomorrow matchday 2b covers groups EFGH.

Group A

At Napoli, the game with Villarreal was over by 20 minutes. Hamsik scored after 15' and Cavani added the second two minutes later, from a penalty. Bayern also finished Manchester City in the first half, with a brace of goals from Gomez (38' and 45+1).

Matchday 2a

SSC Napoli 2  Villarreal CF 0

FC Bayern Munchen 2 Manchester City FC            0

 

Matchday 1

Manchester City FC (England) 1 SSC Napoli (Italy) 1

Villarreal CF (Spain) 0 FC Bayern Munchen (Germany) 2

 

Group A 2 games

 

FC Bayern Munchen                      6 - 4 - 0

SSC Napoli                                    4 - 3 - 1 

Manchester City FC                      1 - 1 - 3

Villarreal CF                                  0 - 0 - 4

 

Group B

A great game in Moscow. Lúcio and Pazzini put Inter ahead. Dzagoev pulled one back on 45+3' and Vagner Love equalised on 77' but after 79', Zárate scored the winner. In the other game in the group,Sow acored for Lille after 30' and Colman equalised for Trabzonspor, in Turkey, after 75' (penalty).

Matchday 2a

 

PFC CSKA Moskva 2   FC Internazionale Milano 3

Trabzonspor AS 1  LOSC Lille Métropole 1

 

Matchday 1

LOSC Lille Métropole (France) 2 PFC CSKA Moskva (Russia) 2

FC Internazionale Milano (Italy) 0 Trabzonspor AS (Turkey) 1

 

Trabzonspor AS                   4 - 2 - 1

FC Internazionale Milano    3 - 3 - 3

LOSC Lille Métropole         2 - 3 - 3         

PFC CSKA Moskva            1 - 4 - 5

 

Group C

A great result for Benfica - Bruno César scored on 40' and a 6-goal scorcher at Old Trafford, where Manchester United put two past Basel, Welbeck scoring twice on 16' and 17'. In the second half, Basel came out of the cirner fighting and equalised through F. Frei (58') and A. frei (60') before the latter horrified the home crowd with a second after 76' (penalty). Young equalised for United on 90'.

Matchday 2a

FC Otelul Galati 0  SL Benfica 1

Manchester United FC 3  FC Basel 1893 3

Matchday 1

FC Basel 1893 (Switzerland) 2 FC Otelul Galati (Romania) 1

SL Benfica (Portugal) 1 Manchester United FC (England) 1

 

FC Basel 1893                        4 - 5 - 4

SL Benfica                               4 - 2 - 1

Manchester United FC            2 - 4 - 4         

FC Otelul Galati                      0 - 1 - 3

 

Group D

Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká and Benzema demonstrated Real's class after 25', 41' and 49', putting the game totally out of the reach of Ajax. At Lyon, Gomis (23') and B. Koné (42') took the three points away from Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb.

 

Matchday 2a

 

Real Madrid CF 3  AFC Ajax 0

Olympique Lyonnais 2   GNK Dinamo Zagreb 0

 

Matchday 1

GNK Dinamo  (Croatia) 0  Real Madrid CF (Spain) 1

AFC Ajax (Netherlands) 0 Olympique Lyonnais (France) 0

 

Real Madrid CF                   6 - 4 - 0

Olympique Lyonnais           4 - 2 - 0

AFC Ajax                            1 - 0 - 3

GNK Dinamo Zagreb          0 - 0 - 3

 

Tomorrow September 28 Matchday 2b

 

 

Group E

 

Matchday 2b

 

Valencia CF   Chelsea FC

Bayer 04 Leverkusen  KRC Genk

 

Matchday 1

Chelsea FC (England) 2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany) 0

KRC Genk (Belgium) 0 Valência CF (Spain) 0

 

Chelsea FC                              3 points - 2 goals for - 0 against

Valencia CF                             1 - 0 - 0

KRC Genk                                 1 - 0 - 0

Bayer 04 Leverkusen               0 - 0 - 2

 

 

Group F

 

Matchday 2b

 

Borussia Dortmund   Olympique de Marseille

Arsenal FC  Olympiakos FC

 

Matchday 1

Olympiakos FC (Greece) 0 Olympique de Marseille (France) 1

Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 1 Arsenal FC (England) 1

 

Olympique de Marseille            3 - 1 - 0

Arsenal FC                                1 - 1 - 1

Borussia Dortmund                   1 - 1 - 1

Olympiakos FC                         0 - 0 - 1

 

 

Group G

 

Matchday 2b

 

FC Zenit St. Petersburg   FC Porto

FC Shakhtar Donetsk   APOEL FC

 

Matchday 1

FC Porto (Portugal) 2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) 1

APOEL FC (Cyprus) 2 FC Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia) 1

 

FC Porto                                 3 - 2 - 1

APOEL FC                              3 - 2 - 1

FC Zenit St. Petersburg         0 - 1 - 2

FC Shakhtar Donetsk            0 - 1 - 2

 

 

Group H

 

Matchday 2b

 

AC Milan  FC Viktoria Plzen

FC BATE Borisov  FC Barcelona

 

 

Matchday 1

FC Barcelona (Spain) 2 AC Milan (Italy) 2

FC Viktoria Plsen (Czech Republic) 1 FC BATE Borisov (Belarus) 1

 

FC Barcelona                          1 - 2 - 2

AC Milan                                 1 - 2 - 2

FC BATE Borisov                   1 - 1 - 1

FC Viktoria Plsen                  1 - 1 - 1

 

 

 

Matchday 3a, 3b October 18,19

 

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

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