Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Champions League: Spartak take fight to Barça

Spartak nearly did it at Barcelona's home ground, going down 3-2 with the rescue man, Messi in fine form with two goals after the Russian side was leading. Shakhtar Donetsk continues unbeaten this season; Belarus side BATE Borisov surprised Lille away 3-1 and Romania's Cluj stunned Sporting Clube de Braga in Portugal 2-0. Matchday 1 is complete.

Groups EFGH finished Matchday 1 this Wednesday; Groups ABCD played yesterday.

 

 

Group E

 

Chelsea 2       Juventus 2

Oscar 31,33   Vidal, 38; Quagliarella, 80

 

Shakhtar Donetsk 2  Nordsjaelland 0

Mkhitaryan 44, 76

 

Group E (Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Goals For/Against, G. Diff.; Points)

Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 1            1            0            0            2            0            2            3

Chelsea FC (ENG)             1            0            1            0            2            2            0            1

Juventus (ITA)             1            0            1            0            2            2            0            1

Nordsjaelland (DEN)             1            0            0            1            0            2            -2             0

 

Group F

 

LOSC (Lille) 1   BATE 3

Chedjou, 60        Volodko, 6; Rodionov, 20; Olekhnovich, 43

 

Bayern Munich 2      Valencia 1

Schweinsteiger, 38;    Valdez, 90+1

Kroos, 76

 

Group F (Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Goals For/Against, G. Diff.; Points)

BATE (BLR)               1            1            0            0            3            1            2            3                     

Bay. Munich (GER)  1            1            0            0            2            1            1            3

Valencia (SPA)            1            0            0            1            1            2            -1            0

LOSC (FRA)              1            0            0            1            1            3            -2            0

 

 

Group G

 

Celtic 0 Benfica 0

 

Barcelona 3 Spartak Moskva 2

Tello;           Daniel Alves, 29 (o.g.); Romulo, 59

Messi 72, 80

 

Group G (Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Goals For/Against, G. Diff.; Points)

 

Barcelona (SPA)  1            1            0            0            3            2            1            3

Celtic (SCO)               1            0            1            0            0            0            0            1

Benfica (POR)            1            0            1            0            0            0            0            1

Spartak Moskva             1            0            0            1            2            3            -1            0         

(RUS)

 

Group H

 

Man. Utd. 1 Galatasaray 0

Carrick, 7

 

Sp. Braga  0  CFR Cluj 2

                      Rafael Bastos 19, 34

 

Group H (Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Goals For/Against, G. Diff.; Points)

 

CFR Cluj (ROM)             1            1            0            0            2            0            2            3

Man. Utd (ENG) 1            1            0            0            1            0            1            3

Galatasaray (TUR)  1            0            0            1            0            1            -1            0

Sp. Braga (POR)  1            0            0            1            0            2            -2            0

 

 

Played Tuesday

Group A

 

Dinamo Zagreb 0 FC Porto 2

                             Lucho González, 41; Defour 90+2'

 

PSG 4 Dynamo         Kyiv 1

Ibrahimovic, 19 (p)   Miguel Veloso, 87

Thiago Silva, 29

Alex, 32

Pastore 90+1'

 

Group A (Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Goals For/Against, G. Diff.; Points)

PSG (FRA)                 1            1            0            0            4            1            3            3         

FC Porto (POR)               1                  1            0            0            2            0            2            3

D. Zagreb (CRO)             1                    0            0            1            0            2            -2            0

Dynamo Kyiv             1            0            0            1            1            4            -3            0         

(UKR) 

 

Group B

 

Montpellier 1      Arsenal 2

Belhanda, 9 (p)   Podolski, 16 ; Gervinho, 18

 

Olympiacos 1 Schalke 2

Abdoun, 58     Höwedes, 41; Huntelaar, 59

 

 

Group B (Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Goals For/Against, G. Diff.; Points)

  

Arsenal FC (ENG)             1            1            0            0            2            1            1            3

Schalke (GER)            1            1            0            0            2            1            1            3

Montpellier (FRA)  1            0            0            1            1            2            -1            0

Olympiacos (GRE)  1            0            0            1            1            2            -1            0

 

 

Group C

 

Málaga 3 Zenit 0

Isco, 3; 76

Saviola, 13

AC Milan 0 Anderlecht 0

 

 

Group C (Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Goals For/Against, G. Diff.; Points)

 

Málaga (SPA)              1            1            0            0            3            0            3            3

Anderlecht (BEL)  1            0            1            0            0            0            0            1

AC Milan (ITA)   1            0            1            0            0            0            0            1

Zenit (RUS)                 1            0            0            1            0            3            -3            0

  

Group D

 

Real Madrid 3     Manchester City 2

Marcelo, 76;        Dzeko, 68

Benzema, 87;      Kolarov, 85

C. Ronaldo, 90

 

Dortmund 1 Ajax 0

Lewandowski, 87

 

Group D (Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Goals For/Against, G. Diff.; Points)

 

Real Madrid (SPA)  1            1            0            0            3            2            1            3

Dortmund (GER)  1            1            0            0            1            0            1            3

Ajax (NETH)               1            0            0            1            0            1            -1            0

Man. City (ENG) 1            0            0            1            2            3            -1            0

 

 

 

TimothyBancroft-Hinchey

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