Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Champions League: Group Phase Matchday 1 complete

Zenit went down 3-1 at Atlético Madrid in Spain, Hulk scoring the only goal for the Russian side. Miranda, Arda Turan and Baptista scored the goals for the home team. A shock home defeat for José Mourinho's Chelsea FC to well-organised Swiss outfit FC Basel.

Group E

Schalke (GER) 3 Steaua Bucharest (ROM) 0

Uchida, Boateng, Drexler

Chelsea (ENG) 1  FC Basel (SWI) 2

Oscar                 Salah, Streller

Group F

Marseille (FRA) 1 Arsenal (ENG) 2

J. Ayew (pen)        Walcott, Ramsey

Napoli (ITA) 2 Borussia Dortmund (GER) 1

Higuain, Insigne   Zuniga (o.g.)

Group G

Austria Vienna (AUS) 0 FC Porto (POR) 1

                                          Lucho Gonzalez

Atletico Madrid (SPA) 3 Zenit St Petersburg (RUS) 1

Miranda, Arda Turan,    Hulk


Group H  

AC Milan (ITA) 2 Celtic (SCOT) 0

Izaguirre (o.g.)


Barcelona (SPA) 4 Ajax (NETHERLANDS) 0

Messi (3)


Yesterday's Games

A bad night for Russian team CSKA Moskva, which went down 3-0 at Bayern, while Shakhtar Donetsk from the Ukraine started in the best form possible with a 2-0 away victory in Spain at the stadium of Real Sociedad. Real Madrid thrashed Galatasaray in Turkey, Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick.

Group A

Manchester United (ENG) 4 Bayer Leverkusen (GER) 2

Rooney (2), Van Persie,


Real Sociedad (SPAIN) 0 Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 2

                                           Alex Teixeira (2)

Group B

Galatasaray (TUR) 1 Real Madrid (SPAIN) 6

Umit Bulut                 Isco, Benzema (2), C. Ronaldo (3)

FC Copenhagen (DEN) 1 Juventus (ITA)1

N. Jorgensen                     Quagliarella


Group C

Benfica (POR) 2 Anderlecht (NETHERLANDS) 0

Djuricic, Luisão

Olympiakos (GRE) 1 Paris St-Germain (FRA) 3

Weiss                       Cavani, Thiago Motta (2), Marquinhos

Group D

Bayern Munich (GER) 3 CSKA Moscow (RUS) 0

Alaba, Mandzukic, Robben

Viktoria Plzen (CZE) 0  Manchester City (ENG) 3

                                          Dzeko, Y. Touré, Agüero

  • Group A: Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen, Real Sociedad v Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Group B: Galatasaray v Real Madrid, FC Copenhagen v Juventus
  • Group C: Benfica v Anderlecht, Olympiakos v Paris St-Germain
  • Group D: Bayern Munich v CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City
  • Group E: Schalke v Steaua Bucharest, Chelsea v FC Basel
  • Group F: Marseille v Arsenal , Napoli v Borussia Dortmund,
  • Group G: Austria Vienna v Porto, Atletico Madrid v Zenit St Petersburg,
  • Group H: AC Milan v Celtic, Barcelona v Ajax


Next Games October 1,2


Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey



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