Wednesday, November 24, 2010

UEFA Champions League: Tuesday's Round-Up, Reports & Analyses

Chelsea narrowly avoided being embarrassed by MSK Zilina while Arsenal were beaten away to Braga to leave their qualification in doubt. Marseille made sure of their progress from Group F behind Chelsea with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Spartak Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium. Real Madrid secured top spot in Group G as they thrashed Ajax in Amsterdam and AC Milan join the Spanish side in the last 16 following their success away to Auxerre. Roma produced a stirring comeback to overturn a two-goal deficit and triumph 3-2 against Bayern Munich at the Stadio Olimpico in Group E. Basel are still in with a chance of stealing second spot following their narrow success at home against CFR Cluj.


Braga 2 - 0 Arsenal
Jamie Jackson at the Estádio Municipal
Steve Tongue at
Estádio Municipal
Richard Parry: Wenger should have rested Cesc

Chelsea 2 - 1 MSK Zilina
Dominic Fifield at Stamford Bridge

Roma 3 - 2 Bayern Munich

Ajax 0 - 4 Real Madrid


Bobbie BS said...

Allow me to blaspheme. I think Arsenal play better this season without Cesc on the field and with a second holding midfielder (Song/Diaby/Denilson). He's lacking something. Nasri's form is better and he plays better in a deeper position, and right now they're not winning the ball well in the middle of the park. Obviously the solution is to fire Wenger.

The Editor said...

Wenger's time is done -- he's not dealt with glaring weaknesses in the side for too many years. And 42 million for Cesc to go to Inter would be fine too.