Thursday, September 29, 2011

UEFA Champions League: Wednesday's Review, Reports & Analyses

A brave Arsenal side held on to their half-time lead to record a 2-1 victory over Olympiacos in their Champions League Group F encounter on Wednesday. Chelsea did not enjoy such luck at the Mestalla against Valencia in Group E, after Frank Lampard's second-half strike was cancelled out three minutes from time by Roberto Soldado from the spot. Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona claimed their second consecutive 5-0 win and three points in Group H after outclassing hosts BATE Borisov in Minsk. Also in Group H, AC Milan had to work hard to dispatch Viktoria Plzen at the San Siro, waiting until the 53rd minute until Zlatan Ibrahimovic finally broke the deadlock from the penalty spot.


Valencia 1 - 1 Chelsea
Kevin McCarra at the Estadio Mestalla
Jason Burt at the Estadio Mestalla
Jamie Jackson: Lampard shows his worth

Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos
Henry Winter at Emirates Stadium
David Hytner at Emirates Stadium
John Brewin at Emirates Stadium
Amy Lawrence: Ox in the box shows potential

BATE Borisov 0 - 5 Barcelona

AC Milan 2 - 0 Viktoria Plzen

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