Wednesday, November 23, 2011

UEFA Champions League: Tuesday's Review & Reports

Manchester City's UEFA Champions League ambitions are hanging by a thread after losing to Napoli, while Manchester United face a tense finale after drawing at home to Benfica. Bayern Munich booked their place in the knockout phase as Group A winners as they extended Villarreal's miserable Champions League record this term. FC Basel go into their final group game at home to the Red Devils just a point adrift of Sir Alex Ferguson's side after scraping past Otelul Galati 3-2. Real Madrid continued their majestic progress through Group D as they extended their 100 per cent record by demolishing whipping boys Dinamo Zagreb 6-2. Ajax look certain to join Real in the next phase after another 0-0 draw against Lyon with the Dutch outfit three points clear of their rivals and boasting a significantly superior goal difference. Lille's 2-0 victory over CSKA Moscow in Russia in the early kick-off in Group B ensured that Inter Milan progressed to the knockout phase before their clash with Trabzonspor.


Napoli 2 - 1 Manchester City
Daniel Taylor at the Stadio San Paolo
Richard Williams at the Stadio San Paolo
Italian Press Reaction

Manchester United 2 - 2 Benfica
Richard Jolly at Old Trafford
Paul Wilson at Old Trafford

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