Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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

Chelsea have progressed to the next round of the Champions League as Group E winners after their 3-0 victory over Valencia at Stamford Bridge. Bayer Leverkusen went into the evening's games as group leaders but threw away top spot after they could only draw 1-1 with Genk. Marseille came from two goals down to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in dramatic fashion in Germany. Goals from Jakub Blaszczykowski and Mats Hummels had put the hosts in control, but Loic Remy pulled a goal back just before the break and Andre Ayew levelled on 85 minutes. Two minutes later, Mathieu Valbuena produced a magical goal to send Marseille through in second and condemn Olympiakos to the Europa League. In Group G, Zenit St Petersburg will join Cypriot surprise package Apoel Nicosia in the knockout rounds after they drew 0-0 with FC Porto in Portugal.

Chelsea 3 - 0 Valencia

Olympiakos 3 - 1 Arsenal

How It Stands:

Group E
Winners: Chelsea
Runners-up: Leverkusen
To Europa League: Valencia

Group F
Winners: Arsenal
Runners-up: Marseille
To Europa League: Olympiacos

Group G
Winners: APOEL Nicosia
Runners-up: Zenit St. Petersburg
To Europa League: Porto

Group H
Winners: Barcelona
Runners-up: AC Milan
To Europa League: Plzeň

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