Wednesday, September 19, 2012

UEFA Champions League: Tuesday's Wrap, Briefs, and Reports

Real Madrid fashioned a stunning comeback to beat Manchester City 3-2 in a classic Champions League match with a last-gasp Cristiano Ronaldo strike in their Group D opener on Tuesday.

There were also wins for Paris St Germain, who beat Dynamo Kiev 4-1 on their return to the competition after eight years, newcomers Malaga, who beat Zenit St Petersburg 3-0 and former Champions League holders Porto who won 2-0 at Dinamo Zagreb.

In a clash of ex-European title winners Borussia Dortmund beat Ajax Amsterdam 1-0 while seven-times European champions AC Milan were booed off after a 0-0 home draw against Anderlecht.

Arsenal rode their luck to beat French champions Montpellier 2-1 away after conceding an early penalty.


Ben Lyttleton: Highlights From Opening Night

Real Madrid 3 - 2 Manchester City
Henry Winter at Estadio Bernabéu
Richard Williams at Estadio Bernabéu
Jamie Jackson at Estadio Bernabéu
Jonathan Wilson: Real Madrid flawed but talented enough to hold off Manchester City
Richard Williams: Mancini chose the wrong target for his anger in Joe Hart
Michael Cox: Tactics
Spanish Press Reaction

Montpellier 1 - 2 Arsenal
David Hytner at Stade de la Mosson
Jason Burt at Stade de la Mosson

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