Thursday, October 04, 2007

Champions League: Celtic Defeat Milan and Dida is "Injured"

Liverpool fall at Anfield to Marseille, Chelsea win in Valencia, Lazio and Real Madrid draw...

And they didn't even catch the fan!!

Liverpool 0 - 1 Marseille:
Anfield has built its reputation on raucous European atmospheres but an unfamiliar sound accompanied Liverpool down the tunnel last night. Boos reverberated around a stadium unacquainted with defeat in the Champions League proper since Rafael Benítez's Valencia won here in October 2002, and the uncharacteristic response was perfectly in tune with a performance the Spaniard readily accepted as the worst of his Liverpool reign.

Celtic 2 - 1 Milan:
This victory, secured with a dramatic last minute winner from Scott McDonald, adds Milan to an illustrious list of sides who have tasted defeat in Glasgow's East End - including Juventus, Valencia, Lyon and Manchester United to name but four - and puts Gordon Strachan's team right back in contention in Group D.

Valencia 1 - 2 Chelsea:
Victory over Valencia came by the same score as at the Mestalla in the Champions League quarter-final six months ago, but it was accomplished without the departed Jose Mourinho. Mourning and resentment no longer seeped into the display and Chelsea, just as they did on their previous visit to this ground, came back to win after falling behind.

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