Wednesday, 16 September 2009

[UCL] MD1 Wednesday Review

Inter 0-0 BarcelonaItalian champions Inter held their Spanish counterparts Barcelona to a goalless draw on the opening night of the UEFA Champions League, while 10-man Fiorentina were beaten narrowly at Lyon.

Inter 0-0 Barcelona
It was honours even at San Siro as Barcelona were held to a goalless draw by Inter in a match the European champions dominated but failed to crown with a goal their performance deserved. The Spanish outfit created numerous chances to break the deadlock, particularly in the first half, the best of which fell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was unable to score against the side he left in the summer. In the end Inter, whose own forays on goal were rare, held on to ensure both teams opened Group F with a point.

Lyon 1-0 FiorentinaLyon 1-0 Fiorentina
A late goal from Miralem Pjanic gave Olympique Lyonnais a hard-earned victory against ten-man Fiorentina in this Champions League Group E opener. The home side looked the likelier winners from the moment Alberto Gilardino was controversially dismissed for violent conduct on the stroke of half-time yet were held at bay by a string of fine saves from Sebastien Frey. With 14 minutes remaining, however, Pjanic was first to react to yet another Frey stop to give the French side the perfect start but Cesare Prandelli's men will have to pick themselves up quickly as they welcome Liverpool to Florence next.

UEFA Champions League 2009-10
Group Stage, Matchday 1
Tuesday 15 September
Juventus 1-1 Bordeaux
Maccabi Haifa 0-3 Bayern Munich
Besiktas 0-1 Manchester United
Wolfsburg 3-1 CSKA Moscow
Marseille 1-2 Milan
Zurich 2-5 Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Apoel Nicosia
Chelsea 1-0 Porto
Wednesday 16 September
Liverpool 1-0 Debrecen
Lyon 1-0 Fiorentina
Dynamo Kiev 3-1 Rubin Kazan
Inter 0-0 Barcelona
Sevilla 2-0 Unirea Urziceni
Stuttgart 1-1 Rangers
Olympiakos 1-0 AZ Alkmaar
Standard Liege 2-3 Arsenal

[Tuesday 15 September] - [Wednesday 16 September]

Source: UEFA

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