Tuesday, 20 October 2009

[UCL] MD3 Tuesday Review

Inter 2-2 Dynamo KievInter are still searching for their first win in the UEFA Champions League this season after fighting back twice to draw 2-2 at home against Dynamo Kiev while Fiorentina secured a thrilling 4-3 win at Debrecen.

Inter 2-2 Dynamo Kiev
Inter have now gone a year without a Champions League victory and it could have been worse after they had to twice come from behind to earn a share of the Group F spoils. Dynamo Kiev controlled much of the first half and were ahead inside five minutes as Taras Mikhalik coolly slotted in. By contrast Inter were lacklustre, but dragged themselves back into the contest ten minutes before half-time. Dejan Stankovic equalised after a blistering counterattack and, although the hosts went into the interval behind following Lucio's own goal, Walter Samuel levelled again two minutes after the restart and 2-2 is how it ended, despite chances for both teams. Jose Mourinho's side sit bottom with three points from as many games, one point adrift of all their group rivals.

Debrecen 3-4 FiorentinaDebrecen 3-4 Fiorentina
An inspired performance from Adrian Mutu helped Fiorentina to a thrilling 4-3 victory away to Debrecen which strengthens the Viola's grip on second place in Group E. The Hungarian champions scored their first Champions League goal as Peter Czvitkovics fired them in front early on, only for two Mutu strikes and another from Alberto Gilardino to put the visitors 3-1 ahead. Gergely Rudolf and Fiorentina's Mario Santana then traded goals in a thrilling first half before Adamo Coulibaly headed in two minutes from time to set up a frantic finale. But Cesare Prandelli's men held on for a win that takes them three points clear of third place Liverpool.

UEFA Champions League 2009-10
Group Stage, Matchday 3
Tuesday 20 October
Debrecen 3-4 Fiorentina
Liverpool 1-2 Lyon
Barcelona 1-2 Rubin Kazan
Inter 2-2 Dynamo Kiev
Rangers 1-4 Unirea Urziceni
Stuttgart 1-3 Sevilla
AZ Alkmaar 1-1 Arsenal
Olympiakos 2-1 Standard Liege
Wednesday 21 October
Bordeaux v Bayern Munich
Juventus v Maccabi Haifa
CSKA Moscow v Manchester United
Wolfsburg v Besiktas
Real Madrid v Milan
Zurich v Marseille
Chelsea v Atletico Madrid
Porto v Apoel Nicosia

[Tuesday 20 October] - [Wednesday 21 October]

Source: UEFA

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