Wednesday, 4 November 2009

[UCL] MD4 Wednesday Review

Dynamo Kiev 1-2 InterInter recorded a dramatic late comeback win at Dynamo Kiev to secure their first three points in this season's UEFA Champions League, while Fiorentina thumped Debrecen 5-2 to move within sight of the knock-out stages.

Dynamo Kiev 1-2 Inter
Destined for the bottom of Group F with four minutes remaining as they trailed Dynamo Kiev 1-0, Inter were travelling to the summit by full time as goals from Diego Milito and the excellent Wesley Sneijder earned a dramatic win. If the Ukrainian side ended the night at the foot of the section, for a long time they had been destined for the top after former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko's goal midway through the first half. The Nerazzurri squandered a host of chances but just as their campaign was ebbing away, Sneijder slipped Milito through and the Argentinian coolly slotted in. It was an opportune moment to register his first Champions League goal, and three minutes later he chalked up his first assist of sorts. Stanislav Bogush was unable to gather Sulley Muntari's low effort and though the goalkeeper kept out Milito from the angle, Sneijder pounced to bundle in the loose ball. Inter travel to Barcelona on Matchday 5.

Fiorentina 5-2 DebrecenFiorentina 5-2 Debrecen
Fiorentina moved within sight of the knock-out stages with an entertaining victory against Debrecen. Although Gergely Rudolf gave the visitors brief hope by cancelling out Adrian Mutu's opener, Cesare Prandelli's men ran amok in the second half. Marco Marchionni, Riccardo Montolivo, Dario Dainelli and Alberto Gilardino all found the net to take the Serie A side second in Group E, a point behind Lyon who drew 1-1 with Liverpool. While Fiorentina and Debrecen had traded seven goals in Budapest two weeks before, it was difficult to envisage a similar scenario here at half-time, but inspired by substitute Montolivo, the Viola emerged with new purpose and even Adamo Coulibaly, whose header made it 4-2, was denied the final word. Fiorentina can secure a last 16 spot with a win against the already-qualified Lyon on November 24.

UEFA Champions League 2009-10
Group Stage, Matchday 4
Tuesday 3 November
Bayern Munich 0-2 Bordeaux
Maccabi Haifa 0-1 Juventus
Besiktas 0-3 Wolfsburg
Manchester United 3-3 CSKA Moscow
Marseille 6-1 Zurich
Milan 1-1 Real Madrid
Apoel Nicosia 0-1 Porto
Atletico Madrid 2-2 Chelsea
Wednesday 4 November
Fiorentina 5-2 Debrecen
Lyon 1-1 Liverpool
Rubin Kazan 0-0 Barcelona
Dynamo Kiev 1-2 Inter
Unirea Urziceni 1-1 Rangers
Sevilla 1-1 Stuttgart
Arsenal 4-1 AZ Alkmaar
Standard Liege 2-0 Olympiakos

[Tuesday 3 November] - [Wednesday 4 November]

Source: UEFA

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