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Schalke beats Benfica 2-0 in Champions League

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP)—Jefferson Farfan and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored late to give Schalke a 2-0 victory over Benfica on Wednesday for the German club’s first win in the Champions League this season. Schalke had two goals ruled out for offsides in the first 17 minutes, and Raul Gonzalez hit the left post in the 41st. But Farfan finally broke the deadlock in the 73rd and Hunte...Full Story »

Rubin holds Barca to 1-1 draw in Champions League

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

KAZAN, Russia (AP)—Christian Noboa and David Villa each converted a penalty kick Wednesday as Barcelona was held to a 1-1 draw by Rubin Kazan in their Champions League Group D match. Noboa put Rubin in the lead in the 30th minute after Daniel Alves fouled Vitali Kaleshin in the box. Barcelona equalized in the 60th with Villa beating Giedrius Arlauskis into the bottom right corner after d...Full Story »

Van der Vaart central as Spurs beat Twente 4-1

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LONDON (AP)—Rafael van der Vaart opened the scoring for Tottenham before getting sent off in Wednesday’s 4-1 win over FC Twente, the English club’s first ever victory in the Champions League. The Netherlands international, who also missed a first-half penalty, put Tottenham ahead two minutes after halftime before getting a second yellow card in the 61st minute for a high chall...Full Story »

Manchester United beats Valencia 1-0

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

VALENCIA, Spain (AP)—Javier Hernandez scored a late winner Wednesday to give Manchester United a 1-0 win against Valencia in the Champions League group stage. The Mexico forward had come on as a substitute for Anderson and evaded a defender before beating Valencia goalkeeper Cesar Sanchez with a low shot into the right corner in the 86th minute. The game had featured few clear scoring ch...Full Story »

Copenhagen 2- 0 Panathinaikos - Greek misery goes on

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Copenhagen heaped yet more Champions League misery on Panathinaikos by posting a convincing 2-0 win in Athens. Pana began the campaign with a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Barcelona and remain winless in Group D after goals from Dame N'Doye and Martin Vingaard sealed a deserved victory for the Danish champions. Nikos Nioplias' hosts played much of the second period with 10 men after Brazilian v...Full Story »

Schalke 04 2-0 Benfica - Late boost for Schalke

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Schalke scored twice in the final 17 minutes to claim their first home win of the season as they beat Benfica 2-0. The Royal Blues had looked like they would endure another frustrating evening at the AufSchalke Arena until their Peru forward Jefferson Farfan fired them ahead in the 73rd minute. Summer signing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar then added a second five minutes from the end to underline the Ge...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel Aviv 3-1 Lyon - Baston at the double

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Michel Bastos' brace earned Lyon a second successive Champions League win which takes them clear at the Group B summit as they came away from Hapoel Tel Aviv 3-1 victors. The Brazil wideman smashed home a sixth-minute penalty - but it is his second, a venomous 20-yard effort, which will live long in the memory. Penalty-taking goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama pulled a goal back for Hapoel with 11 min...Full Story »

Inter Milan 4-0 Werder Bremen - Holders on fire

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Samuel Eto'o put Werder Bremen to the sword as Inter Milan delivered a lesson in clinical finishing at the San Siro as they ran out 4-0 winners. The Cameroon striker scored a hat-trick and the influential Wesley Sneijder was also on target as the Champions League holders showed they are still a force to be reckoned with despite the departure of Jose Mourinho. The hard work was done in the firs...Full Story »

Tottenham 4-1 FC Twente - Spurs hit four

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Tottenham's Champions League rollercoaster rattled on as a Jekyll-and-Hyde performance from both Rafael van der Vaart and the match officials saw them beat FC Twente 4-1. On a night of torrential rain and high drama at White Hart Lane, Van der Vaart missed a dubious penalty, broke the deadlock and then picked up a needless red card as Spurs threatened to blow a 2-0 lead for the second successiv...Full Story »

Inter Milan beats Werder Bremen 4-0

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

MILAN (AP)—Samuel Eto’o scored a hattrick and Wesley Sneijder one as defending champion Inter Milan defeated Werder Bremen 4-0 at the San Siro on Wednesday, its first home Champions League match since winning the trophy in May. Bremen threatened early on, but Inter took advantage of weak defending by the German team to race into a 3-0 lead at halftime. Inter took the lead in the 21...Full Story »

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