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Rangers 1-0 Bursaspor - Naismith the hero

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Steven Naismith grabbed the winner as Rangers' long wait for a win on the European stage came to an end with a 1-0 victory over Bursaspor at Ibrox. Walter Smith's men had failed to register a win in European action since they beat Fiorentina en route to the 2008 UEFA Cup final, with last years' efforts in this tournament a particular sore point. Rangers shipped 10 goals at home and failed to p...Full Story »

Manchester United 1-0 Valencia - Hernandez wins it

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

Manchester United new-boy Javier Hernandez chose the perfect time to net his first competitive goal for the Red Devils as his 85th-minute winner proved too much for Valencia and gave United a 1-0 win. Although United rarely looked like breaking their sequence of three successive goalless draws in Spain, Sir Alex Ferguson will not care too much about that. The mere fact Hernandez's goal, drille...Full Story »

Villa hits the spot

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 by PA

David Villa netted a second-half penalty to earn Barcelona a point in 1-1 draw from their trip to Rubin Kazan, who once again proved a frustrating opponent for the Catalan giants.Villa slotted home on the hour-mark to cancel out Cristian Noboa's 30th-minute penalty for Rubin, with both goalkeepers coming agonisingly close to saving the respective spot-kicks.Barca dominated for large periods but...Full Story »

Manchester City's spending is 'not enough' says Juventus defender

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by theguardian.com

Tongues wagging: Juventus' Marco Motta (left) and Alessandro Del Piero, set to face big-spending Man City in the Europa League on Thursday. The Juventus defender Marco Motta has questioned big-spending Manchester City ahead of Thursday's Europa League meeting between the two sides, saying money alone is "not enough to obtain great results". Despite a purchasing spree by Roberto Mancini that sa...Full Story »

Harry Redknapp looks to trick Aaron Lennon out of his trough

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by theguardian.com

Aaron Lennon has struggled for form with both Tottenham Hotspur and England. Harry Redknapp did not want to labour the point about Aaron Lennon's lack of confidence but then again, when you consider one of the Tottenham Hotspur manager's training-ground ruses to rebuild it, you get the picture that it has become a problem. "Aaron is a quiet little lad but one game can turn it for him," Redknap...Full Story »

Arsenal beat Partizan in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BELGRADE (AFP) - Arsenal beat 10-man Partizan Belgrade 3-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday despite missing a penalty, in a match where Gunners goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski restored some of his tarnished reputation. The English side wasted several chances after Andrey Arshavin gave them a 15th minute lead and then saw Partizan draw level through Brazil-born striker Cleo. Then, after Marko Jov...Full Story »

Arsenal beats Partizan 3-1 in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP)—Marouane Chamakh and Sebastien Squillaci scored two late goals Tuesday to help injury-stricken Arsenal beat 10-man Partizan Belgrade 3-1 in the Champions League. Arsenal converted its first chance in the match with Jack Wilshere surging ahead and delivering a backheel pass to Andrey Arshavin, who drilled the ball home past Partizan goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic in th...Full Story »

Ajax holds AC Milan 1-1 in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

AMSTERDAM (AP)—Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored against his former club to help AC Milan salvage a 1-1 draw against Ajax on Tuesday in Group G of the Champions League. Ajax captain Luis Suarez gave the host the lead in the 23rd minute, darting past Alessandro Nesta after playing a one-two with Urby Emanuelson on the left flank before providing a cross for Mounir El Hamdaoui, who calmly slotted i...Full Story »

Adriano goals lead Shakhtar to 3-0 win at Braga

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BRAGA, Portugal (AP)—Shakhtar Donetsk won its second straight game but it struggled to put away Braga 3-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday. Luiz Adriano scored twice and Douglas Costa added a penalty for the Ukrainian champion. But when Adriano broke into the area for a first-time shot in the 57th minute, it was Shakhtar’s first on target. He produced a similar move to extend the...Full Story »

Costa, Adriano steer Shakhtar to victory

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by

BRAGA, Portugal (AFP) - Brazilian imports Douglas Costa and Luiz Adriano teamed up to steer Shakhtar Donetsk to a 3-0 win at Braga on Tuesday as the Ukrainians stayed on course for the Champions League last 16. After seeing off Partizan Belgrade 1-0 in their Group H opener, Shakhtar made it two wins in two matches as Braga, routed 6-0 at Arsenal in their first outing, were outplayed on home tur...Full Story »

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