23 October, 2013 - 10:07

Chelsea on fire but Arsenal lose in Champions League

Chelsea on fire but Arsenal lose in Champions League

Borussia Dortmund beat Arsenal at Emirates to join them at the top of the group along with Napoli.

Group E
Schalke were well-beaten by an organized counter-attacking Jose Mourinho’s system as Fernando Torres scored twice and Eden Hazard added his late strike at Veltins-Arena. The two clubs are now level on points at the top of the group. Steaua and Basel shared a draw in Bucarest.

Steaua Bucarest 1-1 Basel
Schalke 04 0-3 Chelsea

Group F
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Olivier Giroud netted in the first half after mutual defending mistakes. The hosts were pushing for three points but Robert Lewandowski’s late strike denied their efforts and saw Dortmund get to the top of the group along with the Gunners and Napoli who were too strong for Marseille.

Arsenal 1-2 Borussia Dortmund
Olympique Marseille 1-2 Napoli

Group G
Hector Herrera was sent off early into the game and Zenit managed to clinch the victory against 10-man Porto courtesy of Kerzhakov late header. Atletico Madrid have all but qualified after running 5 points clear at the top of the group. Diego Costa and Raúl García scored for Colchoneros in Vienna as they outclassed Austria 3-0.

Porto 0-1 Zenit St. Petersburg
Austria Wien 0-3 Atletico Madrid vs

Group H
Lionel Messi scored in his first full-fledged apperance after the injury break to equalize against Milan. Robinho opened the scoring in 9 minutes after hapless miscommunication between centre backs Mascherano and Pique. Celtic revived their chances of progression after a hard-fought win over Ajax in Glasgow.

Celtic 2-1 Ajax
Milan 1-1 Barcelona

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Author: Leon Smolski

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