25 October, 2012 - 08:51

UEFA Champions League: the results you should know

UEFA Champions League: the results you should know

Arsenal 0 – 2 Schalke

After a shocking defeat in the Premier League to Norwich 1-0 at the weekend, Arsenal was expecting to restore fans’ spirit in the match against Schalke, yet the capital team showed feeble display and suffered their first defeat in the Champions’ League group stage since 2003. The Gunners made their first shoot on target at the 93rd minute and during the match lacked creativity and ideas in the attacking line. Schalke scored twice as Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on 76 minutes and Affelay on 86 netted a ball and brought the team atop of the group.

Borussia Dortmund 2 – 1 Real Madrid

The German club with goals by Robert Lewandowski and Marcel Schmelzer climbed to the top of Group D. Jose Mourinho’s team produced mediocre performance and deserved their fourth loss in their past seven away games. Cristiano Ronaldo stood out in Real squad scoring his 12th goal in the season, yet even his superb performance was not enough for sealing a victory in Dortmund. Robert Lewandowski put the home side into lead on 36 minute and in the second half Marcel Schmelze punished Iker Casillas for his mistake, ramming the winner into the net. Both teams are first contenders for two tickets to the knock-out stage and the match in Madrid in a fortnight will show who deserves the first place more.

Ajax 3-1 Manchester City

Another English club that played on Wednesday left its fans stunned after the match in Amsterdam. Despite opening the score in the first half when Samir Nasri found the target, the citizens left dismal impression while Ajax dominated in the game. The Dutch club leveled before half-time, though it was the second half when Nicklas Moisander and Christian Eriksen netted a ball and grabbed 3 points for Ajax. City has just one point from three matches and sinks to the bottom of the group of death.

Malaga 1 – 0 Milan

The Champions League debutants Malaga enjoyed yet another victory in the game where the Spanish side striker Joaquin teased the Milan defense line and created a number of chances. Joaquin could have opened the score in the first half when he shot over the bar from the penalty spot. Yet in the second half Joaquin shot the ball into the target, though Milan had chances to equalize when Stephan El Shaarawy and then Mexes were not lucky enough to bring Milan a draw the club deserved.

Porto 3 – 2 Dynamo Kiev

Porto celebrated their third victory in the League in the game where Lucho Gonzalez showed a starry performance providing passes for Silvestre Varela and then Jackson Martinez the scored in the first half. Kiev player Ideye leveled on the 72 minute, but it was Gonzalez again that provided a pinpoint pass for Martinez to score the winner.

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