Friday, October 03, 2008

Champions League : Matchday 2 : Wednesday

10 pointer from the second day of Matchday 2 played on 1-10.

1.Chelsea have Didier Drogba sidelined due to a knee injury and although it looked bad for the Ivorian and for Chelsea who would have problems upfront,its come as a respite that he would face only a short spell on the sidelines.

2.Roma were lucky to get three points with a brace from "The Beast" Baptista.However the Italian side were criticized for their "experience" to get Bordeaux defender Henrique as per the French sides' manager Laurent Blanc.

3.Anorthosis Famagusta(mouthful!) became the first Cypriot side to win in the Champions League.They beat Greek club Panathinaikos 3-1.

4.Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan had a blip at home when they drew with Werder Bremen in their own courtyard.The scorer for Bremen was Pizzaro who had scored for his then club Bayern Munich in the 2006/07 season at the same stage.Materazzi faces a minimum of two weeks absenteeism after pulling a muscle in his right thigh.

5.Sporting Lisbon saw off Swiss side Basel as they ran away 2-0 winners at home.

6.Barcelona scored in the 94th minute to snatch 3 points from Shakhtar Donetsk.Messi scored a double for them after sloppy keeping for the Catalan's first and defensive break away for the second.The first goal however was highly contested by Ukranian sides' players who hadn't expected the play to be continued after their player fell to the ground and ball was kicked out.Although there was no reason to contest because the player had got up and there was a goalkeeping shocker by Pyatov.

7.Robbie Keane scored his first goal for Liverpool.The club he loved as a little boy in Ireland and dreamt of scoring for.He finally achieved that.Although not a clear strike but he would take it am sure.

8.Stevie G scored his 100th for Liverpool and to add to the five stars for the Englishman was that the goal was a fabulous free kick and the goal was scored at the Kop end.What could be better?

9.Atletico Madrid completed the four wins out of four for Spanish clubs on Matchday 2.Marseille did however manage one to make the final 68 minutes very interesting as the three goals came in the first 22minutes!Aguero Atletico's star player is one to look for.Sheer class!

10.Four wins out of four for Spanish Clubs.Are we in for a Spanish dominance after the English dominance last year?

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