UEFA Champions League 2015 : Recap for Tuesday 29th September

Tuesday night’s fixture list had a similar outlook to match day one of the champions league. England’s finest had an off day as both Arsenal and Chelsea lost their respective games to Olympiakos and FC Porto. On the other hand Valencia and Barcelona won both their games against Lyon and Bayern Leverkusen.

High flying Bayern Munich totally dominated Dinamo Zagreb in a 5-0 win, while Bate Borisov shocked AS Roma  with a 3-2 win .

Full Time Results
Arsenal vs. Olympiakos 2-3
Barcelona vs. Bayer Leverkusen 2-1
BATE vs. AS Roma 3-2
Bayern Munich vs. Dinamo Zagreb 5-0
FC Porto vs. Chelsea 2-1
Lyon vs. Valencia 0-1
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Dynamo Kiev 0-2
Zenit St Petersburg vs. Gent 2-1

Tuesday Recap 

Arsenal had another night to forget as they lost to Olympiakos leaving them at the foot of group F. Arsene Wenger’s men started the game poorly and conceded the first goal at 33 minutes. A well practiced corner routine allowed Felipe Pardo to shoot from outside the box and score.

Theo Walcott equalized after a sublime pass from Alexis Sanchez soon after the restart but all efforts were in vain as David Ospina dropped Kostas Fortounis’s corner kick for Olympiakos second goal just before half time.

Alexis Sanchez restored parity between the two sides at the 65th minute only to see Arsenal’s sluggish defense concede the goal in the very next minute, earning Olympiakos a hard fought victory and leaving the Gunner’s on the brink of exit .

Alfred Finnbogason scores the winner against Arsenal

The other match from group F saw Munich absolutely dominate Dinamo Zagreb in a 5-0 encounter. Robert Lewandowski continued his slick scoring form by netting another hatrick for Pep Guardiola’s side while goals from Douglas Costa and Mario Gotze ensured a  comfortable victory for Bayern Munich. With this kind of form Bayern will be looking forward to their back to back fixtures against a depleted Arsenal team.

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea continued their poor start to the season after a 2-1 loss to his old side FC Porto. Andre Andre tapped in a rebound on the 39th minute giving Porto the lead. Chelsea did equalize after a wonderful free kick from Willian just before the half time whistle. Seven minutes after half time Porto’s Maicon scored on the header which was enough to sink an under performing Chelsea side.

Andre Andre scores the first goal

Barcelona began life without Lionel Messi with a rather unconvincing win as they had to comeback against Bayern Leverkusen. Kyriakos Papadopoulos scored from a header to give Leverkusen the lead till the 80th minute when Sergi Roberto scored to equalize. Soon after, Barcelona completed their comeback after Munir El Hadadi brilliantly maneuvered his way into the box and passed the ball to Suarez who blasted his shot into the roof of the net.

Suarez celebrates the winner

 

Our final featured game saw Roma stunned by three first half goals from Bate. Roma tried to mount a comeback after goals from Gervinho and Torosidis in the second half but they ran out of time as the game ended at 3-2.

 

Group E

Ps Team P Pts
1 Barca 2 4
2 Leverkusen 2 3
3 BATE 2 3
4 Roma 2 1

Group F

Ps Team P Pts
1 Bayern München 2 6
2 Olympiakos 2 3
3 Dinamo Zagreb 2 3
4 Arsenal 2 0

Group G

Ps Team P Pts
1 Porto 2 4
2 Dynamo Kiev 2 4
3 Chelsea 2 3
4 Maccabi Tel Aviv 2 0

Group H

Ps Team P Pts
1 Zenit 2 6
2 Valencia CF 2 3
3 Lyon 2 1
4 Gent 2 1

 

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