Lionel Messi injured late on in Barcelona’s goalless draw with Benfica

Barcelona 0 – Benfica 0 (Champions League, December 5, 2012) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) Rodrigo blew a one-one-one chance early on for Benfica. In the final minutes of the match, what looked like a serious injury to Lionel Messi seemed likely to dominate all the chatter about this encounter. Picture. Lionel Messi stretchered off v Benfica. Longer […]

Super Celtic seal their CL qualification with a 2-1 win over Spartak

Celtic 2 – Spartak Moscow 1 (Champions League, December 5, 2012) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) Gary Hooper put Celtic in the box seat strike home a beauty in the 20th minute. The Russians hit back before the break through Ari’s neat looping chip over Forster. Ten minutes from time Kris Commons fired Celtic back in fornt from the […]

Chelsea stick six past Nordsjaelland but the Blues are KO’ed into the Europa League

Chelsea 6 – FC Nordsjaelland 1 (Champions League, December 5, 2012) (Alternative highlights & Longer highlights.) The match woke up when Nordsjaelland won a penalty which Peter Cech dramatically saved, while Chelsea immediately went up the other end and won their own penalty which Eden Hazard amazingly also missed. Chelsea won thier second penalty of the half just […]

Juventus win at Shakhtar but both sides qualify out the group

Shakhtar Donetsk 0 – Juventus 1 (Champions League, December 5, 2012) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) Aleksandr Kucher stuck the ball in his own net ten minutes into the second half as he turned to stop Giovinco from scoring for Juve.

Galatasaray beat Braga to advance into the knockouts

Braga 1 – Galatasaray 2 (Champions League, December 5, 2012) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) A right footed curler from Mossoro put Braga ahead in th efirst half, but a lovely header from Burak Yilmaz brought Gala level on the hour mark. A low drive from Aydin Yilmaz fired the Turks ahead in the final ten minutes.

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