Barcelona 2 – Inter Milan 0 (Champions League, November 24, 2009) Barca struck after 10 minutes against Inter as a corner to the near post was headed on by Henry, and Gerald Pique was lurking at the back post to fire in the opener. Midway through the first half Barca struck again with a tremendous goal, Iniesta slipped a delicious ball through to Dani Alves down the right who picked out Pedro Rodriguez steaming in at the back post with the striker volleying home the Catalans’ second.
Rangers 0 – Stuttgart 2 (Champions League, November 24, 2009) Facing a European k.o., Rangers got off to the worst possible start at home to Stuttgart as Alex Hleb whipped in a cross in from the left that eventually fell for Sebastian Rudy at the far post to slide in. Zdravko Kuzmanovic saw a wonderful free-kick harshly ruled out in the first half, but the Serb got his name on the scoresheet on the hour heading home a Rudy cross from 10-yards.
Unirea Urziceni 1 – Sevilla 0 (Champions League, November 24, 2009) Romanian minnows Unirea Urziceni continued to punch above their weight in this season’s Champions League by taking the lead on the stroke of halftime against Sevilla as Ivica Dragutinovic, under no pressure, headed an attempted clearance into his own net.
Rubin Kazan 0 – Dynamo Kiev 0 (Champions League, November 24, 2009) In blizzard conditions in Kazan, Rubin and Dynamo fought out a competitive first half without too many chances until Alejandro Dominguez’s superb overhead-volley was brilliantly turned aside by Kiev keeper Aleksandr Shovkovskiy.
AZ Alkmaar 0 – Olympiakos 0 (Champions League, November 24, 2009) Olympiakos will have to wait until their last match to determine whether they qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League as a 0-0 draw in the Netherlands sent AZ Alkmaar out of the competition.