Barcelona 1 – Rubin Kazan 2 (Champions League, October 20, 2009) (Longer highlights here.)Â Russian league leaders Rubin Kazan silenced the Nou Camp after just two minutes as Aleksandr Ryazantsev rattled off a 25-yard stunner that beat Valdes for both power and accuracy. Barca levelled sixty seconds into the second half as a delightful Xavi pass was chested down by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before the Swede fired an arrow into the far bottom corner. Against the odds Kazan retook the lead with 17 minutes on the clock as Gokdeniz Karadeniz finished expertly after running through one-on-one with the keeper.
Debrecen 3 – Fiorentina 4 (Champions League, October 20, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Fiorentina conceded after just two minutes in Hungary as Debrecen’s Peter Czvitkovics scored from close range. The Italians were soon level, Adrian Mutu connecting with a volley to level for the Viola. And by the 10th minute Fiorentina were ahead as Antonio Gilardino tucked home from Mutu’s neat pass in the box. By the 20th minute Debrecen were 2-down, the Gilardino-Mutu partnership working brilliantly once more as the Romanian bagged his second of the match. An unbelievable match then took another twist in the 28th minute as Gergely Rudolf pulled a goal back for the hosts with a stunning curler into the far top corner. But Fiorentina scored a fourth soon after as Santana found the net after yet another free-flowing Viola attack. Adamo Coulibaly’s late header proved mere consolation for the Hungarians.
Inter Milan 2 – Dynamo Kiev 2 (Champions League, October 20, 2009) Dynamo Kiev stunned Inter Milan by taking the lead from a set-play, Mourinho’s men failed to cut out the initial cross and Tamas Mikhalik was able to steer the ball into the near post. Inter levelled when man-of-the-moment Dejan Stankovic finished off a counter-attack, only for Kiev to retake the lead through a powerful Lucio header as the defender tried to cut out a corner. Inter equalised at the start of the second half as Walter Samuel directed home a fine header from a corner.
Stuttgart 1 – Sevilla 3 (Champions League, October 20, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Frenchman Sebastien Squillaci met a cross into the Stuttgart box following a short corner routine to fire Sevilla into a 24th minute lead, and ten minutes into the second half Jesus Navas bagged the second after awful defending from the Germans. With 20 minutes remaining Squillaci headed in his second of the game to kill the match as a contest, only for Stuttgart’s Elson to net the goal of the game with a wonderful curling free-kick.
Olympiakos 2 – Standard Liege 1 (Champions League, October 20, 2009) Standard striker Igor De Camargo slipped the Belgians into the lead at Olympiakos just after the half hour, but the Greeks levelled before the break as Konstantinos Mitroglou looped in a header from a set-play. The Greeks won the match in injury time as Ieroklis Stoltidis slipped in the winner.