Liverpool 1 – Lyon 2 (Champions League, October 20, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) After a tense opening 40 minutes in which Steven Gerrard was forced off injured and lone striker David Ngog missed a couple of chances, Yossi Benayoun scored in front of the Kop to put Liverpool ahead of Lyon. (First half highlights here.) Having failed to put the game to bed Liverpool were hit with a sucker punch in the 72nd minute as after Toulalan and Govou were denied by Riena, Maxime Gonalons eventually headed in from the third attempt. As the game moved into injury time, after Benitez was booed for withdrawing Benayoun, Lyon netted their winner as Chelito Delgado met a cross at the backpost.
AZ Alkmaar 1 – Arsenal 1 (Champions League, October 20, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Ten minutes before the break Arsenal scored against AZ, a pacey attack started with Arshavin and continued by Van Persie was slotted home by captain Cesc Fabregas. Just as it looked like Arsenal would return with the three points, Graziano Pelle flicked the ball into the Arsenal box where David Mendes Da Silva thumped a sizzling volley into the roof of the Gunners net deep into injury time.
Rangers 1 – Unirea Urziceni 4 (Champions League, October 20, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Rangers came flying out the traps at Ibrox against Romanians’ Unirea as a clever corner was converted by Pedro Mendes with the helpful aid of a deflection. The Scots were opened up on the half hour as an attack down the left was finished off by Marius Bilasco in the six yard box. Unirea took the lead after a short was flicked on by Bruno Fernandes and poor Kyle Lafferty deflected the ball into his own net. And Just before the hour Rangers had scored their second own goal of the night as Lee McCulloch headed a free-kick into his own net. The home fans were sent flooding out the ground in the 65th minute as Rangers conceded a fourth, Pablo Brandan seeing his free-kick take yet another deflection as the Scots fell to pieces.