Real Madrid 1 – FC Zurich 0 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Real went ahead against FC Zurich after 20 minutes as Kaka twisted free and slipped a pass through to Gonzalo Higuain, who stroked a shot it past Johnny Leoni.
AC Milan 1 – Marseille 1 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Rejuvenated AC Milan scored after 10 minutes against Marseille as Marco Borriello weaved his way past the French defence before coolly slotting home the opener. The Rossoneri weren’t in front for long, Niang broke down the left and, after Dida could only parry the cross, Lucho Gonzalez was on hand to level for OM.
Bayern Munich 1 – Maccabi Haifa 0 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Bayern broke a spirited Maccabi Haifa team just after the hour mark as Mario Gomez collected the ball outside the Israeli’s box, spun, and saw his shot palmed into Ivica Olic’s path to score.
Bordeaux 2 – Juventus 0 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Already-qualified Bordeaux took the lead at home to Juventus through Fernando Menegazzo’s header from a free-kick ten minutes into the second half. Maroune Chamakh’s 90th minute goal ensured that the Old Lady will need to win or draw against Bayern in their final match to assure qualification.
APOEL Nicosia 1 – Atletico Madrid 1 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Sorry Atletico Madrid fell behind at APOEL after five minutes, Nenad Mirosavljevic turning home a left wing cross. The Rojiblancos tied the match just aftrer the hour mark as Simao turned home after Kun Aguero’s initial shot was saved.
CSKA Moscow 2 – Wolfsburg 1 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Wolfsburg struck after 20 minutes in Moscow as Obefami Martins collected the ball just outside the box, the Nigerian striker played a perfectly time through-ball into Edin Dzeko, and the serial-goalscorer expertly finished past Akinfeev into the far post. CSKA has moments in the first half, but their only real effort on target arrived in the 38th minute when Alexei Berezutski saw his close-range shot turn aside by Diego Benaglio. CSKA’s problems in the first half carried over in the second as Milos Krasic could only watch as his CSKA teammates failed to get on the end of his dangerous cross. But just before the hour mark the Russians equalised as Czech forward Tomas Necid headed home Aldonin’s right-footed cross. With their tails up CSKA took the lead in the 66th minute as the excellent Milos Krasic thumped home a stunner from 25-yards to revive the Russians hope of qualification.