Thursday, September 29, 2005

Champions League 2005-06: Matchday 2

Champions League matchday 2 in the 2005-06 season is over, and the results are as follows:
  • Bayern Munich-Club Brugge 1-0: The South Germans won on a goal by Argentinian DeMichelies, but Bayern did not look overly impressive, and the Belgians should certainly be reckoned with.
  • Juventus-Rapid Vienna 3-0: The Juve strikers are incredible, and I do believe that we should expect Juventus to get very far in this tournament
  • Ajax Amsterdam-Arsenal 1-2: For once, Arsenal had some Champions League luck, as Ajax were far superior in most aspects of the game. But a controversial penalty gave the Gunners all three points.
  • Thun-Sparta Prague 1-0: The Swiss got their first victory in the Champions League, and should not be underestimated
  • Panathinaikos-Werder Bremen 2-1: An important home victory for the Greeks in a group that will be very close.
  • Barcelona-Udinese 4-1: Udinese has been a revelation team in Italy, but Ronaldinho’s magic, with three goals, made sure Barcelona now has an important head-start in Group C.
  • Manchester United-Benfica 2-1: An important victory for a Manchester team in crisis.
  • Lille-Villarreal 0-0: I think Villarreal has a lot to show, but two 0-0 games so far is nothing, although they are still undefeated.
  • Schalke 04-AC Milan 2-2: Schalke did well against some of the world’ s greatest strikers, but they will have a hard time in the coming matches.
  • Fenerbahce-PSV Eindhoven 3-0: The Dutch managed to win their first match, but after this defeat, Group E will be very open.
  • Rosenborg-Olympique Lyon 0-1: Never easy to win in Norway, but the amazing French team take a first spot ahead of Real Madrid.
  • Real Madrid-Olympiakos 2-1: Real Madrid has continued to look very weak the last few months, and now they should show their potential. In a hard struggle, Real Madrid pulled a victory. It is still not overly convincing.
  • Liverpool-Chelsea 0-0: No winner in a classic match, although Liverpool certainly did far better than defensive Chelsea.
  • Anderlecht-Betis Seville 0-1: A good win for Betis after initailly losing to Liverpool They should now be ready for the big matches.
  • Inter-Glasgow Rangers 1-0: Inter dominated the match, but only managed a slim 1-0 victory in an empty stadium.
  • FC Porto-Artmedia Bratislava 2-3: I had never heard about the Slovaklians, but they now seem to be a team to be reckoned with. I just hope they get far!

Congratulations to all the winning fans!

Great matches, although my team in the UEFA fantasy football, Football Fanatics, is doing really bad...

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