Another day of UEFA Champions League group play has come to an end. Now the races for the top two spots in the group are getting more intense and the pressure is on as we near the end of group play. There were a few shocking unexpected results on Wednesday.
Barcelona dominated AC Milan at home for a 3-1 victory. Lionel Messi ended his goalless streak with two goals, one of which game from the penalty spot. Gerard Pique’s own goal was the only score for AC Milan.
Chelsea played Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba up front in Fernando Torres’ absence. Eto’o scored twice and Ba was substituted on for him and added a third goal late in the game. That win moves Chelsea to the top of the group and three points ahead of Schalke.
FC Basel pulled out a draw against Steaua Bucuresti with a late goal at home.
Arsenal were able to go to Germany to pull out a win over Borussia Dortmund. Arsenal lost to Dortmund at home and repaid the favor. With Napoli’s win over Marseille, that puts Arsenal and Napoli atop the group with nine points apiece and Dortmund in third with six-points.
|WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013|
|FT||Chelsea||3-0||Schalke 04||Group E||Stamford Bridge (40,000)|
|FT||FC Basel||1-1||Steaua Bucuresti||Group E||St Jakob-Park (20,000)|
|FT||Borussia Dortmund||0-1||Arsenal||Group F||Signal-Iduna-Park (65,829)|
|FT||Napoli||3-2||Marseille||Group F||Stadio San Paolo (55,000)|
|FT||Zenit St Petersburg||1-1||FC Porto||Group G||Petrovski Stadium (19,000)|
|FT||Atletico Madrid||4-0||Austria Vienna||Group G||Vicente Calderon (30,000)|
|FT||Ajax Amsterdam||1-0||Celtic||Group H||Amsterdam ArenA (51,908)|
|FT||Barcelona||3-1||AC Milan||Group H||Estadio Camp Nou (83,000)|