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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 October 2006, 17:33 GMT 18:33 UK
Champions League photos

Chelsea fans wave flags to welcome the sides onto the pitch

Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona: Stamford Bridge is a sea of blue and white as the teams emerge for their Group A clash

Barcelona's Ronaldinho takes on Chelsea defender Khalid Boulahrouz

Both sides create chances early on - Barcelona are better from open play while Chelsea look dangerous from set pieces

Chelsea goalkeeper Henrique Hilario

The Blues third-choice keeper Henrique Hilario is having a solid game, saving efforts from Lionel Messi and Hernandez Xavi

Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes catches the ball under pressure from Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchenko misses a couple of chances for Chelsea as an entertaining opening 45 minutes ends all square

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring

The second half gets off to a great start for the home side when Didier Drogba turns and fires them in front from 18 yards

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole stops Giovanni Van Bronckhorst in his tracks

Barcelona push forward in search of an equaliser but chances are few and far between as Chelsea's defence holds firm

Chelsea players celebrate their victory over Barcelona

And two late Hilario saves condemn Barca to a first defeat in the competition since losing 4-2 at Chelsea in March 2005

Luis Garcia is tackled by Bordeaux's Mavuba

Bordeaux 0-1 Liverpool: Luis Garcia's forward progress is halted as Liverpool look to build on their good start in Europe

Liverpool's Craig Bellamy (centre) is tackled

Craig Bellamy threatens for the Reds, but Johan Micoud wastes a good chance for the hosts with a poor header

Liverpool striker Peter Crouch (right) and Bordeaux's Franck Jurietti

Peter Crouch then volleys one effort wide and scuffs another gilt-edged chance as the first-half ends goalless

Peter Crouch (second right) scores for Liverpool

The Liverpool striker makes amends after the break though, heading in Bellamy's whipped corner on the hour mark

Bordeaux's Julien Faubert (left) takes on Stephen Warnock

The goal sparks Bordeaux into life, but the French side struggle to break down Liverpool's defence and create little

Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher acknowledges the travelling supporters after beating Bordeaux 1-0

The Reds run out comfortable victors and, like Chelsea, top their table at the halfway mark in the group stage



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