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Tuesday's Champions League review


Manchester United claimed their first win in this year's competition thanks to two Dimitar Berbatov volleys against AaB Aalborg.


Berbatov's goals - his first for the club - followed Wayne Rooney's opener in Denmark and sealed an emphatic 3-0 victory for Sir Alex Ferguson's men.

Villarreal join United on top of the group with four points after Marcos Senna's brilliant curling free-kick sank a battling Celtic side.


Bayern Munich stay top of the group but needed a second-half header from Ze Roberto to pick up a point in a 1-1 draw at home to Lyon.

Breno and Ze Roberto celebrate Bayern's equaliser
Breno and Ze Roberto celebrate Bayern's equaliser

Bayern missed a string of first-half chances - with Luca Toni particularly wasteful - and trailed to Juninho's goal before Ze Roberto met a Miroslav Klose cross to level.

Fiorentina dominated possession in their 0-0 draw against Steaua Bucharest but the closest they came to scoring was when Adrian Mutu hit the post with a free-kick.

Steaua almost stole a late winner but Fiorentina goalkeeper Sebastian Frey superbly denied Portuguese forward Antonio Semedo, saving with his foot.


Arsenal eased past FC Porto with Robin van Persie and Emmanuel Adebayor both scoring two goals apiece in a routine 4-0 victory.

Dynamo Kiev, who drew with the Gunners in their opening game, picked up another point in a 0-0 draw with Fenerbahce in Turkey.

Fenerbahce had chances through Alex, Guiza and Emre Belozoglu but were unable to break Kiev down.


Juventus needed two goals by Vincenzo Iaquinta to salvage a 2-2 draw in Belarus after trailing 2-0 against BATE Borisov.

Igor Stasevich set up Sergei Kryvets for Borisov's first goal on 17 minutes and extended his side's lead soon afterwards.

Iaquinta pulled one goal back when he headed home Sebastian Giovinco's cross and levelled from another Giovinco pass on the stroke of half-time.

Real Madrid were also given a tough battle by Zenit St Petersburg but maintained their 100% winning start thanks to Ruud van Nistelrooy's winner in Russia.

An own goal by Zenit defender Tomas Hubocan, who put Rafael van der Vaart's low cross into his own net, put Real ahead but Andrei Arshavin set up Danny to level before Van Nistelrooy's opportunistic strike gave Real a 2-1 victory - their first away win in Europe since October 2006.

see also
Hero or zero?
16 Sep 08 |  Europe
Champions League as it happened
30 Sep 08 |  Europe
AaB Aalborg 0-3 Man Utd
30 Sep 08 |  Europe
Villarreal 1-0 Celtic
30 Sep 08 |  Europe
Arsenal 4-0 FC Porto
30 Sep 08 |  Europe
Champions League photos
30 Sep 08 |  Football

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