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Champions League as it happened


Bordeaux 1-3 Roma
CFR Cluj 0-0 Chelsea Match report

Anorthosis Famagusta 3-1 Panathinaikos
Inter Milan 1-1 Werder Bremen

Shakhtar Donetsk 1-2 Barcelona
Sporting 2-0 Basle

Atletico Madrid 2-1 Marseille
Liverpool 3-1 PSV Match report


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By Caroline Cheese

2154: An excellent night's work for Liverpool, as Robbie Keane gets off the mark and Steven Gerrard scores his 100th goal for the Reds in spectacular fashion. Not such fun for Chelsea, who are frustrated by a very well-organised Cluj side and also see Didier Drogba stretchered off with a worrying knee injury. Join Tim Lovejoy for 606 on Radio 5 Live right now. Join the marvellous Andrew McKenzie for Uefa Cup action tomorrow from 1430 BST - yes, 1430.

2150: "The Barcelona game just wraps up Champions League football perfectly... It's not over til the very end."
Jonny, London, via text on 81111

2147: Cluj defender Tony held on to scoop the Player Rater award at full-time with 7.59, while Fernando Torres picks up the honour from the game at Anfield. Don't forget, though, you can still get involved.
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2146: "We're now missing Carvalho, Deco, Joe Cole, Drogba, Essien, even for a team like Chelsea missing five players who would start every game is going to take its toll... not happy about the result in Romania but as I see it we lacked cutting edge up front and looking at that list I'm not surprised."
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2138: FULL-TIME Shakhtar Donetsk 1-2 Barcelona

2138: GOAL Shakhtar Donetsk 1-2 Barcelona
Unbelievable. The home side are very unhappy with referee Howard Webb, who plays four minutes of added time, allowing Leo Messi to score a brilliant, chipped winner for the Spanish giants.

2136: Inter keeper Julio Cesar punches clear a thunderous free-kick from Naldo and Claudio Pizarro really should tuck away the rebound but puts the ball wide. I'm not saying anything...

2134: FULL-TIME Liverpool 3-1 PSV

2134: FULL-TIME Cluj 0-0 Chelsea

2131: GOAL Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Barcelona
Substitute Leo Messi pops up to equalise for Barca after keeper Andriy Pyatov spills Bojan's cross. Relief all round for Pep Guardiola's side.

2130: A spectacular strike with the outside of his right foot by Maicon almost puts Inter ahead for the second time but his effort hits the post and rebounds to safety.

2130: GOAL Sporting 2-0 Basle
Derlei slots home a second for the Lisbon side to leave Basle facing a second defeat.

2128: Chelsea keeper Petr Cech makes a stunning save to keep it 0-0 in Romania as he sticks an arm out to keep out Alvaro Pereira's snap-shot.

2125: GOAL Bordeaux 1-3 Roma
Second goal for Julio Baptista - sliding home from close range after a great right-wing cross from Rodrigo Taddei. Ten-man Bordeaux have completely gone now.

2123: Steven Gerrard comes off at Anfield to an inevitable - and well-deserved - standing ovation. Stat fans: 72 of his 100 goals for Liverpool have come under Rafa Benitez.

2122: GOAL Anorthosis Famagusta 3-1 Panathinaikos
Hawar Mulla Mohammed surely wraps up the Cypriot side's first win in the Champions League.

2121: A huge slice of fortune for Chelsea: Eugen Trica shaves the outside of the post from just outside the box. Like I say, Chelsea will be relieved to escape with a point here.

2119: GOAL Liverpool 3-1 PSV
Liverpool fall asleep as they revel in Steven Gerrard's sumptuous strike, Danny Koevermans bundling home the cross from the right.

2117: GOAL Liverpool 3-0 PSV
An absolute scorcher. Fernando Torres is fouled about 25 yards out and Steven Gerrard steps up to drive home a screamer - his 100th goal for Liverpool. Terrific goal.

2117: Robbie Keane won't be adding to his Liverpool tally. He is replaced by Lucas at Anfield.

2116: The cheeky DJ at Cluj played 'Glory Glory Man United' before the teams arrived on the pitch. Further needle comes from the home fans, who unfurl a banner saying: "Roses are red, Chelsea are blue, my grandma can take spot-kicks better than you."

2112: GOAL Bordeaux 1-2 Roma
Former Real Madrid and Arsenal striker Julio Baptista gives Roma the lead with a clinical free-kick from the edge of the area, leaving the goalkeeper flat-footed. 10-man Bordeaux are looking very fragile now.

2111: "Cheese, I've got some money on Kuyt to score first and Liverpool to win 5-0 - what do you think my chances are?!"
Phil, biting my nails in work, via text on 81111
"Unlikely," says my colleague who's watching that game avidly.

2106: A disastrous pass from a PSV defender lets in Fernando Torres, but the Liverpool striker's flicked effort drifts just wide of the post.

2106: GOAL Bordeaux 1-1 Roma
Mirko Vucinic levels a scrappy game in slanting rain with a near-post header from a corner.

2103: GOAL Inter Milan 1-1 Werder Bremen
Deep cross from the right and goal machine Claudio Pizarro is at the far post to guide it home from three yards out. He doesn't miss those.

2101: GOAL Sporting 1-0 Basle
Leandro Romagnoli breaks the deadlock in Lisbon as Sporting look to bounce back from their opening defeat by Barcelona.

2101: Werder Breman's Diego tries his luck from 25 yards but his crisp strike is too close to Julio Cesar in the Inter goal.

2100: Rare chance for PSV at Anfield. Nordin Amrabat makes ground to the edge of area and sends a low shot skidding wide.

2058: Drogba is driven off, the Ivorian striker covering his face with his arm. Worrying times for Chelsea. Juliano Belletti is on, so a change in formation again. He'll play on the right, with Nicolas Anelka on his own up front, perhaps with Michael Ballack in support. This is a testing evening for Big Phil.

2056: Didier Drogba gets his studs stuck in the turf as he tries to get on the end of Florent Malouda's cross ahead of De Sousa. The motorised stretcher is on...

2055: Come on then, goals, let's be 'avin' you.

2053: "Didn't ever imagine saying this... but Anelka might be the difference in this game!"
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2050: Chelsea starting to look more dangerous with Nicolas Anelka in the attack. He chips it up for Frank Lampard, but the shot is deflected behind.

2045: Chelsea make a half-time change, with Nicolas Anelka replacing Salomon Kalou. Anelka should provide some much-needed support for Didier Drogba.

2041: From what I've seen so far, Chelsea should be pleased with a point in Cluj. Liverpool in complete control at home against PSV. Did anyone expect any different? I'm still trying to decide if Shakhtar Donetsk beating Barca at home would constitute a shock. A small one, perhaps.

2039: Player Rater... Top of the pops at the break at Anfield is Fernando Torres with 8.75. And in Romania? Not surprisingly it is not a Chelsea player, with Cluj defender Tony clocking 8.25. Don't forget, though, you can still get involved.
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2031: HALF-TIME Liverpool 2-0 PSV

2030: HALF-TIME Cluj 0-0 Chelsea

2029: GOAL Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 Barcelona
Moments after seeing an effort well-saved by Barca keeper Victor Valdes, Ilsinho does indeed get on the scoresheet against Pep Guardiola's men. Defender Gerard Pique heads a long ball into his path and the Brazilian striker holds off Carles Puyol before finishing in style.

2025: Claudio Pizarro really should score for Werder Bremen after running across a defender and connecting with a drilled cross six yards from goal but he scuffs his shot against the post. Ring any bells, Chelsea fans?

2023: Unlike Dimitar Berbatov last night, Robbie Keane celebrated his first goal for new club in energetic, if predictable, style. You know the scene, messy cartwheel, pretend gunslinger.

2021: RED CARD Bordeaux
Carlos Henrique gets his marching orders in the 37th minute after throwing an elbow at Roma's Cicinho - at his own team's free kick.

2020: Cluj left-back Alvaro Pereira sees his left-footed shot whistles past the post, with Petr Cech stretching.

2019: GOAL Liverpool 2-0 PSV
Fernando Torres fires in the low cross from the right and it's Robbie Keane who does brilliantly to guide it into the corner. What a way to get off the mark.

2017: "I'd definitely give the first half an hour to Cluj... some great counter attacking play. Chelsea should be worried!!"
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2015: Fernando Torres is unmarked again as he rises to meet another Liverpool corner but he sees his header fly wide of the post. Liverpool are well on top but PSV have had their moments since falling behind.

2015: GOAL Anorthosis Famagusta 2-1 Panathinaikos
The visitors win a penalty following a handball from Leiwakabessy, who is booked for his trouble. Dimitris Salpigidis slots home from 12 yards.

2013: GOAL Atletico Madrid 2-1 Marseille
Raul Garcia restores the advantage for the Spanish team, guiding Mariano Pernia's free-kick into the Marseille goal.

2012: And as I say that, Cluj hit Chelsea on the break, Eugen Trica not quite connecting with his volley.

2010: Cluj are making a very good fist of things against Chelsea, looking solid defensively and a bit dangerous in attack. The Blues have hardly had a shot.

2009: Roma coach Luciano Spalletti strokes his chin contemplatively. Having lost their opening game against Romanian side Cruj and now trailing at Bordeaux, Spalletti has every right to be concerned.

2004: Robbie Keane appeals for a penalty after his standing leg is taken by PSV defender Carlos Salcido. Nothing given. Looked a good shout to be fair.

2004: GOAL Bordeaux 1-0 Roma
Yoann Gourcuff nets the French side's first goal of the Champions League this season. Uefa boss Michel Platini - a former St Etienne player - is picked up by the cameras and is promptly booed by the home fans.

2003: GOAL Anorthosis Famagusta 2-0 Panathinaikos
Sinisa Dobrasinovic makesit a sensational start for the hosts.

2002: GOAL Atletico Madrid 1-1 Marseille
Mamadou Niang levels it up for the visitors against the in-form hosts. Marseille lost to Liverpool in their opening game and looked a pretty average side too.

1958: GOAL Inter 1-0 Werder Bremen
Sisenando Maicon gives Jose Mourinho's side the lead. Inter are looking to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat in the Milan derby at the weekend.

1957: GOAL Anorthosis Famagusta 1-0 Panathinaikos
A Josu Sarriegi own goal puts the Cypriot hosts ahead. They got a creditable 0-0 draw in their opening match against Werder.

1957: "PSV are awful. Its like they've come to watch the match and not play it. No movement, no closing down, nothing."
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1952: GOAL Atletico Madrid 1-0 Marseille
I probably don't even need to tell you who scored. It is of course Atletico's much-coveted Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, with his third Champions League goal in two games.
The rise of Sergio Aguero

1949: GOAL Liverpool 1-0 PSV
The corner comes over and Fernando Torres is completely unmarked as he looks to volley home, but Andreas Isaksson makes a brilliant save with his foot. However, the ex-Man City keeper makes a bit of a mess of Dirk Kuyt's follow-up, allowing his fierce shot to roll over his arm. Perfect start for the hosts.

1946: Inter striker Adriano has the first chance of the night as he volleys six inches over within seconds of the kick-off against Werder Bremen.

1945: Ready? Good, off we go then.

1941: This has got to the biggest match in the history of the Dr Constantin Radulescu stadium hasn't it? They're absolutely loving it, flags waving all over the place as the PA system blasts out a classic Romanian tune (probably).

1939: A crowd of 25,000 at the Dr Constantin Radulescu stadium and they all seem to have fog-horns. Good din.

1934: "Re 1919: Ashley Cole apparently injured his back during a coffin fit. I thank you."
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No, no. Thank you.

1931: "Re 1922: I had a bruised toe once it well hurts."
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1929: Some Chelsea gossip... they have apparently snapped up 12-year-old Jeremy Boga from Marseille-based junior club ASPTT.

1922: A bruised toe... I'd like to think that if I was paid thousands of pounds a week to play football, I'd play on with a bruised toe. But there we go.

1919: Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has a painful lower back apparently, hence his absence from the Chelsea squad. And by the way, Liverpool's opponents PSV are without influential midfielder Ibrahim Afellay, who has a bruised toe. And Chelsea's opponents Cluj are unchanged from side that beat Roma in their first ever Champions League game.

1916: "Can't see PSV posing a threat tonight. Pool will get the job done easily and I can see Keane getting a goal. 3-0 Pool."
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1909: No Cheeky Girls at Cluj's Dr Constantin Radulescu Stadium. Instead, they're playing Elbow's One Day Like This. Classy.

1905: "The most exciting games in store today will certainly be Werder Bremen's trip to Jose Mourinho's Internazionale and Atletico's hosting of Marseille. I expect goals, lots of goals. I expect Liverpool to kill PSV off in the first half."
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1902: Big Phil gives Ashley Cole a rest, bringing in Wayne Bridge at left-back in the only change from the team that beat Stoke at the weekend. Cole not on the bench either.

Cech, Bosingwa, Terry, Alex, Bridge, Lampard, Mikel, Ballack, Malouda, Kalou, Drogba.
Subs: Hilario, Ivanovic, Di Santo, Ferreira, Belletti, Anelka, Stoch.

1854: "Is sending in puns the best way to get my name on the website, or am I just clujing at straws?"
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1852: Reds boss Rafa Benitez makes just the one change from the team that beat Everton, Fabio Aurelio stepping into Andrea Dossena's shoes. Fit-again midfielder Javier Mascherano is on the bench.

Reina, Arbeloa, Aurelio, Carragher, Skrtel, Gerrard, Alonso, Riera, Kuyt, Keane, Torres.
Subs: Cavalieri, Dossena, Agger, Mascherano, Babel, Benayoun, Lucas.

1849: "I heard that the Cluj keeper is scared of crosses. However they do have a bit of bite up front. Sorry!!"
Will, still at work, Canary Wharf, via text on 81111
Still at work because you've been spent the last few minutes coming up with puns?

1846: Cluj's only European experience before this season was the Intertoto Cup final and the Uefa Cup second qualifying round. Tonight's game against Chelsea will be their first competitive match against British opposition.
Who are Cluj?

1841: "My bet is that it'll be first blood to Cluj."
Lazlo via text on 81111
Well done for avoiding any Transylvania-related punnery. Oh, hang on...

1838: Best random text in the inbox today? "I had a m8 at school called Ben Tibit." Excellent stuff, but I'm sure you can do better. 81111 is the number, or you can join the folk of 606.
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1830: Hello there. Before we get going, I just want to point out that I think these terrible puns at the expense of Transylvanian side CFR Cluj are in very poor taste, so we'll have none of that here. Fangs very much.

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