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Wednesday's Champions League review

Eto'o (left) and Guardiola shake hands
Inter's ex-Barca striker Samuel Eto'o greets former boss Pep Guardiola

Inter Milan and Barcelona played were forced to share the spoils in their heavyweight clash at the San Siro on the second evening of the Champions League group stage.

BBC Sport rounds up all the action from across Europe as 16 more teams get their challenge under way.


Experienced Champions League campaigners Lyon kicked off with a slender 1-0 victory over Italian side Fiorentina at the Stade Gerland.

The visitors had striker Alberto Gilardino sent off for the first time in his career before the break for an alleged elbow and Miralem Pjanic struck the winner from close range 14 minutes from time.

Liverpool also won by a single goal, the five-time European Cup winners squeaking past Hungarian side Debrecen 1-0.

The Reds had to wait until first-half stoppage time to score against the group stage debutants, as Dirk Kuyt fired in a rebound to earn the three points.


European giants Inter Milan and Barcelona had to settle for a point apiece after neither side could find a breakthrough in the San Siro.

Holders Barca fielded former Inter hitman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while ex-Barca striker Samuel Eto'o played for Inter, but neither could manage a shot on target.

Dynamo Kiev took full advantage to go top of the group after coming from behind to beat Champions League new boys Rubin Kazan from Russia.

Alejandro Dominguez curled in a free-kick to put the visitors ahead, but Ayila Yussuf headed in a leveller and Gerson Magrao's rifled finish and Oleg Gusev's close-range goal earned Dynamo the points.


Spanish side Sevilla picked up three points at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium as they saw off another Champions League debutant in the shape of Romania's Unirea Urziceni, who are managed by former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu.

Sevilla had to wait until first-half stoppage time for Luis Fabiano to lash into the net from 12 yards, before the Brazilian headed on a corner to Renato, who bundled in from close range to make it 2-0.

Scottish champions Rangers made a good start to their campaign as they earned a 1-1 draw away at German side Stuttgart.

The hosts took the lead when Pavel Pogrebnyak converted Cacau's pull-back, before Madjid Bougherra struck a fine second-half leveller to secure a point for the Gers.


On the day they announced Brazilian legend Zico as their new manager, Greek side Olympiakos secured a 1-0 victory at home against Dutch debutants AZ Alkmaar.

Vassilis Torosidis headed home Jaouad Zairi's cross with 11 minutes remaining as Zico watched his new team from the stands in Athens.

Arsenal produced a fabulous comeback to take an early lead in the the group as they fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Standard Liege.

Eliaquim Mangala shot home and Milan Jovanovic struck a penalty inside the first five minutes for the Belgians, but Nicklas Bendtner slid home, Thomas Vermaelen scrambled in and then Eduardo pounced for a dramatic winner.

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see also
Standard Liege 2-3 Arsenal
16 Sep 09 |  Europe
Liverpool 1-0 Debrecen
16 Sep 09 |  Europe
Stuttgart 1-1 Rangers
16 Sep 09 |  Europe
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16 Sep 09 |  Football
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