November 5, 2008
Arsenal’s miserable week continued as they were held to a goalless draw by Fenerbahce at the Emirates Stadium.Arsenal had plenty of the game and many situations to kill the game off but it was one of those nights.
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas admits the Gunners may have been “too nervous” as they missed a host of chances to draw 0-0 at home to Fenerbahce.
“It’s a bit frustrating, of course, when you have so many chances but don’t score.”
Report highlights below
November 4, 2008
liverpool left it very late yet again! to get a well earnt draw 1-1.Gerrard penalty in second-half stoppage time earned Liverpool a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in their Group D.Fernando Torres failed to even make the bench, missing his sixth match since picking up a hamstring injury while on international duty last month.
Atletico were also producing some quality football and scored an outstanding goal after 37 minutes.Antonio Lopez broke down the right, taking a long pass with a superb first touch to confound Daniel Agger.His pass into the box found Rodriguez moving into space away from Jamie Carragher before firing a shot across Jose Reina and inside the far post.Liverpool forced much pressure in the second half ,Liverpool almost grabbed the equaliser after 70 minutes when Arbeloa and Keane combined to set up Gerrard, but the captain’s shot just cleared the angle.Liverpool looked unable to break through, until the fourth minute of injury time when Gerrard went down in the box .Debatable decision but Gerrard picked himself up to drive the ball home in front of the kop.
Rafael Benitez believes both Liverpool and Atletico Madrid are now in a “fantastic position” to clinch qualification for the Champions League last 16.
Full Match highlights and goals below
Here is a look back on that great final 2005 its very hard to find but we found a version from italy and its worth watching especally the commentary 🙂 enjoy
November 4, 2008
Chelsea lost away to rome tonight a chastening Champions League defeat as Roma exploded back into form with a 3-1 victory at the Stadio Olimpico. The hosts stormed into a three-goal lead inside 58 minutes thanks to Christian Panucci and two goals from Mirko Vucinic.Chelsea reduced the deficit through captain John Terry but it was not enough to save them from adefeat, their worst in Europe.
Any thoughts Chelsea might have had about a fightback, however, were soon quelled when Deco picked up his second yellow card of the night and got himself sent off after he protested with the referee following a too quickly taken, 81st minute free kick. From there on in, if there were going to be any more goals they were going to be scored by a Roma side which finished the game with its 38,000-strong home crowd in raptures of delightDespite the defeat Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari remains confident his side will progress.
Full english extended highlights below from itv well worth watching
November 3, 2008
Obafemi Martins scored the goals as Newcastle lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 home victory over Aston Villa.Both goals came in the second half and well taken by the hitman ,owen also made a return coming on as a late sub…more to follow .
1st half hightlights
martins 2 goals