Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Champions League Round 6 - Day 1 - Wrap

The final round of the Champions League is now half way over. Here are the results:

AC Milan 3 - 2 Schalke 04
PSV Eindhoven 1 - 0 Fenerbahce
Lyon 1 - 1 Rosenborg
Olympiakos 1 - 1 Real Madrid

Chelsea 0 - 0 Liverpool
Real Betis 0 - 1 Anderlecht
Artmedia Petrzalka 0 - 0 FC Porto
Rangers 1 - 1 Inter Milan

I think the biggest stories of all these results are the ones from Group H. The Rangers got an equalizer in the 38th thanks to Peter Lovenkrands. However, a tie would not be enough if Artmedia or Porto won. Luck went the way of the Scotts as that game resulted in a sharing of the points. This marks the first time any Scottish team has advanced past the group phase.

In other news, Liverpool battled hard to walk out with a point, and the group's top spot, form Chelsea. How ever, Chelsea had some great luck when Michael Essien went unpunished for a high tackle on Didi Hamann. He should have been tossed from the game, but ended up with not even a warning.

Real Madrid looked a little stale in their match with Olympiacos, but that is no surprise as they were already through the group phase.

PSV got the result they needed but also got some help from AC Milan. With Schalke failing, PSV was able to move into second place and a place in the knockout phase.

Here is the way the tables ended up in Groups E-H:

Group E Table
1 AC Milan 11
2 PSV 10
3 Schalke 04 8
4 Fenerbahce 4

Group F Table
1 Lyon 16
2 Real Madrid 10
3 Rosenborg 4
4 Olympiacos 4

Group G Table
1 Liverpool 12
2 Chelsea 11
3 Real Betis 7
4 Anderlecht 3

Group H Table
1 Inter Milan 13
2 Rangers 7
3 Artmedia Bratislava 6
4 FC Porto 5


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