Champions League Fixtures/Results 05.12.06 06.12.06
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Champions League Fixtures/Results 05.12.06 06.12.06

champions-league.jpgChampions League Fixtures for December 2006

Barcelona must win or they are out. Roma need to win to guarantee a spot. Manchester United need a draw or better against Benfica. And an Arsenal v Porto draw would send them both through, but a win could send the loser to the UEFA Cup.

Qualification Scenarios @ the BBC (new window)

Tuesday, 05 December 2006

Group A

Chelsea 2-0 Levski Sofia
Shevchenko scores in the 27th and Shaun Wright-Phillips finally opens his account with Chelsea as the English champions finish top the group.

Barcelona 2-0 Werder Bremen
Ronaldinho rises to the occasion, earning a free kick and subsequently firing under the jumping wall to grab the early lead. The Brazilian superstar later springs Ludovic Giuly who fires across the box to Eidur Gudjohnsen for the easy tap-in. The Icelandic international was errantly ruled to be passively offside during Ronaldinho's pass to Giuly. Later, the hosts should get another as Gudjohnsen hits the post on an absolutely wonderful weave through the defense. Giuly, stunningly, misfires the carom with the goal at his mercy. Barcelona avoid become the first holders to go out in the group stages.

Group B

Bayern Munich 1-1 Inter Milan
Roy Makaay's goal in the 62nd is equalized by a Patrick Viera strike in extra time. The draw sees Bayern through as group winners, with Inter runners-up.

Sporting 1-3 Spartak Moscow
Spartak Moscow are through to the UEFA cup.

Group C

Galatasaray 3-2 Liverpool
Fowler scores twice as the Reds rest their regulars having already won the group. The hosts finish bottom.

PSV 1-3 Bordeaux
Bordeaux make the UEFA Cup as PSV were already through as runners-up.

Group D

Roma 1-0 Valencia
Christian Panucci scores the winner early, as Roma leave nothing to chance and make it through with a win against group winners Valencia.

Olympiacos 1-1 Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar claim the UEFA Cup spot.

Tuesday's Champions League Summary @ the BBC (new window)

Wednesday, 06 December 2006

Group E

Lyon 1-1 Steaua Bucuresti
Lyon were already through and finish top the group.

Dynamo Kiev 2-2 Real Madrid
Ronaldo gets two late goals as Madrid, who were already through, finish runners-up in Group E.

Group F

Manchester United 3-1 Benfica
Marcos Nelson fires a lovely strike that puts Benfica up first. But United's scare doesn't last long as Ryan Giggs sends in a brilliant free kick that is headed home by Nemanja Vidic. Giggs then finishes off the Portuguese-side for good as he heads home Man U's second. Louis Saha's adds one more in the 74th as United win the group.

FC Copenhagen 3-1 Celtic
Celtic were already through, but take an unexpected thrashing from the Danish-side. Atiba Hutchinson, Jesper Gronkjaer, and Marcus Allback score for the home side. Jiri Jarosik pulls one back for Celtic in the 75th.

Group G

Hamburg 3-2 CSKA Moscow
CSKA need a win and a winner from Porto v Arsenal. They get neither and are off to the UEFA Cup.

FC Porto 0-0 Arsenal
Porto hits the post twice while the match is still being contested, but things eventually grind to a halt, as a draw will see both teams through. The final 10 minutes are painful to watch as the two clubs are jeered by fans as neither team attempts to go forward. In the one minute of extra time, Porto stand on the ball as supporters give-in and begin cheering their team's progression to the knockout stage.

Group H

AC Milan 0-2 Lille
Lille are through as AEK Athens draw. Milan win the group and were already through before today's match.

Anderlecht 2-2 AEK Athens
Athens need to match Lille's result, but only manage a draw. The Greek-side goes to the UEFA Cup.

Wednesday's Champions League Summary @ the BBC (new window)

Tables @ the BBC (new window)

Live Updates @ BBC (new window)

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