UEFA Champions League Video Highlights for Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Milan during a soccer training session in Marseille September 14, 2009
“It was another match day in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Several of the top clubs were in action including Arsenal, Liverpool, and FC Barcelona. There were a few surprises as Liverpool were shut out 0-2 at Fiorentina and Inter Milan could only manage a draw with Russian side Rubin Kazan. The other top clubs, Arsenal and FC Barcelona, both had 2-0 wins at home. Scottish club Rangers had a very disappointing loss at home to Sevilla FC, losing 1-4.” (The 90th Minute)

Inter shocked in Russia
“Inter Milan were held to a surprise draw at Rubin Kazan in the Champions League but the Italian champions will be relieved to be leaving Russia with a point after ending the game with 10 men. Rubin took the lead in the 11th minute thanks to Alejandro Dominguez but the hosts gifted Dejan Stankovic the equaliser on the half hour.” (ESPN)

Title dreams a long way off for Italy
“The debate has long raged over which is the most well-equipped country to mount a serious challenge on the Champions League title. Is it the English clubs (who have had the most recent success), Spain (with all the summer’s transfer business) or someone else? Well, this year, the calls have been heard loudest from Italy as the country attempts to overcome the loss of their finest players – Kaka and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – to La Liga.” (ESPN)

Miralem Pjanic – Lyon’s New Juninho
“If it is the number 7 shirt at Old Trafford or the number 10 in Argentina that holds special, mythical significance, then the equivalent at Olympique Lyonnais would surely be that of the number 8. For it was once worn by midfield maestro Juninho Pernambucano, the brilliant Brazilian whose style and craft, not to mention jaw-dropping free-kicks, wrote the slick playmaker’s name into Lyon legend. Think of Olympique Lyonnais now and you think of their relentless recent march to seven straight league championships in France. Before Juninho arrived in 2001 Lyon had never won the French title.” (Just Football)

Champions League: Reds beaten, Inter shocked
“Montenegrin teenager Stevan Jovetic struck twice in a 10-minute first-half spell to stun Liverpool in their Champions League Group E clash against Fiorentina. The 19-year-old grabbed his first after 27 minutes after being put clean through, and then he touched home his second from the near post 10 minutes later.” (ESPN)

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