Champions League: Arsenal 3-1 Olympiakos - Manchester City 1-1 Borussia Dortmund: Full Time [VIDEO]
By Nick Howson | October 4, 2012 4:18 AM EST
- Group A: FC Porto 1-0 Paris St Germain- FT; Dynamo Kiev 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb- FT
- Group B: Arsenal 3-1 Olympiakos- FT; Schalke 04 2-2 Montpellier- FT
- Group C: Anderlecht 0-3 Malaga- FT; Zenit St Petersburg 2-3 AC Milan- FT
- Group D: Ajax 1-4 Real Madrid- FT; Manchester City 1-1 Borussia Dortmund- FT;
21:41: Full time in all of the Champions League games on matchday two on this Wednesday night. Well both the English side endure contrasting fortunes as Arsenal ran out comfortable winners against Olympiakos, while Manchester City required some brilliance from Joe Hart and a fortunate late penalty to snatch a point against an impressive Borussia Dortmund. Thank for joining IBTimes UK for tonight's action. See you again next time.
Goal: Arsenal 3-1 Olympiakos (Aaron Ramsey)
21:36: Yaya Toure spoken in the build up that Manchester City needed luck to progress in the Champions League, ans they've got some in the final moments here. Aguero turns the ball towards goal nad a penalty is given against Subotic. Substitute Balotelli steps up and passes the ball past Weidenfeller. City might have grabbed a point.
Goal: Schalke 04 2-2 Montpellier (Camara)
Goal: Manchester City 1-1 Borussia Dortmund (Mario Balotelli)
21:30: Plenty of frustration at the City of Manchester Stadium as we reach the final stages of matchday day in the Champions League. The home side haven't got going in the second half, while Dortmund have been terrific in all areas, and through Marco Reus look like snatching all three points.
Goal: FC Porto 1-0 Paris St Germain (James Rodriguez)
21:24: Ajax's hopes firmly extinguished in Amsterdam, as Ronaldo scores twice in as many minutes to put the game beyond the Dutch side's reach.
Goal: Ajax 1-4 Real Madrid (Cristiano Ronaldo)
Goal: Ajax 1-3 Real Madrid (Cristiano Ronaldo)
21:20: Bit of a lull in preceedings across Europe so let's recap. It's goalless in Portugal, between Porto and PSG, while Dynamo Kiev still lead Dinamo Zagreb 2-0. Arsenal are 2-1 ahead against Olympiakos, the same scoreline between the two sides during last year's competition, while Schalke lead Montpellier after Klass Jan Huntelaar's penalty.
Malaga have struck three times without reply for a second successive matchday, as Anderlecht have been put to the sword, and in Group D, Ajax are trailing Real Madrid and Manchester City are being outclassed by Borussia Dortmund.
21:07: Dortmund are ahead, and it's thorougherly deserved. Jack Rodwell plays a lazy pass across his own back four, and Reus nips in, skips away from the City back-four and finishes past Joe Hart. The England international is finally beaten and the German champions are ahead.
Goal: Anderlecht 0-3 Malaga (Eliseu)
Goal: Manchester City 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (Marco Reus)
21:03: Arsenal back in front at the Emirates Stadium. Gervinho shows great determination to find Podolski, who turns and shoots below Blazs Megyeri from close range. In Manchester, Dortmund are still dictating preceedings, with Joe Hart again come to their rescus to deny Gotze.
Goal: Ajax 1-2 Real Madrid (Moisander)
Goal: Arsenal 2-1 Olympiakos (Lukas Podolski)
Goal: Anderlecht 0-2 Malaga (Joaquin)
20:55: More activity at Schalke, where the away side have seen Bocaly dismissed for taking down Draxler in the penalty area. Huntelaar steps up and puts Schalke ahead from the spot. Problems for the Ligue 1 champions.
Goal: Schalke 04 2-1 Montpellier (Klass Jan Huntelaar)
20:52: Madrid double their lead with a flourish, as Benzema volley's home from Kaka's floated cross. Finally underway in Manchester, Porto and Kiev in the second half too.
Goal: Ajax 0-2 Real Madrid (Karim Benzema)
20:48: Underway in the second half at Arsenal, Ajax, Schalke and Anderlecht in the Champions League.
20:44: No doubt where the result of the evening comes from, and that's in the Ukraine, where Dynamo Kiev lead 2-0 at half time against Dinamo Zagreb. Zagreb have lost their last seven Champions League games, but in Oleh Blokhin's first game as manager, the hosts lead through Gusev and Pivaric's own goal.
20:36: Well Arsenal's lead didn't last long. Leandro Greco swings in a cross from the left and Kostantinos Mitroglou gets there first to head beyond Vito Mannone. It's 1-1 at the break.
Goal: Anderlecht 0-1 Malaga (Eliseu)
Goal: Arsenal 1-1 Olymiakos (Kostantinos Mitroglou)
20:31: A lovely move puts Arsenal ahead. Lukas Podolski feeds Mikel Arteta who delightfully finds Gervinho, who turns and steers the ball into the corner. The home side deservedly ahead.
Goal: Arsenal 1-0 Olymiakos (Gervinho)
Goal: Ajax 0-1 Real Madrid (Cristiano Ronaldo)
20:27: Not sure how Borussia Dortmund aren't in front at Mancheste City. Joe Hart has made a brilliant double save, firstly denied Gotze, before tipping the playmaker's strike against the bar less than a minute later. The Germans have dominated the first half at the City of Manchester Stadium.
Goal: Dynamo Kiev 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb (Josip Pivaric own goal)
20:16: The home side hit back at the Veltins-Arena from Julian Draxler, as the 19 year old finished after Klass Jan Huntelaar's brilliant pass. A Klass pass you could say. Little else to report around Europe elsewhere.
Goal: Schalke 04 1-1 Montpellier (Julian Draxler)
Well, talk amongst yourselves. Little to report from throughout Europe where it's bucketing it down in Manchester and London. The two goals we have seen tonight have come from Kiev, where a Gusev header from Ognjen Vukojević's has given Oleh Blokhin an ideal start to his reign while Ait-Fana has struck from range to hand the French champions Montpellier the lead at German side Schalke.
20:05: We had 24 goals in the Champions League last night, but in the opening 20 minutes we've seen just two. Meanwhile, Santi Cazorla has been denied by Balazs Megyeri at the Emirates, while Joe Hart has tipped a Mario Gotze effort onto the post for Dortmund.
Goal: Schalke 04 0-1 Montpellier (Aït-Fana)
19:55: Well our first goal of the evening comes from an unlikely source, and the head of Oleg Gusev. Chances galore at the Etihad Stadium meanwhile with Dzeko, Aguero and Zabaleta all going close early on. Arsenal meanwhile have made a slow start against Olympiakos.
Goal: Dynamo Kiev 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb (Oleg Gusev)
19:46: Underway across Europe in Wednesday's Champions League matches.
19:41: Hard to call Manchester City's game with Borussia Dortmund anything less than a must win for Roberto Mancini's side. Defeat to Real Madrid on matchday one, having been 1-0 and 2-1 ahead, make each of the club's home games in the group stage absolutely vital. Dortmund meanwhile, who have scored 21 goals in their opening seven Bundesliga games, earned a win against Ajax on the opening day and likely to twist in search of another away win on British soil.
Arsenal go into their game against Olympiakos with the confidence of their opening day win over Montpellier, and with an impressive home record to boot. Arsene Wenger's side beat their Greek counterparts 2-1 in the group phase last season, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andre Santos getting the goals. The Frenchman will be hoping for more of the same tonight.
The games across Europe are set to get underway. Stay tunned for live updates from all the grounds.
19:30: One game has already finished in the Champions League tonight, with seven-time winners AC Milan recording their first win of the group stage against Zenit St Petersburg.
Urby Emanuelson and Stephan El Shaarawy gave the Italian side a two-goal lead with barely a quarter of the game gone, but Hulk's effort just before the break gave Zenit hope. Roman Shirokov made it 2-2 four minutes after the interval, but Tomáš Hubočan's own goal handed Massimiliano Allegri's side an important win and leaves the Russians bottom of Group C.
Arsenal: Mannone, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arteta, Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Podolski, Gervinho.
Substitutes: Shea, André Santos, Djourou, Walcott, Ramsey, Giroud, Arshavin
Olympiakos: Megyeri, Paulo Machado, Contreras, Manolas, Holebas, Maniatis, David Fuster, Siovas, Diakité, Greco, Mitroglou.
Substitutes: Carroll, Modesto, Lykogiannis, Ibagaza, Abdoun, Pantelić, Diogo
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasić, Clichy, Javi García, Y. Touré, Nasri, Silva, Agüero, Džeko
Substitutes: Pantilimon, Lescott, Kolarov, Milner, Rodwell, Tévez, Balotelli.
Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotić, Hummels, Schmelzer, Bender, Gündoğan, Błaszczykowski, Reus, Götze, Lewandowski
Substitutes: Langerak, Felipe Santana, Kehl, Leitner, Grosskreutz, Perišić, Schieber.
19:18: After Celtic, Chelsea and Manchester United all secured victories on matchday two in the Champions League, it's the turn of Arsenal and Manchester City to continue their respective campaigns. The Gunners beat Montpellier a fortnight ago, with Lukas Podolski and Gervinho providing the finish touch, while City came unstuck at the hands of Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo.
IBTimes UK will have all the live scores from both of the games at The Emirates Stadium and the Etihad Stadium, along with updates from the five other games including Madrid's trip to Ajax and 2003 champions' home game against big spending PSG.
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