September 27, 2006
The Champions League Recap: September 27
Plenty of action in tonight’s eight Champions League matches and there were remarkably no scoreless draws.
Chelsea knocked off Levski Sofia with a Didier Drogba hat-trick, but they will be disappointed that Mariyan Ognyanov scored for the Bulgarian side. Lionel Messi grabbed a late equalizer to salvage a point for Barcelona in their 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen.
Spartak Moscow and Sporting Lisbon played out a 1-1 draw in the first Champions League match played on an artificial surface. Inter fell to bottom of the group as their nine-men fell to Bayern Munich 2-0 with Fabio Grosso and Zlatan Ibrahimovic seeing red.
Mika Vayrynen was scored the only goal in PSV’s 1-0 triumph at Bordeaux. Peter Crouch scored a brace with Luis Garcia on the scoresheet, but Umit Karan made it a game with a second half brace of his own. However, Liverpool held on for the 3-2 win at Anfield.
Shakhtar and Olympiakos battled to a 2-2 draw in an end-to-end match. Valencia and Roma combined for three goals in the first half-hour, but the hosts managed to kill the game off after David Villa’s goal and took it 2-1.