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UEFA Champions League Review (E-H)

The European club action kicked off on Tuesday night, as the UEFA Champions League 2015/16 was underway. The giants have their eyes set on lifting the trophy in Milan. For the rest, it is just thrilling football action at the grandest level, on the road to Milan, as they faced some of the greatest clubs in Europe.

The first set of fixtures were exciting. Some results came out as predicted and some were surprising. The action continued as the remaining four groups kick start their journey in Europe this season.

GROUP E

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  • Bayer Leverkusen  4 – 1  BATE Borisov

Venue – BayArena.

Starting Lineups.
LEV – Leno; Hilbert, Papadopoulos, Tah, Wendell; Bellarabi, Kampl, Bender, Mehmedi; Calhanoglu; Hernandez.
BAT – Chernik; Polyakov, Dubra, Milunovic, Mladenovic; Baga, Aleksievich; Stasevich, Hleb, Gordeychuk; Signevich.

Goals.
LEV – Mehmedi 4’, Calhanoglu 47’, Hernandez 59’, Calhanoglu (pen) 75’.
BAT – Milunovic 13’.

Yellow Cards.
LEV – Papadopoulos.
BAT – Baga, Mladenovic, Signevic.

Red Cards.
LEV – None.
BAT – None.

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  • AS Roma  1 – 1  Barcelona

Venue – Stadio Olimpico.

Starting Lineups.
ASR – Szczesny; Florenzi, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Keita; Falque, Dzeko, Salah.
BAR – Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Mathieu, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic; Neymar, Suarez, Messi.

Goals.
ASR – Florenzi 31’.
BAR – Suarez 21’.

Yellow Cards.
ASR – Nainggolan.
BAR – Pique.

Red Cards.
ASR – None.
BAR – None.

GROUP F

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  • Dinamo Zagreb  2 – 1  Arsenal

Venue – Stadion Maksimir.

Starting Lineups.
ZAG – Eduardo; Pinto, Sigali, Taravel, Pivaric; Machado, Ademi, Antolic; Pjaca; Soudani, Fernandes.
ARS – Ospina; Debuchy, Paulista, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Cazorla; Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud.

Goals.
ZAG – Pivaric 24’, Fernandes 58’.
ARS – Wacott 79’.

Yellow Cards.
ZAG – Antolic, Pinto, Rog.
ARS – Giroud, Campbell.

Red Cards.
ZAG – None.
ARS – Giroud (Second Yellow).

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  • Olympiakos  0 – 3  Bayern Munich

Venue – Karaiskaki Stadium.

Starting Lineups.
OLY – Roberto; Elabdellaoui, Costa, Siovas, Masuaku; Cambiasso, Salino, Kasami; Dominguez; Pardo, Ideye.
FCB – Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Alaba, Bernat; Alonso, Vidal, Alcantara; Muller, Lewandowski, Costa.

Goals.
OLY – None.
FCB – Muller 52’, Gotze (2nd half sub) 89’, Muller (pen) 90’.

Yellow Cards.
OLY – Kasami, Cambiasso, Elabdellaoui.
FCB – Muller, Kimmich.

Red Cards.
OLY – None.
FCB – None.

GROUP G

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  • Chelsea  4 – 0  Maccabi Tel Aviv

Venue – Stamford Bridge.

Starting Lineups.
CHE – Begovic; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Cahill, Baba; Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.
MAC – Rajkovic; Shpungin, Ben Haim, Tibi, Harush; Alberman; Ben Haim, Mitrovic, Igiebor, Rikan; Zahavi.

Goals.
CHE – Willian 15’, Oscar (pen) 45’, Costa (1st half sub) 59’, Fabregas 79’.
MAC – None.

Yellow Cards.
CHE – Loftus-Cheek.
MAC – Rajkovic, Igiebor, Ben Haim.

Red Cards.
CHE – None.
MAC – None.

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  • Dynamo Kyiv  2 – 2  FC Porto

Venue – Stadion NSK Olimpiyskiy.

Starting Lineups.
DYN – Rybka; Silva, Khacheridi, Dragovic, Antunes; Rybalka, Garmash; Gusev, Veloso, Gonzalez; Moraes.
FCP – Casillas; M. Pereira, Maicon, Indi, Layun; Andre, D. Pereira, Neves, Herrera; Brahimi, Aboubakar.

Goals.
DYN – Gusev 20’, Buyalsky 89’.
FCP – Aboubakar 23’ & 81’.

Yellow Cards.
DYN – Gusev, Rybalka.
FCP – Maicon, M. Pereira, Aboubakar, D. Pereira.

Red Cards.
DYN – None.
FCP – None.

GROUP H

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  • K.A.A Gent  1 – 1  Olympique Lyonnais

Venue – Ghelamco Arena.

Starting Lineups.
GEN – Sels; Nielsen, Mitrovic, Asare; Foket, Kums, Neto, Dejaeghere; Milicevic; Depoitre, Simon.
LYO – Lopes; Rafael, Yanga-Mbiwa, Umtiti, Morel; Ferri, Gonalons, Tolisso; Valbuena; Beauvue, Lacazette.

Goals.
GEN – Milicevic 68’.
LYO – Jallet (2nd half sub) 58’.

Yellow Cards.
GEN – Depoitre.
LYO – Ferri, Umtiti, Malbranque.

Red Cards.
GEN – Dejaeghere (Straight Red), Foket (Straight Red)
LYO – None.

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  • Valencia  2 – 3  Zenit St. Petersburg

Venue – Estadio Mestalla.

Starting Lineups.
VAL – Jaume; Cancelo, Mustafi, Abdennour, Gaya; Fuego, Parejo, Perez; Feghouli, Negredo, Piatti.
ZEN – Lodigin; Smolnikov, Garay, Lombaerts, Criscito, Anyukov; Danny, Garcia, Witsel; Dzyuba, Hulk.

Goals.
VAL – Cancelo 55’, Gomes (2nd half sub) 73’.
ZEN – Hulk 9’ & 45’, Witsel 76’.

Yellow Cards.
VAL – Alcacer, Mustafi, Gomes.
ZEN – Smolikov, Witsel, Hulk.

Red Cards.
VAL – None.
ZEN – None.

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