Premier League teams triumph in Champions League

John Terry - Champions League 2009

It’s been a good week in the Champions League for English teams with Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all winning. Any fans of sports betting wouldn’t be surprised by all the favourites claiming victories. Manchester United claimed a 1-0 victory over Besiktas in Turkey courtesy of a Paul Scholes strike.
Chelsea also scraped a 1-0 home victory over Portuguese champions FC Porto with a goal from French striker Nicolas Anelka. Liverpool also struggled to a 1-0 home victory over Hungarian champions Debrecen. Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt scored the only goal of the game.

Arsenal came back from 2-0 down in Liege to beat Belgian champions Standard 3-2. The home side were two goals up within the first five minutes through a goal from Eliaquim Mangala and a Milan Jovanovic penalty. Nicklas Bendtner got a goal back for the Gunners before defender Thomas Vermaelen fired home an equaliser. Croatian striker Eduardo scored the winner with just nine minutes remaining.

In a heavyweight clash at the San Siro Italian champions Inter and Spanish champions Barcelona cancelled each other out, the game finishing goalless. The European giants are two of the favourites in the sports wagering to win the Champions League trophy.

Elsewhere big spending Real Madrid beat FC Zurich 5-2 in Switzerland. Cristiano Ronaldo opened his Champions league account with a brace. Real’s other goals came from Raul, Guti and Gonzalo Higuain. The Swiss side’s goals came from Xavier Margairaz and Silvan Aegerter. Former European champions AC Milan claimed a 2-1 victory at Marseille. Milan’s veteran striker Filippo Inzaghi bagged himself a brace. Former Real Madrid defender scored Marseille’s only goal.


  1. e-Soccertips September 17th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    It was good to see English Premier League team winning first week of Champion League. I would love to see at least two of the English Premier League in the semi final 🙂

  2. William Hill July 3rd, 2010 at 10:45 am

    If only England can play as well when playing nationally as we do domestically! Maybe if we stopped buying so many foreign players and encouraged our home grown players more we would have a better national team!

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