Premier League teams triumph in Champions League
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.