Posted by News Express | 18 September 2012 | 3,273 times
Within the first 17 minutes, it was all over and the three points were in the kitty of visiting Arsenal of England, who beat hosts Montpellier of France after recovering from shaky start. The match ended 2-1 against the tournament debutants.
Montpellier drew the first blood in the 8 min via a Belhanda penalty given after Vermaelen fouled Belhanda as he danced down the side of the penalty area.
Arsenal were back on level terms in 15 minutes after Lukas Podolski ghosted into a vantage position to left-foot past goalie Joudren after a tap-in from Giroud.
The work was as good as done two minutes later after Gervinho, unmarked in the Montpellier goal area.
Dortmund 1 – 0 Ajax
Dinamo Zagreb 0 – 2 Porto
AC Milan 0 – 0 Anderlecht
Montpellier 1 – 2 Arsenal
Malaga 3 – 0 Zenit
Olympiakos 1 – 2 Schalke
Paris SG 4 – 1 Dynamo Kyiv
Real Madrid 3 – 2 Man City
Matches for Wednesday, September 19
Barcelona v. Spartak M.
Bayern Munich v. Valencia
Celtic v. Benfica
Chelsea v. Juventus
Lille v. BATE Borisov
Man Utd v. Galatasaray
Shakhtar Donetsk v. FC Nordsjælland
Sporting Braga v. CFR Cluj
*Photo: Podolski (left) celebrates a goal.
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