|Villareal - Man City|
VILLAREAL hosted MANCHESTER CITY in their Group A match & went down 0 - 3. The Spanish Football Club was very undermanned with half a dozen key players out with injury, but this is not an excuse as Manchester City was a deserved winner.
YAYA TOURE put in two fabulous goals in the 30th & 70th min, with BALOTELLI scoring his goal in the 48th min. Spanish International DAVID SILVA is in sweet form & helped Manchester City in the creativity area, to make us locals realize how much we miss the player in La Liga.
Villareal says goodbye to Champions
OLYMPIQUE DE LYON went down to REAL MADRID 0 - 2 in their Group D match & gives the latter a secured participation spot in the post-Group phase of Champions League. The match could be basically divided into two; a first half with Real Madrid flowing & overriding Lyon & a second half with Lyon playing better, hitting the bar & making Real goalie Casillas work hard, in fact, to much for what was considered a "fairly" controlled game.
The two goals came from CRISTIANO RONALDO with the first a free-kick power-driver in the 29th min & via a penalty taken, as a "cool cucumber", in the 70th min.