MALAGA FC hosted AC MILAN in a Group C clash with the Spaniards winning 1 - 0. Evened game which was decided only by a class piece of action by JOAQUIN in the 64th min. Earlier that same player had missed a penalty in the 44th min, to which he basically redeemed himself of that lost opportunity: from villain to hero.
In summary, the first half went to Milan with more chances, while the second half Malaga FC was more effective with the only match goal as their reward & thus the victory prize. Historical night at Malaga where the European magic keeps on happening.
|Goal by Dortmund|
German Club BORUSSIA DORTMUND take top spot of the difficult Group D table after defeating REAL MADRID 2 - 1. Deserved victory by the German which put in a textbook game of tactical discipline & effective upfront definition.
Real Madrid was thin on ideas & out of tune with a bad start in the 19th min with Khedira off injured with a muscle pull. His substitute Modric was dim as was Ozil & Xabi Alonso. The Real Madrid engine just did not burn as effectively tonight as other occasions & their game suffered.
The German got ahead first with a great counter-attack after a silly Real Madrid defensive mistake found LEWANDOWSKI free for a precision pass that was hammered home in the 35th min. Then Real Madrid enjoyed a "golden minute" when Ozil found with a long pass CRISTIANO RONALDO who equalized in the in te 37th min. But that was all for Real...
The Germans continued grinding the Spaniards straight into & all the second half until they got their second & winning goal after a "poor" Iker Casillas punched out ball which was reaped up by SCMELZER who booted into the goal net.
Great night for Dortmund, but Real Coach Mourinho will not be happy.