Raul scored his record 50th goal in the
European Champions League to help struggling Real Madrid beat Olympiakos
2-1 Wednesday night, and Liverpool and Chelsea played a 0-0 tie.
Internazionale of Milan and Lyon improved to 2-0, with Inter beating
Glasgow Rangers 1-0 at an empty San Siro stadium in Milan. The Union of
European Football Associations banned fans for four games after a flare
hit AC Milan goalkeeper Dida during a game against Inter earlier this
year, and this was the second game of the penalty.
At Madrid, Raul headed home David Beckham's cross in the ninth minute,
moving past former Real Madrid star Alfredo di Stefano on the scoring
list of Europe's top club competition.
Pantelis Kafes tied it in the 48th for Olympiakos (0-2). Roberto Soldado,
a second-half sub, got the go-ahead goal for Real Madrid (1-1) on a
header in the 86th after his initial header from a Beckham cross was
parried by goalkeeper Antonios Nikopolidis.
In the other Group F game, Lyon won 1-0 at Rosenborg (1-1) on Cristiano
Cris' goal in the 45th minute.
In Group G play at Liverpool, the home team was angry that referee
Massimo De Santis did not award penalty kicks when Sami Hyypia was
brought down by Chelsea's Didier Drogba on the edge of the 6-yard box
and following a possible handball by defender William Gallas.
``It was clear no? Watching the TV? Unbelievable,'' Liverpool coach Rafa
Both teams are 1-0-1. Liverpool hosts Chelsea again Sunday in the
English Premier League.
Real Betis (1-1) won 1-0 at Anderlecht (0-2) in the other Group G game
on Oliveira's goal in the 68th, sending the host to its ninth straight
Champions League loss.
In Group E, AC Milan (1-0-1) took leads on goals by Clarence Seedorf in
the 25th second and Andriy Shevchenko in the 58th minute, but scores by
Soren Larsen in the third and Hamit Altintop in the 70th gained a 2-2
tie for Schalke (0-1-1).
Fenerbahce (1-1) won 3-0 at home against PSV Eindhoven (1-1) on two
goals by Alex de Souza and a late goal by Stephen Appiah.
In Group H, Internazionale beat Glasgow Rangers (1-1) on David Pizarro's
goal in the 49th.
Slovakia's Artmedia Bratislava (1-1) rallied from a two-goal deficit to
win 3-2 at Porto (0-2) on goals by Peter Petras, Jan Kozak and Balazs
Borbely. Luis Gonzalez and Diego Ribas had given Porto a 2-0 lead.