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2. EUROPE: United gets its revenge in Lisbon
September 26th, 2006 10:56PM



Manchester United gained revenge for last year's 2-1 loss to Benfica in Lisbon that knocked it out of the UEFA Champions League at the group stage with a 1-0 win at the Estadio da Luz on Tuesday night.

United won the match on the second day of group play thanks to a stunning shot by French striker Louis Saha -- its first away win in the competition in nearly three years.

Arsenal and Lyon are the only other teams in Groups E-H with six points after two games.

The Gunners beat Porto, 2-0, at home. Alexandr Hleb and Thierry Henry scored in the night's other Anglo-Portuguese clash.

"The team has a lot of potential and is getting stronger in every game," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.

Lyon, which defeated Real Madrid, 2-0, in its opening game at home, won, 3-0, at Steaua Bucharest. Brazilian forward Fred, Portuguese midfielder Tiago and young Frenchman Karim Benzema scored for the five-time defending French league champions.

Real Madrid got its first win in the Champions League campaign with a 5-1 victory over Dynamo Kiev. It was up, 3-0, at halftime on goals by Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy, captain Raul and Jose Antonio Reyes, and Raul and Van Nistelrooy each added another after the break.

(Day 2, Tuesday)

Group E
Real Madrid 5 Dynamo Kiev 1
Steaua Bucharest 0 Lyon 3
Group F
Benfica 0 Man. Utd. 1
Celtic 1 FC Copenhagen 0
Group G
FC Porto 0 CSKA Moscow 0
Hamburg 1 Arsenal 2
Group H
AEK Athens 1 Anderlecht 1
Lille 0 AC Milan 0

In Wednesday's Champions League action, England champion Chelsea faces Levski Sofia, live on ESPN2 at 2:30 pm ET. Click here for other games on U.S. TV.

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