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APOEL's crowning moment; Marseille's nightmare
by Paul Kennedy, November 23rd, 2011 9:34PM

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[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Wednesday: What it means ...] APOEL Nicosia completed its improbable journey to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League when it became the first Cypriot team to advance thanks to its 0-0 tie at Zenit St. Petersburg. For a look at the rest of Wednesday's action ...

"I am the happiest man in the world right now," said APOEL coach Ivan Jovanovic. "We have achieved something which three months ago we had no right to even dream of. This is a crowning moment for all the effort we have made since the summer, a crowning moment for all those associated with the club."

Other teams to clinch on Wednesday were Bayer Leverkusen and Arsenal.

Leverkusen became the second German club to move on thanks to its 2-1 win over Chelsea on Manuel Friedrich's stoppage-time goal.

Arsenal got two goals from -- who else? -- Robin van Persie and beat Borussia Dortmund, 2-1. The Gunners now have eight wins and one tie in their last nine games in all competitions.

The big loser on Wednesday was French club Marseille, which only needed to tie Olympiakos at home to advance but fell, 1-0, on Giannis Fetfatzidis' goal in the 82nd minute.

"I cannot say Olympiakos' win is undeserved," said Marseille coach Didier Deschamps, who admitted OM would have lost by a greater margin but for the work of Steve Mandanda in goal.

Group E
Bayer Leverkusen 2 Chelsea 1.
Scorers: Eren Derdiyok 73, Manuel Friedrich 90+1; Didier Drogba 48
Valencia 7 Genk 0.
Scorers: Jonas 10, Roberto Soldado 13, 36, 39, Pablo Hernandez 68, Aritz Aduriz 70, Tino Costa 81
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
9 Bayer Leverkusen 3-0-2 7/7
8 Chelsea 2-2-1 10/4
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8 Valencia 2-2-1 12/4
2 Genk 0-2-3 1/15

Group F
Marseille 0 Olympiakos 1.
Scorer: Giannis Fetfatzidis 82
Arsenal 2 Bor. Dortmund 1.
Scorers: Robin van Persie 49, 86; Shinji Kagawa 90+2
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
11 Arsenal 3-2-0 6/3

7 Marseille 2-1-2 4/2
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6 Olympiakos 2-0-3 5/5
4 Bor. Dortmund 1-1-3 4/9

Group G
Zenit St. Peters. 0 APOEL 0.
Shakhtar Don. 0 Porto 2.
Scorers: Hulk 79, on goal 90.
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
9 APOEL 2-3-0 6/4
8 Zenit St. Peters. 2-2-1 7/5
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7 Porto 2-1-2 7/7
2 Shakhtar Don. 0-2-3 4/8

Group H
AC Milan 2 Barcelona 3.
Scorers:  Zlatan Ibrahimovic 20, Kevin-Prince Boateng 54; own goal 14, Lionel Messi 31 pen., Xavi 63
BATE Borisov 0 Viktoria Plzen 1.
Scorer: Marek Bakos 42
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
13 Barcelona 4-1-0 16/4
8 AC Milan 2-2-1 9/6
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4 Viktoria Plzen 1-1-3 2/9
2 BATE Borisov 0-2-3 2/10

Group A
Napoli 2 Man. City 1.
Scorers: Edinson Cavani 17, 49; Mario Balotelli 33.
Bayern Munich 3 Villarreal 1.
Scorers: Franck Ribery 3, 69, Mario Gomez 24; Jonathan De Guzman 50.

PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
13 Bayern Munich 4-1-0 11/4
8 Napoli 2-2-1 8/6
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7 Man. City 2-1-2 7/6
0 Villarreal 0-0-5 2/12

Group B
CSKA Moscow 0 Lille 2.
Scorers: own goal 49, Moussa Sow 64
Trabzonspor 1 Inter Milan 1.
Scorers: Halil Altintop 23

PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
10 Inter Milan 3-1-1 7/5
6 Trabzonspor 1-3-1 3/5
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5 Lille 1-2-2 6/6
5 CSKA Moscow 1-2-2 7/7

Group C
Man. United 2 Benfica 2.
Scorers: Dimitar Berbatov 30, Darren Fletcher 59; own goal 3, Pablo Aimar 61.
Otelul Galati 2 Basel 3
Scorers: Gabriel Giurgiu 75, Liviu Antal 81; Fabian Frei 10, Alexander Frei 14, Marco Streller 37.

PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
9 Benfica 2-3-0 7/4
9 Man. United 2-3-0 10/6
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8 Basel 2-2-1 9/9
0 Otelul Galati 0-0-5 3/10

Group D

Real Madrid 6 Dinamo Zagreb 2.
Scorers:Karim Benzema 2, 66, Jose Callejon 6, 49, Gonzalo Higuain 9, Mesut Ozil 20; Fatos Beqiraj 81, Ivan Tomecak 90
Lyon 0 Ajax 0.

PTS TEAM W-T-L +/1
15 Real Madrid 5-0-0 16/2
8 Ajax 2-2-1 6/3
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5 Lyon 1-2-2 2/6
0 Dinamo Zagreb 0-0-5 2/15



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