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Messi rescues Barca, Juve stymies Chelsea
September 19th, 2012 7:44PM

TAGS:  uefa champions league


[UCL REWIND: Wednesday] Barcelona rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat Spartak Moscow, 3-2, on a pair of late goals from Lionel Messi in the UEFA Champions League. Young Brazilian Oscar scored two goals two minutes apart in the first half, but Juventus rallied to tie defending champion Chelsea, 2-2. Unfancied BATE Borisov (Belarus) and CFR Cluj (Romania) both erupted in the first half and coasted to easy wins on the road. American Michael Parkhurst was not as lucky in his Champions League debut as Danish club FC Nordsjaelland fell at Shakhtar Donetsk, 2-0. For the video highlights ...

(Click here for Tuesday's Champions League results and highlights.)

Michael Parkhurst (90 minutes), FC Nordsjaelland, 0-2 at Shakhtar Donetsk.

Group E
Shakhtar Donetsk 2 FC Nordsjaelland 0.
Scorer: Mkhitaryan 44, 76

Chelsea 2 Juventus 2.
Scorers: Chelsea: Oscar 31, 33 Juventus: Vidal 38, Quagliarella 80.

Group F
Lille 1 BATE Borisov 3.
Scorers: Chedjou 60; Volodko 6, Rodionov 20, Olekhnovich 43.

Bayern Munich 2 Valencia 1.
Scorers: Schweinsteiger 38, Kroos 76; Valdez 90+1.

Group G
Barcelona 3 Spartak Moscow 2.
Scorers: Tello 14, Messi 71, 80; own goal 29, Romulo 59.

Celtic 0 Benfica 0.

Group H
Braga 0 CFR Cluj 2.
Scorer: Bastos 19, 34.

Manchester United 1 Galatasaray 0.
Scorer: Carrick 7.

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