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Schalke 2-0 Benfica: two diamonds, little sparkle

October 1, 2010
Schalke 2-0 Benfica: two diamonds, little sparkle

Schalke eventually found a way past Benfica, in a game between two sides lacking confidence.
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Valencia 0-1 Manchester United: 4-5-1 v 4-5-1 becomes 4-4-2 v 4-4-2, and United nick it late on

September 29, 2010
Valencia 0-1 Manchester United: 4-5-1 v 4-5-1 becomes 4-4-2 v 4-4-2, and United nick it late on

Smash and grab – Javier Hernandez’s late goal settled a tight contest.
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Ajax 1-1 Milan: neither plays their best football

September 29, 2010
Ajax 1-1 Milan: neither plays their best football

An entertaining first half, a much less interesting second half, and a point apiece.
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Chelsea 2-0 Marseille: Chelsea win relatively comfortably without playing well

September 28, 2010
Chelsea 2-0 Marseille: Chelsea win relatively comfortably without playing well

Chelsea are onto six points after a victory over Marseille that was in doubt for longer than it should have been.
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Bayern 2-0 Roma: Ranieri’s side show shocking lack of ambition

September 17, 2010
Bayern 2-0 Roma: Ranieri’s side show shocking lack of ambition

Bayern dominated the game from start to finish, but it took a superb Thomas Müller goal to break the deadlock.
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