Champions League, league stage, day three

Chelsea 1 - Barcelona 0

Barcelona were defeated in a Champions League match for the first time since March 2005, once again losing in Stamford Bridge to Chelsea. The only goal of the game came in the first minute of the second half, Drogba picking up Ashley Cole's pass to beat Víctor Valdés with a shot on the turn. The English side could have increased their lead later in the second half though, Shevchenko putting a good chance over the top and Valdés saving well from Drogba and Robben. Apart from a first half effort from Xavi, third choice keeper Hilario was hardly tested until he had to stop a long effort from Deco in the final minutes, and Frank Rijkaard's side still have some work to do if they are to reach the next round. (18.10.06)

Valencia 2 - Shakhtar Donetsk 0

Valencia are almost sure of going through to the next stage though after a comfortable 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. Joaquín brought a good save out of the visiting keeper before David Villa picked up a loose ball to open the scoring on the half hour mark. And Villa got his second of the night on the stroke of half time with a far post header after Joaquín floated the ball across from the right wing. The Ukrainian side were left with ten men when Chygrynskiy picked up a second booking a quarter of an hour from the end, and substitute Gavilán could have got a third goal if he had been able to find the target when free in front of goal late on. (18.10.06)

Steaua Bucharest 1 - Real Madrid 4

A good result for Real Madrid in their third match, a 1-4 victory at Steaua Bucharest leaving them well on the way to a place in the next round. Starting the day level on points with the Rumanians, Fabio Capello's side could not afford to slip up. But they went ahead early on when Sergio Ramos came from the back of the area to head Guti's corner past a shaky Fernandes, and Raúl made it two before the break after the keeper could only block a close range shot from Van Nistelrooy. Robinho got a third a few minutes after the restart with a shot from the left of the area, and although Badea pulled one back, Van Nistelrooy wrapped things up with a clever chip over the keeper's head a quarter of an hour from the end. (17.10.06)