Champions League, day 2

Wins for Barcelona and Sevilla in the first matches of day two. Barcelona beat Stuttgart 0-2 to top their group on maximum points. And Sevilla won 4-2 against Slavia Prague to open their account in the Champions League. Results were not so good the following day though, Real Madrid being held to a 2-2 draw at Lazio and Valencia throwing away a one goal lead to lose 1-2 to Chelsea. (03.10.07)

Lazio 2 - Real Madrid 2

Real Madrid drew their second match 2-2 at Lazio, a result which keeps them joint top of the group together with Olympiacos. Van Nistelrooy gave them the lead in the eighth minute, turning Sneijder's wide free kick past Ballotta. But the Italian side had a couple of chances before Standardo headed into the path of Pandev for him to volley home the equaliser. Casillas was called upon soon after the restart, but a few minutes later Raúl slipped the ball through for Van Nistelrooy to run on and chip the keeper. A quarter of an hour later though Pandev got his second of the night with a low shot from the edge of the area, and that's the way it stayed. (03.10.07)

Valencia 1 - Chelsea 2

A set back though for Valencia, who threw away an early lead to end up losing 1-2 to Chelsea. Silva went close for the Spaniards before David Villa latched on to a rebound outside the area and steered a shot wide of Cech. But midway through the first half Drogba and Malouda worked a one two through the defence to set up Joe Cole for the equaliser. Joaquín tried his luck a couple of times and Villa had a goal disallowed for offside early in the second half. But with twenty minutes to go Drogba ran on to a long ball from Joe Cole to hold off Raúl Albiol and beat Hildebrand. (03.10.07)

Stuttgart 0 - Barcelona 2

Barcelona head up group E after a 0-2 win at Stuttgart. Frank Rijkaard's side started strongly, with Deco hitting the post and Messi and Henry bringing good saves out of Schäfer. But only a brilliant double save by Valdés from Mario Gómez kept the scores level, and the Barça keeper had more work to do either side of half time. The Catalans took the lead though when substitute Puyol scrambled the ball home following a corner, and Messi made it two a few minutes later with a shot which deflected in off a defender after connecting with a cross from Henry. (02.10.07)

Sevilla 4 - Slavia Prague 2

Sevilla beat Slavia Prague 4-2 to pick up their first points in the Champions League. Kanouté started things off, the striker taking the ball round a kamikaze Vaniak to curl a shot into the net. And although Pudil fired a pile-driver past Palop to equalise, Luis Fabiano restored the lead after Kanouté flicked on a ball out of midfield. A few minutes in to the second half Escudé made it three, and Kone came on to get a fourth after Kanouté set him up. And Kalivoda completed the scoring with a second goal for the Czech side in injury time. (02.10.07)