Champions League, day 4

A disaster for Valencia at the start of day four, a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Rosenborg leaving them bottom of their group. Real Madrid though are closer to qualifying after a 0-0 draw at Olympiacos. Better results for Spanish sides on Wednesday though, with Barcelona on the brink of reaching the last sixteen after beating Rangers 2-0, and Sevilla also close to going through after a 0-2 victory at Steaua Bucharest. (07.11.07)

Barcelona 2 - Glasgow Rangers 0

Barcelona are almost certain of a place in the next round after a 2-0 win over Glasgow Rangers. After the scoreless draw two weeks ago, Frank Rijkaard wanted an early goal, and he got his wish when Henry bundled the ball over the line in the sixth minute after Messi headed across Ronaldinho's cross. And by half time they were two up, Messi driving a shot back past McGregor after the keeper beat out a shot from Ronaldinho two minutes before the break. Xavi and Messi went close after the restart, but after that Barça relaxed and Novo almost got a late consolation with a shot which Valdés kept out in the last minute. (07.11.07) .

Steaua Bucharest 0 - Sevilla 2

Sevilla are also close to going through after beating Steaua Bucharest 0-2. Renato missed an easy chance for the Andalusians before he opened the scoring midway through the first half, turning the ball in from close up after Zapata could only push out Poulsen's header following a corner. And Poulsen and Kanouté came close to extending the lead as the Spanish side dominated the first half. Badea could have equalised early in the second half when he had a strike ruled out for a dubious offside, but almost immediately Sevilla worked a quick passing move which ended with Renato diving low to head home Jesús Navas's cross. (07.11.07)

Valencia 0 - Rosenborg 2

Valencia are virtually out of the Champions League after a 0-2 defeat against Rosenborg. Ronald Koeman was in charge of the Chés for the first time, but although his side went close several times early on, they fell behind when Iversen beat Hildebrand with a shot on the turn on the half hour mark. And Kone could have scored for the visitors a couple of times before Iversen got the second, the ex Tottenham striker heading in to an empty net after Hildebrand had misjudged a corner. It could have been worse after Kone hit the post and then had a late effort saved by Hildebrand, but as things stand Valencia will have to beat Schalke at home and Chelsea away to have a realistic chance of going through to the last sixteen. (06.11.07)

Olympiacos 0 - Real Madrid 0

Real Madrid picked up another point in a fairly dull goal-less draw against Olympiacos, and they move a step closer to qualifying as a result. Bernd Schuster's side had the better chances in the first half, Raúl and Van Nistelrooy both hitting the woodwork. And although Lua Lua and Galletti missed chances after the restart, Sneijder could have won it with a late effort which Nikopolidis saved. Madrid ended the day on eight points, and one more victory will see them through. (06.11.07)