Champions league: Barca, Roma advance
London, November 28:
Inter Milan, FC Barcelona, AS Roma and Sevilla all advanced to the second round of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Inter, Sevilla and Roma advanced with wins, while a point against Lyon was enough for Barcelona. The four teams join Arsenal and Manchester United in the next round. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner against his former club Sporting Lisbon in a 2-1 win. Arsenal lost for the first time this season when it fell 3-1 at Sevilla.
Juninho scored two goals, including a 79th-minute penalty, to help French champion Lyon get the 2-2 draw against Barcelona. Andres Iniesta gave Barcelona the lead in the third minute but Juninho levelled for Lyon in the seventh. Lionel Messi then put Barcelona back in front with a 58th-minute penalty kick.
Lyon and Rangers will fight to join Barcelona from Group E after the Scottish club lost to Stuttgart 3-2. Stuttgart earned its first points of the group stage, with Ciprian Marica scoring the winning goal in the 85th minute.
Inter Milan beat Fenerbahce 3-0 off goals from Julio Ricardo Cruz, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Jimenez and clinched first place in Group G. CSKA Moscow lost to PSV Eindhoven 1-0 on a goal from Jefferson Farfan.
Mirko Vucinic scored twice for AS Roma in a 4-1 win over Dynamo Kiev and joins Manchester United in advancing from Group F. Vucinic scored Roma’s third and fourth goals in the 36th and 78th minutes. Christian Panucci scored first for Roma in the fourth minute before Ludovic Giuly made it 2-0 in the 32nd. Ismael Bangoura pulled a goal back for Dynamo in the 63rd.
United earned first place in the group after Ronaldo scored with a free kick in injury time. Carlos Tevez had scored the equaliser after Fernando Abel put Sporting Lisbon ahead .
Sevilla rallied from an 11th-minute goal from Eduardo da Silva to win 3-1. Sevilla levelled in the 24th through Seydou Keita. Luis Fabiano headed home in the 34th and Frederic Kanoute added the third from spot kick in the 89th. In another Group H game, Slavia Prague played 1-1 draw at Steaua Bucharest.