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Messi, Robin star in wins

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Thursday, October 04, 2012

GENEVA - Lionel Messi was Barcelona's goal maker and Robin Van Persie was Manchester United's goal taker as they starred in Champions League victories on Tuesday.

Messi created chances for Alexis Sanchez to score in the sixth minute and Cesc Fabregas in the 55th for a 2-0 win away to Benfica.

Van Persie scored in the 29th and with a classy 49th-minute shot, helping Manchester United come from behind to beat CFR Cluj 2-1 in Romania.

Defending champion Chelsea beat Danish club Nordsjaelland 4-0, and Juventus drew 1-1 with Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.

Bayern Munich lost 3-1 to BATE Borisov in Belarus, Valencia beat Lille 2-0, and Braga won 2-0 at Galatasaray.

In Barcelona's group, Celtic scored a 90th-minute goal to win 3-2 at 10-man Spartak Moscow.





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