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Champions League Round-Up: Porto See Off Athletic Bilbao

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GOALS from Hector Herrera and Ricardo Quaresma sandwiched a Fernandez Guillermo effort as Porto beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 in Group H which also features Shakhtar Donetsk, 7-0 winners at Bate Borisov. Porto lead the way with seven points after three games while Shakhtar have five.

On a dramatic night in Gelsenkirchen Schalke claimed a 4-3 win over Sporting Lisbon. Nani had the visitors ahead but they were then reduced to 10-men as Nascimento Mauricio was sent off for two yellow cards.

Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke levelled the scores and when Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Benedikt Howedes scored for the German club, the game looked to be up. But Sébastien Adrien Silva scored two to level things up before Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored from the spot in stoppage time to hand Schalke the win. They now have five points from their three games, two fewer than Chelsea.

Edinson Cavani’s 87th-minute goal gave Paris St Germain a 1-0 win over Apoel Nicosia to move them up to seven points, one ahead of Barça, 3-1 winners against Ajax, at the top of Group F. – The Independent

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