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Valencia beats Bayer Leverkusen 3-1

11-02-2011 16:20 BJT

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Brazilian Jonas notched the Champions League’s second quickest goal, scoring after 12 seconds when Valencia took on Bayer Leverkusen.

From the opening kickoff Leverkusen passed the ball all the way back to keeper Bernd Leno but he scuffed his low clearance straight to Jonas and the striker tucked his shot just inside the post. The effort was just two seconds short of the quickest Champions League goal scored by Dutchman Roy Makaay for Bayern Munich against Real Madrid in 2007. - Valencia 1-0

Valencia's Brazilian midfielder Jonas (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during a Champions league football match Valencia vs Bayer Leverkusen at Mestalla stadium in Valencia. Valencia scored one of the fastest ever Champions League goals as they battled to a 3-1 victory over German opponents Bayer Leverkusen here on Tuesday which leaves Group E wide open. (AFP Photo/Javier Soriano)

In the 31st minute, Michael Ballack, playing with a face mask to protect a broken nose, crossed for Stefan Kiessling to nod the equalizer as Diego Alves was proving the busier of the two keepers. - tied 1-all

In the second half, Spain striker Roberto Soldado put Valencia back on course for their first group win this season, flicking in a Jeremy Mathieu cross in the 65th minute.

France defender Adil Rami nodded the third at a corner in the 75th. He sealed the 3-1 victory for Valencia, after six consecutive losses. Elsewhere, Racing Genk drew with Chelsea, Arsenal and Olympique Marseille played a scoreless match, while Borussia Dortmund, Zenit St Petersburg and Apoel Nicosia all celebrated victories.

Leverkusen's midfielder Michael Ballack gestures during a Champions league football match Valencia vs Bayer Leverkusen at Mestalla stadium in Valencia. Valencia won 3-1. (AFP Photo/Javier Soriano)

Bayer 04 Leverkunsen's Lars Bender, left, duels for the ball with
Valencia's Jeremy Mathieu from France, right, during their group E
Champions League soccer match at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia,
Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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