Ludogorets draw 2-2 with Liverpool

In a very tight encounter, it took Dani Abalo three minutes to put the hosts ahead and create further fear for Brendan Rodgers' side. However, Rickie Lambert struck back with his first ever Champions League goal five minutes later before Jordan Henderson gave Liverpool the lead in the 37th minute,

Champions League: Liverpool leave it late to beat Ludogorets

Steven Gerrard's last-gasp penalty earned Liverpool a fortunate 2-1 win over brave Ludogorets as they marked their return to the UEFA Champions League with a victory. Ludogorets looked set to spoil Liverpool's return to Europe's premier competition when substitute Dani Abalo scored in the final minute to cancel out Mario Balotelli's

Real Madrid ease past FC Basel

Holders Real Madrid chased away some of their early-season blues when Gareth Bale scoring the pick of the goals in a 5-1 rout of FC Basel in their Champions League Group B opener. After a deflected Nacho effort put Real 1-0 ahead in the 14th minute of the match, Bale raced

Captain Gerrard to the Rescue.

A stoppage-time penalty from Steven Gerrard ensured the Reds kicked off their return to the Champions League with a winning start against plucky European minnows Ludogorets. It was far from plain sailing for the hosts at Anfield, as the Bulgarian champions proved worthy opponents in their first ever Champions League appearance. But