Champions make hard work of Twente

RAFAEL BENITEZ’S Inter were made to work by Twente before Esteban Cambiasso broke the Dutch outfit’s resistance 10 minutes into the second half.

Valencia joined United in progressing from Group C with a crushing 6-1 win over Bursaspor at the Mestalla, four of their goals coming in the first half.

Juan Mata put them in front with a penalty and Roberto Soldado, Aritz Aduriz and Joaquin made it 4-0 before the break.

Soldado added a fifth and, after Pablo Batalla had pulled one back, substitute Alejandro Dominguez a sixth.

Barcelona sealed top spot in Group D with a 3-0 victory away to Panathinaikos.

Pedro scored twice for the Catalans either side of a Lionel Messi effort.

Earlier in the evening, Rubin Kazan breathed fresh life into their hopes of reaching the last 16 with a 1-0 home win over FC Copenhagen in Group D. Cristian Noboa netting from the spot in first-half injury time.

Last season’s semi-finalists Lyon progressed from Group B despite a 3-0 loss at Schalke, who also went through.

Two goals in the first 20 minutes from Jefferson Farfan and Klaas Jan Huntelaar put the Germans in control and Hunterlaar sealed the win a minute from time.

The win put Schalke a point clear of Lyon at the top of the group, but the Ligue 1 side’s progression was also guaranteed as third-placed Benfica lost 3-0 at Hapoel Tel Aviv.

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