Naismith nails winner for Rangers

RANGERS joined Manchester United at the top of Group C as they beat Bursaspor 1-0 at Ibrox last night.

Steven Naismith got the vital goal for the Gers in the 18th minute of a cagey game, the Scotland international latching on to a Kirk Broadfoot header to volley in from close range.

In Group D, David Villa netted a second-half penalty to earn Barcelona a point from their trip to Rubin Kazan, who once again proved a frustrating opponent for the Catalan giants.

Villa slotted home on the hour mark to cancel out Cristian Noboa’s 30th minute penalty for Rubin.

Elsewhere in Group D, first-half goals from Dame Ndoye and Martin Vingaard gave Copenhagen a 2-0 win at Panathinaikos.

In Tottenham’s Group A, Samuel Eto’o grabbed a hat-trick as holders Inter Milan thumped Werder Bremen 4-0 at the San Siro.

Dutch star Wesley Sneijder grabbed Inter’s other goal. The hard work was done in the first 34 minutes, by which time the hosts were three up, Eto’o rounding off the win by completing his treble late on.

Michel Bastos’ brace earned Lyon a second successive Champions League win which takes them clear at the Group B summit.

The Brazil wideman smashed home a sixth-minute penalty and his second was a venomous 20-yard effort.

Penalty-taking goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama pulled a goal back for Hapoel on 79 minutes, but Miralem Pjanic made it 3-1 in added time.

In the other Group B match, Schalke registered a 2-0 win over Benfica in Germany, with goals from Jefferson Farfan and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in the second half.


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