SV Hamburg, CSKA Moscow and FC Porto are Arsenal's opponents in Group G of this season's UEFA Champions League. Keep up to date with the fortunes of the trio in our weekly Euro Watch.

CSKA Moscow 2-1 Rubin
Saturday, October 14, 2006
CSKA Moscow will be without leading scorer Jô when they face Arsenal on Tuesday night. The 19-year-old Brazilian suffered a recurrence of a knee cartilage injury and will also miss the climax of the Russian Premier-Liga season. CSKA's title challenge is back on track following a 2-1 victory against Rubin on Saturday. The Russian champions fell behind to a first-half strike from Benachour but two goals in four second-half minutes from Zhirkov and Dudu secured three valuable points. CSKA are two points clear of city rivals Lokomotiv and Spartak with seven matches remaining. Lokomotiv slipped up at home to FC Moscow while Spartak won 1-0 to dent Zenit's title hopes. CSKA's next Premier-Liga match at at Amkar on Saturday.

Hamburg 1-2 Schalke
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Hamburg are still without a win in the Bundesliga this season. Thomas Doll's side lost at home to Schalke on Sunday and are now just one point and one place off the bottom of the table. Altintop fired Schalke ahead at the AOL Arena but Trochowski levelled before the interval. Jarolím's red card gave Schalke a numerical advantage and Bordon scored nine minutes into the second half to leave Hamburg eight points adrift of Schalke and their fellow Bundesliga pacesetter, Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen.

FC Porto 3-0 Maritimo
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Porto got back to winning ways on Saturday with a comfortable 3-0 win against neighbours Maritimo. Helder Postiga fired the Portuguese champions ahead 11 minutes before half time and doubled his tally five minutes from time. Gonzalez's second-half penalty completed the scoring as Porto bounced back from last week's shock defeat at Braga. They lead Sporting Lisbon on goal difference at the top of the Portuguese Liga with Braga two points adrift in third place.

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16 Oct 2006