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Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-10-21

In Group F, Barcelona slumped to a shock home 2-1 defeat to Russian minnows Rubin Kazan while Italian side Inter Milan came twice from behind to draw with Dynamo Kiev.

REUTERS - Inter Milan failed to win in the Champions League for the eighth straight game when they were forced to come from behind twice in a 2-2 home draw with Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.

Dynamo are joint top of Group F following Barcelona's shock 2-1 defeat by Rubin Kazan while Italian champions Inter, who have flattered to deceive in the Champions League for years, are bottom after three draws in their first three matches.

Enterprising Dynamo took the lead after five minutes when Taras Mikhalik was given time to turn and rifle in off the post following poor Inter defending.

The Ukrainians had already given the hosts a scare in the opening moments when Andriy Yarmolenko somehow missed at the far post after a corner was flicked on.

With Inter struggling to mount an attack, former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko almost grabbed the headlines on his return to a half-empty San Siro when his header whistled just wide.

Dejan Stankovic brought Jose Mourinho's side level on 35 minutes when he was played through by Lucio and knocked the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper from the edge of the area.

Parity did not last long, however, with Lucio heading a corner into his own net under pressure.

Central defensive partner Walter Samuel spared some of his blushes by looping in a header from another corner just after the break before both sides had chances to win.

Shevchenko blasted the best opportunity wide while Inter substitute David Suazo had a goal ruled out for offside in stoppage time.

Serie A leaders Inter thumped Genoa 5-0 away on Saturday with just one upfront and Mourinho opted for the same formation with Diego Milito injured and Mario Balotelli suspended.

Samuel Eto'o, back after a foot problem, took Balotelli's place as the lone striker but apart from a penalty appeal and one good chance he barely troubled the visiting defence.
 

Date created : 2009-10-20

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