Football: Freak goal helps Schalke see off Steaua
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AFP) - A freak goal by Japan defender Atsuto Uchida helped Schalke 04 make a winning start in their Champions League campaign on Wednesday in their 3-0 victory over Steaua Bucharest.
The Romanian champions held out for more than an hour until Uchida's curious goal broke the deadlock on 67 minutes before Kevin-Prince Boateng and Julian Draxler also netted for Schalke.
"That was a lucky goal, but sometimes you need something like that," said Schalke coach Jens Keller.
"We've made an excellent start in the Champions League this season.