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30/09/15 Champions League Review


Group A

Malmo FF 0-2 Real Madrid

The night belonged to Cristiano Ronaldo as he fired in both goals to lead Madrid to a 2-0 win in Sweden.

Those goals took him past the 500 goals mark and also equaled Raul’s all-time record of  323 goals with his second.

The La Liga side took the lead after half-an-hour when Ronaldo latched on to an Isco pass, the second goal came in the final minute when the Portuguese international finished a Vazquez cross.

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 PSG

PSG won their second Group A match to keep level with Madrid at the top of the table.

Serge Aurier headed the French side ahead just seven minutes in, he then set up David Luiz who doubled the lead not long after.

PSG weren’t massively troubled by Shakhtar but the scoreline stayed the same until the final minute when Zlatan Ibrahimovic slammed a third in to the net in the final minute.

Group B

CSKA Moscow 3-2 PSV

Seydou Doumbia lead CSKA Moscow to all three points as they held off PSV’s second half comeback.

CSKA stormed in to a 3-0 lead in the first half thanks to an opener from Ahmed Musa and a double from Doumbia.

He could have completed a first-half hat-trick but missed a penalty just before the break.

PSV fought hard in the second half through Lestienne who scored twice, but an equaliser evaded the Dutch side.

Man United 2-1 Wolfsburg

Juan Mata was the standout performer as he equalised before setting up the winner as United came from behind to get the victory.

Just four minutes in Wolfsburg shocked Old Trafford when Daniel Caliguri fired the visitors ahead.

The goalscorer handled in the area towards the end of the first-half which allowed Mata to convert from the spot.

With eight minutes remaining the Spaniard then chipped the ball over the defence to set up Chris Smalling wonderfully.

Group C

Astana 2-2 Galatasaray

Astana picked up Kazakhstan’s first ever Champions League point as they twice fought back from a goal down.

Bilal Kisa put the visitors ahead and it stayed that way until 13 minutes from time.

Astana dragged themselves level when goalie Fernando Muslera palmed a cross straight in to Hakan Balta meaning the ball bounced off the defender and straight in to the net.

Another defensive error allowed the Turkish side to regain the lead, Nenad Eric fumbled a cross and the ball bounced in to the net.

A last minute goal then came from Astana, Muslera at fault again, punching the ball out to Canas who headed it in.

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Benfica

Benfica came from a goal behind to surprise Atletico at the Vincente Calderon.

The Spanish side took the lead when Juan Fran and Antoine Griezmann linked up well with Angel Correa finishing the move off.

Nicolas Gaitan pulled Benfica back on to level terms in the 36th minutes before Guedes scored the winner for the Portuguese side after a swift counter attack in the second half.

Group D

Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 Man City

Sergio Aguero scored a last minute penalty to grab City a crucial three points in Germany.

Gladbach took the lead early in the second half through Lars Stindl and Hart came to the rescue when he saved Raffael’s penalty.

Nicolas Otamendi drew the visitors level before Aguero smashed home a late spot-kick to make City the first English side to ever win at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Juventus 2-0 Sevilla

Juventus put their poor league form to one side as they saw off Sevilla thanks to Morata and Zaza.

Morata put the Italian’s ahead, heading home Barzagli’s excellent cross, he equaled Del Piero’s record of scoring in five consecutive Champions League matches with the goal.

Simone Zaza killed the game off with a counter-attacking goal with three minutes left to give Juventus a much needed win.


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