Champions League: disappointment for Manchester United, shocking defeat for Real Madrid, Dzeko hat-trick for Roma,…

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Manchester United 0-0 Valencia

Another disappointing result for Manchester United as they were held to a goalless draw at Old Trafford. This makes it four games without a win for United. Valencia did not play very well, they looked as though they came for the draw. Many fans are calling for Jose to be sacked and replaced by Zidane. A Manchester United legend Paul Scholes called Mourinho “an embarrassment to United”. Another ex-United player said “Looking at their body language a few players aren’t playing for the manager. I hate to call out players but its Man Utd, It’s a Champions League night, you’re at home against Valencia and you cannot put a performance in like that. I’m frustrated. There’s something fundamentally wrong with the balance and togetherness of this football club behind the scenes.” (BBC Sports). Mourinho has responded to criticism by saying ; “he has freedom of speech just like anyone else, just like the fans who were chanting “attack, attack”.”

 

CSKA Moscow 1-0 Real Madrid 

Real Madrid got defeated by CSKA Moscow (BBC Sports)

Real Madrid have failed to score in three consecutive games for the first time since January 2007 under Fabio Capello. They fell to a surprise defeat to CSKA  Moscow. This shows they are missing Cristiano Rolando’s special touch. They were also without Gareth Bale due to injury, Bale has stepped up recently to fill in the gap Ronaldo left, he is current their top scorer. Karim Benzema, Casemiro and Mariano hit the woodwork and could’t find an equalizer.

The only goal of the game was scored by the Croatian forward – Nikola Vlašić, who scored 2 minutes into the match.

Roma 5-0 Viktoria Plzen

In a game dominated by Roma, Edin Džeko scored twice in the first half and completed a hat-trick through a late goal, two more goals by Cengiz Ünder and Justin Kluivert made it 5 goals for Roma.

Results from other matches can be found here: Fixtures and Results

Group standings can also be found here: Group Standing

 

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