Champions League: Manchester United suffer a humiliating defeat at Old Trafford, Man City cruising win away from home, and more

Manchester United 0-1 Juventus (Highlight)

Dybala scored the lone goal with assist from Ronaldo (BBC Sports)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford ended in a win as Juventus dominated Manchester United to move five points clear on top of Group H Table.

Juventus dominated and outclassed United throughout the 1st half period with 70% possession. Paulo Dybala scored the lone goal of the night scoring from close range through a cross from Ronaldo (see highlight).

United performed better second half but were not coordinated in front of 18 yard box except one effort at goal when Paul Pogba’s shot rebound off the post and got deflected out by Juventus goal keeper.

Both sides will meet again at the Allianz Stadium on 7 November, a win will send Juventus into the last 16.

Manchester United were lucky because earlier before this match, the other Group H game between Young Boys and Valencia ended in a 1-1. Valencia took the lead through on-loan Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi 26th minute in to the game. Guillaume Hoarau equalized through a penalty goal after Djibril Sow was brought down by Daniel Parejo.

After the match Jose Mourinho pointed out that Juve are in a much better level than United speaking to BT Sport: “In the other side there was huge quality. Sometimes people look for Ronaldo or Dybala but in a top team you have to look to Chiellini and Bonucci. I think Juventus is this type of team that when they are in front its very difficult.

“I think our attacking players, things were not coming. But everyone tried, everyone was strong mentally to try until the end. Juventus felt it and they ended the game with an extra central defender to add to the amazing Chiellini and Bonucci.”

Hoffenheim 0-3 Manchester City

Manchester City celebrates their great performance (BBC Sports)

Manchester City completely dominated Shakhtar Donetsk to go top of Champions League Group F.

David Silva scored the first goal of the night with a volley after his initial effort rebound off the post. Aymeric Laporte headed home City’s second goal after a corner by Kevin de Bruyne, who made his first start of the season following a knee injury.

The substitute Bernardo Silva who replaced Kevin de Bruyne sealed the points with a shot that went in off the post.

Pep Guardiola praised the performance calling it “outstanding” and “incredible” because it is the first time an English side is defeating Shakhtar  at home in Europe.

Real Madrid 2-1 Viktoria Plzen

Real Madrid back to winning ways after four defeats (BBC Sports)

Real Madrid beat Viktoria Plzen to go on top of Group G even though it is not a convincing win. This is there first win after four defeats in five games in all competitions.

Karim Benzema headed home the first goal 11th minute of the game, making it his 57th goal in the Champions League.

Marcelo scored home their second early second half but Patrik Hrosovsky scored one for the the visitors to reduce the deficit. Both teams missed equal opportunities to seal the game.

Roma 3-0 CSKA Moscow

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Edin Dzeko scored twice to in Roma’s cruising victory (Evening Standard)

Edin Dzeko scored twice in the first half and Cengiz Ünder to seal the win for Roma, who are so far a high scoring side in Champions League. Dzeko’s scoring rate in the Champions League has put him on par with Lionel Messi. He has scored 10 in his last eight matches stretching back to Roma’s semi-final run last season. They are joint top leaders with Real Madrid in Group G.

AEK Athens 0-2 Bayern Munich

Javi Martinez (right) scores spectacular first for Bayern Munich
Bayern’s win eases pressure on coach (BBC Sports)

Bayern Munich scored twice in second half within the space of two minutes to defeat AEK Athens to end their four game win-less and became joint top leaders with Ajax in Group E.

The opening goal was scored by Javi Martinez in the 61st minute and Robert Lewandowski tapped-in the second to seal the victory.

Other results and group standing: Fixtures and Results, see Table



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