It was an eventful night in the Champions League, especially thanks to the red card by none other than Ronaldo. Juventus won despite the exclusion of his star player yet, thanks to two (penalty kick)goals scored by Pjanic. Real Madrid won its first game on the kampioenenbal without Ronaldo, incidentally, easily with 3-0. The biggest surprise, however, was the defeat of Manchester City in their own home, the beleaguered Manchester United won again with thanks to Pogba.
Group H: Pjanic saves Ronaldo, Pogba saves Mourinho
Michy Batshuayi was with Valencia in the base start in the top match against Juventus: he had to try to get past the experienced Chiellini to get. Cristiano Ronaldo played his first Champions League match in the shirt of Juve but that debut was in a minor key: CR7 was 29 with a red card (in tears) sent off the field.
Despite the questionable exclusion of their star player left the Old Lady was not convinced. After a strafschopfout of Daniel Parejo stepped Miralem Pjanic visitors still have peace in the lead: 0-1. After the rest he did in that piece of art again, so Juventus still comfortably won.
The same group started Manchester United against Young Boys Bern with Romelu Lukaku in the striker but with Marouane Fellaini on the bench. Not Lukaku, but Paul Pogba, however, led with two hits quickly for a comfortable lead. After peace was Anthony Martial, there 0-3 of on assist of… Paul Pogba.
Fellaini had the last 20 minutes still raids, Andreas Pereira came inside after a applausvervanging for Pogba. The score changed, but not more.
Group G: Courtois looks Real smooth win
As was previously known paralytic was Thibaut Courtois back to the bank referred to for the showdown with AS Roma on the first match day in the group stage of the Champions League. Keylor Navas was again between the posts, although the last two league games Courtois under the bar should sit. But in the Champions League will get Navas, apparently, preferred.
Courtois saw the Royal as a whirlwind start right away with a lot of opportunities, but under more Robin Olsen picked off with a handsome reflex. On the stroke of rest scored Isco still 1-0: he curled a free kick beautifully against the ropes. Garteh Bale struck in the second half of the bar but scored in the 58th minute, however, after a razor sharp counter: 2-0. Navas got a little work to pick up but the times that he had to intervene, he was at no fault to be caught. In the slot made the sunken Mariano Díaz with a delicious plaatsbal in the square, still 3-0.
In the other match in group G received Viktoria Plzen, the Russians of CSKA Moscow. Michael Krmencík scored for rest two times for the Czechs, early in the second half scored Fedor Chalov, however, all the aansluitingstreffer. The Russian final was at first rejected but in the extra time was still 2-2.
Group F: Manchester City surprisingly down
Manchester City began its Champions League campaign without a single Belgian in the basis: we still have to wait on the return of Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany started on the bench against Lyon. With Jason Denayer was, however, still a fellow countryman on the pitch in the Etihad Stadium, and he was given the chance to show himself against his ex-club.
The Citizens seemed to have the match right away in our hands, and sometimes with dazzling football but it was Lyon that after 26 minutes, surprisingly, the lead came when Maxwell Cornet a counter handsome finished: 0-1. Nabil Fekir made it on assist of Memphis Depay in the first half even 0-2. Lyon had the advantage of certainly not stolen because Depay hit the pole. In the 67th minute scored Bernardo Silva, however, for the home team and took City the match firmly in their hands. The sunken Agüero and Sané clashed on the good keepende Anthony Lopes but especially lacked the efficiency and coolness in the zone of truth.
Earlier in the evening played Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim already 2-2 equal.
Group E: Smooth victory for Bayern
In Benfica Lisbon’s Mile Svilar in goal against Bayern Munich but Odisseas Vlachodimos. That was already after ten minutes turn around when Robert Lewandowski, the score opened. His 46th goal in the Champions League, and now he is already in nine successive editions touch managed to take. Renato Sanches has doubled after peace was quickly on the score: 0-2.
Ajax humiliated two hours earlier AEK Athena with 3-0.
Ajax – AEK Athens 2-0
Benfica – Bayern Munich 0-2
Shakhtar Donetsk – Hoffenheim 2-2
Manchester City – Lyon 1-2
Viktoria Plzen – CSKA Moscow 2-2
Real Madrid – AS Roma 3-0
Valencia – Juventus 0-2
Young Boys Bern – Manchester United 0-3
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