Allsportspk brings a new series of recapping the results of UEFA Champions League matches. The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club competition in the football world. The reigning champions are Real Madrid who have won the tournament back to back in the last two years. The current tournament started on the 12th of September 2017 and will finish on the 26th of May 2018.
This is a recap of Day 1 of Week 6 in the UEFA Champions League:
Manchester United finished top of Group A of the Champions League, after coming from behind to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Vitinho had put CSKA ahead before half time, despite the ball appearing to come off Alan Dzagoev, who looked two yards offside. United turned the game around with two quick second half strikes from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford. Basel, who beat Benfica 2-0, finished as runners-up in the group.
Chelsea missed out on first place in Group C, after a 1-1 draw at home with Atletico Madrid. Roma’s 1-0 win over Qarabag, means they win the group and Atletico drops into the Europa League.
Bayern were halfway to their target of beating Paris Saint-Germain by more than three goals and taking top spot in Group B, after racing into a 2-0 lead thanks to Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso. PSG were rocking, but Kylian Mbappe scored barely five minutes after the restart to make top spot safe. The group’s other game saw Celtic sneak into the Europa League even after Anderlecht won in Glasgow thanks to an own goal by defender Jozo Simunovic. Celtic’s woes were compounded by losing star striker Moussa Dembele to injury, per Goal’s Robin Bairner, but the Hoops’ just about kept their European season alive.
Juve’s night began the right way when Juan Cuadrado put the Serie A outfit one up after just 16 minutes in Athens. The Bianconeri were doing their bit to make certain of qualification from Group D and confirmed it when Federico Bernardeschi scored in the final minute. Barca already had their group sewn up but still went in front at home to Sporting thanks to Paco Alcacer. An own goal by former Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu ended Sporting’s night, but the Portuguese will be tough opponents in the Europa League.
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