Arsenal meltdown

The first midweek Champions League festival is over, with European champions Barcelona not too disappointed with an away draw at Roma, Juventus coming back from behind to beat Manchester City, Real Madrid cruising against Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester United stunned by PSV and Bayern Munich not struggling on their visit to Olympiakos.

Group A

PSG 2  Malmo 0A solid, comfortable win for the French champions, including a pretty goal from Angel di Maria and another by Edinson Cavani.

Real Madrid 4  Shakhtar 0The scoring machine Cristiano Ronaldo has another hat trick, although two goals from the penalty spot. Karim Benzema opened the scoring.

1Spain Real Madrid110040+43
2France Paris Saint-Germain110020+23
3Sweden Malmö FF100102−20
4Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk100104−40

Group B

Wolfsburg 1  CSKA Moscow 0Julian Draxler shows he was worth bringing over from Schalke with a soft return for Wolfsburg into the competition.

PSV 2  Manchester United 1A stunning result in Eindhoven as former PSV player Memphis Depay put the visitors in front just before half time, but Hector Moreno and Luciano Narsingh caused the upset.

1Netherlands PSV Eindhoven110021+13
2Germany Wolfsburg110010+13
3England Manchester United100112−10
4Russia CSKA Moscow100101−10

Group C

Galatasaray 0  Atletico Madrid 2A fantastic start to this season for Antoine Griezmann, forgetting about the home loss to Barcelona with a brace in Istanbul.

Benfica 2  Astana 0The Portuguese champions have done well in the league so far this season, and keep on going with goals from Nicolas Gaitan and Kostas Mitroglou.

1Spain Atlético Madrid110020+23
2Portugal Benfica110020+23
3Turkey Galatasaray100102−20
4Kazakhstan Astana100102−20

Group D

Manchester City 1  Juventus 2A fantastic match and maybe what kick starts Juve’s season. The hosts took the lead through an own goal which should have been disallowed, but Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata turned things around.

Sevilla 3  Borussia Monchengladbach 0A great, easier than expected start for Sevilla. Two penalty kicks from Kevin Gameiro and Ever Banega and one more goal to finish things up by Yevhen Konoplyanka.

1Spain Sevilla110030+33
2Italy Juventus110021+13
3England Manchester City100112−10
4Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach100103−30

Group E

1Germany Bayer Leverkusen110041+33
2Spain Barcelona10101101
3Italy Roma10101101
4Belarus BATE Borisov100114−30

Leverkusen 4  BATE 1Admir Mehmedi, Hakan Calhanoglu (Twice) and Chicharito did most of the work. Nemanja Milunovic made it interesting for a few minutes.

Roma 1  Barcelona 1: It started with an easy goal by Luis Suarez, and ended in a draw because Alessandro Florenzi scored one of the best goals ever seen in the competition.

Group F


1Germany Bayern Munich110030+33
2Croatia Dinamo Zagreb110021+13
3England Arsenal100112−10
4Greece Olympiacos100103−30

Dinamo Zagreb 2  Arsenal 1Not Arsenal’s day. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored an own goal, Olivier Giroud got sent off. Junior Fernandez made it 2-0 before Theo Walcott got his name on the scoresheet without any effect.

Olympiakos 0  Bayern Munich 3It took Bayern time to start rolling over the Greeks, but a brace from Thomas Muller and another from Mario Gotze got the job done in Piraeus.

Group G

Dynamo Kyiv 2  Porto 2A fun and eventful match, with Oleg Gusev giving the hosts the lead, Vincent Aboubakar turning the result on its head and Vitaliy Buyalskyi splitting the points in the end.

Chelsea 4  Maccabi Tel-Aviv 0It began with an embarrassing Eden Hazard penalty miss, followed by a demolition, with Willian, Oscar, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas scoring.

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2Portugal Porto00000000
3Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv00000000
4Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv00000000

Group H

Valencia 2  Zenit 3Valencia managed to come back from two goals down, but slipped in the end. Hulk scored a brace and the winner came from Axel Witsel. Joao Cancelo and Andre Gomes scored for Valencia.

Gent 1  Lyon 1Despite having two players sent off, the Belgian champions managed to salvage a draw, that included a Lyon penalty miss. Christophe Jallet opened the scoring for Lyon, Danijel Miličević equalized.

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2Spain Valencia00000000
3France Lyon00000000
4Belgium Gent00000000
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