Boring Draw


Week 3 of the Champions League is over, with Real Madrid and PSG boring us with a goalless draw, just like Chelsea in Kiev. Arsenal stunned Bayern Munich, Manchester United drew in Moscow against CSKA, Barcelona beat BATE Borisov and Manchester City provided the dramatic victory of the match against Sevilla.

Group A

PSG 0  Real Madrid 0: Not the most exciting of encounters, with both teams quite comfortable to leave things without a winner.

Malmo 1  Shakhtar 0: A historic win for Malmo in the competition, leaving Shakhtar with 0 points. Markus Rosenberg scored the only goal in the 17th minute.

1Spain Real Madrid321060+67Advance to knockout phase
2France Paris Saint-Germain321050+57
3Sweden Malmö FF310214−33Transfer to Europa League
4Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk300308−80

Group B

CSKA Moscow 1  Manchester United 1A tactical, sluggish match, with Seydou Doumbia scoring the opener in the 15th minute, while Anthony Martial equalized in the 65th.

Wolfsburg 2  PSV 0Taking the top spot in the group with the win, with Bas Dost and Max Kruse doing the scoring.

1Germany Wolfsburg320142+26Advance to knockout phase
2England Manchester United31114404
3Russia CSKA Moscow31114404Transfer to Europa League
4Netherlands PSV Eindhoven310246−23

Group C

Atletico Madrid 4  Astana 0: Easy, expected win for Atletico Madrid to take the top spot in the group. Saul Niguez, Jackson Martinez, Oliver and an own goal provided the highlights.

Galatasaray 2  Benfica 1A big win for the Turkish side to give them a shot at qualifying again. Nicolas Gaitan opened the scoring in the second minute, but Selcuk Inan and Lukas Podolski turned it around.

1Portugal Benfica320153+26Advance to knockout phase
2Spain Atlético Madrid320172+56
3Turkey Galatasaray311145−14Transfer to Europa League
4Kazakhstan Astana301228−61

Group D

Juventus 0  Borussia Monchengladbach 0Juventus’ attacking woes continue, but luckily they do remain on top of the group.

Manchester City 2  Sevilla 1A huge win for City coming in the 91st minute from Kevin de Bruyne. An own goal from Adil Rami gave them the lead, Yevhen Konoplyanka equalized for Sevilla.

1Italy Juventus321041+37Advance to knockout phase
2England Manchester City320154+16
3Spain Sevilla31024403Transfer to Europa League
4Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach301215−41

Group E

BATE 0  Barcelona 2Barcelona needed an easy win and got it with a brace from Ivan Rakitic

Leverkusen 4  Roma 4Possibly the wildest match we’ll see this season in the competition. Javier Hernández gave Leverkusen the lead from the penalty spot and made it 2-0 by the 15th minute. Goals from Daniele de Rossi (brace), Miralem Pjanic and Iago Falqué gave Roma a stunning 4-2 lead, but Kevin Kampl and Admir Mehmedi saved Leverkusen a point.

1Spain Barcelona321052+37Advance to knockout phase
2Germany Bayer Leverkusen311197+24
3Belarus BATE Borisov310248−43Transfer to Europa League
4Italy Roma302178−12

Group F

Arsenal 2  Bayern Munich 0Arsenal save their European season with a massive win over a team that has forgotten what it’s like to lose. Olivier Giroud gave them the lead in the 77th minute after a huge mistake by Manuel Neuer; Mesut Ozil finished the job in extra time.

Dinamo Zagreb 0  Olympiakos 1Brown Ideye scored in the 79th minute to give Olympiakos a win that keeps them in the hunt for one of the top two spots.

1Germany Bayern Munich320182+66Advance to knockout phase
2Greece Olympiacos320145−16
3Croatia Dinamo Zagreb310227−53Transfer to Europa League
4England Arsenal31025503

Group G

Porto 2  Maccabi Tel-Aviv 0Comfortable win for Porto without playing too well, scoring twice in the 37th and 41st minute with Vincent Aboubakar and Yacine Brahimi providing the goals.

Dynamo Kyiv 0  Chelsea 0At this point, any match without a loss is good for Jose Mourinho, while Dynamo coming off a huge home defeat against Shakhtar can’t be too displeased with the result.

1Portugal Porto321063+37Advance to knockout phase
2Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv312042+25
3England Chelsea311152+34Transfer to Europa League
4Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv300308−80

Group H

Zenit 3  Lyon 1Zenit were the more clinical and efficient side in the match with goals from Artem Dzyuba, Hulk and Danny. Alexandre Lacazette scored for Lyon.

Valencia 2  Gent 1A very important win for Valencia thanks to a late own goal by Stefan Mitrovic. Sofian Feghouli scored the opener, Thomas Foket gave Gent some hope.

1Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg (X)330084+49Advance to knockout phase
2Spain Valencia320154+16
3France Lyon301225−31Transfer to Europa League
4Belgium Gent301235−21
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