Arsenal

The stars of the second night of Champions League football in week 2, with groups A through D in actions, were Cristiano Ronaldo, helping Real Madrid overcome a tough Bulgarian host, and Danny Welbeck, scoring a hat trick for Arsenal as they won for the first time, beating Galatasaray 4-1.

Group A

Atletico Madrid 1  Juventus 0A weird, aggressive and dirty match which was eventually decided by Arda Turan in the 75th minute. Juventus were somewhat screwed over by the referee with an appalling, mistake-filled performance.

Malmo 2  Olympiacos: A result that makes things very interesting the group, as a brace from Markus Rosenberg gave the Swedish side their first ever win in the competition’s group stage.

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Italy Juventus210121+13
Spain Atlético Madrid21013303
Sweden Malmö FF21012203
Greece Olympiacos210134−13

Group B

Basel 1  Liverpool 0The woes of Liverpool in the 2014-2015 season continue, losing for the first time in the competition this season while Basel are back in the hunt for one of the top two spots, winning through a winner by Marcus Streller.

Ludogorets 1  Real Madrid 2Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty kick but also converted one to tie the match in the first half. Karim Benzema scored the winner in the 77th minute. The Bulgarian champions stunned Europe for a moment with an opening goal, through a set piece (as usual for Real Madrid), scored by Marcelinho.

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Spain Real Madrid220072+56
Switzerland Basel210125−33
England Liverpool21012203
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad200224−20

Group C

Zenit 0  Monaco 0One of the worst matches we’ve seen in the competition so far this season, with just four shots that actually forced the goalkeepers to move in the match.

Leverkusen 3  Benfica 1A loss that probably ends Benfica’s chances of winning the group, not to mention making it difficult to make it out of the top two. Stefan Kiessling, Son Heung-Min and Hakan Calhanoglu. Eduardo Salvio scored for the visitors.

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg211020+24
France Monaco211010+14
Germany Bayer Leverkusen210132+13
Portugal Benfica200215−40

Group D

Anderlecht 0  Dortmund 3A masterclass in counter attacking football, as Dortmund remain the only perfect team in the group with goals from Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos (twice) to put them ahead.

Arsenal 4  Galatasaray 1A brilliant performance from Wenger’s boys, probably their best of the season. Goals from Danny Welbeck (hat trick) and Alexis Sanchez paved the way. Burak Yilmaz scored from the penalty spot a goal that didn’t matter.

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Germany Borussia Dortmund220050+56
England Arsenal210143+13
Belgium Anderlecht201114−31
Turkey Galatasaray201125−31
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