UEFA Champions League – Week 3 Results & Standings

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.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Spain Real Madrid 3 2 1 0 6 0 +6 7 Advance to knockout phase
2 France Paris Saint-Germain 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7
3 Sweden Malmö FF 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3 Transfer to Europa League
4 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0

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.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Germany Wolfsburg 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6 Advance to knockout phase
2 England Manchester United 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3 Russia CSKA Moscow 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4 Transfer to Europa League
4 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3

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.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Portugal Benfica 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 Advance to knockout phase
2 Spain Atlético Madrid 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
3 Turkey Galatasaray 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4 Transfer to Europa League
4 Kazakhstan Astana 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1

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.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Italy Juventus 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Advance to knockout phase
2 England Manchester City 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3 Spain Sevilla 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3 Transfer to Europa League
4 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1

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.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Spain Barcelona 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout phase
2 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 3 1 1 1 9 7 +2 4
3 Belarus BATE Borisov 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 3 Transfer to Europa League
4 Italy Roma 3 0 2 1 7 8 −1 2

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.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Germany Bayern Munich 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 6 Advance to knockout phase
2 Greece Olympiacos 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 6
3 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3 Transfer to Europa League
4 England Arsenal 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3

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.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Portugal Porto 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7 Advance to knockout phase
2 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3 England Chelsea 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 4 Transfer to Europa League
4 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0

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.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg (X) 3 3 0 0 8 4 +4 9 Advance to knockout phase
2 Spain Valencia 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3 France Lyon 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1 Transfer to Europa League
4 Belgium Gent 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
Image: Source
Advertisement