Week 4 of the Champions League group stage doesn’t bring too many goals in its first half of two nights, as Manchester United finished in a 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad. Real Madrid and Juventus ended their match with a 2-2 draw that puts the Spaniards in the next round, while Manchester City also clinched their place among the last 16 along with the group leaders, Bayern Munich.
FC Copenhagen brought the surprise of the evening with a win over Galatasaray, while Ashley Young added yet another embarrassing dive to his impressive collection.
A dullest night as can be, with two 0-0 results in the group. At least the Manchester United visit to Real Sociedad created some controversy – Ashley Young dove again to win a penalty kick, but Robin van Persie missed it, with Marouane Fellaini got sent off in the end. In Donetsk, Shakhtar failed to put themselves in second place with a draw against Bayer Leverkusen.
FC Copenhagen jumbled up the the group and the battle for second place with a 1-0 win over Galatasaray through a cheeky goal from Daniel Braaten. Juventus and Real Madrid put on quite a show in a match that ended with a 2-2 draw, meaning the Juventus need to win both their remaining matches to qualify. A penalty from Arturo Vidal opened the scoring, but the fantastic Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale put Real Madrid on top. Fernando Llorente with one of his only touches, scored the equalizer.
Olympiacos took a huge step towards qualifying from second place with a 1-0 win over Benfica, as Konstantinos Manolas scored the only goal after 13 minutes. Anderlecht nearly won a match, which hasn’t happened to them in ages, but Demy De Zeeuw’s goal was cancelled two minutes later by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, setting the score at a 1-1 draw.
The group is pretty much sealed, as Manchester City beat CSKA Moscow 5-2 (Hat trick for Alvaro Negredo, two goals from Sergio Aguero, two for Seydou Doumbia) while Bayern Munich continued to stutter but came away with the 1-0 win thanks to a goal from Mario Mandzukic.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – 8 goals.
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) – 7 goals.
3. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 5 goals.
Chelsea vs Schalke
FC Basel vs Steaua
Napoli vs Marseille
Dortmund vs Arsenal
Zenit vs Porto
Atletico Madrid vs Austria Wien
Ajax vs Celtic
Barcelona vs Milan