UEFA Champions League: Group Stage Results

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Both Manchester clubs came from behind to win their matches, Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real- 501 career goal, Valencia lost at the Calderon, and Astana earned first ever champions league point.

Group A

Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace earned Real Madrid a 2-0 victory over Malmoe FF.

Ronaldo made a bit of history in the process first goal the 500th of his career and the second his 501 career and 323 for Los Blancos, drawing him level with Raul’s all-time record for the club and 66 Champions League goals for Real.

Malmo played out the final 10 minutes a man down as Yoshimar Yotun was given his marching orders.

Paris Saint-Germain got a comfortable 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk to keep up the pressure on Real Madrid in Group A, both on 6 points.

Serge Aurier opened the scoring for the French champions after just five minutes, rising well to head home a fine cross from Maxwell.

David Luiz scored the second goal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was frustrated in his attempts to overhaul the French club’s all-time goalscoring record.

Ibrahimovic thought he had scored his 108th goal for PSG, equalled Pauleta’s record and sealed a 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in one fell toe poke, but his shot deflected off Darijo Srna and UEFA awarded the goal to Shakhtar’s captain.

Group B

Juan Mata and Chris Smalling scored as Manchester United came from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 in the Champions League at Old Trafford.

Daniel Caligiuri fourth minute goal put Wolfsburg ahead, but was penalised for a handball in the penalty area half an hour later, with Mata converting from the spot to draw United level.

CSKA Moscow held off a second-half comeback by PSV Eindhoven to earn a tense 3-2 victory in Russia.

Ahmed Musa opened scoring for the host, then Seydou Doumbia scored the second and third – from the penalty spot.

PSV rallied after the break with Maxime Lestienne scoring a brace, but the host held on to secure all three points.

Group C

Benfica came from behind to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Calderon.

Nicolas Gaitan’s goal for Benfica cancelled Angel Correa opener, with Goncalo Guedes scoring the winner for the visitors.

Astana became the first club from Kazakhstan to win a Champions League point, after fighting back twice to earn a thrilling 2-2 draw against Galatasaray in the first ever Champions League group match held in Kazakhstan.

Turkish champions Galatasaray travelled to the Astana Arena bottom of Group C and went head through a fine long-range strike by Bilal Kisa 31 minutes. Astana rallied and found their reward as Gala No. 1 Fernando Muslera could only divert a cross onto teammate Hakan Balta and in 13 minutes from time, though Astana keeper Nenad Eric then parried a Sinan Gumus cross into his own net.

But Gala’s joy was short-lived as Muslera weakly punched out a minute from time, and Canas’ 18-yard header was turned home by Lionel Carole for the third own goal of the game to earn the hosts an historic point.

Groupd D

Sergio Aguero scored a last-minute penalty as Manchester City came from behind to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Champions League.

Joe Hart saved a penalty from Raffael in the first half.

Lars Stindl put the Germans in front, before Nicolas Otamendi volley in the 65th minute came off defender Andreas Christensen to set the game level.

Juventus beat Sevilla 2-0 in courtesy of goals from Alvaro Morata and Simone Zaza, making it six points out of six in the process.

Sevilla — winners of the past two Europa League trophies — showed their European pedigree early on in Turin, but Alvaro Morata broke the deadlock.

Simone Zaza made it two wins from two for Juve in Europe to temporarily forget their poor domestic form.

Group A

Malmoe FF 0 – 2 Real Madrid

Shakhtar Donetsk 0 – 3 Paris Saint Germain

Group B

CSKA Moscow 3 – 2 PSV Eindhoven

Manchester United 2 – 1 Wolfsburg

Group C

FC Astana 2 – 2 Galatasaray

Atletico Madrid 1 – 2 Benfica

Group D

Borussia Moenchengladbach 1 – 2 Manchester City

Juventus 2 – 0 Sevilla

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