delivered a footballing masterclass as they powered to a convincing 3-1 victory
over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben all struck as City were
the defence proved costly but the hosts at least finished strongly as Alvaro
Negredo replied and Bayern had former City defender Jerome Boateng sent off.
the top of the group and, even after just two games, probably left City in a
battle for second place with their next opponents CSKA Moscow.
City side that thrashed Manchester United just 10 days previously were taught a
win in Donetsk — but still left the Donbass Arena as the first manager of an
English team to nick a point from a trip to in this competition after a 1-1
Chelsea all beaten here, Moyes can look back with some satisfaction on a result
which consolidates a decent start to Group A.
Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria each scored twice in an impressive 4-0 Champions
League victory over FC Copenhagen that saw Real Madrid take control of Group B.
forward grabbed a hat-trick in a 6-1 demolition of Galatasaray on the opening
night and needed little persuading to add two more goals to his tally at the
St Germain 3:0 Benfica
Ibrahimovic bagged a brace as Paris St Germain made it two wins from as many
Champions League Group C matches after easing to a 3-0 victory against Benfica.
giants scored all three goals inside the opening half an hour with
Ibrahimovic’s double sandwiched in-between young defender Marquinhos’
Umut Bulut denied Juventus the chance to come from behind and snatch victory as
Galatasaray forced a 2-2 draw away from home in Champions League Group B.
Mancini, who replaced Fatih Terim as Gala coach on Monday, was not on the
touchline in Turin but enjoyed his return to Italy as his new charges dominated
the Serie A champions, opening the scoring through Didier Drogba in the first
Bayer Leverkusen 2:1 Real Sociedad
Jens Hegeler curled home a brilliant injury-time free-kick to snatch victory
for Bayer Leverkusen over Real Sociedad.
struck in the second minute of stoppage time to secure an eighth successive win
for Sami Hyypia’s men at the BayArena after the visitors had come within
seconds of claiming a first point of the Champions League campaign.
Mitroglou’s hat-trick fired Olympiacos to a 3-0 victory in Belgium and
inflicted a second successive Champions League defeat on Anderlecht.
gave Olympiacos a first-half lead which was preserved by Aleksandar Mitrovic’s
the Greece striker scored twice more after half-time to complete a comfortable
win which leaves his side second in Group C.
CSKA Moscow 3:2 Viktoria Plzen
international Keisuke Honda’s classy finish helped CSKA Moscow to a first Group
D victory as they came from behind to beat Viktoria Plzen 3-2.
Russians, who lost 3-0 at Bayern Munich in their opening fixture, trailed to
Frantisek Rajtoral’s fourth-minute strike at the Stadion Petrovskiy in St
Petersburg with torrential rain in Moscow having forced them to move the
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