Ronaldo saves Manchester United; Barcelona lose again; Juventus win

Manchester United have returned to winning ways in the Champions League with a two-goal victory over Spanish club Villarreal. United won the match after trailing by one goal. After a goalless first half, the Spanish club took the lead in the 53rd minute through a goal from Paco Alcazar.
The match against Benfica indicates that the bad times of Spanish giants Barcelona will not end soon. They lost to Bayern Munich in the first leg and today they lost to Benfica by three goals to none. Rafa Silva Silva completed the roster when Darwin Nunes scored a double.


United equalized in the 60th minute through Alex Telles. Cristiano Ronaldo gave Manchester United the win and three points in the final minute as the match seemed to draw level. Earlier in the first match of the group, United lost to the Young Boys.
Italian giants Juventus beat Premier League side Chelsea 1-0 in the Champions League on Saturday. In another match, the mighty Bayern Munich defeated the Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev by five goals to nothing. Sergei Norby, Leroy Sane and Eric Motting also shook the net as Lewandowski double-edged.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Manchester United come from behind to earn 2-1 victory
  • Champions League holders Chelsea beaten 1-0 in Turin
  • Barcelona were humbled 3-0 by Benfica on Wednesday

Ronaldo late show gives United win over Villarreal

Ronaldo struck deep into stoppage time to lift Manchester United to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Villarreal — his record-extending 136th goal in a new competition-best 178th game.

That goal moved United off the bottom of Group F as five-time European champion Barcelona stayed dead last in Group E with another 3-0 loss. It was Ronaldo’s fifth goal in five games back at the club he left after losing 2009 final to Barcelona.

Barcelona suffer 3-0 defeat

Barcelona were humbled 3-0 by Benfica on Wednesday to pile the pressure on coach Ronald Koeman with the Spanish club’s Champions League hopes to hang by a thread. Barca are bottom of Group E with no points from two games, six behind leaders Bayern Munich and four adrift of Benfica.

Juventus beat Chelsea 1-0

Juventus forward Federico Chiesa’s strike 10 seconds into the second half earned his side a hard-fought 1-0 win over holders Chelsea in their Champions League Group H clash on Wednesday.After a subdued first half with few chances, Chiesa exploded into life after the restart, rifling in what proved to be the winner on the end of Federico Bernardeschi’s clever pass.

Bayern demolish Dynamo Kyiv 5-0

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice as the German champions crushed visitors Dynamo Kyiv 5-0 in their Champions League Group E game on Wednesday to secure a ninth consecutive win across all competitions.

The Pole, whose failure to net in the Bundesliga on Saturday ended a 19-game scoring run in all competitions, opened his account in the 12th minute with a penalty to make it a record 18 straight Champions League games in which he has scored.

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