Champions League round-up -29th & 30th Sep
Aguero gets City home
Sergio Aguero's late penalty saw Manchester City come from behind to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Champions League.
The visitors had trailed to Lars Stindl's strike nine minutes after half-time, while it could have been worse had Joe Hart not saved Raffael's first-half penalty.
But Manuel Pellegrini's side claimed a vital Group D victory thanks to goals from Nicolas Otamendi and Aguero's last-minute spot-kick as they became the first English team to win at the home of Monchengladbach.
Mata Stars for United
Juan Mata scored one and set up another as Manchester United came from behind to beat a stubborn Wolfsburg side 2-1 in the Champions League at Old Trafford. The match started off on a sour note for United as Daniel Caligiuri fired the visitors into a shock fourth-minute lead.
United spurned two glorious chances to level the game before Mata eventually did so, converting a penalty on 34 minutes after his cross was handled in the area by Caligiuri. The Spaniard then turned provider, exquisitely chipping the ball over the Wolfsburg defence for Chris Smalling to convert with a cute finish eight minutes after the interval.
Juventus downs Sevilla
Juve saw off Sevilla 2-0 to take control of Group D, also featuring Manchester City, with a maximum six points, having registered back-to-back victories in their opening fixtures. Morata opened the scoring on 41 minutes when he leapt above Marco Andreolli and Timothee Kolodziejczak to head a superb cross from stand-in right-back Andrea Barzagli past the helpless Sergio Rico.
Cruise for PSG
Paris Saint-Germain cruised past Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 in Group A to go level with Real Madrid. There were two first-half goals from Ivory Coast full-back Serge Aurier and Brazilian defender David Luiz put last season’s quarter-finalists in control.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped make the result certain on a counter-attack in the 90th minute after a pass from substitute Javier Pastore released the Sweden captain to run through on goal, the decisive final touch coming off Shakhtar captain Darijo Srna
Benfica Downs Atletico Madrid
Meanwhile, Benfica inflicted Atletico Madrid’s first home defeat in the Champions League since 2009 as they came from behind to move top of Group C with a 2-1 win.
Angel Correa had fired the hosts into a deserved lead midway through the first half.
However, Atletico were made to pay for a series of missed chances as Gaitan levelled and Benfica snatched all three points with a brilliantly executed counter-attack finished off by Goncalo Guedes just after the break.
Benfica now lead Atletico by three points, although the Spaniards remain two points clear of Champions League newcomers Astana and Galatasaray, who drew 2-2 in Kazakhstan.
Home comforts for CSKA Moscow
In Manchester United’s group, Russian league leaders CSKA Moscow bounced back from their opening Group B defeat when they defeated 10-man Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven 3-2 at home.
A strike from Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa and a brace by Ivory Coast sharp-shooter Seydou Doumbia set CSKA on their way to a narrow victory that put them equal on three points with the other three teams in their group.Belgian Maxime Lestienne was twice on target for PSV but it wasn’t enough for the visitor
Real Win as Ronaldo Shines
It was not one of his more brilliant nights but Cristiano Ronaldo managed to shake off the Malmo defence to score twice and edge closer to becoming Real Madrid’s greatest goal-poacher on Wednesday.
Having netted his 81st and 82nd Champions League goals against the Swedish side, Ronaldo is now tied with Raul as the club’s top scorer of all time with 323 goals.
Arsenal flaunders aganisnt Olympiakos
An error-strewn display against the Greek champions saw the Gunners slump to a second successive European defeat.The Gunners' display was summed up by the wretched first-half own goal conceded by David Ospina.Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal hope with a 65th-minute header only for Alfred Finnbogason to restore Olympiakos's lead within a minute.