REPORT: UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCHDAY 3 – (WEDNESDAY, 21 OCT 2015)

By Prince Dulzy

The Champions League matchday 3 continued on Wednesday night, where Manchester City came from behind to beat La Liga outfit Sevilla 2-1.

Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant stoppage-time strike sealed the winner the Manchester City against, as the Premier League leaders moved to within a point of Group leaders Juventus.

The Europa League holders frustrated and stiffled the hosts inititially, with summer signing Yevhen Konoplyanka opening the scoring on the half-hour mark, stepping onto a pull-back and rifling the ball past Joe Hart.

At the Parc des Prince, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid cancelled each other out at to ensure top spot in Champions League Group A remains very much up for grabs.

Wednesday’s clash between the leaders of Ligue 1 and La Liga – who are both unbeaten in all competitions this season – was billed as a potential pool decider, with the teams locked on six points apiece after two games.

Wolfsburg went top of Champions League Group B after recording a comfortable 2-0 victory that extended PSV’s miserable record on German soil on the same evening that Manchester United dropped points in Moscow.

Anthony Martial scored his first Champions League goal to seal a 1-1 draw for Manchester United in Wednesday’s trip to CSKA Moscow.

Seydou Doumbia put the home side ahead inside quarter of an hour after turning home the rebound from Roman Eremenko’s saved penalty, which Martial had conceded after being penalised for handball.

Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid got back to winning ways in the Champions League with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Astana in Group C.

Goals from Saul Niguez, Jackson Martinez, Oliver Torres and a Denys Dedechko own goal secured all three points for Diego Simeone’s side at Vicente Calderon as they put their defeat to Benfica in matchday two firmly behind them.

At the Türk Telekom Arena in Istanbul, Galatasaray ended a run of 10 Champions League games without a win as they came from behind to beat Benfica 2-1.

The Turkish side’s last victory in the continental competition came against Juventus in December 2013, with last year’s campaign ending without a success.

In Italy, Juventus and Borussia M’gladbach play to a goalless draw at the Juventus stadium.

Gianluigi Buffon broke Alessandro Del Piero’s all-time record of minutes played for Juventus as the Italian giants found themselves shut down by a disciplined Borussia Monchengladbach in Turin.

The veteran goalkeeper kept a relatively untroubled clean sheet as he surpassed De Piero’s total of 48,867 minutes but there was little else for Juventus to celebrate in an uninspired performance that allows Manchester City to cut the Old Lady’s lead at the top of Group D to just one point.

Finally, in Swedbank Stadion, Markus Rosenberg scored the only goal of the game as Malmo picked up their first points in this season’s Champions League after defeating Shakhtar Donetsk in Group A.

Rosenberg’s first-half effort proved to be the difference between the sides at the Swedbank Stadion, although the winning margin could have been far wider.

Wednesday 21/10/2015

Full-time scores:

Manchester City 2-1 Sevilla

PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

Malmo 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

Wolfsburg 2-0 PSV

Atletico Madrid 4-0 Astana

CSKA Moskva 1-1 Manchester United

Galatasaray 2-1 Benfica

Juventus 0-0 Borussia M’gladbach