Bayern Munich`s goal machine, Robert Lewandowski added to his goal tally with two goals in their 5-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv, while Barcelona continue cracking down following Lionel Messi’s exit with 3-0 lost against Benfica last night. Biggest game was one at Old Trafford where under pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needed his team to win after losing two games consecutively.
Cristaino Ronaldo rescued United with his 95th minutes goal against villarreal after a surprise 2-1 loss to Young Boys in first game.
Villarreal wasted at least three clear chances in the first half but they finally took the lead through Paco Alcacer early in the second half. However, Alex Telles’ excellent volley hauled United level on the hour. The frustration then turned to joy in the 95th minute as Geronimo Rulli failed to save Ronaldo’s shot, which ended in the net to give United the needed win and three points.
In the other game in the group, Atalanta beat Young Boys 1-0, with a 68th minutes goal from Matteo Pessina. Atalanta are on top of the log in group F with four points and their next game will be against United at Old Trafford on October 20.
In Group E, Barcelona are in the bottom of the table after losing and conceding 6 goals in two games against their counterpart in the group.
The 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the first game was not so surprising but their 3-0 capitulation away to Benfica will rankle the rank and file in Catalonia. Two goals from Darwin Nunez and one from Rafa Silva subjected Barcelona to their worst start to a Champions League campaign in 16 years. They will like to bounce back when they host Dynamo Kiev at Camp nou.
In Group H, Chelsea suffered their first UCL away match in 18 months with a 1-0 loss away at Juventus. The defending champions, failed to break Juventus defense line. Federico Chiesa was Juventus’ superman last night as he got the only goal that made difference between the two sides in 11 seconds after the restart of the second half. Chelsea had half chances through Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz but Juventus defended stoutly to go top of the group with six points from their first two matches.