After the excitement of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League action with Lionel Messi getting his first Paris Saint-Germain goal in the 2-0 Group A win over Manchester City and minnows Sheriff stunning the soccer world with a memorable 2-1 victory away at Real Madrid, Wednesday’s slate of UCL games also delivered.
There was superb entertainment on Wednesday and plenty of goals to complete the second round of group stage games after Zenit Saint Petersburg and Atalanta’s wins in the early fixtures.
Bayern Munich, Benfica, Manchester United and Juventus were among the winners with the main headlines at Estadio de Luz, where Benfica thumped a sorry Barca side, 3-0, for the La Liga side’s second three-goal Champions League defeat in as many games. Bayern romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Dynamo Kyiv with a Robert Lewandowski brace in the opening half.
United left it late with Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing a winner in additional time at the end of the game while Fedrico Chiesa scored the only goal of the game as titleholders Chelsea lost to Juve. Red Bull Salzburg also won against Lille OSC while Sevilla salvaged a late point against VfL Wolfsburg.