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Champions League: Zenit with 100 per cent record

Matchday Three got underway tonight in Groups EFGH and it's three out of three for Zenit Saint Petersburg, with a three-one victory over French visitors Lyon. Dzyuba scored the first after just three minutes but Lyon equalized just after the break before Hulk and Danny restored Zenit's lead and secured nine points out of nine.

An eight-goal thriller at Bayer Leverkusen. Roma was 2-0 down, came back with 4 goals and ended up drawing 4-4 with the German hosts. Arsenal got off the mark with a home win over Bayern in Group F, led by the Germans and by Greek side Olympiacos. Group G is led by a dangerous-looking FC Porto. In Group H, André Villas-Boas' Zenit has won three matches out of three, tonight beating Olympique Lyonnais 3-1. Artem Dzyuba got the first on 3', crashing Shatov's pass into the back of the net.

Zenit had the better of the first half but Lyon came blazing out of the blocks and equalized through Alexandre Lacazette on 49'. Lyon followed up with a shot on goal and a corner but seven minutes later, Hulk picked up the ball on the half-way line and fired a left-footed curling rocket past Lopes. Danny fixed the scoreline on 82'.

Group E

BATE Borisov 0 FC Barcelona 2

Bayer Leverkusen 4 Roma 4

Matchday 2 Barcelona 2 Bayer Leverkusen 1; BATE 3 Roma 2

Matchday 1

Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany) 4 FC BATE Borisov (Belarus) 1

AS Roma (Italy) 1 FC Barcelona (Spain) 1

Barcelona 7 points; Leverkusen 4; BATE 3, Roma 2

Group F

Arsenal 2 Bayern München 0

Dinamo Zagreb 0  Olympiacos 1

Matchday 2 Bayern 5 D. Zagreb 0; Arsenal 2 Olympiacos 3

Matchday 1

GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 2 Arsenal FC (England) 1

Olympiacos FC (Greece) 0 FC Bayern München (Germany) 3

Bayern 6, Olympiacos 6; D. Zagreb 3; Arsenal 3

Group G

FC Porto 2 Maccabi Tel-Aviv 0

Dinamo Kiev 0 Chelsea FC 0

Matchday 2 M. Tel-Aviv 0 D. Kyiv 2; FC Porto 2 Chelsea FC 1

Matchday 1

FC Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) 2 FC Porto (Portugal) 2

Chelsea FC (England) 4 Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel) 0

FC Porto 7; D.Kyiv 4; Chelsea FC 4; M. Tel-Aviv 0

Group H

Zenit 3 Lyon 1

Valencia 2 Gent 1

Matchday 2 Lyon 0 Valencia 1; Zenit 2 Gent 1

Matchday 1

KAA Gent (Belgium) 1 Olympique Lyonnais (France) 1

Valencia CF (Spain) 2 FC Zenit (Russia) 3

Zenit 9; Valencia 6; Gent 1; Lyon 1

Playing tomorrow: Groups ABCD

Group A

Malmö Shakhtar Donetsk

Paris Saint-Germain Real Madrid

Matchday 2 Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Paris Saint-Germain 3; Malmö 0 Real Madrid 2

Matchday 1

Real Madrid CF (Spain) 4 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) 0

Paris Saint-Germain (France) 2 Malmö FF (Sweden) 0

Real Madrid 6 points, PSG 6, Malmö 0 Shakhtar Donetsk 0

Group B

CSKA Moskva Manchester United

Wolfsburg PSV

Matchday 2 Man. United 2 Wolfsburg 1; CSKA Moskva 3 PSV 2

Matchday 1

VfL Wolfsburg (Germany) 1 PFC CSKA Moskva (Russia) 0

PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) 2 Manchester United FC (England) 1

CSKA 3, Man. United 3, Wolfsburg 3, PSV 3

Group C

Atlético Astana

Galatasaray Benfica

Matchday 2 Astana 2 Galatasaray 2; Atlético 1 Benfica 2

 Matchday 1

Galatasaray AŞ (Turkey) 0 Club Atlético de Madrid (Spain) 2

SL Benfica (Portugal) 2 FC Astana (Kazakhstan) 0

 Benfica 6 Atlético 3, Galatasaray 1 Astana 1

Group D

Juventus Borussia Mönchengladbach

Manchester City Sevilla

Matchday 2 B. Monchengladbach 1 Man. City 2; Juventus 2 Sevilla 0

Matchday 1

Manchester City FC (England) 1 Juventus (Italy) 2

Sevilla FC (Spain) 3 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany) 0

Juventus 6, Man. City 3, Sevilla 3, Mönchengladbach 0

Champions League: Matchday 2

Groups ABCD played tonight in the Champions League, another great night for Russia after Zenit's six points from two games; CSKA Moskva got off the mark with all three points in the home win over PSV by three goals to two. Musa and Seydou Doumbia put the game out of the Dutch side's reach before half time.

CSKA Moskva used the same tactic as Zenit, soaking up the pressure, giving away ball possession (39 to 61%) and launching lethal attacks. While both teams had 16 shots and PSV had eight on target against the home side's five, CSKA was three up by half-time, with an early goal by Ahmed Musa (7'), after a corner was not cleared by the visiting defence. This was followed by a brace from Seydou Doumbia (21', a header and 36', penalty).

Maxime Lestienne scored on the hour and just before the end on 88'.

Group A Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Paris Saint-Germain 3; Malmö 0 Real Madrid 2

Matchday 1

Real Madrid CF (Spain) 4 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) 0

Paris Saint-Germain (France) 2 Malmö FF (Sweden) 0

Real Madrid 6 points, PSG 6, Malmö 0 Shakhtar Donetsk 0

Group B Man. United 2 Wolfsburg 1; CSKA Moskva 3 PSV 2

 

Matchday 1

VfL Wolfsburg (Germany) 1 PFC CSKA Moskva (Russia) 0

PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) 2 Manchester United FC (England) 1

CSKA 3, Man. United 3, Wolfsburg 3, PSV 3

Group C Astana 2 Galatasaray 2; Atlético 1 Benfica 2

 

Matchday 1

Galatasaray AŞ (Turkey) 0 Club Atlético de Madrid (Spain) 2

SL Benfica (Portugal) 2 FC Astana (Kazakhstan) 0

Benfica 6 Atlético 3, Galatasaray 1 Astana 1

Group D B. Monchengladbach 1 Man. City 2; Juventus 2 Sevilla 0

Matchday 1

Manchester City FC (England) 1 Juventus (Italy) 2

Sevilla FC (Spain) 3 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany) 0

Juventus 6, Man. City 3, Sevilla 3, Mönchengladbach 0

Champions League: Zenit matches on!

Matchday 2: Groups EFGH played tonight, another nightmare for the Premier League sides Chelsea (2-1 down at FC Porto) and Arsenal (2-3 losers at home to Olympiacos), while Russia's representative Zenit won at home against Gent by 2-1. All is well for André Villas-Boas' team.

Dzyuba opened the scoring on 35', enough to give the home team the lead at the break. Matton equalized for the Belgian visitors on 56' and Shatov closed the scoresheet on 67'. Zenit gave away ball possession (41 to 59%) but was far more efficient with 11 shots against Gent's 6 (4 on target against the visitors' single attempt on target, which resulted in a goal).

Group E Barcelona 2 Bayer Leverkusen 1; BATE 3 Roma 2

 

Matchday 1

Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany) 4 FC BATE Borisov (Belarus) 1

AS Roma (Italy) 1 FC Barcelona (Spain) 1

 

Barcelona 4 points; Leverkusen 3; BATE 3, Roma 1

 

Group F Bayern 5 D. Zagreb 0; Arsenal 2 Olympiacos 3

 

Matchday 1

GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 2 Arsenal FC (England) 1

Olympiacos FC (Greece) 0 FC Bayern München (Germany) 3

 

Bayern 6; D. Zagreb 3, Olympiacos 3; Arsenal 0

 

Group G M. Tel-Aviv 0 D. Kyiv 2; FC Porto 2 Chelsea FC 1

  

Matchday 1

FC Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) 2 FC Porto (Portugal) 2

Chelsea FC (England) 4 Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel) 0

 

FC Porto 4; D.Kyiv 3;Chelsea FC 3; M. Tel-Aviv 0

 

Group H Lyon 0 Valencia 1; Zenit 2 Gent 1

 

Matchday 1

KAA Gent (Belgium) 1 Olympique Lyonnais (France) 1

Valencia CF (Spain) 2 FC Zenit (Russia) 3

 

Zenit 6; Valencia 3; Valencia 3; Lyon 1

  

  

Champions League Matchday 1

 

Group B: CSKA go down by minimum margin

A goal by Draxler after 40 minutes was enough to give Wolfsburg the three points against an organized CSKA side...but the statistics speak for themselves. Ball possession was 59% to 41% in favor of the German side, which had 18 shots against CSKA's 7 (7 on target against 3, 6 off target against 2, 5 blocked against 2).The home side also had 5 corners, while CSKA had just one. However, CSKA soaked up the pressure and came through with few wounds. In Moscow things can be different. In the other game in Group B, PSV Eindhoven beat Manchester United 2-1

 

In the other games, Group A: Benzema got one and Cristiano Ronaldo a hat-trick in Real Madrid's comprehensive dismantling of FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), 4-0. Di Maria and Cavani scored for PSG against Malmö. Group B: Depay scored for United before home side PSV equalized through Moreno (45+2) and Narsingh (57'). Group C:

Griezmann scored a brace for Atlético in the first half in Turkey against Galatasaray, a team which attacked more but inefficiently; in the other game Benfica won in Lisbon against Kazakhstan's first ever presence in the Champions League (Astana) with goals from Gaitán and Mitroglou in the second half. Group D: A bad night for the Premier League with both Manchester teams going down. Manchester City rule the roost at home with five wins from five games but in the Champions, the first game ended in a home defeat to Juve. The first goal came from City but was an own goal by Chiellini on 57', after which the visitors scored through Mandzukic and Morata. Sevilla wrapped up a great night for Spanish teams (three games, three wins, 9 goals scored, zero conceded) with a comprehensive trouncing of Borussia Mönchengladbach with two penalties (Gameiro, 47 and Banega, 66) and the third from Konoplyanka on 84'.

  

Group A

Real Madrid CF (Spain) 4 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) 0

Paris Saint-Germain (France) 2 Malmö FF (Sweden) 0

 

Group B

VfL Wolfsburg (Germany) 1 PFC CSKA Moskva (Russia) 0

PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) 2 Manchester United FC (England) 1

 

Group C

Galatasaray AŞ (Turkey) 0 Club Atlético de Madrid (Spain) 2

SL Benfica (Portugal) 2 FC Astana (Kazakhstan) 0

 

Group D

Manchester City FC (England) 1 Juventus (Italy) 2

Sevilla FC (Spain) 3 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany) 0

 

 

Group H: Brilliant Zenit

Zenit came away from Valencia in Spain with a useful 3-2 win. Hulk had fired the Portuguese André Villas-Boas' side ahead by two goals at the break, on 9' and 44', before the home side came out of the tunnel inspired by Nuno Espírito Santo, the home team's Portuguese coach. João Cancelo and André Gomes pulled two goals back (55' and 73'). Three minutes, Witsel scored the winner.

 

Zenit played like a fox, taking advantage of the counter-attack with lethal efficiency. The team to watch?

  

Group E

Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany) 4 FC BATE Borisov (Belarus) 1

AS Roma (Italy) 1 FC Barcelona (Spain) 1

 

Group F

GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 2 Arsenal FC (England) 1

Olympiacos FC (Greece) 0 FC Bayern München (Germany) 3

 

Group G

FC Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) 2 FC Porto (Portugal) 2

Chelsea FC (England) 4 Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel) 0

 

Group H

KAA Gent (Belgium) 1 Olympique Lyonnais (France) 1

Valencia CF (Spain) 2 FC Zenit (Russia) 3

 

Matchday 3 October 20/21

Matchday 4 November 3/4

Matchday 5 November 24/25

Matchday 6 December 8/9

 

Qualifying round

  

First Leg

Sporting CP (Portugal) 2 CSKA Moskva (Russia) 1

Astana 1 (Kazakhstan) APOEL 0 (Cyprus)

Manchester United (England) 3 Club Brugge (Belgium) 1

Lazio (Italy) 1 Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) 0

BATE Borisov (Belarus) 1 Partizan Belgrade (Serbia) 0

Basel (Switzerland) 2 Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel) 2

Valencia (Spain) 3 AS Monaco (France) 1

Celtic (Scotland)  3 Malmö (Sweden) 2

Rapid Wien (Austria) 0 Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) 1

Skënderbeu (Albania) 1 Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 2

 

 

Second leg (Clubs qualified in bold, losers go to Europa League)

Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 4 Skënderbeu (Albania) 1 Aggregate 6-2

Malmö (Sweden) 2 Celtic (Scotland)  0 Agg: 4-3

Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel) 1 Basel (Switzerland) 1 Agg. 3-3 Maccabi pass, away goals

Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) 2 Rapid Wien (Austria) 2 Agg: 3-2

AS Monaco (France) 2 Valencia (Spain) 1 Agg: 3-4

APOEL 1 (Cyprus) Astana 1 (Kazakhstan) Agg:1-2

Partizan Belgrade (Serbia) 2 BATE Borisov (Belarus) 1 Agg: 2-2 BATE pass (away g.)

Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) 3 Lazio (Italy) 0 Agg: 3-1

CSKA Moskva 3 Sporting CP 1 Agg: 4-3

Club Brugge (Belgium) 0 Manchester United (England) 4 Agg: 1-7

 

  

The draw

  

Group A

FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) Malmö FF (Sweden) Paris Saint-Germain (France) Real Madrid CF (Spain)

 

Group B

Manchester United FC (England) PFC CSKA Moskva (Russia) PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) VfL Wolfsburg (Germany)

 

Group C

Club Atlético de Madrid (Spain) FC Astana (Kazakhstan) Galatasaray AŞ (Turkey) SL Benfica (Portugal)

 

Group D

Juventus (Italy) Manchester City FC (England) Sevilla FC (Spain) VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)

 

Group E

AS Roma (Italy) Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany) FC Barcelona (Spain) FC BATE Borisov (Belarus)

 

Group F

Arsenal FC (England) FC Bayern München (Germany) GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) Olympiacos FC (Greece)

  

Group G

Chelsea FC (England) FC Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) FC Porto (Portugal) Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)

 

Group H

FC Zenit (Russia) KAA Gent (Belgium) Olympique Lyonnais (France) Valencia CF (Spain)