Tuesday’s UCL wrap up: PSG demolish Henry Onyekuru and Anderlecht

Tuesday’s UCL wrap up: PSG demolish Henry Onyekuru and Anderlecht

French giants, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich became the first sides to qualify for the round of 16, with Manchester United and Roma also recording good wins. https://www.aclsports.com/6477-2/

Group A
Manchester United 2-0 Benfica

United made it four wins in four to open up a six point lead in the group after a 2-0 win over visitors, Benfica.

Goals from Nemanja Matic and Daley Blind earned United all three points, but the Jose Mourinho led side still need a point to confirm their place in the next round following CSKA Moskva’s win in Switzerland.

Basel 1-2 CSKA Moskva
It was revenge for the Russians, as they defeated Basel 2-1 away thanks to goals from Alan Dzagoev and Portus Wenbloom. The win puts the Russians level on points with Basel, with two games left to play.

Group B
Paris Saint-Germain 5-0 Anderlecht

PSG remained untouchable in the group, following another impressive result as they became the first side to book a place in the next round.

All conquering PSG..

The French giants made it a night to forget for Anderlecht and their Nigerian import, Henry Onyekuru,  as they put five goals past the sorry Belgains, courtesy of a Layvin Kurzawa hat trick to secure their fourth win of the season.

PSG have now scored 17 goals, the most goals by a side after four games and conceded none.

Celtic 1-2 Bayern Munich
Bayern joined PSG to book their place in the next round after a 2-1 over Celtic at Celtic Park. The Bavarians continued their resurgence under new manager, Jupp Heynckes, to earn all three points. But remain second, three points behind leaders PSG.

Group C
Roma vs Chelsea

It was a horrible homecoming for Antonio Rudiger and Antonio Conte as a 3-0 loss at the Stadio Olimp­ico handed Chelsea her first loss of this season. The win takes AS Roma to the top of group C with eight points as Chelsea settles for second spot, a point behind the leaders.

Roma players celebrate one of the goals Vs Chelsea

Stephen El Shaarawy opened the scoring with a beautiful stri­ke 39 seconds after kickoff before he doubled Roma’s advantage in the 36th minute to put the hosts in firm control. But unlike the Eng­lish champions who surrendered a 2-0 lead in England, the It­alians added a third in the second half to seal the win as the blues left Rome well-beaten and empty handed.

In the other game of group C, Atletico Madrid struggled agai­nst Qarabag FK at the Wanda Metropolitano as a Thomas Partey goal was required to rescue a point for the Spanish team af­ter falling behind to a goal from the vi­sitors in the first half. The hosts tried to get a winner and despite a 59th min red card for Pe­dro Henrique of Qara­bag, the scoreline remained the same.

With three draws in four games, Atletico Madrid must win the­ir last two games at home to Roma and aw­ay to Chelsea to keep qualification hopes alive.

Following a disappoi­nting goalless draw in Azerbajan, Diego Simeone’s men would be looking to secure their first win of this UCL campaign wh­en they host Qarabag at the Wanda Metrop­olitano on Tuesday night.

Group D
Olympiacos vs Barcel­ona

Barcelona fired blanks in Gree­ce as the Spanish gi­ants failed to confi­rm their place in the last 16 with a win.

Before this game, Ba­rcelona had a 100% win record in this se­ason’s UCL but the resolute defending fr­om the Greek champio­ns helped them to pr­ecious one point at home to Barcelona

Somehow Barcelona were goalless in Greece.

The result wouldn’t do much damage to Ba­rcelona’s qualificat­ion quest as Juventus also played out a draw away in Portugal against Sporting Lisbon. A Bruno Cesar opener put the home team up as early as the 20th min but a late equa­lizer from Gonzalo Higuain ensured that Juventus earn a cruc­ial point as the race for round of 16 he­ats up.

Barcelona lead with ten points, Ju­ventus in second thr­ee points adrift and Sporting Lisbon kee­ps the chase on in third with four point­s.

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