The Champions League's fourth matchday concluded on Wednesday with eight more matches and no shortage of goals. There were no…
The Champions League’s fourth matchday concluded on Wednesday with eight more matches and no shortage of goals. There were no goalless games and 29 total goals, while Manchester United fans were treated to a wild upset win at Juventus. Here are the scores and takeaways.
Valencia 3, Young Boys 1
Roma 2, CSKA Moscow 1
Manchester City 6, Shakhtar Donetsk 0
Manchester United 2, Juventus 1
Real Madrid 5, Viktoria Plzen 0
Bayern Munich 2, AEK Athens 0
Benfica 1, Ajax 1
Lyon 2, Hoffenheim 2
A Golden victory for Manchester United
Manchester United looked headed mot et nederlag som ville have set holdet færdig dagen i tredje plads i gruppen bag Juventus og Valencia. But late magic helped this team overcomeand earn a golden three points on the road with a 2-1 win at Juventus.
First there was Juan Mata’s free kick goal in the 86th minute and then the fortunate own goal from Alex Sandro in the 89th. Not the best way to win, but when has it been pretty for Jose Mourinho at United?
This victory is huge when it comes to their chances of moving on. These three points move United from the slight favorite to finish second to the heavy favorite.
If United beats Young Boys next time out and Juventus beats Valencia, the Red Devils will be in the knockout stage.
Your thoughts, Mourinho ?
Do not think Real Madrid is back just yet
Do not look now, but Real Madrid is 3-0-0 under new manager Santiago Solari with 11 goals scored and none conceded. Back? Hardly.
United crushed Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday 5-0, but that’s a result this team should always get with the talent it has. Mens de resultater har vært gode, vi må huske at de kom imod Melilla, Real Valladolid and Plzen.
It’s still way too early to think this team is back to being a contender in any competition. We will learn lots of games against Celta Vigo, Roma and Valencia coming up. For now, Real Madrid fans can at least enjoy all the goals after that horrible goal drought last month, but it’s important to realize that this team will not just return to the previous form immediately.
City unstoppable and looking like the most in-form team
Name a team in Europe playing better than Manchester City. Yeah, there is not one. City has scored six goals in back-to-back games and has 22 goals in their last five matches, cementing themselves as the favorite in every competition they are playing in at the moment. And while it has not been done against the best talent, it’s still one-sided.
City has already defeated Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea this season though, and in the next month they will take on Manchester United (Sunday) and Lyon. We’ll know plenty about this team soon, but do not be surprised if they continue to run through everybody, all the way until a huge game against Liverpool on Jan. 3.
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