UEFA Champions League 2015: Recap Wednesday September 30th

Wednesday night’s fixtures saw teams from group A to D playing their second match of the Champions League group stages.

Full-time scores:

Malmo 0-2 Real Madrid

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 PSG

CSKA Moscow 3-2 PSV

Manchester United 2-1 Wolfsburg

Astana 2-2 Galatasaray

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Benfica

Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-2 Manchester City

Juventus 2-0 Sevilla

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 30: Lars Stindl of Borussia Monchengladbach scores the opening goal past Joe Hart of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between VfL Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City at the Borussia Park Stadium on September 30, 2015 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

After a poor display from Arsenal and Chelsea on Tuesday night the burden fell on both the Manchester clubs to save England’s face in the Champions League. Manchester City had a tough encounter away to Borussia Monchendgladbach. Although the German club had a poor start to their Bundesliga season they did not make it easy for Manchester City. M’gladbach started on the front foot but the first goal of the match didn’t come until after half time. Lars Stindl scored at the 54th minute to mount more pressure on Manuel Pellegrini’s side who had lost on the weekend as well.

This was exactly the kind of wake up call City needed as they dominated the rest of the match and scored 11 minutes late through their new signing Nicolas Otamendi. Sergio Aguero scored the winner from the penalty spot to complete City’s comeback.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League first-leg Group A football match between Malmo FF and Real Madrid CF at the Swedbank Stadion, in Malmo, Sweden on September 30, 2015. . AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / ANDERS WIKLUND +++ SWEDEN OUT +++ (Photo credit should read ANDERS WIKLUND,ANDERS WIKLUND//AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s two goals took him past 500 career goals and handed Real Madrid a  2-0 Champions League victory over 10-man Malmo.

2288578_w1Turbulent fans of the evening were in Madrid as Benfica fans roared their team to a 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid.


Kazakhstani club FC Astana, who created Champions League history by becoming the first Kazakhstani club to win a point in the group stages of the competition.

Paris Saint-Germain made it two wins from two in Champions League Group A, goals in the first quarter of the match from Serge Aurier and David Luiz setting them on their way to three points away to Shakhtar Donetsk.

CSKA Moscow's players celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League group B football match between CSKA Moscow and PSV Eindhoven at the Khimki Arena outside Moscow on September 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The most thrilling match of the evening was played near the russian capital moscow as CSKA bounce back from their matchday one loss to Wolfsburg in a thrilling encounter against PSV.

Clinical Juventus earned their second win in Group D by beating Sevilla 2-0.

Manchester United came from behind to defeat Wolfsburg and put their first points on the table read our match review here.

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