17 September 2013

MANCHESTER UNITED 4 (Rooney 22, Van Persie 59, Rooney 70, Valencia 79)
LEVERKUSEN 2 (Rolfes 54, Toprak 88)

Rooney's horribly miss-hit shot bounced over Leno. Rolfes equalised with a superb shot from the edge of the box. RVP restored United's lead with a spectacular right foot volley though Leno should have saved. Seconds after Leverkusen should have equalised a poor defence header on a goalkick let Rooney through and he beat Leno at his near post to score his 200th Manchester United goal. Valencia finished off a fantastic counter attack. Toprak scrambled in a corner.

Neither side can defend worth a lick.

Attendance : 74,000
Assists : Evra, Heung-Min Son, Valencia, n/a, Rooney, n/a

SHAKHTAR DONETSK 2 (Teixeira 65, Teixeira 87)

Sociedad made all the running but they're got some unbelievably crap players like Carlos Vela and the rest no one has heard of. Brazilian midfielder Teixeira scored two excellent goals. The first a crisp first time shot after Costa laid off a pass with a back heel. On the counter attack he ran at the Sociedad defence and as they backed off his crashed a shot inside the right post.

Attendance : 27,902
Assists : Costa, Stepanenko

COPENHAGEN 1 (Jorgensen 14)
JUVENTUS 1 (Quagliarella 54)

Another pathetic away performance by Juve. The fell behind after failing to defend a free kick. Quagliarella made amends for a poor miss in the first half with the equaliser.

Attendance : 36,524
Assists : n/a, Peluso

GALATASARAY 1 (Bulut 84)
REAL MADRID 6 (Isco 33, Benzema 54, Ronaldo 63, Ronaldo 66, Benzema 81, Ronaldo 91)

The pitiful Galatasaray defence failed to clear a longball with only Isco to defend. Di Maria knocked an awful Felipe Melo header into Benzema's path for the second. Muslera, who is an awful goalkeeper, was drawn out by Di Maria and made to look like a fool as he scrambled across goal before Ronaldo scored the third. He tapped in a rebound minutes later and laid on Benzema's second. Bulut flicked home Amrabat's cross. Ronaldo completed his hat-trick in style, cutting inside two defenders and dancing past another before lashing a shot into the right corner.

Galatasaray should be banned from Europe for this performance.

Attendance : 47,669
Assists : Di Maria, Di Maria, Isco, n/a, Ronaldo, Amrabat, Benzema

BENFICA 2 (Djuricic 4, Luisao 30)

Djuricic tapped in a rebound after Proto failed to hold a shot. Luisao scored from a corner though not with a header - he trapped a cross on his chest before volleying past Proto.

Attendance : 29,393
Assists : n/a, Almeida

OLYMPIAKOS 1 (Weiss 25)
PSG 4 (Cavani 19, Motta 68, Motta 73, Marquinhos 86)

Ibrahimovic and Maxwell combined for the first. Weiss scored one of the goals of the season, switching the ball between his feet and he ran at speed in and out of tackles before beating Sirigu at his near post. Incredible close control.

Attendance : 31,253
Assists : Maxwell, Maniatis, Lavezzi, Lavezzi, Motta

BAYERN MUNICH 3 (Alaba 4 fk, Mandzukic 41, Robben 68)

Akinfeev should have saved Alaba's fourth minute free kick and the Russians conceded from another set piece when Mandzukic headed in a Robben free kick. Robben beat the CSKA offside trap to score the third.

Attendance : 68,000
Assists : Alaba (won fk), Robben fk, Alaba

MANCHESTER CITY 3 (Dzeko 48, Toure 53, Aguero 58)

The hosts resisted until the second half when Aguero's square pass left Dzeko with a tap-in. Yaya Toure whipped a stunning shot into the top right corner. Aguero turned onto a Nasri pass to fire in the third.

Attendance : 11,000
Assists : Aguero, Nasri, Nasri