Matchday two of the UEFA Champions League got underway tonight with the sides in Group E,F,G and H all in action. Here’s a full roundup of all the action:
CSKA Moscow 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham made up for their disappointing loss last time out by taking all three points from tonight clash in Russia. The sides were inseparable in the opening 45 minutes but Spurs broke the deadlock midway through the second period. Hung-Min Son continues to enjoy a fine goal scoring spell and his 71st minute strike was enough for Spurs to clinch victory.
Monaco 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Monaco left it late to rescue a point at home to Bayer Leverkusen tonight. The German visitors enjoyed most of the chances in the first half and the pressure told after the break. Javier Hernandez put Bayer ahead in the 73rd minute and the Bundesliga outfit must have thought all three points were secured. However centre-back Kamil Gilk volleyed home the equaliser in the 94th minute to see the sides share the spoils.
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Real Madrid
Dortmund and Real played out a fantastic game tonight with the home side twice coming from behind to hold the reigning champions to a draw. Dortmund got off to the better start however it was Madrid who took the lead in the 17th minute through Cristiano Ronaldo. The home support rallied the troops and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang brought Dortmund level with two minutes left in the half. Despite their strong finish to the first half Dortmund were behind after 68 minutes when Raphael Varane tapped Real ahead. Once again the Germans showed great determinations while searching for an equaliser and their efforts paid off in the 87th minute when Andre Schurle found the back of the net.
Sporting Lisbon 2-0 Legia Warsaw
Sporting dominated Legia tonight and two goals in the space of nine minutes were enough for the Portuguese side to secure three points. Bryan Ruiz found the net in the 28th minute and summer signing Bas Dost poked home the second in the 37th minute. Legia are seriously struggling with the pace of European football.
FC Copenhagen 4-0 Club Brugge
Copenhagen put four past their Belgian visitors tonight. The home side started well but had to wait until the second half to move ahead. An own goal from Stefano Denswil in the 53rd minute saw the flood gates open. Denswil then conceded a penalty on the hour mark but Ludwig Augustinsson failed to convert from the spot. Thomas Delaney made it 2-0 in the 64th minute and five minutes later Federico Santander but the Danish side three ahead. Mathias Joergansen completed the rout with a 92nd minute header.
Leicester City 1-0 FC Porto
Champions League football arrived at the King Power Stadium tonight and The Foxes showed they are ready to take on the big names of European football as they defeated Porto. Both sides had early chances but the winner came in the 25th minute through record club signing Islam Slimani. The Algerian international was on hand to put international teammate Riyad Mahrez’s cross past Iker Casillas. The dream is very much alive for Leicester.
Dinamo Zagreb 0-4 Juventus
Serie A giants Juventus were streets ahead of their Croatian hosts tonight. Miralem Pjanic put Juve ahead in the 24th minute. Gonzalo Higuain doubled their advantage seven minutes later. Paulo Dybal got in on the act in the 57th minute while Adrian Semper scored an own goal five minutes from time to round off a terrible night for Dinamo.
Sevilla 1-0 Lyon
Sevilla and Lyon played out a close encounter this evening with the Spanish side narrowly securing three points. Lyon had kept the home side scoreless up until the break but a familiar face ruined their night after the break. Wissam Ben Yedder who enjoyed scoring against Lyon during his Ligue 1 days headed Sevilla in front. The La Liga side should have been two up when Jordy Gaspar brought down Smir Nasri. The penalty was given but Luciano Vietto failed to convert from the spot. However Sevilla kept Lyon at bay to enjoy a home victory.