Second week of UEFA Champions League ends with eight matches in Group A, B C and D
Portugal’s Porto defeated Turkey’s Galatasaray 1-0 Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group D match.
After the first half ended 0-0, a header by Porto’s Moussa Marega gave the hosts the lead early in second half in the 49th minute, with the match ending 1-0.
Porto shares the top spot in Group D with Germany’s Schalke 04 with 4 points each followed by Galatasaray with 3 points and Lokomotiv Moskva with no points in two matches.
To date, the UEFA Champions League Cup has proved elusive for Turkish clubs, with the Lions being the only Turkish club to have won the UEFA Cup in 1999-2000 and the 2000 UEFA Super Cup.
The second week of the UEFA Champions League ended Wednesday with eight matches in Group A, B C and D that included three hat-tricks.
France’s Paris Saint-Germain defeated Serbia’s Crvena Zvezda 6-1 with a hat-trick by Neymar.
Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo missed play against Switzerland’s Young Boys due to a one-match ban. Despite his absence, Juventus beat them 3-0 with a hat-trick by Paulo Dybala.
Roma defeated Czech side Viktoria Plzen 5-0 as Edin Dzeko scored a hat-trick while Turkish right winger Cengiz Under scored a goal and made one assist.
The results are as follows:
Hoffenheim (Germany) 1- 2 Manchester City (England)
Juventus (Italy) 3-0 Young Boys (Switzerland)
AEK (Greece) 2-3 Benfica (Portugal)
Bayern Munich (Germany) 1- 1 Ajax (Netherlands)
Olympique Lyon (France) 2-2 Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
Roma (Italy) 5-0 Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic)
CSKA Moskova (Russia) 1-0 Real Madrid (Spain)
Manchester United (England) 0-0 Valencia (Spain)
The following are Wednesday’s matches:
Paris Saint-Germain (France) 6-1 Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)
Lokomotiv Moskva (Russia) 0-1 Schalke 04 (Germany)
Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 3-0 Monaco (France)
Atletico Madrid (Spain) 3-1 Club Brugge (Belgium)
PSV (Netherlands) 1-2 Inter (Italy)
Tottenham (England) 2-4 Barcelona (Spain)
Napoli (Italy) 1-0 Liverpool (England)
Porto (Portugal) 1-0 Galatasaray (Turkey)