Leverkusen Go Top Of Group C
UEFA Champions League Wrap, 22 October 2014
It was an exciting Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League with 19 goals scored across eight games as Atletico Madrid, Olympiakos Piraeus, Ludogorets, Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund all won their respective group matches.
Atletico Madrid were in fine form with second half goals from Koke, Mario Mandzukic, Antoine Griezmann, Diego Godin and Alessio Cerci handing them a 5-0 win over Malmo FF in a Group A match, while a single goal from Pajtim Kasami handed Olympiakos a 1-0 win over Juventus.
The results in Group A see Atletico at the top of the standings with six points, the same as Olympiakos but with a superior goal difference. Juventus are third with three points as are Malmo but with an inferior goal difference.
In Group B, the big clash saw Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-0 thanks to a brace from Karim Benzema and a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo. The other Group B game saw a 91st minute goal from Yordan Minev hand Ludogrets a 1-0 win over Basel.
Real Madrid top Group B with nine points while the rest of the teams in the group have three points and are only separated by goal difference – Basel are third, Ledogrets second and Liverpool last.
In Group C, goals from Giulio Donati and Kyriakos Papadopoulos handed Bayer Leverkusen a 2-0 win over Zenit, while the only goalless draw of the night took place between Monaco and Benfica.
The win for Leverkusen sees them at the top of Group C with six points, Monaco are in second with five points followed by Zenit in third on four points and Benfica in fourth place with one point.
In Group D, a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and goals from Marco Reus and Adrian Ramos handed Borussia Dortmund a 4-0 win over Galatasaray.
It was Dortmund’s third straight win which sees them at the top of Group D with nine points, followed by Arsenal in second on six points after they beat Anderlecht 2-1.
Anderlecht are third in the group while Galatasaray prop up the group with one point to their name.