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UCL: Man Utd end Juve’s unbeaten start; Man City, Real Madrid win big

Man Utd vs Juve

English Premier League club, Manchester United stunned Juventus in their Champions League clash in Turin on Wednesday to end the Italian side’s unbeaten start to the season.

The Red Devils stunned Juve with two goals in the final five minutes to beat the Italian champions and give themselves a good chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.

Juan Mata curled in a free-kick with five minutes to go, before Ashley Young’s set-piece was bundled into his own net by Juventus defender Alex Sandro.

Cristiano Ronaldo had put the hosts ahead with an outstanding volley against his former club, but it wasn’t enough to maintain their unbeaten run.

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United are second in Group H and two points above Valencia, who beat Young Boys 3-1 earlier on Wednesday.

In England, Manchester City thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0, with Nigeria forward, Kayode Olanrewaju subbed on for the visitors.

A hat-trick from Gabriel Jesus, including a bizarre penalty, and goals from David Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling gave City the big win.

The Pep Guardiola side recorded their biggest win in the Champions League but they must wait to secure qualification for the last 16 after 10-man Hoffenheim came from 2-0 down and scored a 92nd-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 with Lyon.

But City will qualify as group winners with one game to spare if they beat Lyon in France on matchday 5.

Elsewhere, defending champions Real Madrid scored four first-half goals and one more in the second half to cruise past Viktoria Plzen and go top of Champions League Group G.

The win was new manager Santiago Solari’s third consecutive win since taking charge, after Julen Lopetegui was sacked last month.

And the La Liga side can qualify for the knockout stages with a draw against Roma in their next game, should CSKA Moscow fail to beat Plzen.

CSKA lost 1-2 at home to AS Roma earlier on Wednesday.

In Group E, Bayern Munich qualified for the round of 16 with a 2-0 win over AEK Athens, as Ajax held Benfica Lisbon to a 1-1 draw in the group’s other game.

FULL RESULTS
CSKA Moskva 1 – 2 Roma
Valencia 3 – 1 Young Boys
Bayern München 2 – 0 AEK Athens
Benfica 1 – 1 Ajax
Lyonnais 2 – 2 Hoffenheim
Manchester City 6 – 0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Viktoria Plzeň 0 – 5 Real Madrid
Juventus 1 – 2 Manchester United

 

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