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UCL: Roma thump Chelsea as Barca draw at Olympiakos; United, Bayern, PSG win

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English Premier League champions, Chelsea fell 3-0 to Roma on Tuesday to become the first English team to lose a game since the start of this season’s UEFA Champions League.

A first half brace by Stephan El Shaarawy put the home team ahead before unmarked Diego Perotti sealed the victory for the Serie A giants.

The Blues would have advanced to the knockout stages if they had won the game, but they are now second in the group with 7 points, as Roma takes leading spot with 8 points.

In the other game of Group C, Atletico Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw by Qarabag in Spain, a result that puts them in a difficult position in the group.

Elsewhere, Spanish giants, Barcelona were held to a goalless draw by Greek side, Olympiakos.

The other game of the group between Sporting and Juventus also ended 1-1 draw, as all four teams in Group D earned one point each.

Barca still lead on 10 points, followed by Juve on 7, before Sporting and Olympiacos with 4 and 1 respectively.

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In England, Manchester United maintained their perfect start to the Champions League after beating Benfica 2-0 at Old Trafford, thanks to an own goal by Mile Svilar and a Daley Blind-converted penalty.

The Red Devils are thus on the verge of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time in four years.

Having claimed four victories from their four Group A games, they need just a point from their remaining two games to progress.

In the other game of the group, FC Basel fell 2-1 to visiting CSKA Moscow, a result that put both teams on same points on 2nd and 3rd spots respectively.

In Glasgow, Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich secured a 2-1 victory over Celtic, to end the Scottish champions’ hopes of finishing in the top two.

Bayern took the lead in the first half when Kingsley Coman pounced to score, but the home side equalised on 73 minutes by Callum McGregor, before Javi Martinez scored the winner four minutes after.

Ligue 1 giants, Paris St. Germain are comfortably leading Group B after they thrashed Anderlecht 5-0 to maintain their perfect start to the Champions League season.

 

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