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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUNDUP; October 18 2017: Chelsea Earn Hard Fought Draw With Roma, Bayern, Barcelona & PSG Win Comfortably

Eight games were held in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Benfica 0-1 Manchester United

Benfica’s 18-year-old European debutant goalkeeper Mile Svilar was hardly tested by Manchester United in a quiet first half at the Estadio da Luz.

Marcus Rashford finally broke the deadlock on 65 minutes for the away side when goalkeeper Svilar misjudged the ball.

Benfica’s Luisao was sent off for a second bookable offence on 90+2 minutes.

Chelsea 3-3 Roma

David Luiz opened the scoring for Chelsea on 11 minutes with a cultured finish from outside the box.

Eden Hazard doubled Chelsea’s advantage on 37 minutes, before Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov quickly pulled one back on 40 minutes for the Italian visitors.

Roma’s Radja Nainggolan had a very good chance on 30 minutes to level the scores but was denied by a good save from Thibaut Courtois.

Edin Dzeko equalised for the visitors on 64 minutes with a stunning finish. Watching a long diagonal ball fly over his left shoulder, he connected first time with his left foot, slamming the ball home emphatically.

Dzeko completed a stunning turnaround just six minutes later on 70 minutes, as Chelsea’s defence allowed him an easy header back across Courtois’ goal.

Eden Hazard then managed to equalised for Chelsea on 75 minutes in the incredible back-and-forth match.

Bayern Munich 3-0 Celtic

Thomas Muller opened the scoring on 17 minutes with a simple finish after some poor defending from Celtic.

Joshua Kimmich doubled the score for the German hosts with a finish on 29 minutes.

Defender Mats Hummels added a third for Bayern Munich on 51 minutes.

Qarabag 0-0 Atletico Madrid

Azerbaijan’s Qarabag managed an impressive home draw against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.

The game was fairly even in terms of goal attempts to, with the Azeri side managing seven to the Spanish side’s ten.

Qarabag’s South African forward Dino Ndlovu was sent off on 75 minutes for the home side after a second bookable offence, though Atletico failed to capitalise.

Anderlecht 0-4 Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain opened the scoring early against Belgian side Anderlecht, with a goal from French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe on 3 minutes with their first shot on target.

Striker Edinson Cavani doubled the French side’s advantage on 44 minutes, before Neymar made it three for the Paris-based side on 65 minutes.

Angel Di Maria made it four to PSG on 88 minutes.

Barcelona 3-1 Olympiacos

Barcelona pressed the Greek side from the first whistle, and by the time they found the breakthrough – inside the first 20 minutes – they had already managed six attempts at goal.

The opener in the Camp Nou came when Olympiacos’ Dimitris Nikolaou put through his own net on 18 minutes.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was sent off on 42 minutes for a second yellow card.

On 61 minutes talismanic striker Lionel Messi added a second for Barcelona, before Lucas Digne quickly made it three on 64 minutes.

Alberto Botia managed a late consolation goal for Olympiacos on 90 minutes.

CSKA Moscow 0-2 Basel

The Swiss side opened the scoring with a finish through Taulant Xhaka – older brother to Arsenal midfielder Granit – on 29 minutes.

Dimitri Oberlin guaranteed the win for the visitors when he doubled their advantage on 90 minutes.

Juventus 2-1 Sporting Lisbon

An own goal by Juventus’ Alex Sandro put visitors Sporting Lisbon ahead on 12 minutes, before Miralem Pjanic levelled the scores on 29 minutes.

Striker Mario Mandzukic put the visitors ahead on 84 minutes.

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