UEFA Champions League: October 21 Match Results, Goals and Highlights
Yesterday’s line up of EUFA Champions League matches were full of excitement with 40 goals scored across the day’s eight matches. Below we recap the match results, goals, and highlights.
CSKA Moscow 2-2 Manchester City
CSKA Moscow and Manchester City met on the pitch with what was thought to be a game in the bag for Man City, who scored twice before the 40’ mark. Moscow answered back in the second half with two of their own at 64’ and 86’ (P) to end the game in a draw.
Manchester City: Sergio Agüero 29’, James Milner 38’
CSKA Moscow: Seydou Doumbia 64’, Bebars Natcho 86’ (P)
AS Roma 1-7 FC Bayern München
Bundesliga Champions FC Bayern München dominated AS Roma early on in yesterday’s play. AS Roma only managed to put one in the net at 66’, but by then it was fairly clear there would be no coming back from a four goal deficit. München would go on to score two more after Roma’s only point in the match to finish 7-1.
AS Roma: Gervinho 66′
FC Bayern München: Arjen Robben 9′, Mario Götze 23′, Robert Lewandowski 25′, Arjen Robben 30′, Thomas Müller 36′ (P), Franck Ribéry 78′, Xherdan Shaqiri 80’
APOEL FC 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain
Apoel Nicosia faced off against Paris Saint-Germain last night in a match that fell decidedly in favour of PSG. On all counts, including tackles, shots and possession, PSG came out ahead, but only marginally. It was only at 87’ the French squad managed to put a point on the board and secure their victory.
Paris Saint-Germain: Edinson Cavani 87′
FC Barcelona 3-1 AFC Ajax
Shots on goal and superior possession were the deciding factors for FC Barcelona last night in their match against AFC Ajax. The Spanish team had a significant advantage with the deadly combo of Neymar and Messi attacking, who had all but sealed the fate of their opponents from Amsterdam before the half.
FC Barcelona: Neymar 7′, Lionel Messi 24′, Sandro Ramírez 94′
AFC Ajax: Anwar El-Ghazi 88′
FC BATE Borisov 0-7 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Bate Borisov took a beating at the hands of Shakhtar Donetsk last night, who dominated on shot and possession in a clear display of superior football. Frustratiuon may have got the better of BATE Borisov during the match as they gave up two penalty goals to Donetsk’s Luiz Adriano, who scored five of Donetsk’s seven goals.
FC Shakhtar Donetsk : Alex Teixeira 11′, Luiz Adriano 28′ (P), Douglas Costa 35′, Luiz Adriano 37′, Luiz Adriano 40′, Luiz Adriano 44′, Luiz Adriano 82′ (P)
FC Porto 2-1 Athletic Bilbao
FC Porta and Athletic Bilbao had a neck-and-neck match yesterday which fell in favour of Porto, who doubled the number of Athletic fouls at 16 to their opponent’s 8. More shots on goal and a heavier emphasis on possession no doubt helped lead the team to victory.
FC Porto: Ricardo Quaresma 75′ Héctor Herrera 45′
Athletic Bilbao: Guillermo 58′
Chelsea F.C. 6-0 NK Maribor
The UK’s Blue Devils dominated Maribor last night with a 6-0 win. Double the shots on goal of their opponents and a stronger tackling game from Chelsea may have beat down the confidence of NK Maribor as the ultimate victors took the majority of possession on top of capitalizing on penalties.
Chelsea F.C. : Loïc Rémy 13′, Didier Drogba 23′ (P), John Terry 31′, Mitja Viler 54′ (OG), Eden Hazard 77′ (P), Eden Hazard 90′
FC Schalke 04 4-3 Sporting Clube de Portugal
While Lisbon may have had the more aggressive attitude in last night game against Schalk, a more measure approach emphasising shots and possession would ultimately lead the German squad to a narrow victory.
Sporting Lisbon: Nani 16′, Adrien Silva 64′ (P), Adrien Silva 78′
Schalke 04: Chinedu Obasi 34′, Klaas Jan Huntelaar 50′, Benedikt Höwedes 60′, Maxim Choupo-Moting 93′ (P)