UCL: PSG Shines, Injury time winner helps Chelsea past Atletico

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were the star performers against five time UCL winners Bayern Munich in a 3-0 victory on Wednesday, while Michy Batshuayi secured three points after scoring an injury time winner as Chelsea won 2-1 against Atletico Madrid. Within two minutes of the game, PSG broke the deadlock after Neymar guided a beautiful goal scored by Dani Alves. Edinson Cavani scored an exquisite strike into the top corner in a sweeping counter-attack. Bayern tried to pile on the pressure but failed to take their chances. Kylian Mbappe sabotaged the bayern defence as Neymar pounced in the 63rd minute to finish the game 3-0. “The main thing is the three points, but it’s also important for me that the fans enjoy the match and seeing us win against a top-level side,” said PSG coach Emery.

PSG now lead the five-time champions by three points in the race to finish top of Group B.

Atletico Madrid scored the opener against Chelsea when David Luiz gave away a penalty. Antoine Griezmann secured the penalty by slotting past Thibaut Courtois. “Michy scores every time he’s on the field! He can score every time. I’m so happy for him,” said winger Hazard. “We want to play games like these. We play for Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world and we want to win everything.”

Manchester United crushed CSKA Moscow 4-1 to maintain their unbeaten record with Romelu Lukaku looking promising at the club with a brace. The Belgian Striker guided the team towards victory, before Anthony Martial made it two from the penalty spot. “It is a great achievement (Lukaku’s goals), but it’s only possible with a good team,” said Mourinho. “But for Romelu, these are incredible numbers. He is humble, he wants to learn, he is ambitious.”

The other game in Group A saw Basel make it back-to-back defeats for 10-man Benfica, with a stunning 5-0 thrashing in Switzerland. Barcelona won 1-0 after a lucky 49th minute winner through Sebastian Coates’ own goal. Messi and Suarez both wasted chances in the opening 45 minutes and showed a slow gameplay. Barca lead Juve and Sporting by three points at the top of Group D.

Source: AFP

(Somesh Singh for Team ‘Swalla’)