After the city of London failed to deliver a Champions League victory on Tuesday, with Arsenal and Chelsea losing, Manchester picked up the slack with wins by Man United and Man City.
With Man United down a goal after just four minutes of play, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling came up big to bring the Red Devils a comeback victory and their first points on the table – bringing them to an even three points will their Group B foes.
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Over in Germany, Man City needed to make a comeback against a resilient Borussia Mönchengladbach that were finally able to get one past Joe Hart at the 54′ mark.
After a fortuitous own goal by Andreas Christensen tied the match up, Sergio Aguero got the game-winning score on a 90′ penalty to help the Citizens avenge their prior home loss to Juventus.
The big winners of the day though were Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, who both got huge road wins to continue their undefeated ways on the Group A table. The two clubs have beaten their foes by an 11-0 margin through the first two matches but face each other next.
Juventus still have a commanding lead over Man City and Sevilla in Group D after they beat the Europa League champs in Turin. In Group C, Benfica managed to beat Atletico Madrid on the road to take the lead in their group.
Results in full:
Astana 2-2 Galatasaray
Juventus 2-0 Sevilla
Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 PSG
Atlético 1-2 Benfica
CSKA Moscow 3-2 PSV
Man United 2-1 VfL Wolfsburg
Mönchengladbach 1-2 Man City
Malmo 0-2 Real Madrid