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Champions League Roundup: Man United, Man City, Real Record Wins

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CRISTIANO Ronaldo equalled Raul’s club record of 323 goals as Real Madrid claimed a 2-0 victory over Malmo in Sweden.

Ronaldo fired the visitors ahead with the 500th strike of his career with 29 minutes gone and after the Swedes had seen defender Yoshimar Yotun dismissed for a second bookable offence, cemented the win in the final minute.

The Spaniards remain top of Group A on goal difference from Paris Saint-Germain,

PSG maintained their perfect start with a 3-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in Lviv as former Chelsea defender David Luiz got scored his side’s second goal.

Manchester United needed a first goal of the season from defender Chris Smalling to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 at Old Trafford to record their first win of the Champions League campaign.

Daniel Caligiuri had given the Germans a fourth-minute lead, but Juan Mata equalised from the penalty spot before setting up Smalling with an acrobatic assis to win it with a 53rd-minute strike.

PSV Eindhoven lost out 3-2 to Russian side CSKA Moscow. The Dutchmen trailed 3-0 at half-time, for whom Seydou Doumbia scored twice and missed a penalty, but Maxime Lestienne’s brace dragged the visitors right back into it before Santiago Arias’ dismissal 10 minutes from time.

Goals from Nico Gaitan and Goncalo Guedes handed Benfica a 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid despite Angel Correa’s opener.

Astana became the first team from Kazakhstan to claim a Champions League point when Roger Canas’ 89th-minute strike secured a 2-2 draw with Galatasaray.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero converted a last-minute penalty to snatch a 2-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany.

Keeper Joe Hart saved Raffael’s first-half spot-kick before being beaten by Lars Stindl but defender Nicolas Otamendi levelled with 65 minutes gone and Aguero kept his cool after being tripped to win the game and leave Borussia pointless.

There were no such difficulties for Serie A strugglers Juventus as they followed up their opening day victory at City with a 2-0 home win over Sevilla courtesy of goals from Alavaro Morata and substitute Simone Zaza. – Express

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