Big guns win in Europe


October 01, 2015
Sevilla's Timothee Kolodziejczak (left) and Juventus' Paul Pogba fight for the ball during their Champions League group D match at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, on September 30.
Manchester United's Chris Smalling scores his side's 2nd goal during the Champions League Group B match against VfL Wolfsburg at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, yesterday. Manchester United won 2 - 1.
Malmo FF's Vladimir Rodic vies for the ball with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (right) during their Champions League group A football match at Malmo New Stadium in Malmo, Sweden, yesterday. Real Madrid won 2 - 0.

Big guns win in Europe


Juan Mata scored one goal and set up another as Manchester United came from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 yesterday for their first win in Group B of the Champions League.

Daniel Caligiuri took advantage of some slack defending from United to put Wolfsburg ahead after four minutes, but Mata won and converted a penalty to equalise before half time.

The Spanish midfielder then back-heeled a pass straight into the path of Chris Smalling, who slotted the ball past Diego Benaglio to seal the three points in the 53rd minute.

In Turin, Juventus eased to a 2-0 win over Sevilla to move top of Group D.


Alvaro Morata broke the deadlock four minutes from halftime, scoring for the fifth successive Champions League match, and substitute Simone Zaza secured the win three minutes from time in his first ever European match.

Juventus, which beat Manchester City in their opening group match, are three points above both Sevilla and City, which won 2-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach.

PSG won 3-0 at Shaktar Donetsk while Galatasaray were held 2-2 playing on the road to FC Astana.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals as Real Madrid won on the road beating Malmo 2-0 CSKA Moscow held off PSV 3-2 and Benfica beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in Spain.

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