Manchester, Oct 24: Manchester United got here again to beat Sporting Braga, Barcelona late winner sinks Scottish giants Celtic, Chelsea crushed in Ukraine by Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus held by debutants Nordsjaelland, all the outcomes from the UEFA Champions League recreation week 3.
UEFA Champions League 2012-13 Group Stage Outcomes (October 24)
A brace from from Javier Hernandez helped Manchester United beat Portuguese aspect Sporting Braga 3-2 at Previous Trafford. United went down by two targets in 20 minutes after Alan netted twice. Centre-back Jonny Evans scored the equaliser as Pink Devils preserve high spot in Group H.
A significant blow for defending champions Chelsea after they fell 2-1 in opposition to Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine. Alex Teixeira put the host forward in lower than three minutes whereas Fernandinho added one other early within the second half. Brazilian playmaker Oscar obtained one again for the guests with solely minutes left.
Celtic suffered a last-minute defeat in opposition to Barcelona after Jordi Alba’s injury-time purpose put the Catalans 2-1 forward on the Camp Nou. Barca went all the way down to Georgois Samaras’ 18 minute opener however Andres Iniesta equalised simply earlier than half-time.
Juventus have been held 1-1 in opposition to competitors debutants Nordjaelland. Mikkel Bechmann’s opening purpose was cancelled out by Mirko Vucinic’s late equaliser.
BATE Borisov suffered their first defeat in opposition to Valencia as striker Roberto Soldado netted a superb hat-trick to take the La Liga aspect on high of group F.
Thomas Muller’s 20-minute penalty was sufficient to seal Bayern Munich a much-needed win in opposition to French aspect Lille.
Portuguese giants Benfica fell to 2-1 defeat in opposition to Spartak Moscow. Rafael Carioca wanted lower than two minutes to place the house aspect forward. Lima equalised for the guests within the 33rd minute however Brazilian defender Jardel’s personal purpose earlier than half-time sealed three factors for the Russian aspect.
Galatasaray have been held again by Romanians CFR in Istanbul. The match ended 1-1 after defender Danny Nounkeu’s personal purpose was levelled by Burak Yilmaz.