Paris St Germain hosted Real Madrid for their Group A match. Good moment for PSG to try & defeat Real Madrid which went to Paris without a handful of injured stars. However, the French did not really convinced at all & while Real Madrid tried in their part they failed to turn opportunities into goals.
The 0 - 0 final result was correct as Real Madrid won the first half, while PSG was better in the 2º half. Very tactical game with the return match perhaps on the mind of a few, especially Real Madrid Coach Benitez who will possibly recover players like Benzema & perhaps Bale or even James Rodriguez.
Shared points with both teams having little to be sad about.
Atletico de Madrid hosted Astana in their Group C match which they won 4 - 0. Basically a "walk in the park" for the Spanish team which allowed players like Jackson Martinez, Saul & Oliver a run & show their stuff. In fact they all scored tonight :
- Saul 22nd min, 1 - 0
- J Martinez 29th min, 2 - 0
- Oliver Torres 69th min, 3 - 0
- Dedechko (own goal ) 89th min, 4 - 0
Manchester City managed a last minute goal from De Bruyne to give the English Club a 2 -1 victory over Sevilla FC in their Group D match. Sevilla FC scored first in the 30th min through Konoplyanka but Wilford equalized for City in the 36th min.
Punch for punch thereafter with Sevilla perhaps sinning in the end for being conservative & defending more which allowed & handed over the initiative to Manchester City. The risk of this tactic materialized when City scored in the last moments to grab the victory.
Step backwards for Sevilla in their European quest.