Ronaldo sees red in Juve’s CL debut; Man United, Real and Bayern register wins
Tournament favourite Manchester City was stunned at home by Lyon on Wednesday while Juventus kicked off its Champions League campaign with a 2-0 victory at Valencia in a match overshadowed by a controversial red card for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester City was beaten 2-1 by French side Lyon after an error-strewn display with Pep Guardiola watching from the stands after a touchline ban. City suffered a nightmare first half against an enterprising Lyon, with Maxwel Cornet sweeping in after a mistake by Fabian Delph, and Nabil Fekir drilling home before half-time.
The introduction of Sergio Aguero as a substitute revitalised City after the break, and Bernardo Silva turned in Leroy Sane’s cutback with 23 minutes still to play.
But Lyon held on to clinch a famous victory and ease the pressure on coach Bruno Genesio.
Ronaldo’s Champions League debut for Juventus lasted less than half an hour as the Portuguese star was red-carded after a collision with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo.
Manchester United tops Group ‘H’ table after continuing its recent upturn in form by brushing aside Young Boys 3-0.
Holder Real Madrid showed that it is still serious contender on the biggest stage as Julen Lopetegui’s men saw off Roma 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Group E: Ajax 3 (Tagliafico 46, 90, Van de Beek 77) bt AEK Athens 0; Benfica 0 lost to Bayern Munich 2 (Lewandowski 10, Renato Sanches 54).
Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk 2 (Ismaily 27, Maycon 81) drew with Hoffenheim 2 (Grillitsch 6, Nordtveit 38); Manchester City 1 (B. Silva 67) lost to Lyon 2 (Cornet 26, Fekir 43).
Group G: Real Madrid 3 (Isco 45, Bale 58, Mariano 90+1) bt Roma 0; Viktoria Plzen 2 (Krmencik 29, 41) drew with CSKA Moscow 2 (Chalov 49, Vlasic 90+5-pen).
Group H: Young Boys 0 lost to Manchester United 3 (Pogba 35, 44-pen, Martial 66); Valencia 0 lost to Juventus 2 (Pjanic 45-pen, 51-pen).