Cornet scores for visiting Lyon at Etihad
Day two of the UEFA Champions League got off to a surprise start as the current Fifa player of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off the pitch in the 29th minute following a head clash with Murillo in the Group H opener with Valencia. Nonetheless, Pjanic made it 1-0 at first half for Juventus through a late penalty. It ended 3-0 at full time with man of the match, Pjanic scoring another penalty at the 51st minute.
In another crucial encounter, Paul Pogba scored twice for Man United, one of which was a penalty, a kind of baptism for the Young Boys who are making their debut in the League. Anthony Martial made it a third for the visiting Man U at Switzerland.
Pogba nets in goal two for Man U in Switzerland
At the Etihad stadium Mancity faced the prospect of re-enacting a scenario of a sixth of the last eight instances of they would be conceding twice in the first half of a match at the Etihad in the Champions League as
Lyon took a shocking 2-0 lead in the first half through Fekir and Cornet. At full time, Bernado Silvapulled one back for Man City, ending it 2-1.
In other encounters Bayern Munich beat Benfica 2-0 CSKA Moscow came from behind to draw 2-20 with Viktoria Pizen.
Real Madrid dominated Roma from the start and got Isco’s free-kick goal to show for it Ronaldo will certainly miss the return to Old Trafford for the next match with Man U. Bale and Mariano made it 3-0 at 58th and 90+3 minutes, respectively.