Bayern Munich sink flailing PSV Eindhoven in Champoins League but Atletico Madrid top group D
Bayern Munich enjoyed a better night in the Champions League than their old boss Pep Guardiola on Wednesday as the Bundesliga title holders took on their Dutch Eredivisie counterparts, PSV Eindhoven.
PSV have made a slow start to the season in their domestic league and the Champions League has been similarly disappointing for a team who stuck it out to the quarter-finals last year.
The Dutch side were two goals down thanks to Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich early on in the match but striking before the first half was out, Luciano Narsingh gave PSV a fighting chance.
Thomas Mûller celebrates scoring for Bayern MunichAFP
Robert Lewandowski scored in the 59th minute to diminish the visitors’ chances of taking a much needed point home, and Arjen Robben added insult to injury in the 84th minute to wrap up Bayern’s three points.
The closest match of the night was between Napoli and Besiktas, even if the Italians completely dominated possession with 63 per cent of the ball.
Adriano gave Besiktas an early lead in the 12th minute, bit Dries Mertens levelled in the 30th. Vincent Aboukar scored the first of his brace for the Turkish club in the 38th minute and cancelled out Manolo Gabbiadini’s 69th minute penalty conversion with just four minutes of the game remaining.
Paris Saint-Germain completely dominated proceedings against FC Basel at the Parc des Princes as Angel Di Maria and Lucas Moura scored. Edinson Cavani was awarded a last-gasp penalty which he converted in the third minute of injury time against the Swiss.
Edinson Cavani scored a last minute penalty for Paris Saint-Germain.Reuters
It was something of a damp squib at the Olimp 2 Stadion as last year’s finalists Atletico Madrid were frustrated by Russian side FC Rostov.
Though the Rojiblancos held a massive 69 per cent of the possession, Yannick Carrasco scored the only game of the match in the 62nd minute.
Arsenal 6-0 Ludogorets
Barcelona 3-0 Manchester City
Celtic 0-2 Borussia Monchengladbach
Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Basel
Dynamo Kiev 0-2 Benfica
Napoli 2-3 Besiktas
Bayern Munich 4-1 PSV Eindhoven
FC Rostov 0-1 Atletico Madrid