Champions League Live Blog

By PJ Browne
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That's it from Balls is regards to this live blog, but stay tuned to our homepage for the best goals from the night's action.

Thanks for reading, goodnight.


The final whistles have gone all around Europe now and after that feast of goals let's have a look at where we stand. Hope you kept up with all of that.

Group A

Manchester United 4-2 Bayer Leverkusen
Real Sociedad 0-2 Shakhtar Donetsk


Group B

Copenhagen 1-1 Juventus
Galatasaray 1-6 Real Madrid (Ronaldo got the 6th)

Group C


Olympiacos 1-4 Paris St Germain
Benfica 2-0 Anderlecht

Group D

Viktoria Plzen 0-3 Manchester City
Bayern Munich 3-0 CSKA Moscow



With what should be the final goal of the night, Marquinhos has made it 4-1 for PSG.



You may have seen the Rooney miss earlier tonight but van Persie may have topped it with this effort. The final whistle has gone and it finished with a pretty dominant 4-2 win for United.



Umut Bulut has got one back for Gala. Only 5-1 now. We make that 29 goals in the 8 games so far.


Karim Benzema has just made it 5-0 for Madrid against Galatasaray. His second of the evening on the Bosporus.



Alex Teixeira scores his second of the night for Shakhtar, in what will be an impressive result in the Basque Country.


So much or a goal break as it is now 4-2 at Old Trafford. Ömer Toprak has gotten what will surely be only a consolation.


With a brief 10 second pause without a goal, we have time to bring you Antonio Valencia's goal that made it 4-1. In a nice touch, the Ecuadorean kissed his Chucho Benitez tattoo, who died in July.

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Thiago Motta has scored again for PSG, and it is 3-1 for the Parisians against Olympiacos. Ibrahimovic, however, has missed a penalty in the minute's since.


So if you're keeping up, it's been raining goals, but here is Rooney's second and United's 3rd against Leverkusen, in gif form.


Antonio Valencia makes it 4-1 at Old Trafford.


Make that 4, Ronaldo again. Gareth Bale contributed with assist...most expensive goal ever?


For Madrid, Ronaldo has got his goal and it's 3-0, as Turkish football is looking a little week this year, as Fener was woeful against Arsenal as well.


Here's City's secong goal and pick of the three so far. Absolutely ridiculous stuff from Yaya Toure.


During all that, Arjen Robben has made it 3-0 in Munich and PSG have retaken the lead in Athens with a goal from Thiago Motta


And with that Wayne Rooney has made it 3-1 at Old Trafford as he makes the most of Leverkusen's poor defending, and scores his 200th United goal in the process.


Here's a gif of the Van Persie goal that put United back in front.


It's not 2-0 in Istanbul as Karim Benzema puts Madrid 2 ahead, while Shakhtar have taken the lead in San Sebastian against Real Sociedad through Alex Teixeira


Kun Aguero makes it 3-0 for City against Plzen. If these goals ever stop going in I will have time to post some goals.


And Robin van Persie has put United back ahead. 2-1.


Quagliagol has got Juventus back in the game in Copenhagen. 1-1


And Yaya Toure has put City two ahead. The goals are flying in tonight. Gifs and videos coming soon!


Simon Rolfes has just equalised for Leverkusen. Rooney will rue that miss now.



Miss of the season (by an English club at least) from Rooney. He rounded the keeper and put his shot across the face of the goal.


Leverkusen Watch! Sidney Sam just had a shot on target.


Edin Dzeko has put City ahead at the start of the second half. They seem to have started the second half as they finished the first.


In regards to Machester United so far tonight, I think it's safe to say they are definitely worth their lead, and were dominant by the end of the first half that they could have been further ahead. The second half has started with much of the same.


And the second halfs have kicked off...


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The half-time whistles have been blowing around Europe following that minor-rush of goals over the past 45 minutes. Just to round things up, the current scorelines are...

United 2-0 Leverkusen
Sociedad 0-0 Shakhtar

Copenhagen 1-0 Juve
Gala 0-1 Real Madrid

Olympiacos 1-1 PSG
Benfica 2-0 Anderlecht

Plzen 0-0 City
Bayern 2-0 CSKA


Here's the Isco goal that has Real ahead against Gala. Nice finish


Iker Casillas is back in goal for Madrid tonight, as he is the designated keeper for cup games, but his night was cut short after only 15 minutes. He got injured after a minor collision with Ramos and he's off.


The holders are going well so far, Mandžukic has put them 2-0 ahead against CSKA.


As I mentioned, Vladimir Weiss equalised for Olympiacos against PSG, but we didn't realise at the time it was the goal of the night so far.


Real Madrid have now gone ahead in Istanbul, with a goal from Isco, who has slotted in seamlessly since joining in the summer. Who needs Mesut Ozil eh?


Luisão has put Benfica 2 goals up at home to Anderlecht. The Europa League runners-up from last season will be expecting to put up a good showing in the CL this season.


Ståle Solbakken is, of course, back in charge of Copenhagen, who are still 1-0 up on Juve. The Norwegian seems to be at home in Denmark, having returned about the spectacular disasters he endured with Koln and Wolves.


City seem to have woken up against Plzen and Edin Dzeko has come close to putting them ahead, but the score remains 0-0


Here is Rooney's goal that has put United ahead.


That was short lived as Weiss has equalised already for the Greeks in Athens.

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And elsewhere Edinson Cavani has put PSG ahead in Greece against Olympiacos.


Wayne Rooney has put United ahead with a volley after 20 minutes. Goal to come any minute...


For a more extensive preview of all 16 teams in action tonight, make sure to click here for all you need to know about groups A through D.


Potential shock on the cards. Copenhagen are a goal up at home to Juventus in Denmark. The goal's come courtesy of Jørgensen, who stabbed it home from a free kick


15 minutes gone in Czech Republic where City have been pretty unproductive so far. Plzen however, have started with attacking verve and are living up to expectations as a surprise package. No goals yet though.


As I just mentioned, David Alaba has continued his scoring exploits tonight. Here's the goal...


Not too much happening so far at Old Trafford, the most notable aspect to the action is the amount of empty seats.


Benfica are also 1-0 up already against Anderlecht with a goal from Djuricic.


David Alaba has already put Bayern ahead against CSKA after 4 minutes


the game is a couple of mins old but here is the Bayer Leverkusen team.

The Galatasaray fans look pretty up for their game with Real Madrid. They've pulled a Dortmund before the game as all eight games are about to kick off.


Gareth Bale does not start for Real Madrid but he is on the bench.


The Man Utd starting XI is in.

As is the Man City team

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