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UEFA Champions League 2014/15 Group Stage Results, Wednesday 1 October

The second match week of UEFA Champions League 2014/15 concluded on the evening of Wednesday 1 October 2014, when eight teams met in groups A, B, C and D.

Group C Results, Wed 1 Oct 2014

Zenit  0-0 Monaco
Leverkusen  3-1 Benfica

The evening began in Russia, where Zenit St Petersburg took on Monaco in the night’s early kickoff. The teams played out a 0-0 draw in a match which was every bit as even as the scoreline suggests: possession 51:49 and shots on target 3:3.

Monaco and Zenit ended the evening joint leaders of Group C, on four points, after Bayer Leverkusen picked up their first win courtesy of a 3-1 home victory over Benfica, who remain pointless. Leverkusen hugely outclassed their visitors, leading 2-0 at half time, before Salvio pulled a goal back with Benfica’s only shot on target on 62 minutes. Just two minutes later, Hakan Çalhanoğlu restored the host’s two goal cushion with a well taken penalty on 64 minutes, before Leverkusen played out the remaining minutes somewhat cosily.

Group C Table After Match Week Two

P Pts
AS Monaco FC 2 4
FC Zenit 2 4
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2 3
SL Benfica 2 0

Group A Results, Wed 1 Oct 2014

Malmö  2-0 Olympiacos
Atlético  1-0 Juventus

Group A finished the day wide open after wins for Atletico (1-0 at home to Juventus) and Malmo (2-0 at home to Olympiacos) put each team on three points apiece after two played.

Group A Table After Match Week Two

P Pts
Club Atlético de Madrid 2 3
Juventus 2 3
Malmö FF 2 3
Olympiacos FC 2 3

Group B Results, Wed 1 Oct 2014

Basel  1-0 Liverpool
Ludogorets  1-2 Real Madrid

Group B also had an interesting set of performances. First, Ludogorets, who were only just overcome by Liverpool a fortnight ago, went 1-0 in front at home to the mighty Real Madrid, only to be pegged back by a 24th minute Cristiano Ronaldo penalty and a 77th minute Benzema strike to end, once more, 2-1 losers. Later the final whistle would blow in Switzerland where an even encounter between Basel and Liverpool FC had finished 1-0 to the hosts, following a 52nd minute winner from Streller which places the Premier League side under a little pressure, third in the group with two played.

Group B Table After Match Week Two

P Pts
Real Madrid CF 2 6
FC Basel 1893 2 3
Liverpool FC 2 3
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 2 0

Group D Results, Wed 1 Oct 2014

Anderlecht  0-3 Dortmund
Arsenal  4-1 Galatasaray

In Group D, Dortmund won 3-0 away to Anderlecht to maintain their 100% record, while Arsenal recorded an impressive victory by the same margin, winning 4-1 at home to Galatasaray, thanks in large part to a Danny Welbeck hat-trick. This win puts the Gunners second in the group on three points. Galatasaray and Anderlecht are third and fourth respectively, on one point each.

Group D Table After Match Week Two

P Pts
Borussia Dortmund 2 6
Arsenal FC 2 3
Galatasaray AŞ 2 1
RSC Anderlecht 2 1

UEFA Champions League 2014/15 Group Stage Results, Wed 1 Oct 2014

Group Home Score Away
C Zenit  0-0 Monaco
A Malmö  2-0 Olympiacos
A Atlético  1-0 Juventus
B Basel  1-0 Liverpool
C Leverkusen  3-1 Benfica
D Anderlecht  0-3 Dortmund
B Ludogorets  1-2 Real Madrid
D Arsenal  4-1 Galatasaray

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