Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 1st 2015 Contents A60
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, October 1, 2015
Malmo FF's Vladimir
Rodic vies for the ball
with Real Madrid's
Cristiano Ronaldo during
their Champions League
group A football match
at Malmo New Stadium
in Malmo, Sweden,
yesterday. Real won 2-0.
MADRID---Cristiano Ronaldo sur-
passed the 500-goal mark and Real
Madrid hailed him as the club s all-
time leading scorer yesterday, while
Manchester United and Manchester
City rebounded from opening losses
to remain in contention in the Cham-
Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus
also won their matches in the Euro-
pean competition and remain in a good
position after two rounds of group
Ronaldo scored his 500th and 501st
goals in Sweden, passing Raul s mark
of 323 goals according to the Spanish
club, which counts a goal that has
officially been awarded to Pepe. UEFA
said the players are still level at 323.
"I m very happy," Ronaldo said.
"First of all because the team won.
But I won t lie to you. I really wanted
to beat Raul s record."
Ronaldo said Raul had sent him a
message of congratulations.
The Portuguese forward took his
Champions League record tally to 82
goals, five more than Lionel Messi.
"We are happy with Cristiano
Ronaldo s goals," defender Alvaro
Arbeloa said. "It s incredible what he s
doing. He is a legend in Real Madrid.
It seems there is no limit to what he
Here is a look at yesterday s Cham-
pions League matches:
Ronaldo ensured Real Madrid kept
its share of the Group A lead, along
with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Portugal forward scored in the
29th and 90th minutes against Malmo,
which played with 10 men from the
78th as left back Yoshimar Yotun was
sent off with a second yellow card.
Swedish police said 20 Madrid sup-
porters were detained for disorderly
conduct before the match.
PSG eased to a 3-0 win at Shakhtar
after defender Serge Aurier scored a
goal and set up another.
The Ivory Coast right back headed
in PSG s opener in the seventh minute
and served up a corner kick for David
Luiz to make it 2-0 in the 23rd.
PSG sealed victory when Zlatan
Ibrahimovic unleashed a shot that ric-
ocheted off Shakhtar captain Darijo
Srna and flew into the net as an own
goal in the 90th.
All four Group B teams are now level
on three points after Manchester Unit-
ed defeated Wolfsburg 2-1 in England
and CSKA Moscow edged PSV Eind-
hoven 3-2 at home.
Juan Mata scored one goal and set
up another as United rallied to win its
first group match. Daniel Caligiuri put
Wolfsburg ahead after four minutes,
but Mata won and converted a penalty
to equalize before halftime and Chris
Smalling slotted the ball past Diego
Benaglio to seal the win in the 53rd.
In Russia, Seydou Doumbia scored
twice as CSKA held off a second-half
comeback by PSV. CSKA led 3-0 at
halftime but PSV bounced back with
two goals from Maxime Lestienne and
had chances to level the score late.
Benfica moved into a comfortable
position atop Group C with the sur-
prise 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid, open-
ing a three-point advantage after two
Benfica has six points and Atletico
has three, while Galatasaray and
Astana, which drew 2-2 in Kazakhstan
earlier, have one point each.
Atletico Madrid went ahead with
Angel Correa in the 23rd, but Argentine
midfielder Nicolas Gaitan equalized
in the 36th and Goncalo Guedes put
the Portuguese champions ahead in
the 51st. Brazilian World Cup veteran
goalkeeper Julio Cesar played well to
keep the hosts from recovering.
There were three own goals in the
match in Kazakhstan, including
Astana s 89th-minute equalizer. It was
the first game in the main stages of
the Champions League to be held in
the Central Asian nation of Kaza-
khstan, which has been considered
part of Europe for football purposes
Juventus and Manchester City cast
aside their domestic woes to pick up
important wins in the Champions
League on Wednesday.
Juventus stayed ahead in Group D
by defeating Sevilla 2-0 in Italy, while
City s first victory came at Borussia
Alvaro Morata equaled a Juventus
club record by scoring in a fifth suc-
cessive Champions League match to
put last year s runner-up three points
clear atop the group. Simone Zaza
sealed the victory in the end.
Manchester City moved level with
Sevilla after Sergio Aguero scored a
last-minute penalty to help the Pre-
mier League side snatch a dramatic
2-1 victory in Germany.
Aguero was fouled by United States
defender Fabian Johnson in the 89th
and sent Gladbach keeper Yann Som-
mer the wrong way to secure the win.
Moenchengladbach was playing
European Cup football at home for
the first time in 37 years. (AP)
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