Ronaldo makes nightmare Juve Champions League start, Bayern beat Benfica plus more

first_imgThe Portugal captain looked baffled and kept protesting his innocence, briefly laying on the ground to express his disbelief. He was clearly distraught as he left the pitch, still shaking his head.It was his first red card in 154 Champions League games and it means he is set to miss a return to Old Trafford when Juventus play his former club Manchester United next month.Despite their numerical disadvantage, Juventus scored both of their goals without their star man with Pjanic tucking away his spot kicks in the minutes either side of half-time.There was a third penalty in the match deep into injury time but Dani Parejo saw his effort saved by Wojciech Szczesny as Valencia were denied a consolation goal. 4 Pep Guardiola, who is currently serving a touchline ban looks on glumly at his side’s bad defeat ready? Ronaldo’s dismissal appeared to be rather soft But what happened in the other games across the continent? Below you can see the best from the remaining group games in the first round of fixtures of this season’s Champions League.Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his Champions League debut for Juventus as a pair of penalties from Miralem Pjanic gave the Italian champions a 2-0 win in Valencia.Ronaldo, the Champions League’s all-time leading scorer with 120 goals, was dismissed after just 28 minutes following an off-the-ball incident.The forward appeared to put his hand on the head of Valencia defender Jeison Murillo, who fell to the ground. Referee Felix Brych gave Ronaldo a straight red card after discussing the incident with his assistant behind the goal. It was a mixed night for the English teams in the Champions League as Manchester United ran out easy 3-0 winners at Young Boys while Manchester City succumbed to a surprise home defeat at home to Lyon.Manchester City 1-2 Lyon reportYoung Boys 0-3 Manchester United 4 Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton on target Holders Real Madrid made a winning start in Group G as goals from Isco, Gareth Bale and Diaz Mariano gave them a 3-0 victory against Roma at the Bernabeu while Viktoria Plzen squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with CSKA Moscow.Michal Krmencik scored twice to put Plzen in control but Fedor Chalov pulled one back before an injury-time penalty from Nikola Vlasic rescued a point for the Russians. Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury center_img Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Latest Champions League News Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Swansea flop Sanches was on target for Bayern tonight Aiming high Earlier in City’s group, Shakhtar Donetsk twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Hoffenheim, who scored goals through Florian Grillitsch and Havard Nordtveit.dos Santos Ismaily first brought the Ukranian champions level before substitute Barberan Maycon rescued the hosts a point with nine minutes left.The other early kick-off saw Ajax win 3-0 at home against AEK Athens. Nicolas Tagliafico was on target either side of Donny van de Beek’s strike for the Dutch side.Later in Group E, goals from Robert Lewandowski and Renato Sanches saw Bayern Munich win 2-0 at Benfica. The other game in City’s group saw Shakhtar play out a entertaining draw against Hoffenheim 4 BOOST 4last_img read more