Champions League Reviews and Results – Oct. 2

(Sporting Alert) — Robin van Persie scored both goal for Manchester United in their come from behind 2-1 win over Cluj in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

There were also wins for defending champions Chelsea, Barcelona, Valencia, Celtic, BATE and Braga.

In Group H action, Manchester United found themselves down a goal in the 14th minute when Pantelis Kapetanos netted to shock the visitors.

But Van Persie finished off two assists from Wayne Rooney in the 29th and 49th minutes to seal the win.

Rooney and Van Persie started for the first time this season, with Shinji Kagawa rested for the entire game.

Also in the group, Braga bounced back from their opening day defeat with a 2-0 win over Galatasaray.

In Group E, Juan Mata netted twice and David Luiz and Ramires each grabbed a goal in Chelsea’s 4-0 hammering on the road at FC Nordsjaelland.

Juventus and Shakhtar played to a 1-1 draw in that group as well.

Elsewhere, Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas scored on either side of 45 minutes for 10-man Barcelona to beat Benfica on the road. Defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets was red carded in the 88th minute.

Also in the group, Georgios Samaras netted a late winner and Celtic beat Spartak 3-2.

BATE stunned Bayern Munich 3-1 and Jonas scored both goals in Valencia’s 2-0 win over 10-man Lille in Group F action.

– CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group E
20:45 FT ‘ FC Nordsjaelland 0 vs. 4 Chelsea
20:45 FT ‘ Juventus 1 vs. 1 Shakhtar D
– CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group F
20:45 FT ‘ BATE 3 vs. 1 Bayern
20:45 FT ‘ Valencia 2 vs. 0 Lille
– CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
18:00 FT ‘ Spartak 2 vs. 3 Celtic
20:45 FT ‘ Benfica 0 vs. 2 Barcelona
– CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group H
20:45 FT ‘ Cluj 1 vs. 2 Manchester United
20:45 FT ‘ Galatasaray 0 vs. 2 Braga

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