We are now officially halfway done with the Group Stage of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League. Everyone has played three games and have played everyone else in their group once.
Biggest Win: Manchester City 2-1 Sevilla
Manchester City needed this win and they needed it badly. It wasn’t the prettiest game they ever played but it worked well enough to warrant three points. The game hit a fever pitch as Kevin de Bruyne grabbed the lead for Manchester City in the 91st minute.
Biggest Loss: Galatasaray 2-1 Benfica
Benfica went into Turkey and suffered a tough 2-1 loss. This was after Benfica scored in the 2nd minute. Normally this wouldn’t be that bad but if Benfica held on, they would have had nine points in three games and would’ve had all but sealed advancement to the Round of 16 leading against Atletico Madrid. Now, they are still 2nd, but advancement isn’t guaranteed.
Most Shocking Result: Juventus 0-0 Borussia Monchengladbach
You would think, a Juventus team at home during a Champions League game would be able to easily beat a struggling Borussia Monchengladbach team. Granted, Juventus is struggling as well but it would have been insane to predict anything other than a Juventus win. Monchengladbach got their first point of the group and held Juventus to a scoreless draw.
Manchester City defenders decide NOT to mark Yevhen Konoplyanka in the penalty box. 1-0 Sevilla. pic.twitter.com/IowA9wI3s0
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) October 21, 2015
Best Goal: Saul
When you can score off a cheeky backheel, you’re going to be on top or near the top of the best goals of the day list.
Team Most in Trouble After Matchday 3: Sevilla
Sevilla’s late game collapse against Manchester City really put them in a hole. Now they are three points behind Man City for 2nd and really made their next game, also against Man City a must win if they want to advance to the Round of 16.
Highlight Games for Matchday 4 (Groups A through D):
Sevilla vs. Manchester City
Real Madrid vs. PSG
Manchester United vs. CSKA Moscow