28 Sep 2017

Good wins for Chelsea, Man U and PSG

10:21 am on 28 September 2017

Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris St Germain score important wins in Champions League football.

Paris Saint-Germain's new signings Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have proved too hot for Bayern Munich with the big-spending French football side cruising to a 3-0 win.

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Chelsea snatched a late 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid, Barcelona edged Sporting Lisbon 1-0 and Juventus enjoyed a 2-0 win over Olympiakos, while Romelu Lukaku bagged a brace as Manchester United coasted to a 4-1 triumph at CSKA Moscow.

Elsewhere there were wins for five-goal Basel, Roma and Celtic on matchday two of the group stage.

Neymar and Mbappe set up goals for Dani Alves and Edinson Cavani respectively, and Neymar made it three as PSG punished German champions Bayern.

Celtic, beaten 5-0 at home by PSG in their campaign opener, picked up full points with a 3-0 win in Anderlecht courtesy goals either side of half-time by Leigh Griffiths and Patrick Roberts before a late strike from Scott Sinclair.

In Moscow, Lukaku put United ahead against CSKA with a fourth-minute header and made it three in the 27th following an Anthony Martial penalty. Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted a fourth in the 57th minute, with the home side scoring a late consolation through Konstantin Kuchaev.

United top Group A on six points, while Basel draw level on three points with CSKA by thrashing Benfica 5-0.

Chelsea enjoyed a strong first half in Madrid but it was Atletico who went in at half-time ahead after David Luiz pulled the shirt of Lucas Hernandez at a corner, and Griezmann converted from the spot five minutes before the break.

The London side levelled on the hour when Alvaro Morata met Eden Hazard's cross with a glancing header, and Michy Batshuayi struck a stoppage-time winner in front of goal with the last kick of the game.

Roma beat Azerbaijan champions Qarabag 2-1 in Baku to go to four points, two behind Group C leaders Chelsea.

An own goal by Sporting Lisbon's Sebastian Coates, who deflected in a Luis Suarez header, was enough for visiting Barcelona to earn a second straight win in Group D.

Juventus picked up their first points with a 2-0 victory over visiting Olympiakos.