28 Sep 2011

Manchester duo suffer as Bayern and Real forge ahead

6:42 pm on 28 September 2011

Manchester United salvaged a point with a 90th minute header from Ashley Young to claim a 3-all home draw with Basel in their Champions League Group C football match this morning after the Swiss champions came from 2-nil down to lead 3-2.

United seemed to be coasting with two goals in two first half minutes from Danny Welbeck, but Basel came back to lead with one from Fabian Frei and two from Alexander Frei, the second a 76th minute penalty.

The city of Manchester had a night to forget as Manchester City were well-beaten 2-nil at Bayern Munich in their Group A match to give Bayern maximum points from their two games.

Real Madrid, seeking a 10th European Cup success, also made it a maximum six points in Group D with a 3-nil win over Ajax Amsterdam.

Inter Milan let a 2-nil lead slip at CSKA Moscow but recovered to win 3-2 as new coach Claudio Ranieri continued his winning start with the 2010 European champions.

In the night's other games, Napoli beat Villarreal 2-nil in Group A, Trabzonspor drew 1-all with Lille in Group B, Benfica beat Otelul Galati 1-nil in Group C and Olympique Lyon beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-nil in Group D.