The UEFA Champions League results for Matchday 2 were completed on Wednesday night. The second round of fixtures saw some football heavyweights in action. Some results were predictable, others a little less so. Celtic’s match against Manchester City was the highlight of the evening, ending in a 3-3 draw. Here is a summary of the evening’s results:
Manchester City had to claw their way back from behind three times during their match against Celtic. The first half was an absolute breathless sprint with Moussa Dembélé scoring just 3 minutes into the match at home in Celtic Park. Fernandinho managed to erase the deficit on the 12-minute mark but an unfortunate deflection off Raheem Sterling resulted in an own goal. Celtic was back on top 2-1 after only 20 minutes.
Sterling quickly redeemed himself by scoring a 2-2 equalizer on the right side of the field. After the interval, Dembélé put his team back in front just two minutes into the half. It was an unwelcome deja vu moment for City. However, they were lucky to level once again, thanks to Nolito. The match ended at 3-3 with FC Barcelona topping Group C. City landed in second and Celtic third.
Barcelona secured six points in two matchdays after they had to come from behind against Borussia Mönchengladbach. The hosts took the lead courtesy of Thorgan Hazard in the 34th minute. Barcelona fought back in the second half and secured a victory, thanks to goals from Arda Turan and Gerard Pique.
Elsewhere, Bayern Munich was stunned by last season’s runners-up Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s side hosted the Germans at the Vicente Calderon and bagged all three points. Atletico defeated Bayern in last season’s semi-finals and they have stamped their authority once again.
The UEFA Champions League results for Matchday 2 are already starting to show some indications on which teams will make it into the knockout rounds. However, there’s still a long way to go. Matchday 3 has been scheduled to be played on October 18 and 19.