UEFA Champions League: Ronaldo scores 750th goal in Juventus win, PSG crush Manchester United at Old Trafford


Cristiano Ronaldo made history on Wednesday night as he scored his 750th career goal in Juventus’ 3-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv in their UEFA Champions League Group G clash while Neymar netted twice as Paris Saint Germain stunned Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford in Group H.

Ronaldo scored Juventus’ 2nd goal and also hit the bar after Federico Chiesa opened the scoring in the first half. Álvaro Morata completed the scoring in a game that saw Stéphanie Frappart became the first female referee to officiate a men’s Champions League match.

The 35-year-old Ronaldo has scored 450 goals for Real Madrid, 118 for Manchester United, 102 for Portugal, 75 for Juventus and five for his first club, Sporting.

“750 goals, 750 happy moments, 750 smiles on the faces of our fans. Thanks to all the players and coaches who have helped me reach this incredible number, thanks to all my loyal opponents who have made me work harder and harder every day. Next stop: 800,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram.

NEYMAR SHINES IN PSG WIN

Neymar found the back of the net twice while fellow Brazilian Marquinhos scored once as PSG registered a 3-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford to take control of its destiny in Group H.

United was left to regret not substituting midfielder Fred who seemed lucky not to be sent off in the first half when head-butting PSG’s Leandro Paredes.

Fred finally saw a red card in the 70th minute just as United tried to come back from PSG taking a 2-1 lead through another Brazilian, Marquinhos.

PSG and United are joined on nine points by Leipzig, which got a stoppage-time winning goal to beat stanbul Baakehir 4-3 in a thrilling game.

GIROUD FIRES FOR CHELSEA

Chelsea rode on four goals from Frenchman Olivier Giroud to crush Sevilla 4-0 and secure top spot in Group E with a match to spare. The win took Chelsea to 13 points from 5 games, 3 ahead of 2nd-placed Sevilla.

The France forward’s perfectly balanced quadruple came from shots with his right and left feet, a header, and then from the penalty spot.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund was the only team to advance Wednesday, drawing 1-1 at home against Lazio to become the ninth team in the round of 16.

BARCELONA STRETCH UNBEATEN RUN

Barcelona registered their 5th Champions League win in succession as they beat Ferencvaros 3-0 even without Lionel Messi which took them to the brink of clinching top spot in their group.

Messi was rested and missed a second European trip in a row but Barca barely noticed their captain’s absence as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Martin Braithwaite and a penalty from Ousmane Dembele gave them a three-goal lead before the break.

Barcelona now leads Juventus by 3 points before they meet in Spain next Tuesday to decide who tops the group. Group winners are seeded in the last-16 draw and play the second leg at home.





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