Football: Week 2 of UEFA Champions League kicks off

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – The second week of the UEFA Champions League got underway Tuesday with eight matches in Group E, F, G and H.

It was an Italian night with victories by Juventus and Roma.

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo missed play against Switzerland's Young Boys due to a one-match ban. Despite his absence, Juventus beat them 3-0 with a hat-trick by Paulo Dybala.

Roma defeated Czech side Viktoria Plzen 5-0 as Edin Dzeko scored a hat-trick while Turkish right winger Cengiz Under scored a goal and made one assist.

The night's surprise came from Russia's CSKA Moskova as they beat Real Madrid 1-0.

The results are as follows:


Hoffenheim (Germany) 1- 2 Manchester City (England)

Juventus (Italy) 3-0 Young Boys (Switzerland)

AEK (Greece) 2-3 Benfica (Portugal)

Bayern Munich (Germany) 1- 1 Ajax (Netherlands)

Olympique Lyon (France) 2-2 Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)

Roma (Italy) 5-0 Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic)

CSKA Moskova (Russia) 1-0 Real Madrid (Spain)

Manchester United (England) 0-0 Valencia (Spain)

Eight more matches will be played Wednesday at 1655 GMT and 1900 GMT.

The following are Wednesday’s matches:

Paris Saint-Germain (France) – Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)

Lokomotiv Moskva (Russia) – Schalke 04 (Germany)

Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – Monaco (France)

Atletico Madrid (Spain) – Club Brugge (Belgium)

PSV (Netherlands) – Inter (Italy)

Tottenham (England) – Barcelona (Spain)

Napoli (Italy) – Liverpool (England)

Porto (Portugal) – Galatasaray (Turkey)