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Juventus Surrender Top Spot

Juventus surrendered their spot at the top of their UEFA Champions League, Group D after drawing 1-1 with Borussia Monchengladbach at the Borussia-Park on Tuesday night.

Fabian Johnson opened the scoring for the German side in the 18th minute before Stephan Lichtsteiner equalised for Juventus in the 44th minute.

The second half saw the Italian side applying all the pressure, but they suffered a set-back when they were reduced to ten men following a straight red card for Hernanes in the 53rd minute.

Monchengladbach were able to hold on for the draw despite a barrage of attacks from the Serie A side.

The result combined with Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Sevilla in the other Group D match sees Juventus drop to second in the standings on eight points from four games, one point behind Manchester City.

Sevilla are in third place with three points while Monchengladbach are fourth with two points.

In Group B of the UEFA Champions League, a 79th minute goal from Wayne Rooney handed them a 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford and saw them to the top of the standings with seven points.

In the other Group B match, goals from Jurgen Locadia and Luuk de Jong saw PSV to a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg which sees them in second place with six points.

Wolfsburg are third also with six points, but an inferior goal difference to PSV while Moscow have four points at the bottom of Group B.

Real Madrid maintained their unbeaten run in the UEFA Champions League with a 1-0 win over PSG in a Group A match thanks to a goal from Nacho.

That resulted combined with Shakhtar’s impressive 4-0 win over Malmo FF in Group A’s other match sees Madrid at the top of the standings with ten points, followed by PSG with seven points.

Shakhatar and Malmo FF are in third and fourth respectively with three points each.

Goals from Jonas and Luisao handed a ten-man Benfica side a 2-1 win over Galatasaray to see the Portuguese side go top of their UEFA Champions League, Group C.

Their result combined with FC Astana’s goalless draw against Atletico Madrid sees Benfica at the top of Group C with nine points.

Atletico are second with seven points, followed by Galatasaray with four points and Astana with two points.

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