Champions League Round Up : Chelsea and Man Utd leave it late to secure wins

It was a fantastic couple of evenings in the Champions League this week with Wednesday a particularly successful night for British teams.

Looking at Tuesday’s headlines to begin with, it was a rather disappointing night for the English teams involved. Arsenal threw away a 2-0 lead at Schalke 04, while Manchester City could only manage a draw at home to Ajax.

These results mean that Arsenal are still in a good position to progress, but City need a minor miracle to prevent being knocked out at the group stage for the second year in succession.

Roberto Mancini’s men were perhaps rather hard done by with a goal ruled out late on and a penalty decision not going their way, but defensive errors still cost them and it was a frustrating night.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, in City’s group, Real Madrid managed to grab a late equaliser at home to Borussia Dortmund. Only one point separates these two teams at the top of Group D now.

In Arsenal’s group, Olympiakos defeated Montpellier 3-1 and this means only two points separate the top three in Group B with the Gunners 2nd with two games to go.

The two other most notable results from Tuesday saw PSG hammer Dinamo Zagreb, while AC Milan and Malaga played out a 1-1 draw at the San Siro.

Moving onto Wednesday and this is a night that will forever be remembered for the night that Celtic defeated Barcelona. The Scottish Champions were fantastic on the night and managed to beat the tournament favourites 2-1.

Manchester United and Chelsea were also in action and they both made hard work of their victories. United scored three goals in the last ten minutes to win 3-1 at Braga, while Chelsea scored in the 94th minute to defeat Shakhtar 3-2.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Juventus managed a 4-0 win over Nordsjaelland, while Bayern Munich moved to the top of Group F with the 6-1 hammering of Lille.

Overall, it was an action packed couple of evenings in the greatest club competition in the world. As far as the British teams are concerned, it is only Manchester City that looks likely to crash out at this stage.

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