Champions League round-up: Paris Saint-Germain ease past Bayern Munich

Neymar and Edison Cavani put their differences aside to inspire PSG’s emphatic 3-0 win against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The pair had been criticised by coach Unai Emery this week following an on-field bust-up over a penalty in the 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Lyon.

But both found the net along with Dani Alves, who was set up following a brilliant dribble by the Brazilian and put the hosts in front with just 90 seconds on the clock.

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PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola pulled off a superb save to deny Javi Martinez an equaliser but Cavani extended his side’s lead after fine work from Kylian Mbappe on the half-hour, before Neymar completed the win.

Also in Group B, Celtic, hammered 5-0 at home by PSG earlier this month, staged a spectacular recovery as goals from Leigh Griffiths, Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair gave them a 3-0 win over Anderlecht in Belgium.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Manchester United continued their impressive start in Group A with a 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in Russia.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice for Man Utd in Russia
Romelu Lukaku scored twice for Man Utd in Russia

The striker scored in his eighth successive European game with a double in the first half, either side of an Anthony Martial penalty and a fourth for Henrikh Mkhitaryan early in the second half. Substitute Konstantin Kuchaev scored a last-minute penalty for the hosts.

Meanwhile, Basel took advantage of Andre Almeida’s 62nd-minute sending-off to hammer beleaguered Benfica 5-0 in Switzerland.

The home side were already well on their way to victory with early goals from Michael Lang and Dimitri Oberlin and a Ricky van Wolfswinkel penalty just before the hour mark.

After Almeida’s dismissal for a two-footed lunge, Oberlin scored a second and Blas Riveros completed the emphatic win.

Chelsea picked up a late victory against Atletico Madrid
Chelsea picked up a late victory against Atletico Madrid

Michy Batshuayi scored a dramatic injury-time winner as Chelsea fought back from behind to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in Group C.

Despite an early effort from Eden Hazard, it was the hosts who grabbed the lead shortly before half-time through an Antoine Griezmann penalty after Lucas Hernandez was fouled in the box.

Saul Niguez almost added a second but Atletico were made to pay as Alvaro Morata headed an equaliser before Batsuhayi netted the winner following a corner with seconds left on the clock.

Kostas Manolas and Edin Dzeko scored early goals for Roma to see off Qarabag 2-1 in Baku despite a much-improved performance from the hosts who reduced the deficit through Pedro Enrique’s first-half strike.

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In Group D, Barcelona needed a 49th-minute own goal from Sebastian Coates to edge past Sporting Lisbon in Portugal for a win which maintained their 100 per cent start in the group.

Rivals Juventus were also forced to work hard before late goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic gave them a 2-0 win over Olympiakos in Turin.

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