What a day in the Champions League! Three massive routs, a four-goal performance by one player, a questionable red card and
Real Madrid defeated Juventus behind a Cristiano Ronaldo brace, Giorgio Chiellini was shown a red card for putting his arm in Ronaldo's face (it wasn't a great call) and Arturo Vidal tackled himself and calling for a penalty. Seriously.
Germans sides Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen both got 4-0 results in their respective matches while over in Belgium, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four goals by himself...because he's just that awesome.
Here's a recap of all the action on Wednesday across Europe.
Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Stefan Kießling scored, then Simon Rolfes scored, then Sidney Sam (not the Austrlian Yosemite Sam if you were wondering) scored. Not to be out done, Kießling scored again. In the end, Leverkusen won.
For La Real, losing at Old Trafford against Manchester United isn't the worst result. However, when you consider the fact that United's only goal came in the 2nd minute when Iñigo Martínez accidentally directed the ball into the net after Wayne Rooney hit the post, the result becomes disappointing. Consider as well that La Real hit the woodwork as well and played well overall, it's a bummer for the Spanish side.
Galatasaray 3-1 FC Copenhagen
Real Madrid 2-1 Juventus
Ronaldo scored twice, Giorgio Chiellini was red carded, Arturo Vidal tackled himself and asked for a penalty. It wasn't a good day for The Old Lady.
Anderlecht 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain
ZLATAN SCORED FOUR GOALS. ALL HAIL ZLATAN. WE'RE NOT WORTHY! WE'RE NOT WORTHY! Edinson Cavani scored too.
Benfica 1-1 Olympiakos
Olympiakos went into Lisbon and nearly snatched three points against Benfica on an absurdly rain soaked pitch. Alejandro Dominguez's 29th minute strike looked like it might just be enough for the Greeks but Benfica were saved with eight minute to play by Óscar Cardozo.
CSKA Moscow 1-2 Manchester City
Zoran Tosic scored in the 32nd minute but City responded well as Sergio Agüero scored twice over the next ten minutes to secure an important three points for Manuel Pellegrini's side.
Bayern Munich 5-0 Vikotria Plzen