Champions League Results 2013-14: Most Impressive Teams from Wednesday's Action
Champions League play was in full swing on Wednesday, and it was full of results that are worth paying attention to.
Bayern Munich's performance has to be sending fright chills in their competition. The defending champs steamrolled Manchester City, 3-1.
Meanwhile, with Cristiano Ronaldo pouring in goals for Real Madrid in the Champions League at a rate that is impressive even for him, Real Madrid can't be fearing much at the moment.
Have a look at the full results from Wednesday, and then I'll highlight the three teams that impressed me the most.
|Bayer Leverkusen 2||Real Sociedad 1|
|Shakhtar Donetsk 1||Manchester United 1|
|Juventus 2||Galatasaray 2|
|Real Madrid 4||FC Copenhagen 0|
|Olympiakos 3||Anderlecht 0|
|Paris Saint-Germain 3||Benfica 0|
|CSKA Moscow 3||Viktoria Plzen 2|
|Bayern Munich 3||Manchester City 1|
Real Madrid Beats FC Copenhagen, 4-0
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to wrack up goals at an impressive rate. After notching a hat-trick in Madrid's Champions League opener, Ronaldo added two more in the second contest.
Both came on headers and were the first two goals of the game. This helped pave the way to the 4-0 victory. Now, in two Champions League games Real Madrid has outscored their opponents 10-1.
What makes Madrid's performance even more impressive is that they excelled on Wednesday without the services of Gareth Bale:
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale has been ruled out for two weeks and should to return to action after the international break. #RMCF— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 2, 2013
With Angel Di Maria also adding two goals in this contest, Real Madrid did not miss Bale. That certainly speaks to the depth and quality of this club, and Madrid have to be considered one of the favorites in this tournament.
Bayern Munich Takes Down Manchester City, 3-1
While Manchester City's performances have yet to live up to their wealth of talent, the Citizens have still been turning in a solid campaign. Yet, that didn't prove to be enough to even challenge Bayern Munich.
It took just seven minutes for Munich to find the scoreboard when Franck Ribery delivered the game's opening goal.
The German side was the more aggressive team from the start, and that continued until this game was well in hand. Manchester City didn't score their goal until after trailing 3-0.
This was a dominant performance from the defending champions.
Manchester United Earns 1-1 Draw with Shakhtar Donetsk
There has to be a little disappointment on the Red Devils' side. They led this match 1-0 with just 14 minutes left before giving up the equalizer and having to settle for one point.
However, it was still a strong road performance for a team that was coming off of a bad loss to West Brom their last time on the pitch.
Danny Welbeck guided his team to the early lead after taking a nice low ball from Marouane Fellaini.
The draw was good enough to keep the Red Devils atop Group A, and it was a performance that David Moyes desperately needed to prove he is not completely out of his element with his new gig.
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