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Champions League Table 2013: Latest Standings After Tuesday's Group Play

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Champions League Table 2013: Latest Standings After Tuesday's Group Play
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The 2013-14 Champions League group play continued on Tuesday, which boasted thrilling matchups between many of the world's elite football clubs.

While a handful of clubs were able to distance themselves in the standings after big victories, others are left in a much tighter race than expected after failing to take care of business. 

Here's a breakdown of the latest group stage standings across the board and some of Tuesday's biggest results.

Group A
Team W D L GD Points
Manchester United 2 2 0 3 8
Bayer Leverkusen 2 1 1 3 7
Shakhtar Donetsk 1 2 1 -2 5
Real Sociedad 0 1 3 -4 1

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Group B
Team W D L GD Points
Real Madrid 3 1 0 10 10
Galatasaray 1 1 2 -4 4
FC Copenhagen 1 1 2 -5 4
Juventus 0 3 1 -1 3

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Group C
Team W D L GD Points
Paris Saint-Germain 3 1 0 11 10
Olympiakos 2 1 1 1 7
Benfica 1 1 2 -2 4
Anderlecht 0 1 3 -10 1

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Group D
Team W D L GD Points
Bayern Munich 4 0 0 11 12
Manchester City 3 0 1 5 9
CSKA Moscow 1 0 3 -6 3
Viktoria Plzen 0 0 4 -10 0

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Group E
Team W D L GD Points
Chelsea 2 0 1 6 6
Schalke 04 2 0 1 1 6
FC Basel 1 1 1 0 4
Steaua Bucuresti 0 1 2 -7 1

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Group F
Team W D L GD Points
Arsenal 2 0 1 2 6
Borussia Dortmund 2 0 1 3 6
Napoli 2 0 1 0 6
Marseille 0 0 3 -5 0

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Group G
Team W D L GD Points
Atletico Madrid 3 0 0 6 9
Zenit St. Petersburg 1 1 1 -1 4
FC Porto 1 0 2 -1 3
Austria Vienna 0 1 2 -4 1

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Group H
Team W D L GD Points
Barcelona 2 1 0 5 7
AC Milan 1 2 0 2 5
Celtic 1 0 2 -2 3
Ajax Amsterdam 0 1 2 -5 1

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Table information courtesy of ESPN.com

 

Tuesday's Biggest Matches

Juventus 2 - 2 Real Madrid

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Real Madrid are securely at the top of Group B and in no real trouble, while Juventus entered with just two points and desperately needing a spark. 

The two sides would sputter to a 2-2 draw in Italy, as a flurry of shots (24 total, 12 on goal) only produced two goals for Juventus and the tested Madrid defense stood tall enough to secure one point.

Cristiano Ronaldo and company weren't shy on offense, either, as Ronaldo ripped seven shots to Gareth Bales' four. Both stars had impressive goals on the afternoon.

Juventus are now at the bottom of Group B with just three points, and will need to make some noise in the final stretches to stay alive for the knockout stage.

 

Real Sociedad 0 - 0 Manchester United

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Drawing on the road against Real Sociedad poses no real problem for David Moyes and company as they enjoy a lead in Group A. But you couldn't tell that by the way they responded after the scoreless affair.

Case in point—this headline from ESPN.co.uk on Twitter reads like United's trip to Spain resulted in a stunning defeat:

To their credit, it was an ugly affair. United notched 16 fouls while only putting two shots on target, despite holding a 55 percent possession advantage. 

To make matters worse, Marouane Fellaini picked up a red card after committing a game-high five fouls.

As the Red Devils get ready for a crucial stretch of the Premier League campaign, failing to build some confidence and momentum during the mid-week could linger.

 

Manchester City 5 - 2 CSKA Moscow

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While one Manchester club struggles, another triumphs as Manchester City secured a spot in the round of 16 with a Tuesday win.

The often potent City offense thrived as usual against CKSA Moscow, rolling to a 5-2 victory off three early goals. Alvaro Negredo had one of the best performances of his career with a hat trick, and Sergio Aguero's burst and elite form produced two goals.

Even though the group stage is far from over, Group D is all set as Bayern Munich and City have both notched their advancement to the next round.

CSKA Moscow saw their hopes vanish in the rout, and Viktoria Plzen are just happy to be there having lost all four matches. 

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