Africans in the Champions League – Matchday 3
Vincent Aboubakar scored his third goal in this year’s Champions League group stages, to help FC Porto to a 2-0 home win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.
37 minutes into the match Aboubakar met Miguel Layun’s cross with his head, to give his side the lead.
Four minutes later Aboubakar set up Yacine Brahimi. Aboubakar drove forward in the counter, then played the ball through to Brahimi who slotted the ball past Predrag Rajkovi.
Manchester City left it late when they beat Sevilla 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Yaya Toure easily rolled away from Grzegorz Krychowiak’s challenge, carried the ball forward before playing a simple pass to Kevin De Bruyne out on the right-hand side. De Bruyne subsequently smashed a left-footed shot past Sergio Rico to secure three points for City.
Brown Ideye scored the only goal of the match as Olympiakos grabbed a valuable 1-0 away win against Dinamo Zagreb. Ideye ran onto a long ball before finishing from a tight angle, in a match where his side were second best. Olympiakos now sit second in Group F.
Algeria midfielder Sofiane Feghouli cleverly flicked the ball in from a low João Cancelo cross, to put Valencia 1-0 up against Gent . Paco Alcacer got a foot to it before Feghouli landed the decisive touch. Valencia went on to win 2-1
Galatasary were tying 1-1 with Benfica at home when Cameroon defender Aurelien Chedjou had a hand in their second goal. Lukas Podolski ran onto Chedjou’s long pass before putting the ball in between Julio Cesar’s legs. Galatasary went into half-time ahead by a goal and managed to hang on until the end of the match to earn a win.
CSKA Moscow were awarded a penalty against Manchester United during their 1-1 draw, when Anthony Martial handled the ball in the box. Roman Eremenko stepped up to take the penalty. David De Gea looked to have kept the spot kick out, but Seydou Doumbia was on hand to smash home the rebound.
The most entertaining match of match day three was probably the 4-4 draw between Bayer Leverkusen and Roma. Ivory Coast forward Gervinho played a big part in Roma making the score 4-2. He breezed past Jonathan Tah before squaring the ball to Iago Falque to finish.