Champions League Rewind: Juve falls, Man Utd rolls

Champions League Rewind: Juve falls, Man Utd rolls

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Champions League Rewind: Juve falls, Man Utd rolls


JuveLoses (Reuters) 

Juventus figured to have some momentum heading into its do-or-die Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Having just beaten Inter Milan, Juve needed only a draw at home against Bayern to reach the Round of 16, but instead of a draw, the Italian club was handed a 4-1 beating and a place in the Europa League.

Bayern's impressive victory helped the German club finish second in its group to Bordeaux, making it one of the eight teams to leave Tuesday with a the Round of 16 secured.

Real Madrid was another one of those teams after drubbing Marseille, 3-1, on the strength of two beautifull Cristiano Ronaldo goals.

Perhaps the most impressive performance (aside from Bayern's) came from Manchester United, which defeated Wolfsberg, 3-1, in Germany despite having to field a back-line that featured midfielders Park-Ji Sung, Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher. Michael Owen stole the show though, netting a hat-trick and adding mre fuel to his bid to make England's World Cup squad.

Here is a rundown of Tuesday's Champions League results (Round of 16 qualifiers in bold):

Juventus 1, Bayern Munich 4

Maccabi Haifa 0, Bordeaux 1

Besiktas 1, CSKA Moscow 2

VfL Wolfsburg 1, Manchester United 3

FC Zurich 1, AC Milan 1

Marseille 1, Real Madrid 3

Atletico Madrid 0, FC Porto 3

Chelsea 2, APOEL Nicosia 2

What did you think of Tuesday's results? Surprised to see Juventus collapse? Impressed with Manchester United's victory using a patch-work back-line?

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