x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Uefa Champions League round-up: Wayne Rooney suffers fresh injury as Shakhtar earn draw

Bayer Leverkusen gets past Real Sociedad 2-1 while Cristiano Ronaldo nets his 100th and 101st goals in European compeition during Real Madrid's 4-0 victory over Copenhagen.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100th and 101st goals in European competition helped Real Madrid to a 4-0 win over Copenhagen on Wednesday. Javier Lizon / EPA
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100th and 101st goals in European competition helped Real Madrid to a 4-0 win over Copenhagen on Wednesday. Javier Lizon / EPA

A late strike from the Brazilian Taison denied David Moyes a second victory in the Uefa Champions League as Manchester United had to settle for a point against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night.

United have suffered their worst start to an English Premier League season under the Scot but Europe has offered Moyes the chance of some respite and United, who had Wayne Rooney ruled out before kick off after the England forward suffered a kick to the shin in training, controlled large parts of the game before being pegged back by Taison on 76 minutes. Danny Welbeck had given United an 18th-minute lead, prodding home from close range.

Also in Group A, Jens Helger’s strike two minutes into time added on earned Bayer Leverkusen a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100th and 101st goals in European competition helped Real Madrid to a 4-0 win over Copenhagen. Angel di Maria chimed in with two goals of his own for good measure as well.

Roberto Mancini’s first match in charge of Galatasaray ended in a 2-2 draw as Umut Bulut equalised at the death for the visitors. Didier Drogba had given the Turkish champions the lead but an Arduro Vidal penalty and a goal from Fabio Quagliarella had looked to give the Italians victory before Bullut’s late cameo.

Benfica’s trip to France ended in a 3-0 defeat to Paris-Saint Germain. The game was over by half time with Marquinhos’s goal sandwiched between a pair of Zlatan Ibrahimovic strikes to keep PSG top of Group C.

In Belgium, a Kostas Mitroglou hat-trick earned Greek side Olympiakos a 3-0 win over Anderlecht.

CSKA Moscow recorded their first points in Group D with a 3-2 win over Viktoria Plzen.

sports@thenational.ae