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UCL results and stats: Chelsea thrash Juventus, Man United secure win in Spain and Barcelona hope hangs

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Chelsea secured a comfortable 4-0 win over Juventus in their UEFA Champions League (UCL) encounter at the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night to advance into the knock out phase of the competition.

Nathaniel Chalobah’s strike put them ahead in the first half before Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi added two goals in two minutes early in the second period.

Timo Werner then added more gloss in extra time to ensure Chelsea move level on points with Juventus after five matches.

Manchester United also advanced to the knock out phase following an improbable 2-0 win over Villarreal in Spain.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho scored for the Red Devils who recently sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer — with Michael Carrick taking the position of a stand-in coach until a replacement is announced.

Atalanta were held to six goals thrilling draw against Young Boys and now need to win their last match against Villareal to advance to the knockout stage.

Barcelona also played a goalless draw with Benfica and now look set to miss out on the next round if they fail to beat Bayern Munich and Benfica wins against Dynamo Kyiv

Robert Lewandowski made it nine consecutive UCL matches with a goal scored, thanks to an outrageous bicycle kick goal in Bayern Munich’s 2-1 win over Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine.

Results

Villarreal 0-2 Manchester United
Dynamo Kiev 1-2 Bayern Munich
Malmo FF 1-1 Zenit St. Petersburg
Sevilla 2-0 VFL Wolfsburg
Young Boys 3-3 Atalanta
Barcelona 0-0 Benfica
Chelsea 4-0 Juventus
LOSC Lille 1-0 RB Salzburg

Notable statistics from the matches

Chelsea have now scored 40 goals across all competitions this season:

⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ Reece James
⚽️⚽️⚽️ Trevoh Chalobah
⚽️⚽️⚽️ Ben Chilwell
⚽️⚽️ Antonio Rüdiger
⚽️ Marcos Alonso
⚽️ Andreas Christensen
⚽️ Thiago Silva
15 by defenders.

◉ Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to score in the opening five UCL games of a single campaign for an English club

◉ Bruno Fernandes is the first player to provide an assist in the opening five UCL games of a single campaign for an English club

Both in 2021/22.

Michael Carrick has now qualified for the UCL knockout stages in his managerial career as many times as Ole Gunnar Solskjær (1)…
Man Utd have now kept as many Champions League clean sheets under Michael Carrick (1) as they did under Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

Reece James has now scored more goals (5) than any other Chelsea player so far this season.

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