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.
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
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.