Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus won in the Champions League on Wednesday, but Atletico Madrid were beaten at home by Benfica.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored after 29 minutes and then at the death to earn Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Malmo in Group A – and himself a bit of history in the process, with his first goal the 500th of his career and the second his 323 for Los Blancos, drawing him level with Raul’s all-time record for the club.
Swedish champions Malmo, who had defender Yoshimar Yotun sent off for a second bookable offence late on, remained in the game until the final minute, but ultimately emerged empty-handed.
Paris Saint-Germain, meanwhile, joined Real on six points from two games with a comfortable 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic was frustrated in his attempts to overhaul the French club’s all-time goalscoring record.
Ibrahimovic thought he had scored his 108th goal for PSG, equalled Pauleta’s record and sealed a 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in one fell toe poke, but his shot deflected off Darijo Srna and UEFA awarded the goal to Shakhtar’s captain.
It was almost the perfect end to a comfortable evening for PSG, with Serge Aurier the other, less likely catalyst in PSG’s win as he scored one and assisted another for David Luiz in a blistering first-half.
In Group D, Juventus beat Sevilla 2-0 in Group D courtesy of goals from Alvaro Morata and Simone Zaza, making it six points out of six in the process after beating Manchester City in their opening game.
Elsewhere, CSKA Moscow held off a second-half comeback by PSV Eindhoven to claim a 3-2 win in Manchester United’s Group B.
The Dutchmen trailed 3-0 at half-time to CSKA Moscow, for whom Seydou Doumbia scored twice and missed a penalty, but Maxime Lestienne’s brace dragged the visitors right back into it before Santiago Arias’ dismissal 10 minutes from time.
In Group C, there was also an impressive comeback, this time from Benfica in Madrid, as Nico Gaitan and Goncalo Guedes struck to cancel out Angel Correa’s opener and see off Atletico 2-1.
FC Astana became the first team from Kazakhstan to claim a Champions League point when Roger Canas’ 89th-minute secured a 2-2 draw with Galatasaray, who led twice.