FC Bareclona travelled to Germany to meet Borussia Monchengladbach. The trip was productive winning 0 - 4 & cementing the top position of Group B. Shot in the arm result for Barça after receiving criticism after their last match against Real Madrid in LaLiga, especially Turkish International Arda Turan. The Turk has been in the spotlight for his poor form, attributed by the "bad tongues" to his nocturnal activities.
Tonight Arda Turan shut the bad mouths with a HAT-TRICK. Earlier in the 1º half Messi put Barça ahead in the 17th min.
Germans were out played with the second half uphill for them with an inspired Barça lead by Arda in full motion. The goals fell in the following manner:
- Messi 17th min
- Arda Turan 50th min
- Arda Turan 53rd min
- Arda Turan 66th min
Atletico de Madrid lost 0 - 1 away to Bayern Munich, but still manages to take top spot of Group D. Deserved victory from the Germans who were comfortable the entire game & offered the Football. The winning goal came in the 28th min after Lewandowski executed the perfect free-kick. Unstoppable for Atletico goalie Oblak as it raced into the net with pin-point precision.
Atletico de Madrid did have very clear goal opportunities but missed finding goalie Neuer everytime. Bayern Munich will be disappointed somewhat as they played at a level that perhaps should have prized the team with a goal or two more.
Tomorrow the two remaining Spanish Football Clubs, Real Madrid and Sevilla FC have their Group games.