Photo: FC Bayern
Mario Mandžukić and Bayern Munich made quick work of Czech champions Viktoria Plzen Wednesday night, winning 5-0 from the Allianz Arena. Mandžukić received the start and played 71 minutes in the victory before coming off for Claudio Pizarro. Mandza assisted on Bayern’s 2nd goal as he headed down to David Alaba who did all the work, taking on a defender and making a nice cut before firing away on net. Mandžukić finished with one shot on goal.
Bayern Munich sit atop Group D with a perfect 3-0 record; three points in front of Premiership club Manchester City. The reigning European champions will next play Viktoria Plzen on November 5th in the Czech Republic.
Mandžukić assist @ 2:06
Luka Modrić’s Real Madrid also stayed perfect in Champions League Group B with a 2-1 win over Italian champions Juventus. Modric got the start and played the full match; receiving a yellow card in the 78th minute of play. A Cristiano Ronaldo double in the 1st half would be enough for the win as Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini was sent off on a straight red card three minutes after the restart. Real Madrid take on Juventus again, this time in Italy, on November 5th.
Darijo Srna and Shakhtar Donetsk were crushed 4-0 by Bayer Leverkusen Wednesday night in Germany as Stefan Kiessling netted twice for his side after his ghost goal controversy on the weekend. Srna played the entire match while Eduardo remained on the bench. The loss drops Shakhtar to third place in Group A withe the Leverkusen return leg in Ukraine set for November 5th.