On match day 5 in the UEFA Champions League, the biggest upset of the night perhaps would be defending champions, Chelsea’s embarrassing lose to Italian giants Juventus, at the Turin by three goals to nil. Excellent saves from Petr Cech meant that the scoreline was kept at a respectable level while his opposite number had a less adventurous night as he was barely tested and on the few occasions he was, Buffon was up to the task.
The win by Shakhtar Donetsk (notwithstanding the outcome of their last group game, have qualified for the knock out round) over Nordsjaelland means that Chelsea now sit in third place in their group standings with 7-points, Juventus 9-points, Shaktar 10-points while Nords sit at the bottom with a point.
What this simply translates to is that, the Blues no longer have control of their own destiny and could face the very real possibility of being the first defending champions to fail to make it out of the first group stages.
Spartak Moskva 0:3 Barcelona
BATE 0:2 Lille
Juventus 3:0 Chelsea
Galatasaray 1:0 Manchester United
Nordsjaellan 2:5 Shakhtar Donetsk
Valencia 1:1 Bayern Munchen
Benfica 2:1 Celtic
CFR Cluj 3:1 Sporting Braga