Wednesday’s Champions League round-up

Atletico Madrid took the lead over Bayern München, Manchester City slipped up, and Arsenal cruised in Wednesday’s Champions League action.

Manchester City were surprised by fellow Brits Celtic, and had to come from behind three times to earn a 3-3 draw at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

Moussa Dembélé struck twice in the third and 47th minute along with an own goal from Raheem Sterling, but the Premier League leaders hit back through Fernandinho in the 11th minute, before Sterling made amends eight minutes after finding the wrong net and Nolito completed the scoring in the 55th minute.

Atletico Madrid got the better of Bayern München with a 1-0 win at Vicente Caldreon thanks to Yannick Ferreira Carrasco’s 35th-minute strike, but it could have been more had Antoine Griezmann not fired his penalty against the crossbar after Arturo Vidal knocked over Filipe Luis.

Arsenal did the job early on in their 2-0 win over Swiss side FC Basel at the Emirates Stadium, where Theo Walcott bagged a brace in the seventh and 26th minutes for the Gunners, with Alexis Sanchez getting both assists.

Barcelona had to come from behind to earn a 2-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach at Borussia-Park.

The German side took the lead through Thorgan Hazard after 34 minutes, but Arda Turan and Gerard Pique secured victory for the Catalans in the 65th and 73rd minutes respectively.

There were no slip ups for Paris Saint-Germain, despite going behind against Ludogorets in a 3-1 win at Stadion Vasil Levski.

Natanael Pimienta had given the Bulgarian side a surprise lead after just 15 minutes, but PSG struck back just before halftime through Blaise Matuidi, before Edinson Cavani finished the job with a brace in the second half.

Elsewhere, Besiktas were held to a 1-1 draw with Dynamo Kiev at the Vodafone Arena in Istanbul, where Ricardo Quaresma struck for the Turkish side in the 28th minute before Viktor Tsygankov secured a point for the Ukrainian side after 65 minutes.

Napoli made light work of Benfica, cruising to a 4-2 win at Stadio San Paolo, where Marek Hamšík struck after 20 minutes to give the Italians the lead at halftime.

The Partenopei then hit three goals in just seven minutes, with Dries Mertens securing a brace with strikes in the 51st and 58th minutes, either side of Arkadiusz Milik’s 54th-minute penalty.

PSV Eindhoven had to come from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Rostov at Stadion Olimp 2, with Davy Pröpper and Luuk de Jong cancelling out a brace from Dmitry Poloz.

Wednesday’s results in full:

Ludogorets 1-3 PSG
Arsenal 2-0 Basel
Bsiktas 1-1 Dynamo Kiev
Napoli 4-2 Benfica
Gladbach 1-2 Barcelona
Celtic 3-3 Manchester City
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern München
Rostov 2-2 PSV

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