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City and Chelsea perfect, Anderlecht halt Arsenal

English duo Manchester City FC and Chelsea FC maintained their 100% records while Arsenal FC lost theirs and holders FC Barcelona came from behind to hold AFC Ajax.

Mykola Matviyenko (No4) heads the ball in Shakhtar's 4-1 win at BATE
Mykola Matviyenko (No4) heads the ball in Shakhtar's 4-1 win at BATE ©Aliaksandr Kakshynski

Manchester City FC and Chelsea FC maintained their 100% records while Arsenal FC lost theirs as the third set of UEFA Youth League group games began with holders FC Barcelona making a comeback against AFC Ajax and FC Bayern München's poor run continuing.

UEFA.com's reporting team rounds up the action; this week's other eight matches are on Wednesday with Club Atlético de Madrid, Real Madrid CF and AS Monaco FC looking for third wins.

Group D
RSC Anderlecht 4- 3 Arsenal FC
• The always-dangerous Aaron Leya Iseka put Anderlecht ahead on two minutes from the spot but Daniel Crowley swiftly struck twice to seemingly put Arsenal on course for a third victory. However, Iseka equalised and Franck Mikal and Andy Kawaya gave Anderlecht a 4-2 half-time lead. Crowley completed his hat-trick with a penalty with five minutes left but Anderlecht joined Arsenal on six points. In the other group game Galatasaray AŞ, on three points and seeking to move level with Anderlecht and Arsenal, take on a Borussia Dortmund side yet to get off the mark.

Group E
PFC CSKA Moskva 0-2 Manchester City FC
• City extended their perfect start as two goals from José Ángel Pozo gave them a deserved victory in a match where they had 16 attempts including 11 on target to CSKA's two, both off target. A home draw for City in a fortnight would book a last-16 slot.

AS Roma 1-0 FC Bayern München
• Matteo Adamo's early strike condemned Bayern to their third successive defeat in the competition and moved second-ranked Roma three points ahead of CSKA. Roma's No10 capitalised on a mistake from the visitors by rounding keeper David Hundertmark for his second European goal of the campaign.

Group F
FC Barcelona 2-2 AFC Ajax
• Barcelona came from two down to remain level at the top of the group with Ajax, four points clear of APOEL FC and Paris Saint-Germain who play on Wednesday. Ajax dominated early on and Adham El Idrissi fired them in front on three minutes. Barcelona had chances themselves but Ajax were strong on the counter and Robert Murić won a penalty which captain Damian van Bruggen converted. Barcelona received a boost when Ajax's Nathan Leyder was sent off in the 62nd minute and home captain Xavi Quintillà set up first Lionel Enguene then Álex Carbonel to secure a point.

Group G
Chelsea FC 2-0 NK Maribor
• Two first-half goals from Jeremie Boga maintained Chelsea's perfect record. Boga opened the scoring on 13 minutes after a fine solo run and one-two with Izzy Brown. The hosts' captain also laid on Boga for his second just before half-time. Maribor are without a point.

FC Schalke 04 3-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal
• Schalke climbed three points above Sporting in the race for second place. On a difficult and wet pitch, Schalke took an early lead when Sporting custodian Vladimir Stojkovic raced out of goal and missed his clearance, allowing Felix Schröter to finish from 20 metres. The home side continued to dominate in heavy rain and Maurice Multhaup teed up Leroy Sané for the second and although Stojkovic stopped a Schröter penalty, substitute Hendrik Lohmar added a third late on. A win in Portugal in two weeks' time will book Schalke's progress unless Maribor beat Chelsea.

Group H
FC BATE Borisov 1-4 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
• Shakhtar stay level at the top with FC Porto after moving onto seven points by inflicting BATE's third defeat. Oleksandr Zubkov and Vasyl Shtander made it 2-0 before the lively and diminutive Aleksandr Dzhigero headed one back in for BATE in the 34th minute. Denys Arendaruk restored Shakhtar's two-goal advantage with a spectacular lob soon after half-time, then Zubkov put the result beyond doubt with four minutes to go. BATE cannot afford another loss in Ukraine in a fortnight.

FC Porto 2-0 Athletic Club
• Sérgio Ribeiro's corner to the far post found Leonardo Ruiz to make it 1-0 from close range. And although Clever's 51st-minute red card forced Porto to retreat and switch to a counterattacking strategy, that did not stop them from killing the game late on through substitute Bruno Costa. Athletic are now four points shy of Porto and Shakhtar.

Reporters: Julian Beattie, Marco Ghighi, Eugene Ravdin, Jamie Reid, Steffen Potter, Vladimir Bogachov & Carlos Santos

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