Paris St Germain into 11/2 with Sky Bet for Champions League after beating Celtic 5-0

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Champions League results

Paris St Germain were cut from 13/2 to 11/2 by Sky Bet for Champions League glory after hammering Celtic 5-0 on Tuesday night.

The world’s most expensive frontline did the majority of the damage in the first-half as Brazilian star Neymar opened the scoring in the 19th minute before 18-year-old French sensation Kylian Mbappe added a second in the 34th minute, with Edinson Cavani scoring from the penalty spot before the break.

Cavani added to his tally late on after a Mikael Lustig own goal had compounded matters for Brendan Rodgers’ side and Sky Bet reacted by making PSG their 11/2 second-favourites behind holders Real Madrid at 4/1.

The French champions had been 13/2 going into the opening week of action, while the other movers on Wednesday were Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Manchester United.

United enjoyed a 3-0 triumph at Old Trafford to get their Group A campaign off to a flying start, Sky Bet cutting them to 10/1 from 14/1 to go all the way.

Bayern and Barcelona share third-favouritism at 6/1 following 3-0 victories over Anderlecht (750/1) and Juventus (eased to 18/1) respectively.

Lionel Messi was in devastating form for the Catalan giants, scoring two goals against the side that bumped them out of the competition at the semi-finals stage last season, and Sky Bet make him their 3/1 favourite to top the scoring charts, ahead of Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo at 4/1 and Robert Lewandowski (7/1) who also opened his account on the night with a 12th minute penalty at the Allianz Arena.

Premier League champions Chelsea were clipped from 16/1 to 14s after inflicting a 6-0 demolition of Qarabag at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro, Davide Zappacosta, Cesar Azpilicueta, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi were on the mark before a combination of Batshuayi and visiting defender Maksim Medvedev resulted in Chelsea netting a sixth.

That result gave Antonio Conte’s side the early advantage in a tough-looking Group C, with Roma (100/1) and Atletico Madrid (20/1) playing out a goalless draw in the night’s other match.

Elsewhere in Man United’s group, CSKA Moscow were 2-1 victors over Benfica in Portugal. Haris Seferovic put the hosts ahead but Vitinho’s spot-kick drew CSKA level before substitute Timur Zhamaletdinov netted a 71st-minute winner.

Sporting Lisbon held off a late fightback to beat Olympiacos 3-2 in Greece. First-half goals from Seydou Doumbia, Gelson Martins and Bruno Fernandes put Sporting in control and Felipe Pardo’s brace right at the end was not enough to save Olympiacos.

 

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