Champions League round-up: Juventus edge Lyon, while Borussia Dortmund win at Sporting
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 18/10/16 10:49pm
Juan Cuadrado snatched victory for 10-men Juventus with the only goal in Lyon but the Italians had inspirational goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to thank for keeping them top of Group H.
Cuadrado, a 68th-minute replacement for Paulo Dybala, squeezed home the decisive goal from a tight angle in the 76th minute, while Juventus skipper Buffon made a string of superb saves in either half to keep Lyon at bay.
Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette saw his first-half penalty saved by the Italy international before Juve played most of the second half with 10 men following midfielder Mario Lemina's dismissal.
Juve, 4-0 winners in Zagreb in their last Group H match after being held to a goalless home draw by Sevilla in their opener, lead the Spanish club on goal difference after three group matches.
Sevilla also took a step closer to the Champions League knockout stages as Samir Nasri scored the only goal of a 1-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb.
The Frenchman's deft first-half finish was reward for a dominant performance from the Spaniards on a wet night at the Maksimir Stadium.
Jorge Sampaoli's men could qualify for the next stage when they host Dinamo in a fortnight.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set Borussia Dortmund on their way to a 2-1 win in Lisbon against Champions League rivals Sporting at Estadio Jose Alvalade to keep them top of Group F.
Aubameyang gave his side an early lead and Julian Weigl scored a brilliant individual goal late in the first half to put the Germans in control before Sporting substitute Bruno Cesar set up a thrilling finale.
Dortmund, held 2-2 at home by Real Madrid in their opening Champions League match before thrashing Legia Warsaw 6-0 in Poland, stay top of the group on goal difference ahead of the Spanish champions, who routed the Polish side 5-1 at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.
Andre Silva's 90th-minute penalty snatched a 2-1 win for Porto at Club Brugge.
The 20-year-old sent Ludovic Butelle the wrong way to deny the hosts a first point in this season's competition.
Jelle Vossen had scored Brugge's opening goal of the group stage in the 12th minute, stabbing home from inside a crowded box, but the visitors fought back strongly and deservedly levelled in the 68th minute when Miguel Layun brilliantly lashed into the top-right corner from 25 yards.
The 2004 winners continued to threaten and were rewarded after Wesley fouled Danilo Pereira, allowing Silva to steer into the bottom-right of goal from the spot.
The result put Porto level on four points in Group G with FC Copenhagen, who lost 1-0 at Leicester, while Brugge remained rooted to the foot of the table.
Bernardo Silva netted a late equaliser as Monaco left CSKA Moscow with a 1-1 draw after on-loan forward Lacina Traore looked to have got the better of his parent club.
Ivory Coast forward Traore, who joined the Russian club at the start of the 2016/2017 season, was on hand to put the home side ahead on 34 minutes.
Following a brilliant display by CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who was looking to keep a first Champions League clean sheet in some 40 matches, Monaco finally earned a share of the points when Bernardo Silva netted with just three minutes left to keep the French side top of Group E.
Meanwhile, Tottenham withstood second-half pressure from Bayer Leverkusen to secure a 0-0 draw and hold on for a valuable point.