UEFA Youth League round-up: Chelsea the only winners as United suffer another defeat

Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United all had difficult UEFA Youth League matches this week.

Chelsea were the only winners this week in the UEFA Youth League as Arsenal and Manchester City drew, with Manchester United defeated.

FC Schalke v Chelsea

Chelsea were the only English side to win in the latest round of UEFA Youth League games thanks to goals from Nathan Ake and Lewis Baker away to FC Schalke.

Chelsea had fewer attempts both on and off target throughout the game but defended well to keep a clean sheet, receiving only two bookings throughout the 90 minutes.

Baker opened the scoring in the 73rd minute before Ake added a second shortly after, as Chelsea moved to the top of Group E with a perfect record.

They are also yet to concede a goal.

CSKA Moscow v Manchester City

Manchester City played well away to CSKA Moscow to secure a 1-1 draw against their Russian opponents.

Devante Cole bagged City’s goal in the 73rd minute in a decent performance, although City had four players booked and committed 15 fouls during the game as CSKA pushed for their equaliser, eventually securing it in the 80th minute.

City are now on seven points with CSKA Moscow, in first position due to a superior goal difference.

Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund

Arsenal battled to a 0-0 draw against Borussia Dortmund in a game that saw Chuba Akpom sent off after two yellow cards. Arsenal failed to capitalise on winning three more free kicks than the German side and six more corners.

Akpom also missed a penalty in the 22nd minute in a game where clear cut chances were hard to come by.

Arsenal retain their position at the top of the group with seven points ahead of Dortmund on four points and Marseille and Napoli both on three points.

Manchester United v Real Sociedad

Manchester United now have it all to do in the UEFA Youth League as they were beaten 1-0 by Group A leaders Real Sociedad.

United struggled against the quality of the Spanish side, who had more attempts on goal, committed fewer fouls and saw less bookings.

Alvaro Ordiozola scored the only goal of the game in the fourth minute as United were caught napping by the Sociedad attack. United’s performance was confounded, topped off by the second yellow card and sending off of Ben Pearson towards the end of the match.

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