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    20.09.2015 17:06 - in: Champions League S

    Three defeats out of three for Eurorivals

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    All three of Juventus’ Group D opponents fall to domestic defeats just days after kicking off their respective Champions League campaigns

    Sevilla 1-2 Celta Vigo

    Sevilla remain winless in La Liga this season after suffering a 2-1 reverse at home to Celta Vigo on Sunday afternoon.

    Strikes from Nolito and Daniel Wass saw the visitors race into a two-goal lead inside the opening 25 minutes.

    In the 54th minute , Fernando Llorente, coming on for Ever Banega as a second-half substitute, headed in Mariano’s cross to get off the mark for his new club and give Unai Emery’s men hope of snatching at least a point from the encounter.

    Michael Krohn-Dehli came closest to finding an equaliser, but the Dane could not find the target against his former club, as Juventus’ next opponents in Group D slipped to a second successive defeat at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

    Their two points so far this campaign have both come on their travels and they will look to add to their tally when they play away at Las Palmas on Wednesday evening.

    Manchester City 1-2 West Ham

    Manchester City fell to their first league defeat of the season, losing 2-1 at home to West Ham on Saturday evening.

    Manuel Pellegrini’s men will wonder how they took nothing from a match in which they enjoyed 72 per cent of the possession and had 27 shots.

    But they came undone twice by the Hammers, who were comfortable in possession and deadly on the counter-attack – familiar ingredients in their recent away wins at Arsenal and Liverpool.

    After just six minutes the hosts found themselves a goal down when Victor Moses netted his first for the London club with a low drive from all of 20 yards.

    And the visitors doubled their lead when Diafra Sakho bundled in from close-range following a corner.

    Summer signing Kevin De Bruyne then scored his maiden goal for City to halve the deficit, but he and his team-mates could not find an equaliser in a second half in which they were camped firmly in and around West Ham’s box.

    Despite the defeat, Juventus’ Group D rivals remain top of the Premier League table on 15 points, but Slaven Bilic’s men are now just three points behind in second place.

    Next up for the Citizens is a third round League Cup tie away at Sunderland on Wednesday.

    Cologne 1-0 Borussia Monchengladbach

    Borussia Monchengladbach continued their worst ever start to a league season, falling to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of local rivals Cologne on Saturday afternoon.

    Anthony Modeste’s 64th minute strike proved the difference between the two sides, as Lucien Favre’s men struggled to convert their possession (60 per cent) into chances with just two shots on target over the 90 minutes.

    The Foals’ latest reverse is their fifth in the Bundesliga and sixth in all competitions, following Tuesday night’s 3-0 loss in the Champions League to Sevilla.

    They will look to get their very first points on the board when they entertain Augsburg at Borussia-Park next Wednesday.

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