Football wasn’t just played in Bruges tonight. Real Madrid, with Hazard on the bench, overtook Inter in stoppage time, while Manchester City with De Bruyne in the starting lineup for Leipzig hit hard. The French man of the evening was Sebastien Haller. The Ajax striker scored no less than four times in Amsterdam’s big win at Sporting Portugal.
Next to Club Brugge – Paris Saint-Germain Endowment Group A Also the Manchester City vs RB Leipzig match in the programme. Kevin De Bruyne was in the starting line-up for the first time this season with the home team. Half an hour later, the match seemed to be over. Soon, Aki scored the first goal, forced Kevin De Bruyne into the second, and Mokele defeated his team’s goalkeeper. Shortly before the break, he partially made up for his mistake by showing Nkunku the target of the linkage. Mahrez increased the difference to two more goals before the end of the first half. The scoring fest continued after the break. Nkunko gave the Germans hope again, but Grealish topped his first Champions League appearance with a fourth goal for the hosts. Meanwhile, De Bruyne left the field, and Joao Cancelao and Jesus completely closed the books: 6-3.
in a group b Atletico Madrid received a visit from FC Porto. Spain’s national champion Yannick Carrasco was given a starting spot, and former Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba was allowed to make an appearance for the visitors from the first minute. No goals scored: 0-0. Mbemba still received a red card in injury time.
In the second match, Liverpool faced Milan at Anfield. Two compatriots started: Alexis Saelemakers was in the starting line-up with the visitors as expected, but especially Divock Origi’s selection for the Reds was a small surprise. The 26-year-old striker hasn’t earned a single minute in four Premier League games this season, but now coach Klopp has been allowed to start from the start. Origi missed his first chance in the match but Trent Alexander-Arnold quickly gave England the lead. Salah had the opportunity to double the score with a penalty moments later, but he missed the penalty. That miss will be Liverpool Acid break: Ante Rebic equalized just before the break and a minute later, Diaz fired the Italian’s second goal into the ropes net. What a transformation! The Italian joy did not last long. Salah equalized immediately after the end of the first half and compensated for a missed penalty kick. Impeccable assistance was from Divock Origi but the former Red Devil had to leave the field injured after the hour. Liverpool smelled victory and were rewarded with a winning goal from captain Jordan Henderson: 3-2.
also in group C Two interesting matches are scheduled. Dortmund started the match at Besiktas without Axel Witsel. The midfielder came in for the break. There were primary places for Thomas Meunier (D) and Michy Batshuayi (B). The Germans soon took the lead through Judd Bellingham. The England international also assisted Haaland in stoppage time in the first half. Dortmund were limited to dominating football after the break, and Thomas Meunier received a yellow card. Montero’s stoppage-time goal came too late for the Turks: 1-2.
In the second match of the group, Ajax had to visit Sporting Portugal. The Amsterdam team started their dream start with a goal from Haller after seventy seconds of football. And it didn’t stop. Less than ten minutes into the match, the Ivorian French scored his second goal of the evening. Just half an hour later, Paulinho gave the home team hope by scoring a connecting goal for the Portuguese. Only briefly, because before the break Stephen Burgess gave the Dutch a double lead again. Once again Paulinho seemed to give the Portuguese hopefuls again right after the break but his goal was not allowed. The Portuguese disappointment only increased for a few minutes when Haller finally finished the match with his third and fourth goal of the evening: 1-5.
in a group d Finally, newcomer Sheriff Tiraspol finished his first CL Final match with a win. The Moldaves beat Shaktar Donetsk with convincing numbers: 2-0. The goals came from Adam Traore and Momo Yansan. The joy of the home team after the match was immense.
In the second group match, Real Madrid, with Eden Hazard on the bench and Thibaut Courtois in goal, visited Inter Milan. The Madrilenians were unable to find a hole in the Italian defense before the end of the first half. On the contrary, it took Courtois vigil after the break to prevent Skriniar from scoring. Eden Hazard stayed on the bench for ninety minutes and watched as substitute Rodrygo gave Madrid the win in injury time: 0-1.
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