Manchester City players beat Dortmund 2:1 in the second round of the Champions League main stage after a turnaround. Norwegian defender Erling Haaland scored the home win over his former team in the 84th minute. Coach Pep Guardiola’s men remain 100% in the elite competition, as well as, for example, the defending champions Real Madrid, who beat Leipzig 2-0 at their stadium.
City’s players were unable to get past the solid Borussia defense in the first half. In addition, I started the second half excellently and in the 56th minute Bellingham opened the scoring with a header. But in the last ten minutes, the home team turned the table on Group G. First, defender Stones hit from distance, and four minutes later, Haaland completed the conversion with an acrobatic kick after a cross disallowed.
Real had problems at home against RB Leipzig for a long time and gave the opponent several decent chances. But goalkeeper Courtois did not give up, and in the 80th minute Valverde sent the “white ballet” to the front, substitute Asensio added insurance in the group. Madrid also won the eighth competitive match of the season and tops Group F.
Surprisingly, Chelsea only drew 1-1 with Salzburg in Potter’s first appearance in London, the last in Group E with one point. Sterling opened the match at Stamford Bridge with a goal in the 48th minute, and Okafor equalized for the visitors.
Milan defeated Dinamo Zagreb 3: 1 at home in the second match of the “E” and won for the first time. Dynamo stunned Chelsea last week and caught up with another longtime favorite. The home team at San Siro ended the negative situation just before the break thanks to a penalty converted by Giroud.
Milan made an excellent start in the second half and in the 47th minute Saelemaekers took the lead. Oršič quickly returned the guests to the match with a goal of friction, but in the 77th minute, “Rossoneri” substitute Pobega calmed down.
Paris Street Germain beat Maccabi 3:1 in Haifa after turning and winning for the second time in Group H. Maccabi sent Chery ahead in the 24th minute, Messi responded before the break. The star Argentine striker broke two LM records. He was the first scorer in 18 consecutive seasons and also scored a goal against 39 different opponents. In the 69th minute, Messi made a goal for Mbappe, who helped him with the first shot. Shortly before the end of the match, the third striker from the Parisian elite, Neymar, also made his mark.
On the other hand, Juventus lost Turin in the “hook” for the second time, this time at home 1: 2 against Benfica Lisbon, who has six points, like Paris Saint-Germain. Milik’s goal in the fourth minute was answered by Joao Mario from a penalty kick at the end of the first half, and in the 55th minute Neres completed the turn for the visitors.
Napoli beat Rangers 3-0 in Glasgow. The Italian Serie A leaders in Group A followed up with their 4-1 thrashing of Liverpool. In the 55th minute, Rangers were weakened by being sent off from the sand, Politano used the powerful play of the penalty kick and substituted Raspadori with Ndombele.
Shakhtar Donetsk tied 1:1 with Celtic in Group F. Glasgow team in Warsaw, where Shakhtar plays cup matches at home due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, sent Bondarenko to the front in the tenth minute with an own goal. Donetsk team equalized before the end of the first half thanks to Modric.
The second round of the Champions League groups:
Glasgow Rangers – Napoli 0:3 (0:0 .))
Goals: 68. Politano from a penalty kick. , 85. Raspaduri, 90. + 1 Ndombele. Referee: Mathieu (sp.). ČK: 55. Sands (Rangers).
|2.||Ajax Amsterdam||2||1||0||1||5: 2||3|
AC Milan – Dinamo Zagreb 3:1 (1:0)
Goals: 45. Giroud from the penalty spot. , 47. Saelemaekers, 77. Bubija – 56. Orchich. Referee: Jill (sp.).
Chelsea – Salzburg 1: 1 (0: 0)
Goals: 48. Sterling – 75. Ekafor. Referee: Krulyak (Slovenia).
|1.||AC Milan||2||1||1||0||4: 2||4|
|2.||Dinamo Zagreb||2||1||0||1||2: 3||3|
F . group:
Shakhtar Donetsk – Celtic Glasgow 1:1 (1:1)
Goals: 29. Modric – 10. Possession of Bondarenko. Referee: Nyberg (Sweden).
Real Madrid – RB Leipzig 2: 0 (0: 0)
Goals: 80. Valverde 90. + 1 Asensio. Referee: Mariani.
|1.||Real Madrid||2||2||0||0||5: 0||6|
|2.||Shakhtar Donetsk||2||1||1||0||5: 2||4|
|3.||Celtic Glasgow||2||0||1||1||1: 4||1|
Manchester City – Borussia Dortmund 2:1 (0:0)
Goals: 80. Stones, 84. Haaland – 56. Bellingham. Referee: Orsato (It.).
FC Copenhagen – Sevilla 0: 0
Referee: Bilkto (Bosnia).
|3.||FC Copenhagen||2||0||1||1||0: 3||1|
|4.||FC Sevilla||2||0||1||1||0: 4||1|
Maccabi Haifa – Paris Germain Street 1: 3 (1: 1)
Goals: 24. Sherry – 37. Messi 69. Mbappe 88. Neymar. Referee: Seibert (Germany).
Juventus Torino – Benfica Lisbon 1: 2 (1: 1)
Goals: 4. Milik – 44. Joao Mario from the penalty spot. , 55. Neris. Referee: Zuer (Germany).
|1.||Paris Germain Street||2||2||0||0||5: 2||6|
|2.||Benfica Lisbon||2||2||0||0||4: 1||6|
|3.||Juventus Turin||2||0||0||2||2: 4||0|