The Egyptian had put the visitors in the lead in the eighth minute, his shot was maneuvered into goal by James Milner, Salah was credited with the goal by UEFA. In the 13th minute it was 2-0 for Liverpool after a remarkable volley by Naby Keita, followed by the great appearances of Antoine Griezmann.
The French scored in the 20th and 34th minutes, but saw the red card in the 54th minute, because he had unintentionally hit Roberto Firmino with the cleats in the face. The second Group B match between FC Porto and AC Milan went 1-0 to the home side. As a result, Liverpool are clearly ahead of Atletico (4), Porto (4) and Milan (0) in the table with nine points.
Leipzig just missed a surprise
RB Leipzig narrowly missed a surprise in Group A against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The Saxons delivered a committed performance with Konrad Laimer in the star ensemble, led 2-1, but had to admit defeat 2: 3 after a brace from Lionel Messi. A victory for the “bulls” would have been quite possible.
The Leipziger presented themselves against the Parisians, where Neymar was missing due to groin problems, as at least an equal opponent and quickly put away the early 0: 1 by Kylian Mbappe (9th) from a counterattack – Andre Silva scored after beautiful preparatory work by Angelino (28th). ). In the 57th minute, the guests even took the lead through Nordi Mukiele (57th).
Top stars Messi and Mbappe turn the game
But then the top stars turned the game. Messi equalized after an optimal presentation by Mbappe (67th) and made it 3-2 with a penalty after Mbappe had been fouled (74th). The French shot a penalty over the gate in the 84th minute. Laimer played through at RB and delivered a successful performance.
In the early evening, Manchester City had the upper hand at Club Bruges in the first Group A match with 5-1. Joao Cancelo (30th), Riyad Mahrez (43rd / penalty, 84th), Kyle Walker (53rd) and Cole Palmer (67th) scored the goals for the clearly superior “Citizens”, Hans Vanaken succeeded in cosmetic results (81st) .). England champions now hold at six points, one less than PSG and two more than Bruges. Leipzig is still without a counter.
Real celebrates a sovereign victory
Laimer’s ÖFB team-mate David Alaba prevailed 5-0 with Real Madrid in Group D at Shakhtar Donetsk. An own goal by Sergij Kriwzow (37th) and goals by Vinicius junior (51st, 56th), Rodrygo (64th) and Karim Benzema (91st) ensured the Spaniards’ clear victory in Kiev. Alaba played through with the guests.
Since Inter Milan landed a 3-1 home win over Sheriff Tiraspol in the parallel game after goals from Edin Dzeko (34th), Arturo Vidal (58th) and Stefan de Vrij (67th) and Sebastien Thill (52nd), the surprise team from Moldova in Pool D on points tied with Real (6 each). The Milanese follow two meters behind.
Ajax have an easy game against Dortmund
In Group C, Ajax had a surprisingly easy game with Borussia Dortmund. The Dutch finished BVB 4-0 after goals from Marco Reus (11th / own goal), Daley Blind (25th), Antony (57th) and Sebastien Haller and now hold on to nine points. They are followed by Dortmund (6), Sporting Lisbon (3) and Besiktas Istanbul (0). The Portuguese had already won 4-1 on the Bosporus in the early evening.