Manchester City snatched the 2-1 victory against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday on the occasion of the second day of the Champions League. At the same time, Real Madrid and PSG also won, while Chelsea had to settle for a draw against Salzburg. For Juventus, the situation is not improving since the Turin club lost against Benfica.
Manchester City (ENG) 2 – 1 Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Trailing 0-1 following a goal from Jude Bellingham, the Skyblues equalized ten minutes from time with a powerful strike from John Stones. Four minutes later, it was the inevitable Erling Haaland who scored a sumptuous acrobatic goal against his old colors.
Copenhagen (DEN) 0 – 0 Sevilla FC (ESP)
No winner or even a goal in this other Group G duel between Copenhagen and Sevilla. In the standings, City is obviously in the lead with 6 points ahead of Dortmund (3 pts). Copenhagen and Sevilla have no points.
Real Madrid (ESP) 2 – 0 RB Leipzig (GER)
Without Karim Benzema, hit in the right thigh, Real Madrid was not at the party against RB Leipzig (2-0). But the reigning European champions enforced the hierarchy in extremis by snatching the three points on late goals from Ernesto Valverde (80th) and Marco Asensio (90th + 1). Eden Hazard remained on the bench.
Corrected at home by Real Madrid (3-0), Celtic Glasgow failed to react by conceding a draw against Shakhtar Donetsk (1-1) in Warsaw. The Scots are logically already in great difficulty after two games.
Glasgow Rangers (SCO) 0 – 3 Naples (ITA)
In the late Group A match, Napoli won away to Glasgow, 0-3, against Rangers. After the exclusion of Sands on the Scottish side (56th) and a missed penalty from Zielinski (59th), Politano himself converted his penalty (68th) and Raspadori (85th) then Ndombele (90th + 1) increased the mark.
The Neapolitans are in the lead with a record of 6 out of 6, ahead of Liverpool who beat Ajax yesterday (2-1). The English have 3 points like the Dutch, and the Rangers are struggling in last place without a single point.
Chelsea (ENG) 1 – 1 RB Salzburg (AUT)
Chelsea and Salzburg drew, 1-1. At the opener of Sterling (48th), Okafor gave the Austrian reply (75th).
After AC Milan’s victory against Dinamo Zagreb (3-1), the Italians are in the lead with 4 points, ahead of the Croats who have 3. RB Salzburg are 3rd with 2 points, 1 more than Chelsea.
Maccabi Haifa (ISR) 1 – 3 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Paris Saint-Germain got scared but ended up winning 3 goals to 1 against an attractive team from Maccabi Haifa.
Led after a goal by Tjarron Chery (24th), Paris equalized through Lionel Messi (37th), then took the lead through Kylian Mbappé (69th) and Neymar (88th). PSG will travel again on the third day, October 5, to Benfica, which they are ahead of on goal difference at the top of the pool.
Juventus Turin (ITA) 1 – 2 Benfica Lisbonne (POR)
Benfica surprised Juventus in Turin, 1-2. Juve took the advantage thanks to Milik (4th), but Joao Mario tied the teams on penalty (44th), before Neres definitively condemned the Old Lady (55th).
PSG and Benfica share the top of the group with 6 points. Juventus and Maccabi, who have not yet taken a point, are 3rd and 4th.