This Tuesday was the start of the Champions League group stage! The evening had begun with Chelsea’s surprise defeat at Dinamo Zagreb meadow (1-0) and a heavy victory over Borussia Dortmund 3-0 over Copenhagen. For the 9pm round, we logically had this PSG match against Juventus as the evening poster, but also the presentation of defending champion Real Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti’s men traveled to Glasgow to face Celtic. Always a tough ride, especially as the Scots put a hell of a beat into this match, preventing the people of Madrid from developing their game. McGregor even crushed a heavy blow on the rectum (20). Real Madrid were clearly not calm, and he also had to see how injured Karim Benzema left the field to make way for Eden Hazard shortly before the half-hour mark. Even the Belgian soon had a great opportunity to appeal to the doorman on a cross from Carvajal, but he was missing out.
The result of the tie at the break, and the commitment of the Madrid team to do a better job after returning from the dressing room. Without a number 9. And when Benzema is not around or not inspired, the people of Madrid can count on a man… After a long cross from Valverde from the right, Vinicius Jr arrived hard on the other side and sent a flogging. Nice flat feet down (0-1, 56). A few minutes later, Luka Modric scored 2-0. After a great solo act from Eden Hazard, the Belgian moved on to the Croatian. The latter, who has had little success since Hart hit his shot, scored a superb off-foot goal (0-2, 60th place). Well in their meeting unlike in the first period, the Blancos They were about to dissuade the meeting thanks to Hazard. After a beautiful teamwork, Carvajal played again for the former Chelsea player, who finished perfectly against Hart (0-3, 77th place).
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Haaland still shines
For his part, another top candidate for the final crown began his European adventure on Tuesday night. Manchester City traveled to southern Spain to face Sevilla in full crisis (one point in four days of La Liga). Very quickly, Pep Guardiola’s flock took over. In the game first, then on the scoreboard. Served by De Bruyne, Erling Haaland, in the far corner, he set foot to softly defeat Bono (0-1, 20). Dominating, the citizens still had to face the Andalusian formation that attempted to strike back, while De Bruyne missed a face-to-face that would have made a break (49). Phil Foden didn’t miss him. The English player, sent by Cancelo in the area, signed a few fake shots to deceive the defense, then hit the ball with Bono’s left post (0-2, 58). It’s not over, because in a shot from Sergio Gomez pushed by the Seville goalkeeper, Haaland, in a good position, pushed the ball to the bottom (0-3, 66). A double for the Norwegian, and a convincing success for his family, who nailed the show through Robin Dias in overtime (0-4, 90+2).
In Group H, the other two rivals of Paris Saint-Germain faced in Lisbon, where Benfica hosted Maccabi Haifa. The Portuguese team won in a duel without major complications (2-0), with the achievements of Rafa Silva and Alejandro Grimaldo, the author of a real golazo with a missile in the middle of the illuminator. Thus, Lisboètes leads the group, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain thanks to the goal difference. Milan traveled to Austria to face RB Salzburg. If Okafor had opened up the score to the locals, the Saelemaekers equalized shortly before halftime. The result did not move, and the Italian and Austrian champions left with a score of 1-1. The other team of the famous energy drink RB Leipzig lost badly to Shakhtar. Thanks to the brilliant Mudryk, the Ukrainians controlled their subject fairly well and won 4-1. Great show of strength!