RB Leipzig did not achieve the desired revenge against Manchester City in the Champions League. Nearly seven months after losing 7-0 to the treble-winning English side, the Saxons suffered a 3-1 defeat at home on Wednesday. Dortmund tied with its guest Milan 0-0. Newcastle beat Paris Saint-Germain 4-1, and Barcelona won 1-0 in Porto. Atletico defeated its guests Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk 3-2 in Antwerp.
Lazio Roma beat Celtic Glasgow 2-1 away from home, and the confrontation between Red Star Belgrade and Young Boys Bern ended in a 2-2 draw.
In Leipzig, City clearly controlled the game, and Phil Foden’s lead after a pass from Rico Luis was deserved (25). Schlager was late for the assist and Seewald was late for the finish. After the break, the home team got off to the perfect start. Luis Obinda equalized and doubled the score to 1-1 with a shot into the far corner via the inside crossbar (48).
City then took control again, but Erling Haaland shot over the crossbar from close range (58th) and Foden hit the goal from a free kick (63rd). The decision was made by a shot from Julián Alvarez that deflected into Seewald (84) and a counterattack completed by Jérémie Doku (92). In Leipzig, Schlager played, Seewald was substituted in the 85th minute, and Christoph Baumgartner came on in the 75th minute.
In the second match in the seventh group, Red Star and Young Boys scored a second goal after goals by Sherif Ndiaye (35), Ousmane Bockarie (88), Philip Ugrenic (48) and Cédric Itten (61/penalty kick): 2. At Red Star, Aleksandar Dragovic played as captain.
His compatriot Gernot Trauner wore the strip for Feyenoord Rotterdam at Atletico Madrid. The Netherlands advanced 1-0 and 2-1 in the Spanish capital thanks to goals from Mario Hermoso (7 own goals) and David Hanko (34), but fell after receiving goals from Alvaro Morata (14 and 47) and Antoine. Griezmann (45+4) left the field losing 2:3.
Trauner, who was substituted in the 74th minute, was unable to prevent Morata from scoring his goals, and when the score became 2-2, he involuntarily sent the ball to Griezmann, who then succeeded in scoring a wonderful overhead kick. The ÖFB player prevented a goal in the 18th minute by blocking a shot directly in front of his goal line. In the 39th minute, the leading Austrian narrowly missed the upper corner of Atletico’s goal. In the parallel match in Group E, Lazio defeated its guest Celtic 2-1 after goals by Kyogo Furuhashi (12), Matias Vecino (29) and Pedro (95).
Trauner’s ÖFB teammate Marcel Sabitzer was still missing from Dortmund’s zero against Milan due to adductor problems. The draw kept the Italians at two points, while the Germans got their first point. Newcastle rose to the top of Group F after a landslide victory over its guest, Paris, 4-1. Miguel Almiron (17), Dan Byrne (39), Sean Longstaff (50) and Fabian Schar (91) scored the goals for the “Magpies”, and Paris Saint-Germain achieved only cosmetic results through Lucas Hernandez (56).
In Group H, FC Barcelona earned a maximum of six points thanks to a 1-0 win over FC Porto. Ferran Torres achieved victory for the Catalan team shortly before the whistle at the end of the first half after a mistake by Romario during the game. In the second group match, Royal Antwerp scored the second goal through Arbenur Moja (3′) and Michael Ange Palikojsa (33′), but Danilo Sikan (48′, 76′) and Jaroslav Rakiskej (71′) turned things upside down. From Shakhtar Donetsk. In the 97th minute, Antwerp player Toby Alderweireld fired a penalty kick wide of the goal.
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