The Saxons put in a committed performance with Konrad Laimer in the star group, leading 2-1, but had to admit defeat 2:3 after a brace from Lionel Messi. Laimer’s ÖFB teammate David Alaba won 5-0 with Real Madrid at Shakhtar Donetsk Stadium.
In the fourth parallel match, Inter Milan won 3-1 at home against the surprise of former team Sherif Tiraspol. The strike in Group B between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool ended with a score of 3-2 for the “Reds”. In the third group, Ajax Amsterdam won the first match in front of their fans over Borussia Dortmund 4-0. Early in the evening, Manchester City had the upper hand at Club Brugge 5-1.
Joao Cancelo (30), Riyad Mahrez (43/penalty kick, 84), Kyle Walker (53) and Cole Palmer (67) scored the goals of the “citizens” clearly superior, and Hans Vanaken succeeded in cosmetic results (81). The England champions now hold six points, one point less than PSG and more points than Brugge. Leipzig is still without a counter.
RB could have won. RB Leipziger presented himself against the Parisians, where Neymar was absent due to thigh problems, as at least equal and quickly put the early goal 0:1 through Kylian Mbappe (9) away from a counterattack – Andre Silva scored after a beautiful preparatory work by Angelino (28) .).
In the 57th minute, the guests took the lead through Nordi Mukele (57th place), but the big stars turned the game around. Messi equalized after an optimal presentation by Mbappe (67) and made the score 3-2 with a penalty kick after a foul on Mbappe (74). The French took a penalty over the gate in the 84th minute. Laimer played in RB and had a successful performance.
Also in Madrid, the penalty kick raised the decision – Mohamed Salah’s penalty to 3-2 for Liverpool against Atlético in the 78th minute. Al-Masry had put the visitors ahead in the eighth minute, and fired his shot towards the goal by James Milner, and attributed to Salah the UEFA goal . In the 13th minute, the score was 2-0 for Liverpool after a great shot from Naby Keita, followed by the wonderful appearance of Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman scored in the 20th and 34th minutes, but saw the red card in the 54th minute because he unintentionally shot Roberto Firmino with cleats in his face.
The second group match between FC Porto and AC Milan went 1-0 to the hosts. As a result, Liverpool is clearly ahead of Atletico (4), Porto (4) and Milan (0) in the standings with nine points.
In pool C, Ajax’s match was surprisingly easy against Dortmund. The Dutch finished Dortmund 4-0 after goals from Marco Reus (goal 11 / own), Daley Blind (25), Anthony (57) and Sebastian Haller and are now holding on to nine points. They are followed by Dortmund (6), Sporting Lisbon (3) and Besiktas Istanbul (0). The Portuguese had won 4-1 over the Bosphorus early in the evening.
There was also a clear win for Real Madrid – an own goal by Sergig Creuso (37) and goals by youngster Vinicius (51, 56), Rodrygo (64) and Karim Benzema (91) scoring 5-0 in Spain. Kiev vs Shakhtar Donetsk. Alaba played with the guests.
Since Inter Milan secured a 3-1 home win over Sherif Tiraspol after goals from Edin Dzeko (34), Arturo Vidal (58), Stefan de Vrij (67) and Sebastian Thiel (52), the surprising team is out of position. Moldova is in Group D in the tie with the Real (6 points each). Milan follows two meters behind.
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