Midweek Football Review

Some major upsets!

Champions League Group Stage MD 2

Group A

Paris Saint Germain 2 vs. 0 Man City

The oil derby as the two richest clubs in Europe took on each other. PSG came out on top this time thanks to a goal from Gueye in the 8th minute and a brilliant first goal from Messi in the 74th minute to open his PSG account. City tried a lot but PSG and Donnarumma stood strong. PSG go top of the table on goal difference while City drop down to 3rd in the table.

RB Leipzig 1 vs. 2 Club Brugge

Nkunku scored in the 5th minute to give Leipzig the lead but Brugge had other plans. Vanaken equalised for Brugge in the 22nd minute and Rits grabbed the winner for Brugge in the 41st minute. Leipzig had no reply in the 2nd half and Brugge held on for all three points. Brugge move up to 2nd in the table while Leipzig remain bottom of the table with 0 points. 

Group B

AC Milan 1 vs. 2 Atletico Madrid

Leao gave Milan the lead in the 20th minute as they played their first Champions League game at the San Siro in 7 years. A red card for Kessie made matters difficult for Milan in the 29th minute. Milan then played a defensive game for much of the 90 minutes but Atletico tried and tried again and finally managed to break the defence in the 84th minute thanks to Griezmann. Suarez then scored a 97th minute penalty to seal the win for Atletico. Milan remain bottom of the the table with two unlucky defeats while Atletico sit 2nd in the group.

FC Porto 1 vs. 5 Liverpool

Salah and Mane scored in the first half to give Liverpool a 0-2 lead. Salah then added a 3rd in the 60th minute. Taremi got one back for Porto in the 74th minute but Firmino grabbed a late double to seal the win for Liverpool. Liverpool remain top of the table while Porto sit 3rd with a point.

Group C

Ajax 2 vs. 0 Besiktas

Berghuis scored in the 17th minute while Haller scored in the 43rd minute to round of a comfortable win for Ajax against Besiktas. Ajax sit top of the group on goal difference while Besiktas sit 3rd in the group with no points. 

Dormtund 1 vs. 0 Sporting Lisbon

Malen scored in the 37th minute and it was enough for Dortmund to get the win over Lisbon in this game. Dortmund sit 2nd in the group on goal difference while Lisbon sit bottom of the group with no points. 

Group D

Shakhtar Donetsk 0 vs. 0 Inter Milan

No goals in this game as the two teams shared the points. Inter sit 3rd while Shakhtar sit 4th with the two teams with that one point. 

Real Madrid 1 vs. 2 Sheriff

Yakhshiboev scored in the 25th minute to give Sheriff the lead. Real Madrid managed to equalise in the 65th minute via a penalty from Benzema. Thill though scored an 89th minute winner for Sheriff at the Bernabeu to send the Moldovan team top of the group. Real Madrid sit 2nd in the group 3 points behind Sheriff. 

Group E

Bayern Munich 5 vs. 0 Dynamo Kyiv

Lewandowski got two, and Gnabry, Sane, and Choupo-Moting added the rest as Bayern ran rampant against Kyiv. Bayern sit top of the group with 2 wins while Kyiv sit 3rd in the group with a point. 

Benfica 3 vs. 0 Barcelona

Nunez got a double and Silva got the other while Garcia was sent off for Barcelona in the 87th minute as Benfica got a historic win over the away team. Barcelona go from bad to worse and Koeman could be facing the sack at this point. Benfica sit 2nd in the group while Barcelona sit bottom of the group with 0 points.

Group F

Atalanta 1 vs. 0 Young Boys

Pessina grabbed the only goal of the game in the 68th minute as Atalanta got their first win of the group stage against Young Boys. Atalanta go top of the table while Young Boys sit 2nd in the group on goal difference. 

Man United 2 vs. 1 Villarreal

Villarreal dominated this game in the first half and could have been 2-3 goals clear if not for De Gea in the United goal. Alcacer finally got past De Gea in the 53rd minute to give Villarreal the lead. Telles grabbed an equaliser for United in the 60th minute via a brilliant effort from distance. It looked like the game was heading for a draw but like he has so often Ole was saved by another moment and that came in the form of Ronaldo grabbing the winner in the 95th minute. United sit 3rd in the group on goal difference while Villarreal sit 4th in the group with a point. 

Group G

Wolfsburg 1 vs. 1 Sevilla

Steffen scored for Wolfsburg in the 48th minute. Guilavogui was sent off for the home team in the 85th minute and Sevilla grabbed a late equaliser in the 87th minute via a penalty. Wolfsburg sit 3rd in the group on goal difference while Sevilla sit 2nd in the group on goal difference.

RB Salzburg 2 vs. 1 Lille

Adeyemi scored a penalty in each half to give Salzburg a 2-0 lead. Yilmaz got one back for Lille in the 62nd minute but Salzburg held on for the win. Salzburg go top of the group with the win while Lille sit bottom of the group with a point. 

Group H

Zenit 4 vs. 0 Malmo

Claudinho, Kuzyayev, Sutormin, and Wendel all scored as Zenit got three points against Malmo. Zenit sit 3rd in the group on goal difference while Malmo sit bottom of the group with zero points. 


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