Barcelona and Juventus ensured three points after wins on Matchday 3 while Manchester United and PSG had a night to forget. Sevilla inspired an impressive comeback win against Krasnodar in Group E clash.
Group E: Chelsea, Sevilla, Rennes, Krasnodar
Chelsea vs Rennes (3-0): Chelsea off to cruising win after goals from Werner and Tammy Abraham
Chelsea have had a comprehensive win against Rennes, thanks to two penalty goals from Timo Werner and a second-half strike from Tammy Abraham. Meanwhile, Rennes’ first-ever UCL campaign hasn’t gone in the desired way after suffering two losses and a defeat thus far.
Sevilla vs Krasnodar (3-2): En-Nesyri inspires a comeback win for Sevilla
Sevilla have produced an impressive comeback win against Krasnodar. The odds were stacked up against Sevilla when they were 2-0 down inside the first 20 minutes and adding to it, a red card for Jesus Navas at the stroke of the half-time. However, Ivan Rakitic’s first-half goal and a double from Youssef En-Nesyri in the second half helped the hosts pull off a comeback.
Group F: Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge, Zenit
Zenit vs Lazio (1-1): Lazio pull off a hard-fought draw after a late strike from Caicedo
Lazio have managed to pick up a draw against Zenit St Petersburg, with Felipe Caicedo coming as a substitute to score a late equalizer. The Biancocelesti made it happen while fielding a less competent playing 11.
Club Brugge vs Dortmund (0-3): Goals from Thorgan Hazard and Haaland helps Dortmund with away win.
Borussia Dortmund have defeated Belgian outfit Club Brugge with ease, with Thorgan Hazard scoring his first Champions League goal and Erling Haaland chipping in with a brace. Haaland looks as he knows no bounds after scoring nine goals in this season so far.
Group G: Juventus, Barcelona, Ferencvaros, Dynamo Kyiv
Ferencvaros vs Juventus (1-4): Morata comes up with a brace in the 4-1 routing of Ferencvaros
Juventus have eased past Hungarian outfit 4-1 away, with Alvaro Morata chipping in with a brace. Morata opened the account very quickly as soon as the game began before he completed his double in the second half, which was assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo. Paulo Dybala also found his name in the score sheet as the hosts committed some costly errors in the backline. Overall, it is a morale-boosting win for Andrea Pirlo’s side after their defeat against Barcelona last week.
Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv (2-1): Ter Stegen heroics help Barca with a narrow win
Barcelona have managed to beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-1 although they weren’t at their competent best. Lionel Messi gave his side an early lead but Kyiv were allowed to play through Barca’s structureless midfield and defence. Marc Andre ter Stegen made an immediate impact on his first appearance of the season, making a plethora of saves. Perhaps, were it not for the German goalkeeper, Barca would have been on the losing end against the side that played literally with their B team.
Group H: PSG, Manchester United, Leipzig, Istanbul Basaksehir
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Man Utd: United face shock defeat against Turkish minnows
Manchester United have suffered a stunning defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir, who in turn registered their first win of the Champions League. Words couldn’t describe United’s disastrous performance, and they rightfully deserved the punishment from the Turkish outfit. Basaksehir scored two goals in the opening half, all coming at the expense United’s lacklustre defence. Anthony Martial pulled one back right before the half-time, but it wasn’t enough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Leipzig vs PSG (2-1): Lackluster PSG stunned by Julian Nagelsmann’s side
Leipzig have ensured PSG got their payback – for the last season’s semi-final defeat – in the 2-1 win. Angel Di Maria’s early lead was cancelled out by Christopher Nkunku, and Leipzig scored their goal in the second half after Emil Forsberg’s penalty. Thomas Tuchel’s future is in jeopardy after a poor start to the Champions League this season.
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