UEFA Champions League Matchday 6, Day 1 action below.
Chelsea (ENG) 1 – 1 Krasnodar (RUS)
Not much at stake here but it was a good draw for the visiting squad after an early goal by Cabella (FRA) that was responded with a penalty for the equalizer by Jorginho (ITA). The final part did not have much action and both teams were satisfied with the result.
Goal Chelsea: Jorginho (ITA) at 28′ (p)
Goal Krasnodar: Cabella (FRA) at 24′
Rennes (FRA) 1 – 3 Sevilla (ESP)
Two Moroccan players were the main protagonists for Sevilla here: Goalkeeper Bounou with a good save at 0-0 and En-Nesyri with two goals scored. Koundé (FRA) also had a beautiful first strike for the opener.
Goal Rennes: Rutter (FRA) at 86′ (p)
Goals Sevilla: Koundé (FRA) at 32′, En-Nesyri (MAR) at 45’+2 and 81′
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Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS) 1-2 Borussia Dortmund (DEU)
Borussia secured the first place in the group. Witsel (BEL) came back to his former pitch only to score a goal against his former team. Youssoufa Moukoko (DEU) made his Champions League debut to become the youngest player ever to play at the tournament (aged 16). A deflected goal by Driussi (ARG) was the first goal of the match. Zenit lost all games from Matchdays 2 to 5.
Goal Zenit: Driussi (ARG) at 16′
Goals Borussia Dortmund: Piszczek (POL) at 68′, Witsel (BEL) at 78′
Lazio (TA) 2-2 Club Brugge (BEL)
It took over 20 years for Lazio to come back to a Champions League Round of 16 but they are in. Last time, their coach Simeone Inzaghi (ITA) was their important scorer. Brugge needed to win and had a shot at the bar but Lazio did enough to maintain the draw.
Goals Lazio: Correa (ARG) at 12′, Immobile (ITA) at 27′ (p.)
Goals Brugge: Vormer (NED) at 15′, Vanaken (BEL) at 76′
Barcelona (ESP) 0 – 3 Juventus (ITA)
In theory this should have been a great showdown between Cristiano Ronaldo (POR, Juventus) and Lionel Messi (ARG), Barcelona. The South American player is still not at his best level, while the Portuguese scored two by penalty kick. McKennie (USA) scored a great acrobatic goal to seal the deal.
Goals Juventus: Ronaldo (POR) at 13′ (p) and 52′ (p), and McKennie (USA) at 20′
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 1 – 0 Ferencváros (HUN)
What was at stake here was a ticket to the Europa League and the Ukranian side got it. with a single goal by Popov (UKR). Ferencváros pressed on according to their gameplan but they were not able to overcome the conservative approach by Kyiv.
Goal Kyiv: Popov (UKR) at 60′
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) 0 – 0 İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) (suspended play)
This match has unfortunately been suspended after just 14 minutes of play when assistant istanbul’s coach Pierre Webo (CMR) has been sent off with a red card following a racist incident with an assistant referee. Pierre Webo, former World Cup player, is heard protesting for having been called “n..ro” after he was expelled. The players decided not to continue playing.
The game will be completed tomorrow.
RB Leipzing (DEU) 3 – 2 Manchester United (ENG)
The United is out! Leipzig was able to pull an exciting match to qualify to the next round. The German team was already winning 2-0 before the first fifteen minutes as if the weekend’s 3-3 against Bayern München would have not taken a toll. Evidently, ManU pressed on and Gulácsi (HUN) saved their goal twice within the last minutes but that was not enough for Manchester. Regardless of the other match, Leipzig is in, although PSG can still take the first place.
Goals Lepzig: Angeliño (ESP) at 2′, Haidara (MLI) at 13′, Kuivert (NED) at 69′ and
Goals Manchester: Bruno Fernandes (POR) at 80′ (p) and Maguire (ENG) at 82′