Bayern Munich, which faces Galatasaray, was effective on Tuesday in Turkey (3-1), just like Inter Milan (2-1) and Real Madrid (2-1), while Lens continues to experience strong feelings, during the third day of the season. . Group stage in the Champions League.
Group A: Bayern continues its flawless performance, and Manchester United rebounds
Bayern Munich, which had been fighting for more than an hour, had to work to overcome Galatasaray (1-3), Tuesday, October 24, in Istanbul during the third day of the Champions League, to take a big step towards the round of 16. With nine points on the clock, Thomas Tuchel’s men are top of Group A, which also includes Copenhagen and Manchester United, in poor form after two defeats in the first two days.
Manchester United have finally found the solution thanks to Harry Maguire. After defeats during the first two days, the Red Devils finally beat Copenhagen (1-0) at Old Trafford. With this win, Erik ten Hag’s men can catch their breath and move closer to the Turks, who are one point ahead of them in the standings.
The second set: Lins takes a point, and Arsenal advances
RC Lens and Eindhoven tied (1-1) at the Bullaert-Deliles Stadium. Sang et Or, who had struggled for so long, found the wherewithal to equalize in a game generally dominated by the Dutch. With five points on the clock, Linceau’s team keeps its chances of qualifying intact.
For its part, Arsenal achieved a major victory in Seville (1-2), which enabled it to seize first place in Group Two at the expense of Lens. The London team achieved a strong victory thanks to goals from Gabriel Martinelli (45 + 4) and Gabriel Jesus (53), and Sevilla reduced the gap through Nemanja Godelli (58).
Group Three: Real Madrid continues, Napoli wins
Real Madrid took a step towards the round of 16 with its third victory (1-2) in Braga, thanks in particular to Jude Bellingham. At times, the Merengue were pressured by the Portuguese, and were once again decisive. They are three points ahead of Napoli, the winner in Berlin (1-0).
Napoli showed themselves very realistic in the victory on the pitch in Union Berlin, a success that confirms the better health of Rudi Garcia’s players. Under pressure during the international break after volatile results and an alternating match, but reassured by the support of his president Aurelio De Laurentiis and the victory of the championship in Verona (1-3) on Saturday, Rudi Garcia will appreciate these precious three. , hard-fought points in front of more than 70,000 spectators at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.
Group D: Inter Milan wins with difficulty, and Real Sociedad is effective
Inter Milan, who reached last year’s final, were equally effective, initially hampered by pressure from Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg. The Italians are ranked second in Group D on goal difference. With seven points, Inter are in time to reach the last 16, but they will need to raise their level significantly if they are to repeat their 2022-2023 European campaign in which they reached and lost the Serie A final to Manchester City.
For its part, Real Sociedad defeated Benfica with a goal from Mendez (63). They are tied on points with Inter Milan before the start of the second leg of the Champions League group stage.
With Agence France-Presse