On the sidelines of Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 win over Italian Milan, Borussia Dortmund beat Newcastle (1-0) on the third day of the Champions League group stage. FC Barcelona and Manchester City are close behind in eighth place, with Atletico Madrid drawn against Celtic Glasgow.
Paris Saint-Germain had a good operation. The Parisian team won at the Parc des Princes Milan Stadium (3-0) thanks to Kylian Mbappé, Randall Kolo-Moani and Kang In Lee, to lead the Parisian team alone at the end of the third day of the group stage. Because, at the same time, Newcastle lost at home to Borussia Dortmund (1-0).
The Magpies had several chances but BVB were more realistic with a smooth counter-attack before half-time (45). Following a cross from Niklas Volkrug, Felix Nmecha allowed his team to take advantage. Then the yellow and black club, well organized defensively, managed to hold on. It is enough to start again in the qualification race and surpass Newcastle by points difference, with four points, two points ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester City is close to eighth place
It took the competition’s defending champions, Manchester City, some time to take the lead. From a rebound, Meshack Elia succeeded in equalizing (52), a few minutes after Manuel Akanji opened the scoring (48) following a corner kick. Erling Haaland opened the scoring with a penalty kick (67) and finished the match with a powerful shot (86). The video referee canceled a goal by Julian Alvarez (74), who shared with the Norwegian, due to an error in the hands of Jack Grealish.
In the standings, City is making a serious choice to qualify with nine points, eight points ahead of Red Star Belgrade, which lost to Leipzig (2-1). Xavi Simons participated in this success by scoring a goal with a curling shot from a distance of 20 meters. His teammate David Raum had started his team (12th place) and Marko Staminic’s goal (70th place) was not enough to change the situation. Dani Olmo confirmed his team’s victory (84).
Barcelona won at the beginning of the evening, and Feyenoord also beat Lazio Roma
In the absence of several executives, the Spanish club Barcelona signed a third successive victory in Group H. At the beginning of the evening, while welcoming Shakhtar Donetsk (2-1), the Catalan club carried Fermin Lopez, who had his first start in C1. The 20-year-old sent the ball to the post after being passed by Gundogan in the area. But Ferran Torres followed up well to score strongly (28). Lopez doubled the score with a wonderful shot (36). Hiorhi Sudakov beat Oriol Romeu to re-create the suspense (62), but the Catalan team held on three days before the Clásico against Real Madrid.
In the other match, which was held earlier (6:45 pm), Feyenoord Rotterdam dominated Lazio Roma (3-1) thanks to a brace from Santiago Jimenez (31 and 74) and the achievement of Ramez Zerrougui (45 + 2). Pedro scored from a penalty kick (83) to reduce the gap. With six points, the Dutch club was ahead of its competitor today, whose score was frozen at four points.
Atletico Madrid is hooked
In the same group that includes Feyenoord Rotterdam and Lazio Roma, Atletico Madrid (2-2) was suspended during its trip to Scotland, against Celtic Glasgow. In the standings, Rotterdam leads with six points, compared to five for the Madrid team.
Antoine Griezmann missed the penalty kick (25th), but was able to score by resuming play directly. The Colchoneros took the lead from the opponent’s first opportunity with a goal from Kyogo Furuhashi (4th). Luis Palma (28th place) quickly gave his team the advantage after the Frenchman’s goal, but Alvaro Morata allowed Diego Simeone’s players to achieve a draw (2-2). Rodrigo De Paul received a red card (82) at the end of the match.
Finally, in Group H, FC Porto was able to qualify despite the first goal scored by Alhassan Youssef (37th) for Royal Antwerp. Evanilson excelled in the treble (46, 69, 84), and Eustaquio also participated in the ceremony (54). The Portuguese now has six points, three points behind Barcelona and three ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk.
Today’s results, Wednesday, in the Champions League:
Feyenoord Rotterdam – Lazio Roma: 3-1
Celtic Glasgow – Atletico Madrid: 2-2
Newcastle – Borussia Dortmund: 0-1
Paris Saint-Germain – Milan: 3-0
Young Boys Bern – Manchester City: 1-3
Leipzig – Red Star Belgrade: 3-1
Group H Barcelona – Shakhtar Donetsk: 2-1
Royal Antwerp – Porto: 1-4