Rabiu’s weakness, Fofana’s anxiety, the unstoppable Haaland… The essence of Wednesday night

Rabiu’s weakness, Fofana’s anxiety, the unstoppable Haaland… The essence of Wednesday night

And the third day of the Champions League lasted and ended on Wednesday evening. Here’s everything to remember from this European evening.

• Group E: Chelsea beat AC Milan, but Wesley Fofana lost due to injury

More than a contrasting evening for Wesley Fofana. His opening match in the 24th minute for Chelsea in this group E shock against Milan, the Frenchman was forced to give up his place less than a quarter of an hour later due to pain in his right knee. The defender was already out for several months last season with a fibula fracture in his left leg, and he’s in tears. On the pitch, the Blues can console themselves with the correction suffered by the Italian club (3-0), with two more goals scored by Aubameyang and James in the second half.

At the end of the first leg, Red Bull Salzburg took first place in the group to everyone’s surprise. With five points, the Austrian, winner of Dinamo Zagreb (1-0), is one unit ahead of Chelsea and AC Milan, second and third.

• Group F: Real Madrid gets the job done, Nkunko decisive in Leipzig win

Full card for Real Madrid in the first leg. Teammates of Karim Benzema, who limited his second spell after a long absence from September, beat Shakhtar Donetsk (2-1) thanks to the achievements of Rodrygo and Vinicius in the first half hour. The Ukrainians came back to score a superb goal from Zubkov but failed to get a point from the Bernabeu.

Against Celtic Glasgow, Frenchman Christopher Nkunko put Leipzig perfectly in orbit by opening the scoring in the 27th minute, his first goal of the season on the European stage and his ninth achievement in all competitions. In the standings, Leipzig rebounded and returned to one point behind Shakhtar second.

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• Group G: Haaland continues his festival and corrects Dortmund Sevilla

It simply cannot be stopped. Haaland needed only seven minutes to dissuade the Copenhagen club’s defense. Finally a double composer After half an hour of play, the Norwegian continues to wreak havoc in the statistical counters and is now at 19 goals in 12 games for City, winner of the Danes (5-0) and a full composer. box at this first stage.

In the other meeting, decisive for second place in this group, Dortmund made a short work of Sevilla, correcting in their stadium (4-1). With a five-point lead over their evening rivals and Copenhagen, Borussia are making a serious choice in the round of 16.

• Group H: Paris Saint-Germain cling to Benfica and Juventus do the job with a double from Rabiot

In Lisbon’s Benfica Park, Paris Saint-Germain gave up its first points of the season in the Champions League. Despite an impressive opener from Lionel Messi, the Parisians conceded the equalizer on Danilo’s side before returning from the locker room. In the second half, the capital club sought vigorously to regain supremacy but failed to overthrow the Portuguese, who is still on an equal footing with the Parisians at the top of the standings.

Back at the wall in this group H, with three points behind PSG and Benfica before this day, Juventus did the job at home against Maccabi Haifa (3-1). Adrien Rabiot, author of a double book, was one of the great architects of this success that allowed the Italians to survive. Three days later, he is four points behind Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica.

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All results of the Champions League night:

Group E

Chelsea – AC Milan 3-0

Salzburg – Dinamo Zagreb 3-1

F . group

Real Madrid – Shakhtar 2-1

Leipzig – Celtic 3-1

Group G

City-FC Copenhagen 5-0

Sevilla – Dortmund 1-4

group h

Benfica vs Paris Saint-Germain 1-1

Juventus – Haifa 3-1

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