PSG was dominated in all sectors Newcastle (4-1), and lost the lead in Group F. Tuesday, RC Lens had a dream evening by beating Arsenal (2-1). The summary complete for this day.
PSG had the opportunity to win to take the break at the head of his group, in the event of a victory at home; St James' Park against Newcastle this Wednesday evening. Under the English rain, the Parisians sank; face to face perfectly prepared Magpies (4-1). The players from the capital quickly came under opposing pressure, with numerous restart errors on the right flank, until the end. being punished by Almiron after a bad pass from Marquinhos to the 17th minute. English pressing has stifled throughout the match a Parisian team lacking solutions, with an ambitious 4-2-4 but leaving ZaïEmery and Ugarte far too alone in the midfield. The four attackers lined up were weaned from good balls, too little nourished by an overwhelmed collective; and powerless against the black and white waves. In the 42nd minute, a Dan Burn header took the lead. the score at 2-0 following a mess in the Parisian surface.
PSG returned in the second period with the same animation, without major adjustment, which did not fail to make any difference. to be sanctioned by Newcastle. Sean Longstaff scored the third goal in the 50th minute, on one of the many rapid projections of the Magpies at home. recovering the ball. Despite Hernandez’s closing the gap from head to toe. the 56th, the Parisians never found anything. the keys and suffered the aggressiveness of English throughout the match, until the end of the match. a final goal from Fabian Schär (91st), completing the fantastic evening for Newcastle and the rout of PSG. Paris loses the lead in Group F to the benefit of its opponent of the day, who has four points, one more than the Parisians. In the other match of this group, Borussia Dortmund hosted AC Milan. In a lively match and rich in opportunities, the Germans had the best opportunities but did not manage to achieve their goals. make them come true. The two formations leave each other back to back. back with the score 0-0: a good point taken for the Milanese, a disappointment for the Borussen who are last in the group with only one point.
City saved by his bench
After two defeats yesterday, the English clubs definitely shone. This evening. Like Newcastle, Manchester City delivered a convincing performance to win Leipzig (1-3). The Sky Blues dominated the first period and led the score thanks to a goal from Phil Foden the 25th minute, until the equalizer on the return from the locker room of Loïs Openda (48th), on a lightning counter perfectly concluded with a shot at the right. level with crossed ground which returned with the help of the post. Dominant but not successful, at least the image of an Erling Haaland often well served but never a scorer, the Citizens had to win. rely on the substitutes to make the difference. Julian Alvarez, entered; five minutes earlier, delivered his own in the 84th minute, on a wonderful curling shot after a back pass from another entrant, Jérémy Doku. The Argentinian then returned the favor to the Belgian, who killed the match after a final counter-attack (92nd). In the other meeting of this group G, the Red Star of Belgrade and the Young Boys of Berne parted in a 2-2 draw which does not suit either of the two teams , who are in last place at equality with a point, behind Lepizig who has three and Manchester City who already have one. six.
Pragmatic Barça and Atlético
The Blaugranas were jostled by a very enterprising Porto team, but Barça came out with a capital success at the end. Estádio do Dragão (0-1). Without being brilliant, the Catalans resisted. to the attacks of the Portuguese, thanks to a solid defense carried by notably by an excellent Jules Koundé. Dominated in the duels and in the intensity, the Barcelonans relied on it. Ferran Torres to punish Porto for losing the ball in midfield just before the break (45th). Then they turned their backs to leave with three points, which put them at the head of the group ahead of their evening opponent. A tie with FC Porto, we also find Shakhtar Donetsk, who overthrew Royal Antwerp on the Belgians' pitch after a thrilling match, when they were down 2 to 3. 0 à halftime (2-3). Antwerp even missed out the equalizer from the penalty spot the last second (96th), captain Toby Alderweireld missing the target.
Finally, in Group E, Atlético Madrid showed their strength. all his mental strength to prevail against the odds. the enthusiasm of the Feyenoord players (3-2). Thanks to a solid Oblak, a very active scorer Griezmann, and a formidable and double scorer Morata, the Colchoneros take the lead in their group with four points. A tie with them, we find Lazio Rome, who snatched the match. a major success at Celtic Park in Glasgow (1-2). Pedro crucified the Scots of the head, at the head the 96th, on a perfect service from Guendouzi, entered currently playing like the Spanish. Celtic are last with zero points and two defeats.
Lens among the stars
The 38,167 spectators present Tuesday evening at the Stade Bollaert-Delélis experienced an evening that they will not soon forget. At the end of a huge match, the Lensois achieved a historic feat by toppling Arsenal to win their first Champions League match in over twenty years. The evening started off badly, however, with a bad back pass from Adrien Thomasson at the start. the 14th minute well anticipated by Saka. The Englishman was able to calmly serve Gabriel Jesus, who himself did not need to be asked to cross his shot wide. perfection and crucify Brice Samba and the Lensois supporters.
But the Sang et Or did not let themselves be defeated, and Thomasson the first, since after having missed a first flight at in the 23rd minute, he lodged his second opportunity at the bottom of the net. With a surgical recovery, the former Strasbourg player averted the threat. fate and equalized à the 25th minute, honoring; Wahi’s magnificent acrobatic deviation to serve him. The evening continued. à spoiled for Arsenal with the exit due to muscle injury of Bukayo Saka before half-time, replaced by by Fabio Vieira.
Faithful to their ambitious game, responding perfectly to the English in the intensity and carried by a Brice Samba of the big evenings, the Lensois delivered. a successful score, which even became perfect when Elye Wahi capsized the stadium at full speed. the 69th minute. On a perfect serve behind Frankowski, Wahi showed great lucidity. coupled with great technical mastery to cover the ball, sending an unstoppable half-volley into the small left net of David Raya. Taking advantage of the spaces on the sides, the pistons and the Lensois attackers made misery throughout the match for the Arsenal full-backs, and the centers at home. rehearsals ended up paying off. Then the Sang et Or turned their backs to hold on to this prestigious success, pushed by an entire stadium which had been waiting for a star-studded evening for more than two decades.
< h2>Manchester United collapse
In the other Group B match, PSV Eindhoven, although dominant, had to win. wait until the last minute to snatch the equalizer and a precious point to win. home against Sevilla FC (2-2). In Pool A, Manchester United experienced a nightmare evening at the Theater of Dreams at Old Trafford. The Red Devils, clumsy in construction and abandoned by a defense at bay, lost at home. home against Galatasaray (2-3) despite a double by Rasmus Hojlund. After their defeat against Bayern (4-3), they have already lost their lead. no longer the right to the mistake if they want to go to the round of 16. Bayern were also scared at home. Copenhagen, but the Bavarians managed to win. overthrow the Danes at the end of the match, thanks in particular to the liberating goal of the Frenchman Mathys Tel à; the 83rd (1-2).
Real Madrid and Inter impress
In Group C, the teams playing at The exterior shone brightly. Also. Real Madrid dominated Naples at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (2-3). The Neapolitans showed themselves to be brawling but were defeated. overtaken in the game by the Merengues who mastered their subject. Braga, in next to it of the plate in the first half at home. Berlin ended up overthrowing the Union despite its a fragile defense, thanks to a goal from Castro to the 94th (2-3). The Portuguese are getting back on track Napoli in the standings, with three points each behind Real who have six.
In Group D, Inter showed their strength. its collective rigor and asphyxiation; Benfica in the second half to win 1-0 thanks to a goal from Marcus Thuram to the 62nd minute. For its part, RB Salzburg hosted Real Sociedad and the Austrians were defeated. much less solid. Already led 2-0 à half-time by the Basques dominating and even flamboyant in the game, Salzburg never succeeded in winning. react and lose at the same time. home, after having earned on the same score of 2-0 Benfica on the first day. Inter and Real Sociedad are joint leaders with four points, Benfica is last with two defeats and already in bad shape.
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