UCL Round-Up: Messi shoots PSG to tight win, Real get revenge over Shakhtar

10/20/2021 1:12:00 AM

On a night of big wins, 35 goals were scored in the eight matches

UCL Round-Up: Messi shoots PSG to tight win, Real get revenge over Shakhtar

On a night of big wins, 35 goals were scored in the eight matches

are now in the driving seat in Group A of the UEFA Champions League following two goals from their mercurial signing, Lionel Messi, in the 3-2 win over RB Leipzig,Despite racing to an early lead courtesy of a ninth-minute goal from Kylian Mbappe, the Parisians found themselves trailing their opponents 2-1 in the second half before Messi provided two goals that turned the game on its head.

After Mbappe had given PSG the dream, the German club responded with an equaliser in the 28th minute through Andres Silva and 12 minutes into the second half Nurdi Mukiele shot the visitors ahead from a second assist from left back Angelino.And the Germans were worth their lead as PSG looked disjointed and listless. The Mauricio Pochettino-managed side were heading for an unexpected home defeat before two quickfire goals from Messi in the 67th minute and 74th minutes settled frailed nerves and effectively took PSG to the top of their group.

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Paris Saint-Germain are now in the driving seat in Group A of the UEFA Champions League following two goals from their mercurial signing, Lionel Messi, in the 3-2 win over RB Leipzig, Despite racing to an early lead courtesy of a ninth-minute goal from Kylian Mbappe, the Parisians found themselves trailing their opponents 2-1 in the second half before Messi provided two goals that turned the game on its head.Published 19 October 2021 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident he can turn Manchester United’s fortunes around as pressure increases on the Norwegian ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Atalanta at Old Trafford.Serie A: Atalanta beat Empoli 4-1 ahead of Man United Champions League clash “They have got a great coach, a great team and they have got good fans.Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has named his side’s squad to face RB Leipzig in tonight’s Champions League fixture in Paris.

After Mbappe had given PSG the dream, the German club responded with an equaliser in the 28th minute through Andres Silva and 12 minutes into the second half Nurdi Mukiele shot the visitors ahead from a second assist from left back Angelino. And the Germans were worth their lead as PSG looked disjointed and listless. Much more was expected of Solskjaer’s team after the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane during the transfer window. The Mauricio Pochettino-managed side were heading for an unexpected home defeat before two quickfire goals from Messi in the 67th minute and 74th minutes settled frailed nerves and effectively took PSG to the top of their group. Even when they don’t have the ball, they will run a lot, especially those two. PSG are on seven points after three games, one more than Manchester City who recorded a huge 5-1 win over Club Brugge in the day’s early kickoff. But Solskjaer’s nearly three-year spell in charge of the club has been a rollercoaster ride and he believes United can emerge from their troubles stronger. Riyad Mahrez scored two of the goals for the Cityzens while Juan Cancelo, Kyle Walker and Cole Palmer were also all on target.Keylor Navas.

Elsewhere, Liverpool prevailed 3-2 over Atletico Madrid in the five-goal thriller at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. “Other teams have signed players and improved as well so we’re in the same boat as all the top teams. “Gasperini helped me very, very much indeed,” he admitted. The Reds blew a two-goal lead before Mohammed Salah scored what turned out to be the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 77th minute. The Egyptian who opened the scoring earlier in the first half became the first Liverpool player to score in nine consecutive games across all competitions. “There’s pressure on me, of course, but we’ve been through this before and we’ve come through it stronger as individuals and as a team. FC Porto beat AC Milan 1-0 in the other Group B tie. He’s been fundamental for my growth and I really thank him a lot for all the years I was with him. ALSO READ: Lionel Messi wins debut game with PSG In Group C, Ajax and Sporting CP reigned supreme with the Dutch team handing Dortmund their biggest ever defeat in the UCL, with a 4-0 thrashing, while Sporting Lisbon were too good for Besiktas.

The Turkish side were humbled 4-1 at home. The biggest win of the night was recorded in Group D where Real Madrid trounced Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0.”. This was adequate revenge for the last two losses handed to the 13-time champions by the perennial Ukraine champions. Inter Milan also got a much-needed win at the San Siro by beating giant-killers Sheriff 3-1. Edin Dzeko gave the Italian champions the lead but Sebastien Thill gave the Moldovan upstarts a deserved equaliser with a long-range free kick that beat Samir Handanovic all hands down.

But Inter responded with well-taken goals from Arturo Vidal and Stefan de Vrij to take their points tally to four from three matches with Sheriff leading the pool with six points. .