Man Utd Dealt Shock Champions League Loss As Lukaku Boosts Chelsea

Man Utd Dealt Shock Champions League Loss As Lukaku Boosts Chelsea 2
Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba (L) reacts after Young Boys’ US ahead Jordy Siebatcheu Pefok (unseen) scored a objective through the UEFA Champions League Group F soccer match between Young Boys and Manchester United at Wankdorf stadium in Bern, on September 14, 2021. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

 

Manchester United slumped to a shock 2-1 loss at Young Boys regardless of a objective from Cristiano Ronaldo of their Champions League opener on Tuesday, whereas Chelsea kicked off their title defence by beating Zenit.

Robert Lewandowski struck twice for Bayern Munich because the German heavyweights inflicted a 3-0 defeat on Barcelona at Camp Nou of their first European recreation for the reason that departure of Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo, the main scorer in Champions League historical past, bagged his one hundred and thirty fifth objective within the competitors after 13 minutes in Bern, however Swiss champions Young Boys hit again after the sending-off of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The United defender noticed purple for a harmful sort out on Christopher Martins earlier than half-time. Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu equalised within the second half earlier than Jordan Siebatcheu snatched the winner with the ultimate kick.

“It’s the first game in the group. We’ve got many games to bounce back and we must do,” mentioned United captain Harry Maguire.

“We’ll try and pick up three points in our next game and build momentum from there.”

United host Villarreal in two weeks. The Spaniards, who beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males in final season’s Europa League closing, drew 2-2 at residence to Atalanta within the different Group F match.

Remo Freuler gave Atalanta the lead however Villarreal responded with targets from Manu Trigueros and Arnaut Danjuma. Robin Gosens popped up with a late equaliser.

Romelu Lukaku broke the impasse for Chelsea after 69 minutes at Stamford Bridge to earn the holders a 1-0 victory over Zenit, whose Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg is the venue for subsequent May’s closing.

Lukaku headed in Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross to offer Thomas Tuchel’s group a successful begin in Group H.

“The guys who are there to score regularly for their teams are so important because one goal changes the whole momentum of the match,” Tuchel mentioned of Lukaku.

Juventus prime the part after the opening spherical following their 3-0 win away to Malmo of Sweden.

Bayern roll Barca apart

Alex Sandro headed Juve forward and Paulo Dybala transformed a penalty earlier than Alvaro Morata notched a 3rd for a aspect that has picked up only one level from three video games in Serie A.

Bayern stretched their file unbeaten away run within the Champions League to 19 video games by sweeping apart Barca within the first assembly between the golf equipment for the reason that Germans triumphed 8-2 in a one-off quarter-final final 12 months.

Thomas Mueller put Bayern on prime on 34 minutes and Lewandowski netted twice within the second half to ship Julian Nagelsmann’s aspect prime of Group E.

“We came to win this game and we knew that we had to show respect to Barcelona,” mentioned Lewandowski.

“When you play at the Camp Nou against them they are always dangerous. But we had this game under control and we showed we were here for the three points.”

Dynamo Kiev needed to accept a 0-0 draw at residence to Benfica after Ukraine worldwide Mykola Shaparenko’s injury-time effort was dominated out for offside.

Sevilla rode their luck in an eventful 1-1 draw towards Salzburg.

The Austrians missed two of three first-half penalties, with Karim Adeyemi firing huge from the spot and Luka Sucic hitting the put up having earlier transformed Salzburg’s second penalty.

Ivan Rakitic levelled for Sevilla with one other spot-kick earlier than the interval. Youssef En-Nesyri was despatched off early within the second interval for the house aspect.

“It was a very strange game. When you have three penalties against you, a red card, I think you have to be happy with a draw,” mentioned Rakitic.

“I think it’s a record, three penalties (conceded) in 36 minutes, I don’t think it’s ever happened to me.”

French champions Lille and Bundesliga leaders Wolfsburg drew 0-0 to depart all Group G groups degree on one level.

AFP

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