Real Madrid won 2-1 against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night. The Royal had one half enough. Paris Saint-Germain stopped at 1-1 when visiting the Benfica by train Roger Schmidt, and the brilliant goal on the French side came to Lionel Messi. Juventus settled with Maccabi Haifa at home, who could still hope for a point.
Real Madrid – Shakhtar DonetskReal started flashy at Santiago Bernabéu‘s own Estadio. The 1-0 came from Rodrygo. Less than fifteen minutes later, the Brazilian played another important role by assisting compatriot Vinicius Junior for the 2-0. There seemed to be no problem for coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team, until Oleksandr Zubkov made the connection almost out of nowhere. The striker hit the goal after half a turn.
The second half took place at a significantly slower pace. The CL champion‘s lead was no longer really jeopardized, allowing it to provide a clear score after the first four group duels. Despite the defeat, Shakhtar is still second. The other game in Group F ended at 6:45 p.m. RB Leipzig won 3-1 against Celtic at home.
Benfica – Paris Saint-GermainMore than 600 kilometers east of Madrid, Benfica and PSG faced each other. The French champion got a great lead early on through Lionel Messi. The Argentine thus scored his 127th CL goal. Schmidt’s team tied before the break with PSG defender Danilo Pereira‘s own goal. There was no more scoring in the second half. Benfica and PSG are now in the lead by seven points. With the tie against the French superpower, the former PSV trainer adds another chapter to his great start to the season at the Portuguese club. Benfica, who even claimed victory in the final phase, is leading in Portugal and only spilled points once.
Juventus – Maccabi Haifa The severe weather Juventus has won a narrow 2-1 victory over Maccabi Haifa. Trainer Massimiliano Allegri, who is under pressure due to persistent poor results, saw his team gain the lead after 35 minutes. The hit came to Adrien Rabiot. The best goal of the evening was scored by striker Dusan Vlahovic, who scored 2-0 after a brilliant assist from Ángel Di María.
Things were still exciting in Turin. Dean David made the connection goal in the 75th minute at Tjaronn Chery’s instructions. The Israelis were still close to 2-2, but saw all hope of a result disappear at one point when Rabiot made his second of the evening in the 83rd minute.
Pefff Di Maria! 🤤 The Argentine game divider typically puts the ball away with the outside foot and Vlahovic stays icy calm 🥶 2-0 for The Old Lady! 🙌 #ZiggoSport #UCL #JUVMHA pic.twitter.com/jMfFlBrdBa
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