Manchester United was not helped by the start of Cristian Ronald’s goal at the start of the new year of the Champions League, and after the exclusion of Aaron Wan-Bissaka he lost 1: 2 at the Young Boys Bern. The reigning champions from Chelsea entered the competition with a home victory over St. Petersburg 1: 0. The only goal was scored by Romela Lukaku, who strengthened the team from Inter Milan before the season.
The previous winner Bayern Munich also succeeded, who clearly won the course of the changed Barcelona 3-0 in the hit round of the opening round. Sevilla, who faced three penalty kicks, drew 1: 1 with Salzburg at home.
Chelsea footballers could not stand for a long time against the well-defending St. Petersburg. Only after the break did Rüdiger and James get into a chance, but they didn’t finish exactly. However, Lukaku scored three points in the 69th minute, and he headed the Azpilicueta center into the net with a header. It was his 14th goal in European competitions since the start of the 2019/20 season and his fourth since returning to Chelsea.
Summary of the match Chelsea – St. Petersburg | Video: O2 TV Sport
The strength was also confirmed by the champions from the previous year from Bayern. On the field, Barcelona took the lead in the 33rd minute with Müller, whose shot was flowing into the counterattack by the goalkeeper Ter Stegena of the defender Garcia. Müller scored the 49th goal in the Champions League and the seventh against Barcelona. No one else in European competitions has scored so many goals for the big Catalan club.
In addition, the changed Barcelona, which is dealing with the departure of Messi or Griezmann, collected twice more after the break, when the gunner Lewandowski made his mark. Coach Koeman’s charges did not send a single shot to the goal for the entire match, which, according to the Opta server, happened to them in LM for the first time since at least the 2003/04 season. At the same time, they lost the third home game in a row in European competitions for the first time in history.
Summary Barcelona – Bayern | Video: O2 TV Sport
Star Ronaldo, who returned to the United Champions League after 12 years and 110 days after the final in 2009, made his mark against Bern after just 13 minutes of play. He ran to the center of Fernandese and with a shot between the legs of the goalkeeper Von Ballmoose sent the guests to the lead.
In style, he celebrated his 177th start in a prestigious competition, which equaled the record of the Spanish goalkeeper Casillas. At the same time, he became the first player in history to score the opening goal of the new LM year for the second time. In the past, he also made a name for himself in the 2009/10 season, when he helped Real Madrid to win 5: 2 over Zurich.
Even before the half-time break, however, the match became complicated for United after the exclusion of Wan-Bissaka. The home favorites were pushed and leveled after an hour of play. Moumi Ngamaleu increased the visitors’ lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. When it seemed that the two teams would break up amicably, he took advantage of Lingard’s erroneous pass in the fifth minute with a quick Siebatcheu and completed the turn. Overall, Bern overshot his juice 20: 2.
“Discipline is of course an integral part. If we were in the elimination phase, we would end up. We are lucky that it was the first match in the basic group and we still have a lot of chances to fix it,” said coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “No one – not even Jesse (Lingard) – likes to make mistakes, but they are simply part of the game. We are human and every footballer makes mistakes sometimes. We will learn from that,” added coach United.
Editing YB Bern – Manchester United | Video: O2 TV Sport
The match between Seville and Salzburg had an unconventional plot. Belarusian referee Kulbakov ordered four penalty kicks in the first half, which happened in the Champions League for the first time in history. The visitors’ Adeyemi took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side’s goalie and center backs 13 minutes into the match.
In seven minutes, the Austrian team had another chance, this time after a foul on Adeyemi, Sučič prevailed. In the same moment, the same player could repeat the situation after Adeyemi’s situation after 37 minutes after another foul, but he hit the stick. Three minutes before the break, the home team also received a penalty and Rakitič equalized at the final 1: 1.
Sevilla finished the game without a chance for En-Nesjrí, who received a second yellow card in the 50th minute for a simulated fall in the penalty area.
Summary Sevilla – Salzburg Video: O2 TV Sport
Dynamo Kiev played a 0-0 draw with Benfika Lisbon. Although Šaparenko scored the desired goal in the third minute of the set time, they were not recognized for offside after consulting with the video.
It was similar in Lille. Even there, VAR did not light the goal of the home team, so even there the clash with Wolfsburg ended in a 0-0 draw.
Editing Lille – Wolfsburg Video: O2 TV Sport
After an unsuccessful entry into the Italian league, Juventus got a taste, which clearly won 3: 0 in Malmö, Sweden.
Editing Malmö – Juventus | Video: O2 TV Sport
The match in Villarreal was like on a swing, where Bergamo led after six minutes, but in the end it saved a 2: 2 draw.
Editing Villarreal – Bergamo | Video: O2 TV Sport
1st round of the Champions League football groups:
Dynamo Kyiv – Benfica Lisbon 0: 0
Judge: Taylor (Eng.)
FC Barcelona – Bayern Mnichov 0: 3 (0: 1)
Goals: 56th and 85th Lewandowski, 33rd Müller. Judge: Oliver (Ang.).
Young Boys Bern – Manchester United 2:1 (0:1)
Goals: 66. Moumi Ngamaleu, 90. + 5 Siebatcheu – 13. Ronaldo. ČK: 35. Wan-Bissaka (Manchester). Judge: Letexier (Fr.)
Villarreal – Bergamo 2: 2 (1: 1)
Goals: 39. Trigueros, 74. Danjuma – 6. Freuler, 83. Gosens. ČK: 84. Coquelin (Villarreal). Judge: Turpin (Fr.).
FC Sevilla – Salzburg 1: 1 (1: 1)
Goals: 42. Rakitič from pen. – 21. Pen dryer. ČK: 50. En-Nesjrí (Seville). Judge: Kulbakov (Běl.).
Lille – Wolfsburg 0: 0
Red Cross: 63. Brooks (Wolfsburg). Judge: Makkelie (Niz.).
Malmö – Juventus Turin 0: 3 (0: 3)
Goals: 23. Alex Sandro, 43. Dybala z pen., 45. + 1 Morata. Judge: Dias (Portug.)
Chelsea – Zenit St. Petersburg 1: 0 (0: 0)
Goal: 69. Lukaku. Judge: Frankowski (Pol.).
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