UEFA Champions League 2021/22 Season | Matchday 1 Roundup

The UEFA Champions League resumed this week and the excitement was high as ever with the top clubs in Europe fighting to win the continental competition.

Manchester City 6-3 Leipzig

Nathan Aké’s header and Nordi Mukiele’s own goal put the hosts in control, but Christopher Nkunku nodded in to give Leipzig hope. A Riyad Mahrez penalty just before half-time looked to have quickly extinguished it, yet Nkunku’s second header caused City concern again until Jack Grealish, on his competition debut, added a fine fourth. Leipzig still weren’t done, Nkunku completing his hat-trick, but João Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus made the game safe either side of a red card for former City player Angeliño.

Grealish focused on points despite impressive Champions League debut

Jack Grealish isn’t getting carried away by his solid performance for Manchester City in the 6-3 win over RB Leipzig where he finished with a goal and an assist in his Champions League debut.

Liverpool 3-2 AC Milan

Jordan Henderson’s splendid half-volley proved the difference at Anfield. Liverpool began like a train, Fikayo Tomori inadvertently turning into his own net to put the Reds ahead before Mike Maignan saved Mohamed Salah’s penalty. Ante Rebić and Brahim Díaz struck in quick succession to secure Milan an interval advantage, but Salah restored parity before the Liverpool captain provided the winner.

Inter 0-1 Real Madrid

An 89th-minute goal from Rodrygo gained Real Madrid all three points as hosts Inter were made to pay for missed opportunities. Thibaut Courtois pulled off a string of fine stops from Edin Džeko and Lautaro Martínez before Eduardo Camavinga carved out an opening for his fellow sub at the end.

Other results:

Sevilla 1-1 RB Salzburg
Young Boys 2-1 Manchester United
Lille 0-0 Wolfsburg
Villareal 2-2 Atalanta
Chelsea 1-0 Zenit
Malmo 0-3 Juventus
Barcelon 0-3 Bayern
Dynamo Kyiv 0-0 Benfica
Besiktas 1-2 Dortmund
Sheriff 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Porto
Club Brugge 1-1 PSG
Sporting 1-5 Ajax