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.
Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff
Sheriff Tiraspol produced one of the great Champions League shocks as the competition’s least experienced club upstaged 13-time European champions Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. Sebastien Thill snatched victory for the debutants with a stunning final-minute strike, sparking scenes of wild celebration from the Moldovan champions. Jasurbek Yakhshiboev’s first-half header had given them the lead before Karim Benzema levelled with a penalty. But Thill’s goal was a worthy way to clinch a historic victory – the Luxembourg midfielder’s half-volley reducing the home crowd to silence as it flashed past Thibaut Courtois.
AC Milan 1-2 Atletico Madrid
A penalty deep into second-half stoppage time from Luis Suarez gave Atletico Madrid a dramatic 2-1 Champions League win over Milan at San Siro. Antoine Griezmann scored his first goal since his return to the club to level the scores in the 84th minute after Rafael Leao had deservedly put the hosts in front. Franck Kessie received a second yellow card after only 30 minutes, but Stefano Pioli’s men remained impressively resolute until Griezmann’s impact off the bench. Suarez then converted from the spot in style in the seventh minute of added time after Pierre Kalulu was penalised for handball, the decision upheld after a VAR check.
Bayern 5-0 Dynamo Kyiv
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice as the German champions crushed Dynamo Kiev 5-0 in their Champions League Group E game on Wednesday to secure their ninth consecutive win in all competitions. Benfica are second on four following their 3-0 win over Barcelona while Dynamo are third on one.
Juventus 1-0 Chelsea
Federico Chiesa’s goal 10 seconds into the second half sent Juventus to a 1-0 Champions League win over Chelsea, who have now suffered back-to-back defeats. After a low-key opening 45 minutes, the snappy Chiesa fired the Italians in front with one of the first kicks of the second half. Juve held on to continue a fine start to their Champions League campaign under returning coach Massimiliano Allegri as they sit top on six points from two games, while Chelsea stay second on three points.
Tuchel jokes Chelsea are experiencing a ‘shooting problem’ following successive defeats
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel joked his team have a ‘shooting problem’ when he was asked about the team’s lack of shots on target in the defeat to Juventus in the Champions League (September 29) and the Premier League loss to Manchester City (September 25).
Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Inter Milan
Ajax 2-0 Besiktas
Dortmund 1-0 Sporting
PSG 2-0 Man City
Porto 1-5 Liverpool
RB Leipzig 1-2 Club Brugge
Atalanta 1-0 Young Boys
Zenit 4-0 Malmo
Wolfsburg 1-1 Sevilla
RB Salzburg 2-1 Lille
Benfica 3-0 Barcelona
Man Utd 2-1 Villareal