Champions League

Madrid resists, Bayern wins again

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There was much more drama on the opening night of the second round of the UEFA Champions League.

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Group A

Lokomotiv Moscow 1-2 Bayern Munich

Kimmich admits Bayern 'lucky' to win

Kimmich admits Bayern is lucky to win

Joshua Kimmich scored an 11-minute break to give the hosts a hard-earned win in the Russian capital. Goretzka's headline secured Bayern Munich an early lead, but the hosts offered stubborn resistance and were briefly level again after Anton Miranchuk hit midway through the second half.
Key statistics : Bayern have won their 13th consecutive UEFA Champions League win.
11.03 : Lokomotiv Moscow - Atletico, Salzburg - Bayern

Atlético 3: 2 Salzburg

João Felix was late, scoring three points at Atlético and repelling energetic Salzburg. The Portugal striker teamed up with Luis Suarez to get past the goalkeeper to score Atletico's third goal just five minutes before the start of the match. Dominik Soboshlai canceled Marcos Llorente's first goal before Felipe's own goal put the guests ahead just seconds after the break. However, the subsequent double by João Felix secured the victory.
Key statistics : João Felix has scored six goals in his last seven Champions League games for Atlético (five goals, one assist).
11.03 : Lokomotiv Moscow - Atletico, Salzburg - Bayern

Group B

Shakhtar 0: 0 Inter

The in-form Lukaku could not find a way past Shakhtar

Lukaku in good shape could not pass by AFP " Shakhtar " via Getty Images

Shakhtar played the dominant Inter in Kiev and scored a point. Although it was a one-way traffic for most of the competition, Luis Castro's young side came up with a dogged performance. Lautaro Martinez struck from close range with the best chance of the match, while Romelu Lukaku came close when Anatoly Trubin hit the crossbar from a free-kick.
Key statistics : This is Shakhtar's first 0-0 draw since February 2015.
03.11 : Shakhtar - Mönchengladbach, Real Madrid - Inter

Monchengladbach 2: 2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid made a dramatic comeback to claim their first point. Markus Thuram's double - one from Alassane Plea's pass, and the other from his parried shot - controlled the hosts until the last three minutes. Then Karim Benzema joined, and Casemiro converted a header from Sergio Ramos, which led to a draw in favor of Zinedine Zidane's team.
Key statistics : This was Madrid's first draw in 19 Champions League away games.
03.11 : Shakhtar - Mönchengladbach, Real Madrid - Inter

Group C

Porto 2: 0 Olympiacos

Porto were victorious over Olympiacos

Porto beat Olympiacos / AFP via Getty Images

Porto won their first win of the campaign as Fabio Vieira capitalized on an uncertain defense and scored early on his first Champions League goal in the second game. Agustin Marchezin escaped Lazar Rangelovic when Olympiacos threatened a share of the trophy before a late header to Sergio Oliveira confirmed the win.
Key statistics : Porto won their last six matches in the Champions League group.
11.03 : Man. City vs Olympiacos, Porto vs Marseille

Marseille 0: 3 Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne has starred since his full return to City since XI, making two assists in a routine win for the Premier League squad. Ferran Torres opened the scoring in the 18th minute, after which quick strikes by Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling at the end of the second half brought Josep Guardiola's charges three points.
Key statistics : City scored its first European victory in France in five attempts.
: Man. City vs Olympiacos, Porto vs Marseille

Group D

Atalanta 2-2 Ajax

Zapata is the new Champions League top scorer

Zapata is the new Champions League top scorer AFP via Getty Images

Duvan Zapata scored two goals in seven minutes when Atalanta fought back two to a draw with Ajax. Dusan Tadic put the guests ahead after a foul on Lassine Traor in the penalty area by Robin Gosens. Traore then doubled that lead after Marco Sportello fired a shot, but Zapata fought back in style with a first header and then fired a second later.
Key statistics : Zapata is the 2020/21 Champions League top scorer with three goals.
11.03 : Midtjylland - Ajax, Atalanta - Liverpool

Liverpool 2: 0 Midtjylland

Diogo Hota's close-range shot and Mohamed Salah's late penalty kick allowed Liverpool to continue their winning start. Midtjylland's Anders Dreyer came closest to breaking the first half deadlock. However, shortly after the break, the Reds took the lead, Hota converted the Trent Alexander-Arnold cross, and a shot from Salah's spot solved the problem.
Key statistics : Jota's first goal was Liverpool's 10,000th goal in all competitions.
11.03 : Midtjylland - Ajax, Atalanta - Liverpool

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