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Midweek Football Review

No major shocks.

Champions League Group Stage MD 3

Group A

Club Brugge 1 vs. 5 Man City

Cancelo and Mahrez scored in the first half to give Man City the lead. Walker, and Palmer added 2 more in the 2nd half before Vanaken got one back for Brugge in the 81st minute. Mahrez rounded off proceedings by getting the fifth in the 84th minute. City sit 2nd in the group while Brugge sit 3rd in the group 2 points behind them. 

Paris Saint Germain 3 vs. 2 RB Leipzig

Mbappe scored in the 9th minute to give PSG the lead but Leipzig equalised in the 28th minute via Silva. Mukiele gave Leipzig the lead in the 57th minute but Messi scored two late goals to round off a come back for PSG. Messi could have had a hattrick but he let Mbappe take the 2nd penalty and the Frenchman missed. PSG sit top of the group with 7 points while Leipzig sit bottom with 0. 

Group B

Atletico Madrid 2 vs. 3 Liverpool

Liverpool took an early lead in this game through Salah in the 8th minute. Atletico woke up after the goal and began to play good football that caused Liverpool problems. Keita though got a 2nd for Liverpool in the 13th minute. Atletico got one back via Griezmann in the 20th minute. Griezmann then equalised for Atletico in the 34th minute. It was a brilliant game and Alisson was forced into making some very good saves to deny Atletico the comeback. Griezmann was then sent off in the 52nd minute as he went to reach for a ball with his eyes on the ball but his foot caught Firmino in the face. It was completely unintentional and not a red but Liverpool got lucky. Hermoso then brought down Jota in the box and Salah converted the penalty to give Liverpool the lead in the 78th minute. Jota then brought down Jimenez in the box and a penalty was given but overruled by VAR. It was quiet similar to the Jota incident and should have been a penalty as well. Madrid remain 2nd in the group on goal difference while Liverpool can thank the referee as they leave Madrid top of the group with 9 points. 

FC Porto 1 vs. 0 AC Milan

Diaz got the only goal of the game in the 65th minute as Porto beat Milan. Milan remain bottom of the table with 0 points while Porto go 3rd with 4 points. 

Group C

Besiktas 1 vs. 4 Sporting Lisbon

Coates gave Lisbon the lead in the 14th minute. Larin equalised for Besiktas in the 24th minute but Coates restored the lead three minutes later. Sarabia then made it three via a penalty before half time. Paulinho made it four in the 89th minute. Besiktas remain bottom of the group with 3 defeats while Lisbon go 3rd with the win. 

Ajax 4 vs. 0 Dortmund

Reus scored an own goal in the 11th minute to give Ajax the lead. Blind made it two in the 25th minute while Antony and Haller added goals in the 2nd half to round off a big win for Ajax. Ajax sit top of the group with 9 points while Dortmund remain 2nd with 6. 

Group D

Shakhtar Donetsk 0 vs. 5 Real Madrid

Kryvtsov scored an own goal in the 37th minute to give Real Madrid the lead and it allowed Real Madrid to go and thrash Shakhtar. Vinicius scored two in the 2nd half with Rodrygo, and Benzema adding the rest as Real took three points back to Madrid. Real sit 2nd in the group with 6 points while Shakhtar sit bottom with one. 

Inter Milan 3 vs. 1 Sheriff

Dzeko scored in the 34th minute to give Inter the lead. Thill equalised for Sheriff in the 52nd minute but Vidal restored the lead in the 58th minute. de Vrij then made it three in the 67th minute. Inter sit 3rd in the group with 4 points while Sheriff top the group with 6. 

Group E

Barcelona 1 vs. 0 Dynamo Kyiv

Pique scored the only goal of the game in the 36th minute as Barcelona got their first win of the European campaign. Barcelona sit 3rd in the group while Dynamo sit bottom with one point. 

Benfica 0 vs. 4 Bayern Munich

This game was close until the 70th minute when Sane gave Bayern the lead. Soares then scored an own goal followed by goals from Lewandowski and Sane once again to round off a big win. Benfica remain 2nd in the group with 4 points while Bayern sit top with 9 points. 

Group F

Man United 3 vs. 2 Atalanta

Pasalic and Demiral scored in the 1st half to give Atalanta the lead. United mounted their customary comeback in the 2nd half with goals from Rashford, Maguire and Ronaldo to seal the win. United go top of the group with 6 points while Atalanta sit 2nd in the group with four. 

Young Boys 1 vs. 4 Villarreal

Pino and Gerard Moreno scored in the 1st half to give Villarreal the lead. Elia got one back for Young Boys in the 77th minute but Alberto Moreno and Chukwueze got two for Villarreal in the final minutes to give them a comfortable win. Young Boys sit bottom with 3 points while Villarreal sit 3rd with 4. 

Group G

RB Salzburg 3 vs. 1 Wolfsburg

Adeyemi scored in the 3rd minute to give Salzburg the lead. Nmecha equalised for Wolfsburg in the 15th minute. Okafor then got two 2nd half goals to get the win for Salzburg. Salzburg sit top of the group with 7 points while Wolfsburg sit bottom with 2 points.

Lille 0 vs. 0 Sevilla

No winner in this game. Sevilla remain 2nd in the group with Lille 3rd. 

Group H

Zenit 0 vs. 1 Juventus

Kulusevski scored in the 86th minute to give Juventus the win and make it 9 points for them in the group. Zenit sit 3rd in the group with 3. 

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