After the exploit of Club Brugge against Porto this Tuesday, other Belgians are expected at the turn in the most prestigious of European competitions. Unfortunately, Eden Hazard returns to the bench at Real Madrid after his lackluster performance against Mallorca. But in the absence of Brainois and Karim Benzema, Madrid failed to unlock their counter against Leipzig who could have surprised Thibaut Courtois at the end of the first period. In the group’s other match, Shakhtar Donetsk conceded the home draw against Celtic.
In group G, we are witnessing a duel of Belgians between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund. With on one side, the king of the decisive pass “King Kev” De Bruyne who already forms a thundering duo with Erling Haaland. The Norwegian will find the German club and his Belgians Thomas Meunier (holder) and Thorgan Hazard (on the bench). The first half was very dull, the Citizens failing to find the fault in the good German organization. Still in group G, Sevilla FC is hooked by FC Copenhagen after 45 minutes of play.
In the other groups, Naples is trying to take first place in Group A against Glasgow Rangers in a meeting moved to this Wednesday due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. But the Neapolitans stumble on the Scottish defense. In Group B, Chelsea, and their new coach Graham Potter, fail to make the difference against Salzburg, while AC Milan and its Belgians won against Dinamo Zagreb.
Finally, in Group H, Juventus and Benfica share the challenge. Milik before Joao Mario responds from the penalty spot. PSG, meanwhile, are put in great difficulty by Maccabi Haifa. The Israelis opened the scoring through Cherry before Messi tied the two teams.