Champions League week 1 round-up

After a hectic couple of days in the 19/20 Champions League campaign, we’re going to have a round-up of the results from all of the games as well as how each group is looking after the first round of games.

Group A

One of the most notable fixtures was Real Madrid’s trip to France to face PSG. With Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani all missing from the squad, Real Madrid were looking likely to pick up 3 points. PSG didn’t miss their attacking front 3 as former Real Madrid player Angel Di Maria scored a brace to put PSG 2-0 up, with Thomas Meunier scoring PSG’s third during injury time. Group A’s second game saw Club Brugge and Galatasaray see out a dull 0-0 draw.

  1. PSG -3
  2. Club Brugge - 1
  3. Galatasaray - 1
  4. Real Madrid - 0

Group B

The early kick-off on Wednesday evening saw Tottenham head to Athens to face Olympiakos, and after being 2-0 within the first 30 minutes thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura Tottenham looked on course to pick up 3 points. However, a goal before half time and and a penalty from Mathieu Valbuena brought Olympiakos back into the game with both teams leaving the came with a point. Group B’s second game saw group favourites Bayern Munich comfortably beat Crvena Zvezda 3-0 in Munch and create an early 2 point lead at the top of the group.

  1. Bayern Munich - 3
  2. Tottenham - 1
  3. Olympiakos - 1
  4. Crvena Zvezda - 0

Group C

Group C favourites Manchester City started the group as expected with a comfortable 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine thanks to goals from Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus. The only thing that prevented them from topping the group was Dinamo Zagreb’s impressive 4-0 win over Italian side Atalanta.

  1. Dinamo Zagreb - 3
  2. Manchester City - 3
  3. Shakhtar Donetsk - 0
  4. Atalanta - 0

Group D

Arguably the biggest clash in this seasons group stage is Atletico Madrid facing their opponents in last seasons round of 16, Juventus. Going 2-0 up in the Wanda Metropolitano, it looked like Juventus were well on the way for a huge win, however, a goal from Stefan Savic and an injury-time equaliser from Hector Herrera rescued Atletico a point. Group D’s current leaders are Lokomotiv Moscow after beating German side Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 away from home.

  1. Lokomotiv Moscow - 3
  2. Juventus - 1
  3. Atletico Madrid - 1
  4. Bayer Leverkusen - 0

Group E

After Erling Braut Haland’s incredible Champions League debut where he scored a first-half hat-trick, RB Salzburg top group E after their huge 6-2 win over Genk. Current European Champions Liverpool faced an early test, facing a strong Napoli side in Naples, and after a penalty from Dries Mertens and a late goal from former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente, Liverpool left Italy empty-handed.

  1. RB Salzburg - 3
  2. Napoli - 3
  3. Liverpool - 0
  4. Genk - 0

Group F

Despite being referred to as “the group of death”, group F had a very underwhelming start with both fixtures ending in draws. If Inter wanted to qualify to the next round it was a given that they would need to pick up 3 points in their home game against Slavia Prague, but the Italian side was fortunate to take a point away from the game after a 92nd minute equaliser from Nicolo Barella. Barcelona have a point to prove this season after their embarrassing exit to Liverpool last season, but they faced a tough trip to face Borussia Dortmund, and after a Julian Brandt shot hitting the crossbar and Ter Stegen saving a Marco Reus penalty, Barcelona were fortunate to leave Dortmund with a point.

  1. Slavia Prague - 1
  2. Inter - 1
  3. Barcelona - 1
  4. Borussia Dortmund - 1

Group G

Let’s be honest, nobody cares about this group, but we’ll cover it anyway. RB Leipzig are the early pace setters after beating group rivals Benfica 2-1 in Lisbon. The other game in group G saw Lyon host Zenit, with both sides earning a point after a 1-1 draw in France.

  1. RB Leipzig - 3
  2. Zenit - 1
  3. Lyon - 1
  4. Benfica - 1

Group H

Tuesday, leaving Frank Lampard’s men in a difficult position in the group as they still need to face Valencia away as well as Ajax who recorded a comfortable 3-0 over French side Lille to make them leaders of Group H on goal difference.

  1. Ajax - 3
  2. Valencia - 3
  3. Chelsea - 0
  4. Lille - 0

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