Champions League week 2 round-up

The second round of fixtures for the 19/20 Champions League campaign were played this week and we were treated to some incredible games. We’ve provided you with a brief overview of the games from gameweek 2 and how each group is looking 2 games in.

Group A

After an embarrassing defeat away to PSG in their first game, Real Madrid needed a response in their game against Club Brugge and they got off to a dreadful start after going 2-0 down at the Bernabeu. Goals from Sergio Ramos and Casemiro rescued a point for Real who find themselves bottom of group A on goal difference. PSG continued their good start to their Champions League campaign after beating Galatasaray 1-0 in Istanbul to keep them top of group A.

  1. PSG - 6
  2. Club Brugge - 4
  3. Galatasaray - 1
  4. Real Madrid - 1

Group B

The 2 favourites of group B met this week as Bayern Munich travelled to London to face Tottenham. Despite going 1-0 Tottenham were dominated by Bayern Munich who ended up winning 7-2 thanks to 4 goals from former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry, 2 goals from Robert Lewandowski and a stunning strike from Joshua Kimmich. As a result, Tottenham find themselves bottom of group B and needing 3 points in their next game against Crvena Zvezda to keep their hopes of qualification alive. The other game in group B saw Crvena Zvezda record a comfortable 3-1 win at home to Olympoacos to leave them in second place after the first 2 games.

  1. Bayern Munich - 6
  2. Crvena Zvezda - 3
  3. Olympiacos - 1
  4. Tottenham - 1

Group C

Manchester City continues their strong start to the season with a 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb at the Etihad thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden, and find themselves with a 3 point lead at the top of group C and well on their way to qualification. Shakhtar Donetsk’s 2-1 win away at Atalanta put them level on points with Dinamo Zagreb in the race for group C’s second qualification spot.

  1. Manchester City - 6
  2. Dinamo Zagreb - 3
  3. Shakhtar Donetsk - 3
  4. Atalanta - 0

Group D

After their draw in gameweek 1, both Juventus and Atletico Madrid registered their first Champions League wins of the season, with Juventus comfortably beating Bayer Leverkusen in Turin thanks to goals from Gonzalo Higuain, Federico Bernardeschi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico also recorded a comfortable win with goals from Joao Felix and Thomas Partey giving them a 2-0 win away to Lokomotiv Moscow.

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

Group E

After their 2-0 win over Liverpool, Napoli couldn’t maintain a 100% start to their Champions League campaign due to their 0-0 draw away to Genk. Despite being 3-0 up within 36 minutes, Liverpool had to resist an RB Salzburg fightback after the Austrian side scored 3 goals in 29 minutes, with Mohamed Salah scoring Liverpool’s crucial fourth goal to give them the win and only find themselves below second place on goal difference.

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

Group F

Group F’s stand out fixture saw Antonio Conte’s Inter travel to Barcelona and the Italians got off to a perfect start after Lautaro Martinez scored after just 2 minutes. However, a second half brace from Luis Suarez completed a Barcelona comeback to leave Inter in 3rd place and needing a win against Borussia Dortmund if they want to keep their qualification hopes alive. Talking of Borussia Dortmund, they recorded a comfortable win away to Slavia Praha thanks to 2 goals from Achraf Hakimi to put them top of group F.

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

Group G

After their win away to Benfica in gameweek 1, RB Leipzig couldn’t continue their good form after their 2-0 home defeat to Lyon, Timo Werner having an off-day and missing good chances for the german side. In group G’s second game, Zenit comfortably beat Benfica 3-1 win St Petersburg to leave them top of group G after 2 games.

  1. Zenit - 4
  2. Lyon - 4
  3. RB Leipzig - 3
  4. Benfica - 0

Group H

After their home defeat to Valencia, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea registered their first Champions League win of the season after goals from Tammy Abraham and Willian gave them a 2-1 win over Lille in France. Last seasons semi finalists Ajax maintained their 100% Champions League record after beating Valencia 3-0 in Spain thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech, Quincy Promes and Donny Van De Beek, leaving Ajax in a strong position to qualify from group H.

  1. Ajax - 6
  2. Chelsea - 3
  3. Valencia - 3
  4. Lille - 0

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