Manchester United‘s loss, Red Bull’s big win, and Juve’s and Barca’s routine victories marked the second gay of this week’s Champions League matches.
The night started with a massive sensation in Turkey, where Istanbul defeated Manchester United with 2-1, inflicting Solskjaer’s team the first loss in the UCL this season. The Turkish club extended the Red Devils’ agony, whose oscillations are slowly becoming frequent, and are causing massive frustration to their fans.
Untied was attacking at the start of the game, but was severely punished with Demba Ba scoring the goal after 13 minutes. Edin Visca doubled the lead in the 40th minute, and shortly after, Anthony Martial added the first score for the guests.
35-year-old Demba Ba scores against Manchester United on a one-man counter-attack…
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Even though Manchester pressured the rivals in the second 45 minutes, they couldn’t breach Istanbul’s defense. This is a massive win for the Turks, who recorded their first Champions League success this year.
The second game of Group H saw Red Bull Leipzig avenging its defeat in the semis of the previous UCL edition. They defeated PSG tonight, 2-1, pushing the Saints below the line for the next round. Enkuku and Forsberg scored for the hosts, while Di Maria brought the lead to PSG after six minutes of play.
Blaugrana was better than the Ukrainian team, 2-1, but we need to point out that the man of the match was the guests 18-year old goalkeeper, Ruslan Neshcheret, who had 12 saves, 8 of them from the box. The home team struck early, after five minutes, and missed a ton of chances until halftime too.
Pique doubled the lead, while Cigankov gave hope to the guests, who had a few opportunities to score themselves. In the end, Barca took three points.
Juve didn’t have any problems in Hungary, defeating Ferencvaros, 1-4. Alvaro Morata netted a brace, Dybala added one goal, and Dvali hit his own net. Boli added the only score for Ferencvaros.
Borussia Dortmund was more than convincing on the road, slashing Club Brugge away from home, 0-3 in Group F. Thorgan Hazard had two goals, and Haaland one for the Germans. Zenit and Lazio played earlier today without winners, 1-1.
Group E witnessed a superb comeback of the Europe League winners, Sevilla, who was trailing 0-2 at home, against Kransondar, with a player fewer on the field. They would score three goals in the second half to snatch a pretty big win.
Chelsea had no such troubles against Rennes, beating the French side with 3-0 at home.