UEFA Champions League

Match day 1 Champions League Update

All teams have played their first game and this is what the groups are looking like

Notable moments from match day 1

Robert Lewandowski Joined the Exclusive 100-Goal Club in European Competitions

On match day 1, Robert Lewandowski achieved a significant milestone by becoming only the third player, following in the footsteps of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to score a remarkable 100 goals in European competitions. This historic achievement occurred during Barcelona’s Champions League fixture against Royal Antwerp FC, where Lewandowski found the back of the net in the 19th minute. Barcelona went on to secure a resounding 5-0 victory, with contributions from Joao Felix, Gavi, and an own-goal from Jelle Bataille.

Sandro Tonali’s Emotional Return to Milan

An emotional homecoming took place as Sandro Tonali, who had recently transferred to Newcastle United for £55 million, returned to the San Siro. Tonali, who signed a five-year contract with Newcastle United, faced his former team, AC Milan, in his debut Champions League appearance as a Magpies player. Following the match, Tonali was seen engaging with his former AC Milan teammate, French striker Olivier Giroud. The encounter between the two sides ended in a goalless draw in their Champions League opener.

Ivan Provedel’s Dramatic Equalizer for Lazio

Making his Champions League debut, Lazio’s Italian goalkeeper, Ivan Provedel, produced a remarkable stoppage-time goal to secure a crucial point for his team against Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid had taken the lead in the 29th minute when midfielder Pablo Barrios scored. However, with just seconds remaining in the match, Provedel executed a clinical header, finding the corner of the net and earning a draw for Lazio in dramatic fashion.

Champions League Matchday 2 fixtures

Tuesday 3rd October

Home TeamTimeAway Team
FC Union Berlin17:45Braga
Red Bull Salzburg17:45Real Sociedad
FC Copenhagen20:00Bayern Munich
Inter Milan20:00Benfica
Manchester United20:00Galatasaray
Napoli20:00Real Madrid
PSV Eindhoven20:00Sevilla
RC Lens20:00Arsenal

Wednesday 4th October

Home TeamTimeAway Team
Antwerp17:45Shakhtar Donetsk
Atletico Madrid17:45Feyenoord
Borussia Dortmund20:00AC Milan
Crvena Zvezda20:00BSC Young Boys Bern
FC Porto20:00Barcelona
Newcastle United20:00Paris Saint-Germain
RB Leipzig20:00Manchester City

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The article was last updated on Saturday 21st September 2023

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