MManchester City easily won 0-3 against Olympique de Marseille on Tuesday during Matchday 2 of the Champions League. At the same time, Real Madrid, with Eden Hazard in the 70th, managed to win in extremis the 2-2 split at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Captain on the City side, Kevin De Bruyne had two assists. A first on the opening of the score Ferran Torres in the 18th and another for Raheem Sterling in the 81st.
Atlético Madrid – RB Salzburg 3-2
Atlético Madrid, humiliated (4-0) by Bayern on the first day in Munich, was somewhat reassured by winning not without difficulty against Salzburg (3-2) at home.
The young Portuguese prodigy Joao Felix avoided another disappointment for his family by scoring the winning goal five minutes from the end, signing in the process a precious double.
This victory allows Diego Simeone’s team to take 2nd place in Group A, three points behind Bayern but two steps ahead of Lokomotiv Moscow and Salzburg.
On the third day, Tuesday November 3, Atlético will travel to Moscow at Lokomotiv, beaten (2-1) at home by Bayern who will play the same day in Salzburg.
Borussia Monchengladbach – Real Madrid 2-2
Eden Hazard played his first minutes of the season with Real Madrid, who snatched a point from Mönchengladbach (2-2) during the second day of the Champions League on Tuesday (group B). The Red Devil, who sustained a muscle injury to his right leg at the end of September, replaced Vinicius in the 70th minute. The score was already 2-0, Marcus Thuram having deceived Thibaut Courtois in the 33rd and 58th minutes. Real got back to the score at the end of the match by Karim Benzema (87th) and Casemiro (90th + 3).
Real take their first point in C1, after losing to Shakhtar Donetsk on Matchday 1. The Ukrainian club, which went 0-0 against Romelu Lukaku’s Inter Milan in the early evening, leads with 4 points, ahead of Mönchengladbach and Inter (2) and Real (1).
Olympique Marseille – Manchester City 0-3
Kevin De Bruyne regained a place in the base eleven of Manchester City who won 0-3 in Marseille in Group C. The Red Devil was injured during the Nations League match in England and had replayed for the first time on Saturday against West Ham coming into play in the 68th minute. Starting for the first time since October 3, KDB delivered the assist on City’s first goal, planted by Torres in the 18th minute. It was also he who offered the decisive pass to Sterling on the last goal (81st), one minute before giving way to Palmer.
The Cityzens dominate Group C with 6 points, ahead of Porto (3) and Olympiakos (3), OM being last with 0 points.
1-0 Torres (18)
3-0 Sterling (81)
Porto – Olympiakos 2-0
After an inaugural defeat in the Champions League against the favorite of Group C Manchester City, Porto was reassured by winning over Olympiakos (2-0) on Tuesday at the Dragon Stadium.
Fabio Vieira punished Olympiakos in the first quarter of an hour (11th) and Sergio Oliveira belatedly made the break in the second half (85th).
With this success, the 100th for FC Porto in C1, the Dragons take their first three points and second place in group C, tied with Olympiakos. Leader Manchester City, who corrected Olympique de Marseille at the Vélodrome (3-0), is three lengths behind, OM bringing up the rear without scoring a single point.
Liverpool – Midtjylland 2-0
Strongly overhauled in attack, Liverpool ensured minimal success against the Danes of Midtjylland (2-0), but still lost a defender to injury with the exit of Fabinho. The 3 points of the evening, which bring the total of the Reds to 6, at the top of Group D.
It was not until the start of the second half and a nice one-two between Trent Alexander-Arnold and the Swiss attacking midfielder, followed by a low cross for Jota who only had to push the ball to the bottom, so that the Reds can make the difference (1-0, 55th).
Mohamed Salah, who entered on the hour mark, added a penalty in extra time (2-0, 90 + 3).
But that success is almost overshadowed by bad news about defense. During a withdrawal phase, Fabinho interrupted his race and asked for treatment, before having to be replaced by young Rhys Williams (19), for what appears to be a muscle injury.
Atalanta Bergame 2-2 Ajax Amsterdam
Atalanta (4 pts) has come a long way: for the very first C1 match ever organized in Bergamo, a city very shaken by the new coronavirus pandemic, the “Dea” has recovered a disbursement of two goals thanks to its game as always untied and a double from the powerful Colombian striker Duvan Zapata (54th, 60th).