Timo Werner scored twice, Kai Havertz had to go into corona quarantine: Only one of the two German national soccer players was happy that Chelsea FC’s Champions League win against Stade Rennes on Wednesday was cause for joy. Shortly before the 3-0 (2-0) kick-off at Stamford Bridge, team manager Frank Lampard had confirmed that the 100 million euro man Havertz had gone into domestic isolation after a positive test.
Werner then led his team to a safe second success on the third day of Group E. He converted a penalty after he was fouled (10th), and later another (41st). Rennes defender Dalbert saw immediately before the yellow-red card for handball (40.). Tammy Abraham (51.) scored the final score.
The supposedly strongest Champions League opponents from RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund had to take some serious setbacks on the third day of the premier class. United lost a surprising 1: 2 (1: 2) at Basaksehir Istanbul a week after their 5-0 triumph over RB, Lazio came at Zenit St. Petersburg only to a 1: 1 (0: 1).
Former Bundesliga professional Demba Ba (12th) scored the first goal for Erdogan-Klub Basaksehir in Champions League. Immediately after Edin Visca (40th) made it 2-0, who had already set Ba’s goal, Anthony Martial (43rd) hit back with a head for the English record champions.
Lazio, on the first matchday 3-1 winner against the BVB, had to do without former Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile in St. Petersburg. The media reported a possible connection with the Corona Protocol. Alexander Jerochin (32nd) gave the Russian champions Zenit the lead with a volley before Felipe Caicedo (82nd) equalized late. Zenit had lost both at BVB (0: 2) and against Club Bruges (1: 2).
Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona celebrated the expected victories in Group G. Barca defeated Dynamo Kiev in the comeback of German national goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen with a penalty from Lionel Messi (5th) and a goal from Gerard Pique (65th) 2-1 (1-0) and is after three matchdays flawless.
Juventus won 4-1 (1-0) at Ferencvaros Budapest and are also clearly on course for the round of 16. Europa League winners FC Sevilla won in the Chelsea group despite being long outnumbered against FK Krasnodar 3-2 (0-2).