on 09/29/2021 at 11:14 p.m.
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Lille, the reigning French champion, were swept away by a 19-year-old kid named Karim Adeyemi 2-1 on Wednesday in Salzburg for the second day of the Champions League, and Cristiano Ronaldo delivered Manchester United on the wire, while Barça was humiliated in Lisbon.
Are Barça already eliminated from the race for the eighth? The Blaugranas, in debt, behind in the league and now deprived of Messi and Griezmann were again humiliated on the ground of Benfica Lisbon, their second defeat after two days.
The men of Ronald Koeman, who faced his former team, finished the match at ten after the exclusion of Eric Garcia (87th). A new nightmare in Portugal for the Catalans, who sink a little deeper into an endless crisis.
At the same time, Bayern Munich, who corrected the Catalans 3-0 at Camp Nou in the opening, continued Wednesday at home against Dynamo Kiev (5-0).
In steamroller mode, the German ogre relied in particular on an express double from Robert Lewandowski to consolidate his first place in the group. The Polish striker, already scorer of 7 goals in 6 league matches, started his European campaign with 4 goals in 2 matches.
Heroic Cristiano Ronaldo! Held in check by Villarreal, the Portuguese revenant emerged in the 90th 5 to score the winning goal and deliver Manchester United.
Having become the man who has played the most matches in C1 in history, Ronaldo, revered by Old Trafford, unblocked the situation in added time and offered the first points to the Mancunians.
Previously, Alex Telles, found by Bruno Fernandes, had unleashed a very pure volley from the left to meet Paco Alcacer’s goal. And the Red Devils can thank their Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea, who stepped up the parades in particular on the untenable Dutch recruit of the “Yellow Submarine” Arnaut Danjuma.
Ronaldo will be able to extend this comeback in two weeks against Atalanta Bergamo: the Italians snatched the three points in suffering against the Young Boys of Bern thanks to a goal from Matteo Pessina, who unlocked his counter in C1, at the conclusion of a great job on the wing of Duvan Zapata.
Second disappointment in two days for the champion of France from Lille: after his inaugural 0-0 draw against Wolfsburg, the Losc were overwhelmed by the ardor of a young prodigy of 19 years named Karim Adeyemi in Salzburg.
The German center forward converted two penalties: he himself provoked the first, mowed down by Sven Botman (35th), then took advantage of a hand in the area of Burak Yilmaz (53rd) to score his first double in C1. But the Turkish striker redeemed himself by closing the gap ten minutes later on a free kick, after a big failure by goalkeeper Philipp Kohn.
Lille will have another chance to grab their first C1 victory in two weeks against Sevilla, held in check by Wolfsburg, who finished the match at ten.
In the poster of the evening, the defending champion fell in Italy: deprived of Ngolo Kanté (positive for Covid-19), Chelsea folded narrowly on the field of Juventus in Turin, on a goal scored a few seconds later the return of the locker room by Federico Chiesa.
The Italians will nevertheless have to beware of Zenit Saint Petersburg, who crushed Malmö 4-0 in the early evening. The Russians went on, thanks to a festival of their Brazilians Claudinho, Malcom, Douglas Santos and Wendel, while the Swedes had to play almost half of the match with ten.
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