Champions League Matchday 3 round-up: Kylian Mbappe shined as PSG smashed Milan while Ferran Torres and Lopez edged Barcelona to win Shakhtar Donetsk.
Champions League results
- Antwerp 1-4 Porto
- Celtic 2-2 Atletico Madrid
- PSG 3-0 Milan
- Young Boys 1-3 Man City
- RB Leipzig 3-1 Crvena Zvezda
- Newcastle 0-1 Dortmund
- Barcelona 2-1 Shakhtar Dotnesk
- Feyenoord 3-1 Lazio
PSG 3-0 Milan
It was a night in Paris to forget for Stefano Pioli’s men as Mbappe and Randal Kolo Muani scored in two halves before Lee Kang-in accomplished the nightmare for the Italian giants.
Milan fans could barely recognize such a weak side, or should they say, toothless, at the Parc des Prince, who went through three Group Stage games without a win or a goal…
France’s talisman Mbappé broke the deadlock with a clever low shot before the break before Kolo Muani doubled the advantage in the second half after some fine play from Ousmane Dembélé. Lee Kang-in added a third in the last minute.
Milan, who have now failed to score in five consecutive Champions League games and netted only once in their last four competitive matches, are bottom of the group on two points.
Meanwhile, Luis Enrique’s side are now on six points from three games, two ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who claimed a 1-0 win at Newcastle United.
Barcelona 2-1 Shakhtar Donetsk
Another La Masia talent shined for Barcelona. Remember the name: Fermin Lopez.
This time last year, a 20-year-old Lopez was being loaned out to the Spanish third division. He’s now winning MOTM awards in the Champions League.
Lopez and Ferran Torres scored in the first half of the home game against Shakhtar Donetsk to secure a 2-1 victory in Group H.
The hosts dominated from the start and opened the scoring in the 28th minute with a Torres volley from a rebound off the post. They extended their lead in the 36th when López unleashed a cannonball that ricocheted off the left post on its way in. What a way to introduce himself to Europe.
Georgiy Sudakov, the Shakhtar midfielder, stroked in a tidy finish from a counterattack in the 62nd minute to narrow the deficit. However, Barcelona held on despite late pressure to secure their third win in three in the competition.
Barcelona are now atop the group with a maximum of nine points, followed by Porto on six. Shakhtar Donetsk have three points, and Antwerp are with empty hands.
Antwerp 1-4 Porto
Also in Group H, Evanilson came off the bench to score a hat-trick and inspire a 4-1 win at Royal Antwerp for the Portugal side. The hosts took a first-half lead when Alhassan Yusuf swept home a shot from the edge of the box, but Porto were level seconds after half-time through Evanilson’s deflected strike.
Porto hit the front when Stephen Eustáquio placed his shot into the far corner of the net before Evanilson scored his second with a volleyed finish and then executed a sublime chip to complete his treble.
In Group E, Feyenoord saw off Lazio 3-1 thanks to two goals from Santiago Giménez either side of Ramiz Zerrouki’s strike. Pedro, as a substitute, netted a penalty for the Italians in the 83rd minute, but it was too late to inspire a comeback.
RB Leipzig strengthened their hold on second place in Group G with a 3-1 victory over gritty Red Star Belgrade. David Raum, Xavi Simons, and Dani Olmo netted for the German side. Leipzig sit three points behind group leaders Manchester City after their win at Young Boys.