The group stage of the Champions League started with Leipzig’s victory over Young Boys Bern (1-3) and with the split between AC Milan and Newcastle (0-0). After missing numerous clear opportunities, the Lombard team may regret it.
Leipzig starts with a victory
RB Leipzig achieved a great victory this Tuesday when they visited Young Boys Bern (1-3) in their first match in Group G of the Champions League. The Germans temporarily take the lead of the group before defending champion Manchester City goes into battle against Red Star Belgrade.
Leipzig opened the scoring after three minutes thanks to a goal from Simakan (3rd), before the hosts equalized half an hour later thanks to Elia (33rd). The match took a definitive turn in the last quarter of an hour with a second German goal from Schlager (73rd) and a third from Sesko (90th+2) in the match thirty minutes earlier. Loïs Openda started this match and was replaced a few minutes from the end (88th) by Lenz.
AC Milan hooked on Newcastle
In the other match, at 6:45 p.m., AC Milan and Newcastle shared the first match of Group F in San Siro (0-0) in which we find Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain. The Milanese took control of the match from the first quarter of an hour without finding any fault in the English defense. Giroud and Chukwueze offered two good opportunities that sounded like a warning for Newcastle (13, 14) before a header from Hernández that Pope managed to stop on his line (19). When they returned to the locker room, the Roseneri led 14 attempts to 2.
In the second half, AC Milan continued to dominate on both sides of the pitch, but the Magpies’ defense held firm. A header from Leao shook Pope’s goal again (73rd) in the last quarter of an hour. Newcastle offered a very dangerous attempt in added time (90+5), their only chance of danger in the entire match, but the ball went to a corner.
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