Champions League, gameweek 1: Here are the Key takeaways
After a frantic start to the UEFA Champions League 2019-20 on Tuesday, some spectacular brand of football continued on a glittering Wednesday night. Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Real Madrid 3-0 at home. Atletico Madrid came from behind to force a 2-2 draw against Juventus. The likes of Manchester City and Bayern Munich had it easy. Here are the key takeaways.
🚨 RESULTS! 🚨— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 18, 2019
🔹 Dramatic comeback from Atlético 😱
🔹 Paris put 3 past Madrid 💪
🔹 Dinamo score 4 at home 🔥
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Spanish giants Atletico Madrid staged an incredible comeback to deny Juventus three points at home. Diego Simeone's side were 2-0 down. However, Stefan Savic scored from a header inside the six-yard area. Substitute Hector Herrera slotted home a 90th-minute equalizer. This was an incredible result for Atletico and they showed their fighting spirit under Simeone once again. As expected, the game was closely fought.
PSG didn't have Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani available to face Real Madrid. However, their absence had no effect on the match. Angel di Maria was unstoppable against his former club with a brace in the first-half. Thomas Meunier scored a stoppage-time goal to add more gloss. Both of Di Maria's goals were superb as he celebrated his 100th UCL appearance.
Tottenham got off to a perfect start against Olympiacos in Greece. The English club were 2-0 up with Harry Kane scoring a penalty and Lucas Moura smashing in a 20-yard strike. But credit goes to the hosts for rallying back. Daniel Podence's quality finish saw the side pull one back. Olympiacos earned a penalty and Mathieu Valbuena made no mistake in the 54th minute.
Man City dominated the game against Shakhtar Donetsk to earn a superb 3-0 victory. Two first-half goals gave City the cushion with Gabriel Jesus scoring in the 76th minute to earn a deserved victory. Bayern Munich were in control against Red Star Belgrade as they took charge with a glossy 3-0 victory. Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller were amongst the scorers.