03 Oct 2019
UEFA Champions League, gameweek 2: Here are the key takeaways
Gameweek 2 of the UEFA Champions League 2019-20 continued to enthrall football lovers.
After a frantic Tuesday, there were some superb performances on Wednesday as well.
Barcelona earned a crucial win against Inter Milan.
Liverpool clinched a 4-3 thriller against Red Bull Salzburg.
Meanwhile, the likes of Chelsea, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund earned victories.
Here are the key takeaways.
Here's how the night unfolded
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Barca vs Inter
Barca shake off slow start to down Inter 2-1
Inter Milan had a better first-half after getting a deserved lead through Lautaro Martinez in the second minute.
They kept Barca at bay and created enough chances.
However, Barca goal-keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was equal to the task.
The hosts showed more solidity in the second half.
Liverpool survive a scare on a frantic night at Anfield
Liverpool wasted a three-goal lead to see Red Bull Salzburg get back on terms at the hour mark.
With the score reading 3-3, Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah blasted the winner in the 69th minute.
He latched on to Roberto Firmino's header and launched a great strike.
This was a brilliant European night of football at the sparkling Anfield.
The game went in both directions.
Chelsea hold on against Lille, brilliant Ajax hammer Valencia
Chelsea earned a crucial victory away from home to open their account in the UCL 2019-20 campaign.
Tammy Abraham got the winner, before Victor Osimhen equalized.
However, Willian's volley in the second half saw Chelsea hold on to all three points.
Meanwhile, Ajax downed Valencia 3-0 to sit on top in Group H.
Dusan Tadic stood out with two assists for the visitors.
Achraf Hakimi stands out for Dortmund against Slavia Prague
Two Achraf Hakimi goals gave Borussia Dortmund a deserved 2-0 victory away at Slavia Prague.
It was a a fast-paced match in which both sides spurned chances.
Right-back Hakimi broke the deadlock in the 35th minute after cutting inside the penalty area following a counter-attack.
He then doubled the lead in the 89th minute.
Dortmund kept pace with Barcelona in Group F.
- Borussia Dortmund
- Champions League
- Inter Milan
- Lionel Messi
- Luis Suarez
- Mohamed Salah
- Ucl 2019 20
- UEFA Champions League
- Achraf Hakimi
- Arturo Vidal
- Dusan Tadic
- F. Achraf Hakimi
- Group F
- Group H
- H. Dusan Tadic
- Inter 2-1
- Lautaro Martinez
- Marc-André ter Stegen
- Red Bull Salzburg
- Right-back Hakimi
- Roberto Firmino
- Slavia Prague
- Tammy Abraham
- Two Achraf Hakimi
- UEFA Champions League 2019-20
- Valencia 3-0
- Victor Osimhen