Chelsea does it again against Milan, Antonio Rüdiger saves Real Madrid

It was the most colorful poster of this Tuesday night in the Champions League. AC Milan hosted Chelsea at the San Siro, as part of Group E matchday 4. Reduced to ten in the 19th minute after Fikayo Tomori was sent off for the penalty converted by Jorginho (1-0, 21), the The Rossoneri struggled against the Blues who quickly doubled their lead thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a very good collective action (2-0, 34th). In the second half, the Londoners perfectly dominated the match, alternating phases of dominance with dangerous chances dictated by Aubameyang (56th) and then Chilwell (57th) and moments of management. Logical defeat of the Milanese (0-2).

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In the other group E opposition, Dinamo Zagreb and RB Salzburg said goodbye back to back (1-1). Nicolas Seiwald quickly opened the scoring after hard work from youngster Benjamin Šeško (1-0, 12′) but the Croats had some back-up with a goal from Robert Ljubičić (1-1, 42′) just before half-time. A first period well dominated by Zagreb, who were denied two achievements, first Petkovic’s (19th) and then Ljubičić’s (40th). The Croats then pushed to get ahead of the scoreboard: Philipp Köhn saved Dario Spikic’s header (56th) and Sučić’s free kick grazed the left post (61st). In the last 45 minutes, Salzburg still attempted more than 11 shots but only managed two. A blatant lack of realism that prevented the Austrians from doing better in Croatia.

Real Madrid runs away at the last second

With the tie (0-0) between Manchester City and Copenhagen, Borussia Dortmund wanted to take the opportunity to retake the classification against Sevilla FC. The match, however, had started badly with the opening of the scoring with a header from Tanguy Kouassi (1-0, 18th) in a superb eccentric free kick to the left by Ivan Rakitic. But on their first shot on goal, BVB equalized after Jude Bellingham’s cross from former Parisian Thomas Meunier (1-1, 35th). Dortmund got their foot on the ball in the second half but found no gaps in the Andalusians’ short, compact block, who were determined to keep this draw (1-1).

With the return of Karim Benzema, the meringues wanted to make a splash in Group F. After a controlled start in the first half, Real Madrid surprised in the locker room: Oleksandr Zubkov cheated on his compatriot Andriy Lunin, who started at the Cages Spanish, header in a magnificent cross by Bogdan Mykhaylichenko (1-0, 46th). The Ukrainians were about to break thanks to Lassina Traoré but the Burkinabe fell on a great Lunin and then on the crossbar (64th). The White House had not been able to find the fault for a long time, even if Carlo Ancelotti’s men had the opportunity, with Tchouaméni (48th), Kroos (73rd), Vinicius (87th) or even Rüdiger (90th + 2). But at the last second, on a cross from Kroos, Rüdiger headed the ball to equalize (1-1, 90º+5). Hard clash between the German and the goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin that even interrupted the end of the match. In Warsaw, Shakhtar took a valuable point in the standings (1-1).

In the other Group F match, Celtic Glasgow lacked realism and efficiency in the final play against RB Leipzig. Despite a dominance by the Scottish team, marked by several frank actions including two touch touches, the Bhoys failed to open the scoring. In the second act, Nkunku’s teammates regained the lead, endangering goalkeeper Joe Hart with a shot from Willi Orban (49th). Franças Mohamed Simakan also has a great chance but his shot went over him (69′). Same for Nkunku who only found Joe Hart’s gloves (72nd). However, Timo Werner found the recipe to shake the nets of Celtic Park. In a Silva recovery that he then focused on the pile, the German opened the scoring with a header (1-0, 75th). Scorer then passer: Just minutes after Giakoumakis missed for Celtic, Emil Forsberg broke Werner’s serve (2-0, 84th). German victory in Scotland (2-0).

The complete results of this afternoon of Champions

Group E:

Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 RB Salzburg: Ljubicic (39th) / Seiwald (12th)

AC Milan 0-2 chelsea : Jorginho (21st, SP), Aubameyang (34th)

Group F:

Celtic 0-2 RB Leipzig : Werner (75th), Forsberg (84th)

Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Real Madrid: Zubkov (46th) / Rüdiger (90th+5)

Group G:

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Sevilla: Bellingham (35th) / Kouassi (18th)

Group H:

PSG 1-1 Benfica: Mbappé (39th, sp) / Joao Mario (61st)

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