💫 Atlético-Liverpool thriller! Messi and Mbappé on fire; Real win | OneFootball

💫 Atlético-Liverpool thriller! Messi and Mbappé on fire; Real win

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Padraig Whelan

The Champions League group stage continues with some mouth-watering clashes on Tuesday.

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Atlético Madrid v Liverpool

Atlético Madrid 2
Liverpool 3
Full time

Scorers: Griezmann 20′, 34′; Salah 8′, pen 78′ Keïta 12′

Antoine Griezmann scored a brace and was sent off as Mo Salah scored twice to inspire Liverpool to another Wanda Metropolitano win.

Liverpool took the lead with their first proper attack of the match, when Mohamed Salah’s effort from the edge of the box went through a crowd of players and found the bottom corner.

And it was soon 2-0, with Naby Keïta rifling a brilliant swerving volley past Jan Oblak after just 12 minutes but Antoine Griezmann pulled one back from close range after a shot broke his way following a corner.

A game that few expected goals from got a fourth before half-time when Griezmann drilled a left-footed effort across Alisson to equalise.

But shortly after the break, the Colchoneros scoring hero was sent off for a reckless, high boot to the face of Roberto Firmino and the 10 men were made to pay when Salah won it for the visitors with a nerveless penalty to put them top of the group.

PSG v RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig 2
Full time

Scorers: Mbappé 9′, Messi 67′, pen 74′; Silva 28′, Mukiele 57′

Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi stole the show as PSG came from behind to beat RB Leipzig in a classic.

PSG took an early lead when Mbappé tore forward on the break and rattled into the bottom corner.

But after a break down field, a ball picked out André Silva at the far post to thrash in a surprise leveller and another Angeliño pick out after half-time saw Nordi Mukiele blast in from close range to stun the Parc des Princes into silence.

They were soon cheering again though when Mbappé teed up Messi in the area and he poked in on the line after his initial attempt was turned onto the post.

The Argentine then put his side back in front from the penalty spot after Mbappé was fouled with a delicious Panenka down the middle for the winner.

Mbappé was given a chance to join in on the penalty fun in the final minute but blasted over the top from 12 yards.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Real Madrid

Shakhtar Donetsk 0
Real Madrid 5
Full time

Scorers: Kryvtsov OG 37′, Vinícius Júnior 51′, 56′, Rodrygo 64′, Benzema 90+1′

Vinícius Júnior put in a sensational second half display for Real Madrid as they destroyed Shakhtar in the best performance under Carlo Ancelotti so far.

The unfortunate Shakhtar captain Serhiy Kryvtsov gave Real the lead when he skewed a volley past his own goalkeeper in comical fashion with Karim Benzema bearing down on him.

Real doubled their advantage after the break when a delightful passing move around the edge of the box ended with Vinícius Júnior capping it off with a cool chip over the goalkeeper.

The Brazilian then grabbed his second after showing fantastic feet to leave two defenders for dead and then thrashed in before turning provider for the fourth moments later as Rodrygo blasted high into the net.

A fifth was added in injury time when Karim Benzema beat the offside trap to add further gloss to the scoreline.

Inter v Sheriff

Inter 3
Sheriff 1
Full time

Scorers: Džeko 34′, Vidal 58′; Thill 52′

Sheriff put in a valiant performance in Milan but were ultimately undone by Inter’s attacking quality.

Edin Džeko volleyed Inter into the lead with an emphatic left-footed finish following a corner shortly after the hour-mark at San Siro.

But this season’s surprise package netted a stunning equaliser through the hero of the Bernabéu Sébastian Thill via a stunning free-kick into the corner, although their joy was short-lived as Arturo Vidal quickly re-established the lead with a smart finish at the near post.

Stefan de Vrij then put things beyond the visitors on 67 minutes with his first of the season.

Porto v AC Milan

FC Porto 1
Milan 0
Full time

Scorers: Diaz 65′

Milan’s horror Champions League campaign continued with a disappointing defeat away to Porto.

It took over an hour for the opener to arrive in Portugal, with Luis Díaz getting it by rolling in from the edge of the area after it broke in his direction and that was all it took to keep the Rossoneri bottom of the group on zero points.

Ajax v Borussia Dortmund

Ajax 4
Borussia Dortmund 0
Full time

Scorers: Reus OG 11′, Blind 25′, Antony 57′, Haller 72′

Borussia Dortmund went down to a shock 4-0 hammering away to Ajax as Sébastian Haller’s European run of form continued.

Ajax took the lead when Dušan Tadić forced Dortmund’s Marco Reus to glance a header past his own goalkeeper for an unfortunate own goal and added a second in front of a vociferous crowd through Daley Blind.

Antony added a shock third after half-time before Haller kept up his red hot Champions League start with his sixth goal in three games.

From earlier …

City on fire in Bruges

Club Brugge 1
Manchester City 5
Full time

Scorers: Vanaken 81′; Cancelo 30′, Mahrez (p) 43′, 84′, Walker 53′, Palmer 67′

Manchester City got back to winning ways in the Champions League with a stunning display to beat Club Brugge.

Jack Grealish had the ball in the net after 10 minutes, but the goal was ruled out for a foul on Clinton Mata, before Rodri had a goal disallowed for offside a couple of minutes later.

City did legitimately take the lead from an unlikely source, when João Cancelo latched onto Phil Foden’s ball over the top and poked through Simon Mignolet’s legs for 1-0.

Just before half-time City went 2-0 up, when Riyad Mahrez was brought down in the box and he picked himself up to slot into the bottom corner.

Into the second half and it was soon 3-0, with Kyle Walker racing onto Mahrez’s pass before firing past Mignolet’s outstretched hand.

City then made a raft of substitutions and it was one of them – Cole Palmer – who made it 4-0 with his first ever Champions League goal.

The hosts then pulled a goal back when Hans Vanaken guided an effort past Ederson to make it 4-1 in the 81st minute.

But City quickly made it 5-1 when Mahrez latched onto Fernandinho’s ball over the top and finished into the top corner.

Captain Coates bags brace as Sporting CP win at Beşiktaş

Besiktas 1
Sporting CP 4
Full time

Scorers: Larin 24′; Coates 15′, 27′, Sarabia (p) 44′, Paulinho 89′

Sporting CP scored four times away from home in the Champions League for the first time when they comfortably overcame Beşiktaş.

The Portuguese side took the lead after 15 minutes, when Sebastián Coates headed home powerfully from a corner.

The hosts soon drew level thanks to an equally thumping header from Cyle Larin, only for Sporting captain Coates to make it 2-1 with a goal that was almost identical to his first.

Sporting then went 3-1 up when a penalty was awarded for handball against Domagoj Vida, and Pablo Sarabia converted from the spot.

Alex Texeira then thought he’d got Beşiktaş back in it, only for the goal to be ruled out by VAR for offside.

And Paulinho then wrapped it up for Sporting in the dying minutes with a superb finish.