The UEFA Champions League groups that waited til Wednesday to debut their 2020-21 tournaments saved up their attacking fashion and deployed it at will.
Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis received, Actual Madrid was shocked, and Inter Milan prevented a house loss because of last-minute heroics from large Romelu Lukaku.
And that’s after Day 1 was fairly stable on Tuesday. Let’s go!
RB Salzburg 2-2 Lokomotiv Moscow
Jesse Marsch would’ve needed all three factors from this one given the opposite two golf equipment in Group A, however Zlatko Junuzovic’s purpose and help have been sufficient to get some extent for the Austrian hosts.
Eder had given the Russians an early lead however Salzburg answered earlier than and after halftime, solely to see Vitali Lisakovich ship a late leveler.
Bayern Munich 4-0 Atletico Madrid
Kingsley Coman and Leon Goretzka put Bayern forward on the break, and Corentin Tolisso scored an incredible purpose after the break earlier than Coman struck once more handy Atleti a uncommon blowout loss.
Atleti thought it had pulled one again through a Joao Felix volley simply after halftime however Luis Suarez was deemed offside though the ball appeared to take a slight flip off Goretzka.
Actual Madrid 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk
The Ukrainian guests took the lengthy hike west down 10 gamers resulting from optimistic COVID-19 exams, then promptly took a 3-0 lead over the match’s most-celebrated membership.
Tete had a purpose and an help as Shakhtar went in entrance however Actual battled again with targets from Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior. The hosts regarded to have leveled the rating in stoppage time, however Vinicius was offside and VAR took away Fede Valverde’s would-be equalizer.
Inter Milan 2-2 Borussia Monchengladbach
Romelu Lukaku was within the catbird seat for a Forty eighth-minute opener after good stress from Inter within the guests’ field, and snuck in near discover a last-minute equalizer in a back-and-forth battle with Borussia Monchengladbach in Italy.
However VAR caught an Arturo Vidal foul on Marcus Thuram within the field and Ramy Bensebaini left little question together with his low drive from the spot.
Jonas Hoffman scored for the second time in two video games after a marker in Bundesliga play this weekend, giving Gladbach a late lead on the San Siro.
Manchester Metropolis 3-1 FC Porto
A primary-half error put the hosts down a purpose, however Man Metropolis shortly rebounded and had it tied at halftime by a Sergio Aguero penalty.
Ilkay Gundogan then scored a terrific free kick earlier than Phil Foden and Ferran Torres labored a 1-2 with the latter making use of the completion with a sliding end into the higher reaches of the purpose.
Sadly, Metropolis additionally misplaced a mainstay in Fernandinho; The 35-year-old Brazilian will miss weeks.
Olympiakos 1-0 Marseille
Giorgos Masoras smashed dwelling a near-post rebound after a pleasant save from Steve Mandanda because the Greeks thought they’d opened up a lead within the 53rd minute solely to see VAR spot offside.
However it was tremendous sub Ahmed Hassan who would substitute Masouras within the 84th minute and ship the winner off an help from longtime Marseille star Mathieu Valbuena early in stoppage time.
Ajax 0-1 Liverpool
Sadio Mane’s mishit cross was huge of the mark however became the Ajax purpose by Nicolas Tagliafico as Liverpool went to Amsterdam and claimed three factors.
It was the primary match since Virgil van Dijk’s critical knee damage, and Fabinho had a Man of the Match efficiency at heart again subsequent to Joe Gomez.
The Reds host Sheffield United on Saturday earlier than a UCL go to from Midtjylland on Tuesday.
Midtjylland 0-4 Atalanta
The Serie A guests love to attain, and Duvan Zupata had a purpose and assisted this marvel strike from Alejandro “Papu” Gomez as Atalanta constructed a 3-0 halftime lead.