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Champions League: Barça Crushed By Bayern, MU Falls At The Start

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It’s time for a new season of Champions League. The first day of the group stage of the Champions League offered some very good matches this Tuesday evening.

Bayern inflicted a new beating on Barça, Lukaku released Chelsea, Lille’s regrets, Manchester United overturned, Juventus Turin back on top…

Bayern still hammering Barça. Exactly 13 months after the scathing 8-2 inflicted in the quarterfinals of the 2019-2020 edition, Bayern has addressed a new beating to FC Barcelona by winning 3-0 at the Camp Nou. Totally dominant, the Germans saw Ter-Stegen delay the deadline against Sané, but Muller logically opened the score with a countered shot (34th). Then the inevitable Lewandowski, on the lookout for two shots that hit the post, turned the win into a humiliation with a double (56th, 85th). The two teams are no longer in the same category.

Manchester United defeated despite Ronaldo’s goal

These were the first two clashes of the first day of the group stage competition.

The two advanced matches of the first day of the group stage. In Group F, Young Boys won against Manchester United, 2-1. In Group G, Sevilla shared the spoils against RB Salzburg, 1-1.

Ronaldo

Expected after their XXL recruitment, the Red Devils disappointed by being knocked down in Switzerland by Young Boys of Bern (1-2). Although they were ideally launched by the opening goal of the inevitable Ronaldo (13th), but then inoffensive and reduced to ten men after the expulsion of Wan-Bissaka (35th), the Mancunians have been more and more subjected and Ngamaleu (66th) then Siebatcheu (90+5th) snatched the victory for the local team.

Lukaku frees Chelsea. The Belgian striker, who has been prolific since his arrival this summer, helped the defending champions avoid a false start against Zenit St. Petersburg (1-0). Thomas Tuchel’s men were dominant but lacked inspiration and looked disappointing for a long time, until their new recruit headed in a cross from Azpilicueta (69th). The Blues were then made to sweat by Dziouba’s close-range miss, but they made sure of the points.

Tuesday’s results

Group E:

FC Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich,

Dynamo Kiev 0-0 Benfica

Group F:

Young Boys 2-1 Man, United,

Villarreal 2-2 Atalanta

Group G:

Sevilla 1-1 RB Salzburg

LILLE 0-0 Wolfsburg

Group H:

Malmö 0-3 Juventus

Chelsea 1-0 Zenit

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