Bayern mate Barca, Liverpool in the snatch … What to remember from the other matches on Tuesday
Champions League, episode 2. The first matches of the second day, Tuesday September 13, saw Bayern and Bruges sign a new success, while Liverpool launched their European season by dominating Ajax Amsterdam.
The shock: Bayern frustrates Barça
It was the highlight of the evening. On their lawn, Bayern Munich got the better of Barça (2-0), despite a very high level first period from the Catalans (10 strikes). The Bavarians struck in quick succession after returning from the locker room thanks to Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sané. A week after their inaugural victory against Inter Milan, the Bavarians continue their ideal start to the campaign, and take the lead in group C alone. former teammates. Barça falls and sees Inter Milan, winner in Plzen (0-2), return to its height (3 points).
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) September 13, 2022
The player: Joel Matip saves Liverpool
Joël Matip got the Reds out of a very bad way. Held in check by Ajax Amsterdam, despite Mohamed Salah’s opener, Liverpool relied on their Cameroonian defender to clinch their first European victory of the season, at the last minute (89th). From a corner, Matip rose higher than everyone else to catapult a powerful header into the Dutch net. Badly beaten in Naples on the first day, the Reds raise their heads and return to Group A.
The performance: Leverkusen disgusts Atletico
It is a prestigious victory for Leverkusen. Defeated in Bruges on the first day, the Germans won at home against Atlético de Madrid (2-0) on Tuesday evening. More realistic, Moussa Diaby’s teammates broke away at the very end of the game, scoring two goals in four minutes (84th and 87th). A defeat which confirms a delicate start to the European campaign for Colchoneros, winners in extremis of their first meeting against Porto. They drop to third place in Group B.
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball) September 13, 2022
The other results: Bruges sweeps Porto, Inter secures Plzen, Sporting charts its course
The surprise result of the evening is for Bruges, who came to knock out Porto in Portugal (4-0). With two wins in as many games, the Belgians are alone at the top of Group B. Earlier in the evening, in the very tough Pool C, Inter Milan won their first victory against the modest Viktoria Plzen (2-0) . Finally, in the Marseille group, Sporting won at home against Tottenham (2-0), and retained its leading position.
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