Wednesdays UCL games might not have had as many fireworks as Tuesdays, but there were some top performances across Europe by some of the sides we expect to progress into the later rounds of the tournament
We’ll start off in Group E, where the Champions, Liverpool traveled to face Belgian Champions, Genk. Liverpool took this opportunity to return back to form after a subpar performance at Old Trafford. The Red put 4 past Genk, conceding 1. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who is making his way back into the picture opened the scoring with a delightful brace with Salah and Mane adding the other 2. Odey grabbed the consolation in the 87th minute.
The second game in this group saw Napoli beat Salzburg 3-2 to remain top of the group. The game saw Dries Mertens go past Diego Maradona’s 115-goals tally for the Italian club while Haaland’s two strikes for the Austrians in the same game made him the first player to score six times in his first three Champions League games.
In Group F, we saw 2 top sides go head to head in Inter Milan and Dortmund. The Italian side edged the Germans 2-0 thanks to goals by Lautaro and Candreva, however, they still sit 3rd in the “group of death” behind Barcelona and Dortmund
Still, in Group F it was business as usual for Barcelona as they picked up another win and remain top of the group thanks to a goal from Lionel Messi and an unfortunate own goal.
Group G saw RB Leipzig beat Zenit 2-1 thanks to 2 goals in a 10-minute span to turn the game on its head whilst Benfica beat Lyon 2-1 at home thanks to goals by Silva and Pizzi.
Ajax played Chelsea in Group H. The Blues who were in black on the night just edge Ajax thanks to a clutch goal from often forgotten man, Michy Batshuayi. In the second game in this group, Lille and Valencia had to share the points. Ajax and Chelsea sit in 1st and 2nd in the group tied on 6 points. The Dutch champions with a superior goal difference.
By: Accelerate Sports
See Also: UCL Game Week 3, Match day 2