Champions League round-up: Sharif Tiraspol stuns 13-time winner Real Madrid | football news
Sherif Tiraspol caused a huge shock when they beat Real Madrid 2-1 to claim two of their two Champions League Group D victories with a late goal from Sebastian Thiel.
Gasur Gakhchibayev scored the Moldovan team’s lead in the 25th minute, but Los Blancos equalized in the second half with a penalty kick from Karim Benzema after a VAR review.
But the visitors clinched all three points with just a minute left when Thiel slashed the ball into the top corner from 20 yards and left the Bernabeu in stunning silence.
Earlier, the newly crowned world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk was watching in the stands Shakhtar Donetsk And intermilan He fought a goalless draw at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev.
Group C: Ajax and Dortmund remain in perfect condition
Ajax They kept their 100 per cent start in Group C with a 2-0 win Besiktas At Johan Cruyff Arena.
Stephen Burgess put Ajax on his way before Sebastian Haller continued his thrilling streak with his fifth Champions League goal of the season before the break.
Elsewhere in group C, Borussia Dortmund get over Sporting Lisbon 1-0 at Signal Iduna Park thanks to Doniel Mallin’s first-half goal, set by Judd Bellingham.
Lionel Messi scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain to help secure a 2-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League match at Parc des Princes.
Paris Saint-Germain advanced early in the seventh minute when City failed to pass a cross into the penalty area and Idrissa Gui hit the ball in the upper corner.
City responded when Raheem Sterling headed the crossbar before Bernardo Silva rebounded to the crossbar when he looked certain to score.
Messi, who returned after a knee injury, was crowned with a superb all-round performance when he played a one-two with Kylian Mbappe on the edge of the penalty area and scored a superb finish in the top corner.
Paris Saint-Germain advanced to the top of Group A, with City dropping to third after that Club Brugge won 2-1 in RB Leipzig.
7 – Lionel Messi has scored more goals in the UEFA Champions League against Man City (7) than any other player, while his seven goals against teams managed by Pep Guardiola (two against Bayern Munich and five against Man City with him as coach) are also more goals than any player. stalking. pic.twitter.com/wPAYIZTx2R
– OptaJoe (OptaJoe) September 28, 2021
Christopher Nkunko put the Bundesliga side ahead in the fifth minute from close range, with the goal scored after a lengthy VAR review.
In the 22nd minute, Brugge captain Hans Vanaken saw the equalizer ruled out for offside after the hosts were caught trying to play from behind – only through VAR to quickly overturn the decision.
The Belgians changed things when they took the lead five minutes before the break when Mats Ritz hit a rebound from six yards.
Liverpool They dominated Group B as they went out 5-1 in Porto.
Mohamed Salah put the Premier League side ahead in the 18th minute when he put the ball into the net after Curtis Jones had parried a left corner shot by the goalkeeper.
Sadio Mane scored the second goal shortly before the end of the first half after James Milner’s pass from the right ran across the six-yard area. Salah added again an hour after it was launched by Curtis Jones.
Mehdi Tarimi reduced the difference for the hosts, but Roberto Firmino scored the fourth goal in the second half after goalkeeper Diogo Costa was caught on the field and was only able to return to take the ball out from behind the goal line. The Brazilian added five when he rebounded.
At San Siro, Luis Suarez scored a penalty in injury time Atletico Madrid He came from behind to win against him 2-1 AC MilanFrank Casey was sent off in the first half.
The Serie A side was rewarded for a positive start when Rafael Liao fired a low shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 20th minute.
However, Milan were reduced to 10 men after just nine minutes when midfielder Casey was sent off for a second yellow card.
Antoine Griezmann finally returned things six minutes before the end of the match with a powerful shot, and Suarez had the last word when a cracked penalty kick hit Mike Minnen’s goal.