Football / Paris "MNM" all come out, the Champions League still hits a wall
On the second day of the first round of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Group A Paris Saint-Germain "MNM" combination Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé made their first consecutive start, but they drew 1:1 away with Bruges. Mbappe contributed assists but ended up injured; Messi hit the crossbar despite having a shot. Together with the last three games of the previous season, Paris has no-won four consecutive Champions League matches, setting the worst record since December 2017 to September 2018.
In another Group A schedule, Manchester City beat RB Leipzig 6-3 at home. This is the first time the two teams have met in the European war. The game was very dramatic. Manchester City led by two goals four times. Leipzig Christopher Nkunku performed a hat-trick to narrow the score three times, but less than 5 minutes after each goal, Manchester City regained its two-goal advantage; veteran Angeliño received two yellow cards. After the end, Leipzig was no longer able to recover.
In the Group B schedule, Liverpool beat AC Milan 3:2 at home. This is the third European match between the two teams. The previous two were in the Champions League finals, and the two teams each won a championship. AC Milan's first 17 away games against the English team only won 1 game at Old Trafford in 2005, and the remaining 16 games have 6 draws and 10 losses.
On the first day of Group C, Dortmund played 2:1 away from Beşiktaş J.K.. In another match in the same group, Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax beat Portugal Sporting 5:1 away.
Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax 27-year-old Sébastien Haller participated in the Champions League for the first time and scored four goals. He was the second Ajax player to score four goals after Marco van Basten on November 25, 1992. He was also the first African player to achieve this achievement.
Group D Atlético Madrid drew with Porto 0:0 at home. Real Madrid saved the face for the La Liga team, relying on Rodrygo to score a goal in the away game, and beat Inter Milan 1-0 at the last moment.
It is worth mentioning that Real Madrid has won seven consecutive Champions League victories in Italy, becoming the first team in history to achieve this milestone.