[Epoch Times September 30, 2021](Comprehensive report by Epoch Times reporter Li Rongshi) In the middle of this week, the 2021/22 seasonUEFA Champions Leaguegroup matchessecond round, Group AParis Saint-GermainIn a 2-0 victory over Manchester City at home, Messi scored the first goal since joining Paris; the Champions League newcomer Sharif defeated in an upset 2:1 awayReal Madrid, With a two-game winning streak, ranked first in Group D; defending champion Chelsea lost 0:1 to Juventus in the away game, coupled with a round of Premier League defeat to Manchester City, suffered a double-line two-game losing streak.
In Group A,Paris Saint-GermainAt home against Manchester City, these are twoUEFA Champions LeagueThe contest between the favorites to win the championship. As a result, after 90 minutes of the battle, Grand Paris defeated “Blue Moon” 2-0 and scored 3 points. In the first half, Mbappe connected with Neymar, who assisted Guye and opened the scoring for Paris; in the second half, Messi scored the first goal after joining Paris after he hit the wall with Mbappé. In this game, the three major Paris stars actively participated in the defense, which made fans happy. This also caused Manchester City to completely crush the home team in terms of data, but in the end they could only return without success.
After the Champions League newcomer Sharif in Group D defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 in the first round, he beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the away game. After two rounds, this team from Moldova has a second-game winning streak, ranking first in Group D. Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, with a population of only 3.54 million. Sharif is the dominant football player in this country. He achieved six consecutive league titles last season, but his team is worth only 10 million euros. This season, in the eight qualifying games before qualifying for the UEFA Champions League, they scored 6 goals without closing opponents and only conceded 2 goals, breaking into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time.
Bayern in Group E is still unstoppable, beating Dynamo Kyiv 5-0 at home and winning nine consecutive victories in all competitions. Among them, two rounds of the UEFA Champions League remained clean and scored a total of 8 goals. Barcelona in the same group lost to Benfica 0:3 away and lost five consecutive games across the season, setting the club’s longest unbeaten record in the history of the Champions League. Not only did they fail to score in the two rounds, they did not even score a goal. After suffering a second-game losing streak, the Barcelona team’s chance of qualifying is only 8.6%.
In Group F, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring goal in 94 minutes and 13 seconds, Manchester United beat Villarreal 2:1 at home. This is also the latest goal in Manchester United’s Champions League history. As Manchester United lost 1:2 to the group’s weakest youth team in the first round, they cannot afford to miss this round. In the second half, the Swiss team took the lead in breaking the deadlock; after that, Teles made a world wave and equalized for the “Red Devils”. A tie means that the group is at the bottom, and at a critical moment, Ronaldo staged a countdown lore. After Ronaldo returned to Manchester United, he has scored 5 goals in 5 games.
Chelsea in Group H defeated Manchester City in the final last season and won the Champions League for the first time in 9 years. In the new season, Chelsea retained the original team and also introduced Belgian striker Lukaku, aiming to hit the four crowns. In the first round of the group stage, Chelsea defeated Zenit 1:0 at home, and it was the turn to challenge Juventus. The result was a 0:1 loss to the “Bancones”, losing to the Italian team for the fifth time in a row. Juventus can be described as the nemesis of the defending Champions League champions, plus this game, they have beaten the defending champion 8 times.
UEFA Champions League Group Stage Second Round Match Report
Group A: Paris Saint-Germain (France) 2:0 Manchester City (England), Leipzig RB (Germany) 1:2 Bruges (Belgium);
Group B: AC Milan (Italy) 1:2 Atletico Madrid (Spain), Porto (Portugal) 1:5 Liverpool (England);
Group C: Dortmund (Germany) 1:0 Portuguese Sport (Portugal), Ajax (Netherlands) 2:0 Besiktas (Turkey);
Group D: Real Madrid (Spain) 1:2 Sharif (Moldova), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) 0:0 Inter Milan (Italy);
Group E: Bayern Munich (Germany) 5:0 Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine), Benfica (Portugal) 3:0 Barcelona (Spain);
Group F: Manchester United (England) 2:1 Villarreal (Spain), Atlanta (Italy) 1:0 Young Bernese (Switzerland);
Group G: Wolfsburg (Germany) 1:1 Seville (Spain), Salzburg Red Bull (Austria) 2:1 Lille (France);
Group H: Juventus (Italy) 1: 0 Chelsea (England), St. Petersburg Zenit (Russia) 4: 0 Malmo (Sweden).
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