Champions League summary: Mbappe shines with Paris Saint-Germain dominating Juventus, Benzema and Man City injured

The first round of the Champions League ended halfway through after eight matches on Tuesday. The competitions brought in 23 goals, many golass matches, some disturbing results, a disturbing star injury and much more. Paris Saint-Germain won today’s match, beating Juventus 2-1 thanks to Kylian Mbappe’s double, while Chelsea lost early 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb. Manchester City, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Benfica were also winners that day, while Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk is definitely the story of the night after their unexpected victory over RB Leipzig.

Here are the scores, what you need to see and what you need to know:

Table and results

Dinamo Zagreb 1 Chelsea 0
Borussia Dortmund 3, Copenhagen 0
Salzburg 1, Milan 1
Real Madrid 3, Celtic 0
Shakhtar Donetsk 4, Leipzig 1
Paris Saint-Germain 2, Juventus 1
Manchester City 4, Seville 0
Benfica 2 Maccabi Haifa 0

PSG starts hot…fades down the stretch

PSG managed to beat Juventus 2-1 and that was more uncomfortable than it should have been. Had it not been for Kylian Mbappe’s selfish shot early in the second half, the match would most likely have ended. But instead of Neymar playing a wide opening at the back post, he scored a hat-trick and made a mistake.

It was all part of the second half as Juventus edged PSG at times, which came back into the game thanks to a header from American Weston McKinney. While PSG had 15 shots, Juventus had 13 and they had their chances of taking a point in the match.

Despite Mbappe’s poor judgment in that case, it doesn’t diminish what he did in the first half. He scored two goals in the 22nd minute, and produced enough to help his team start the group stage with a win.

This is his first goal from a assist from Neymar:

All eyes are on Karim Benzema in Real Madrid’s victory

Real Madrid won the defending champions 3-0 in Celtic, scoring all of them in the second half. While they were expected to beat the Scottish champions, the win was affected by Karim Benzema’s injury. The French star pulled the French star out after 30 minutes of what appeared to be a knee injury. He didn’t seem to be connected to the connection, and he walked out under his power before heading straight to the locker room.

It remains to be seen how dangerous he is, but regardless, he is a concern for Carlo Ancelotti. Eden Hazard came to replace Benzema and ended up scoring his first Champions League goal for the club.

Erling Haaland does what he does

The same was true of Erling Haaland. Life in Manchester is going better than expected, as he has now scored 12 goals in his first eight games for Manchester City. He scored twice in Seville on Tuesday in an easy 4-0 win, and he continues to show why he is the most productive striker in Europe at the moment.

He has scored in five consecutive matches in all competitions, three of which he has scored multiple goals.

USMNT stars McKennie and Reyna appear

While Chrisitan Pulisic is still just a player on the bench for Chelsea, both McKennie and Gio Reyna of Dortmund have stepped up. Neither of them started, but both came to make quick impact. With Juventus losing 2-0, McKinney went into the first half and gave his team a lifeline with a superb header:

Meanwhile, Reina became the first American to provide assists in the same Champions League match, conceding a goal in either half in Dortmund’s win over FC Copenhagen after entering in the 23rd minute after Thorgan Hazard was injured.

Displaced people from Shakhtar Donetsk stand strong

Ah, the comforting story of the day. Just two weeks after the Ukrainian Premier League finally returned for the first time since the start of the Russian invasion, Shakhtar Donetsk secured a stunning 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig on a historic night.

For obvious questioning, this is not Shakhtar’s Brazilian side of past seasons, and since the internationals have left the squad, the list includes all but three of the Ukrainian players now. It’s hard to separate the sporting consequences of competing in the Champions League from the real-world challenges these players and their nation continue to grapple with, but for at least 90 minutes they provided, at least, a way to distract and feel. Good.

They will play Champions League matches at home in Poland, and they have done enough after 90 minutes to believe they can qualify for the group stage. Then, the club’s social media team showed their national pride:

Golazo today

It’s not even close. There were some great goals from Mbappe, Phil Foden and others, but Alex Grimaldo’s superb goal for Benfica from outside the box was the goal of the day. He had so much movement on him that even Roberto Carlos would be like, “Wow.”

Take a look at this in all its glory:

Three teams should be worried

Seville: Sure, it was Man City, but the defense made it easier with poor positioning. With a worrisome start to La Liga as well, Julen Lopetegui must be pissed off.
RB Leipzig: What in the world was this? Sure, Shakhtar was an inspiration, but RB Leipzig was stuck in second place all night. worrying trend.
Chelsea: Three defeats on the straight path. Remember when their defense was unbreakable? They have conceded in six consecutive games.

Three teams should be cheering

Shakhtar Donetsk: Can’t you love him? An inspiring performance that adds to their faith and makes their fans smile.
RB Salzburg: Good point against Milan in the end. The match could have gone either way, but they were strong defensively with the visitors capturing 66%. They will take this point all day.
Dinamo Zagreb: He defended Chelsea very well and scored a great goal from the counter. In a difficult group, they are at first and completely believe that they can escape from it.

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