Madrid (AFP) – Moldovan football hero Sherif Tiraspol has made a big splash in the Champions League. The newcomer beat record-breaking Real Madrid 2-1 (1-0) away at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Tiraspol had already surprisingly won the opening match 2-0 over Shakhtar Donetsk. The Group D leader celebrated thanks to Sebastian Thiel’s late goal (89). Donetsk had previously separated from Inter Milan 0-0.
With his first goal in the Paris Saint-Germain shirt, Lionel Messi ensured the Frenchman a 2-0 (1-0) victory over Manchester City. After Idrissa Gaye (8) put the hosts in front, the Argentine star ensured success with his goal in the 74th minute. Paris is at the top of Group A and Man City is third behind Club Brugge, who won 2-1 at its host Leipzig.
Dutch champion Ajax also won its second match easily. Borussia Dortmund’s opponents in Group C won at home to Besiktas Istanbul 2-0 (2-0). The Dutch champions already got off to a clear start with a 5-1 win over Sporting Lisbon. Stephen Burgess (17) and former Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastian Haller (43) have made things clear. Amsterdam is in the group ahead of BVB, who beat Lisbon 1-0 (1-0).
In addition to this, Liverpool Football Club has scored the upcoming first match in the Premier League against Manchester City. German coach Jurgen Klopp’s team defeated Porto 5-1 (2-0). In the parallel match of Group B, Atletico Madrid upset Milan in their first home game in the First Division in more than seven years. In the seventh minute of stoppage time, Luis Suarez scored a penalty kick to make it 2-1 (0-1). The Rossoneri had to act after the 29th minute after Frank Casey was sent off. After Rafael Liao (20) advanced in Milan, Antoine Griezmann (84) scored the equalizer.
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