Wednesday 20 October 2021
Werner injured in Chelsea win
Ronaldo turns Old Trafford into a crazy house
Chelsea are clearly winning, but they have to deal with the injuries of two of their best strikers. Atalanta Bergamo upset Manchester United, but Champions League top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo caused belated cheers for the Red Devils.
With a great comeback, Manchester United advanced in the preliminary round of Group F of the Champions League. Despite trailing two goals, the Red Devils won 3-2 (0-2) at Atalanta Bergamo. Mario Pasalic (15th minute) and Merih Demiral (29) put Bergamo ahead in the first half and seemed to exacerbate the gains crisis with the Premier League champions. But after the break, Marcus Rashford (53) cut short, captain Harry Maguire (75) and then equalized before the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo (81) delighted Old Trafford with his 137th goal in the European Premier League football.
Bergamo, who has to dispense with injured German international Robin Gossens, remained with four points, losing first place in the group due to defeat and relegating to third place behind Villarreal with equal points. Thanks to a strong final stage, the European champions beat Young Boys Burn 4-1, who were three points at the tail of this still tight group.
Havertz scores for Chelsea
Meanwhile, defending champions FC Chelsea decided their Champions League mission with confidence, but lost their two star attackers, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. In the 4-0 (2-0) win over Malmö FF, Belgium international Lukaku had to go down after 23 minutes due to injury. Shortly before the break, Werner couldn’t continue either. The goals of the London team, coached by Thomas Tuchel, were scored by former Gladbacher Andreas Christensen (ninth place), the two-time European champion Jorginho from a penalty kick (21/57) and Kai Havertz, who participated in the ranks of Lukaku (48th place).
In the second match of Group H, Juventus celebrated. Dejan Kulusevsky scored the late winning goal 1-0 (0-0) at Zenit St Petersburg (86th place). Thus, the Italians are still at the top with nine points. Chelsea have their eyes set on the last 16, three points behind.
In Lille, there were no hits between OSC and Sevilla FC. The French champion occupies third place behind the Andalusians. First in Group G is RB Salzburg, who won 3:1 (1:1) over VfL Wolfsburg, who is now at the bottom of the standings.
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