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Danjuma scores for Villarreal against Atalanta, Blom offers Van Bommel a helping hand in Lille | Champions League & Europa League

VideoIn addition to Manchester United’s defeat at BSC Young Boys and Bayern Munich’s easy win at Camp Nou, a lot more happened in the Champions League tonight. An overview of the four groups.


Minne Groenstege


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Group E: Dinamo Kiev cheers for nothing in the final phase

FC Barcelona did not stand a chance in Camp Nou against Bayern Munich, which won 0-3 through goals from Thomas Müller (’34) and Robert Lewandowski (’56 and ’85). Ronald Koeman opted for a 5-3-2 formation with Memphis Depay and debutant Luuk de Jong as striker duo, but Barcelona proved to be offensively impotent against the German champions.

No goals were scored in the other match in the group, between Dinamo Kiev and Benfica. The odds ratio was clearly in favor of Benfica with 5-11, which turned out to be too strong for PSV in the play-offs. In the 93rd minute Mykola Shaparenko thought he could score the winning goal for Dinamo Kiev, but his goal was disallowed.

Group F: Danjuma and Gosens score in a compelling duel

The entertaining duel between Villarreal and Atalanta ended in 2-2. Remo Freuler made the 0-1 after six minutes on behalf of the visitors from Bergamo, where Marten de Roon was in the starting lineup for the first time this season. He was replaced after 70 minutes by Teun Koopmeiners. Hans Hateboer is currently out of circulation with an injury.

Villarreal, who qualified for the Champions League by winning the Europa League last season, tied the score in the 39th minute via Manu Trigueros. The Dutch attacker Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld came on in the 61st minute and made it 2-1 in the 73rd minute. However, Villarreal did not win, because in the 83rd minute Robin Gosens made the 2-2 on behalf of Atalanta. In extra time there was a beautiful save from Atalanta keeper Juan Musso, who was also important for his team in the first half.

Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld scores the 2-1 on behalf of Villarreal against Atalanta, but Robin Gosens would then make the 2-2. © REUTERS

Earlier in the evening there was already a surprising result in group F, as Manchester United lost 2-1 to the Swiss champions BSC Young Boys. Theoson Siebatcheu scored the deserved winning goal in the 95th minute, after being shoved into the feet by Cristiano Ronaldo substitute Jesse Lingard.

Group G: Blom offers Van Bommel a helping hand

In group G there was already a spectacle early in the evening in the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, where no fewer than four penalties were taken in the first half. However, Red Bull Salzburg only made one of the three attempts, after which Ivan Rakitic made the 1-1 from eleven meters in the 40th minute.

Mark van Bommel gets yellow from Danny Makkelie.
Mark van Bommel gets yellow from Danny Makkelie. © REUTERS

No goals were scored in the game between the French champion Lille OSC and the German champion VfL Wolfsburg. Lille, with defender Sven Botman in the base, seemed to take the lead in the second half. Referee Danny Makkelie, however, disallowed Jonathan David’s goal, because video referee Kevin Blom had determined that the ball had gone out of bounds shortly before. Shortly afterwards, Wolfsburg had to continue with ten men. American defender John Brooks received his second yellow card after a handball. In the final phase, Lille put pressure on to score the 3 points, but goalkeeper Koen Casteels held out. Wout Weghorst was substituted in the 66th minute. Micky van der Ven stayed on the bench.

Makkelie still gave Lille a penalty in the sixth minute of injury time, after a foul by Josuha Guilavogui on Amadou Onana. Blom again judged otherwise. The foul was made just outside the penalty area, but Burak Yilmaz also failed to score from the free kick after 99 minutes.

Group H: Lukaku match winner for Chelsea

Hakim Ziyech in action against Zenit.
Hakim Ziyech in action against Zenit. © AFP

In group H, Juventus won convincingly against Malmö FF, the team of coach Jon Dahl Tomasson that survived no less than four preliminary rounds to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League. Brazilian left back Alex Sandro opened the scoring for Juventus midway through the first half. Shortly before the break, attackers Paulo Dybala and Álvaro Morata made the 0-2 and 0-3, but that was it. Matthijs de Ligt was in the starting lineup alongside Leonardo Bonucci. The Dutch defender was booked in the 58th minute and was replaced by Daniel Rugani in the 86th minute.

Chelsea beat Zenit Saint Petersburg with some effort: 1-0. Romelu Lukaku scored the winning goal at Stamford Bridge, by heading in a nice cross from captain César Azpilicueta in the 69th minute. Hakim Ziyech was in the starting line-up and was replaced after 63 minutes by Kai Havertz, the German who scored the winning goal in Porto on May 29 in the Champions League final against Manchester City.

The program of Wednesday 15 September

Robin Gosens in action against Villarreal.
Robin Gosens in action against Villarreal. © REUTERS

Group A
9 pm: Club Brugge – Paris Saint-Germain
9pm: Manchester City – RB Leipzig
Group B
9 p.m.: Atlético Madrid – FC Porto
9pm: Liverpool – AC Milan
Group C
6.45 pm: Besiktas – Borussia Dortmund
6.45 pm: Sporting – Ajax
Pool D
6.45 pm: Sheriff Tiraspol – Shakhtar Donetsk
9 p.m.: Inter – Real Madrid

Danjuma scores for Villarreal against Atalanta, Blom offers Van Bommel a helping hand in Lille | Champions League & Europa League
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