Inter Milan 0-2 Real Madrid: 5 Talking Points as Los Blancos earn big away win

Hazard netted his third Real Madrid goal from the spot as Inter had an early mountain to climb

Eden Hazard’s penalty and an Achraf Hakimi own goal just before the hour mark proved the ultimate sucker punch as Real Madrid cruised to a 2-0 win away at Inter Milan, with Zinedine Zidane’s men earning an important Champions League group B result at the San Siro. What were five talking points, as the Nerazzurri’s hopes of a last-16 UCL berth ended with a whimper? 
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RB Leipzig 2-1 PSG: 5 Hits and Flops as Nagelsmann’s men complete frantic comeback

RB Leipzig players celebrate after Emil Forsberg's second-half penalty against PSG

It was a classic tale of two halves at the Red Bull Arena, as RB Leipzig displayed guile and determination to overturn a precarious deficit, beating PSG 2-1 to make Group H an even more intriguing story in this season’s Champions League. Who struggled while others excelled on an evening where last year’s finalists were left with nine men by full-time? Read on for more… Continue reading

Juventus 0-2 Barcelona: 5 Talking Points as Dembele, Messi pile early pressure on Pirlo

Barcelona players celebrate after Messi's penalty helped seal all three points against an under-fire Juventus

Goals from Ousmane Dembele and a Lionel Messi penalty helped Barcelona to a morale-boosting 2-0 Champions League group stage win over Serie A champions Juventus. What were five talking points as Ronald Koeman’s men bounced back from their 3-1 El Clasico defeat to record a first victory in Turin, continuing their 100% record to begin this season’s UCL? Continue reading

UCL MD2 Group Stage Previews #2: Man Utd vs RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund vs Zenit

Bundesliga | Angelino double fires RB Leipzig to comfortable win over Istanbul Basaksehir

A look ahead to two intriguing Champions League group stage fixtures taking place tonight, as Manchester United hope for a continuation of their memorable night in Paris when entertaining last season’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig. By contrast, Leipzig’s Bundesliga counterparts Borussia Dortmund target a defiant response after their MD1 defeat with a positive result against Zenit. Continue reading

Bayern Munich 4-0 Atletico Madrid: Player Ratings as Bavarians begin UCL defence in style

Lewandowski, Hernandez and Tolisso celebrate with Coman during his brilliant showing against Atletico

Bayern Munich began the defence of their Champions League title emphatically, cruising to a comfortable 4-0 win over last season’s quarter-finalists Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena. Kingsley Coman netted a well-taken brace, while there were also goals for Leon Goretzka and a Corentin Tolisso second-half screamer – but which players excelled here while others faltered? Continue reading