Updated: November 4, 2020 9:04:35 am
Defending champion Bayern Munich scored a flurry of late targets to beat Salzburg 6-2 away and prolong its Champions League-record profitable streak to 14 games on Tuesday.
Joshua Kimmich performed an enormous function in maintaining Bayern’s profitable run intact. With the rating at 2-2, Kimmich arrange Jérôme Boateng’s purpose with a nook within the 79th minute, earlier than placing Leroy Sané free on the proper to attain within the 83rd. The substitute curled the ball contained in the far publish together with his left foot to successfully seal Bayern’s third win from three games in Group A.
Salzburg’s protection crumbled within the closing minutes, with Robert Lewandowski grabbing his second purpose of the sport within the 88th, earlier than Lucas Hernández rounded off the scoring in harm time.
“It sounds like it was straightforward, but it was anything but,” Bayern coach Hansi Flick mentioned. “We showed our strengths in the end. I’m very happy with the mentality my team showed.”
Flick celebrated one yr accountable for the Bavarian powerhouse. Since taking up on Nov. 3, 2019, he has overseen 43 wins from 47 games, profitable the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup amongst different, minor titles.
Both groups noticed a minute’s silence for the victims of an assault in Vienna on Monday.
Bayern was with out Leon Goretzka because of a calf downside and Niklas Süle because of a coronavirus an infection. The guests had been surprised when Mergim Berisha opened the scoring within the fourth minute for Salzburg, which is coached by American Jesse Marsch. Berisha beat Manuel Neuer on the close to publish after Sékou Koita’s preliminary effort was blocked.
Hernández was awarded a penalty after falling underneath Dominik Szoboszlai’s problem, however the determination was reversed after a VAR evaluation as Hernández made the preliminary contact.
Serge Gnabry had an equalizer dominated out for offside, earlier than Neuer made an incredible save to disclaim André Ramalho on the different finish within the 17th.
Bayern was awarded one other penalty after Enock Mwepu fouled Thomas Müller. This time there was no objection and Lewandowski equalized from the spot within the 21st.
Salzburg’s aggressive tacking and high-pressure sport prevented Bayern from settling, nevertheless. The champions had been compelled to make do with much less of the ball than traditional.
But a second of sophistication led to Bayern’s second purpose simply earlier than the break. Lewandowski laid the ball again for Müller, who fired in a cross that Rasmus Kristensen headed into his personal web forward of the lurking Corentin Tolisso.
Makeshift striker Torres proves price once more for Man City
Ferran Torres is proving to be a more-than-adequate makeshift striker for Manchester City. The Spain winger scored for the third straight Champions League sport to set City on its strategy to a 3-0 win over Olympiakos on Tuesday, which maintained the English workforce’s 100% document in Group C.
Torres, in his first yr at City following an offseason transfer from Valencia, has solely been deployed as a striker due to accidents to Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus.
Jesus has regained health after six weeks out and got here on within the second half, including the second within the 81st minute with a rasping shot into the roof of the web from a slim angle. Joao Cancelo added a 3rd purpose within the 90th.
It stays to be seen whether or not the cameo from Jesus is sufficient to persuade City supervisor Pep Guardiola to begin him within the large match towards Liverpool within the Premier League on Sunday.
After shock begin, Dusan Tadic stars for Ajax
Dusan Tadic scored one purpose and arrange one other to steer Ajax to a 2-1 win over FC Midtjylland within the Champions League on Tuesday, a day after being seemingly dominated out of the sport by his coach after a constructive take a look at for the coronavirus.
Tadic was considered one of a raft of senior gamers — together with goalkeeper André Onana and midfielders Davy Klaassen and Ryan Gravenberch — not included in a decreased 17-man group that travelled to central Denmark on Monday due to the constructive assessments. They did journey in a separate social gathering that night, although, and had been allowed to play after supplying a unfavourable take a look at forward of the match.
Tadic arrange a purpose for Antony after simply 50 seconds with a neat contact and cross, then scored himself off an oblique free kick from the sting of the six-yard field within the 12th after Midtjylland goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen picked up a back-pass.
Anders Dreyer pulled a purpose again for the Danish champions within the 18th minute, reducing inside from the proper and curling left-footed previous Onana from simply contained in the penalty space.
Klaassen got here off the bench for the second half to assist Ajax shut out its first win after three games in Group D.
Porto downs Marseille 3-0
Porto secured a second straight win within the Champions League with a 3-0 defeat of Marseille that each one however ended the French aspect’s hopes of qualifying from their group.
Moussa Marega scored early for the Portugal champions, Sergio Oliveira doubled the house aspect’s lead with a first-half penalty, and Luiz Diaz accomplished the scoring within the 69th minute.
After a seven-year absence, Marseille’s return to the elite match is proving a nightmarish expertise. The 1993 champions have now misplaced their first three matches in Group C and have but to attain a purpose within the competitors. With its loss, Marseille turned solely the second workforce to lose 12 consecutive matches within the Champions League after Anderlecht.
Manchester City leads Group C with 9 factors, three greater than Porto. Olympiakos, which misplaced 3-0 to City within the group’s different match, is third with three factors.
Despite the modifications made by coach Andre Villas-Boas following final week’s 3-0 loss to City, Marseille created little or no in a sterile show and was as soon as once more overwhelmed.
Lokomotiv and Atlético Madrid draw 1-1
Lokomotiv Moscow and Atlético Madrid drew 1-1 in Group A of the Champions League on Tuesday, lacking an opportunity to maneuver nearer to group chief Bayern Munich.
Bayern can enhance its benefit on the prime when it visits last-place Salzburg in a while Tuesday. The defending champions enter their match with six factors, two greater than Atlético and 4 greater than Lokomotiv.
Atlético opened the scoring with a header by José Maria Gimenez within the 18th however the hosts equalized with a penalty kick transformed by Anton Miranchuk within the 25th after video evaluation decided there was a handball by Atlético midfielder Héctor Herrera.
Atlético pressed ahead within the second half and got here near scoring the go-ahead purpose a number of instances. Lokomotiv goalkeeper Guilherme made a number of good saves early on, and Luis Suárez had a purpose disallowed for offside after a header by Jorge “Koke” Resurrección struck the crossbar within the 66th.
Suárez additionally got here shut from inside the world after a cross from João Félix in stoppage time.
“It’s frustrating because we created scoring chances and got near the goal,” Gimenez mentioned. “We needed to be a bit more calm in the final meters.”
Lokomotiv and Atlético meet once more on Nov. 25 in Madrid.
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