Champions League – Matchday 2 Roundup

We were blessed with another Champions League round, as usual we had some great matches this week. Below you can find the results of the 2nd matchday of the UEFA Champions League, the standings and a short analysis on each game. Share the article if you’ve found it interesting or useful.

Group A


Rangers versus Napoli got moved to Wednesday, due to Queen Elisabeth’s death, Liverpool versus Ajax was played on Tuesday, as Pool managed to grab the victory in the last minutes, thanks to a Matip goal, but they looked more dangerous throughout the game.

In the other game, Napoli destroyed Rangers in Glasgow, propelling them to 6 points from 2 games and a 7:1 goal difference. Spalletti’s team is looking very strong this season and will face Ajax in the next round.

Group B

13/09/22Bayer 04 Leverkusen2Atlético Madrid0
13/09/22FC Porto0Club Brugge4

Well this is unexpected… After 2 rounds, Club Brugge is first in Group B, beating FC Porto last night. It was a relatively even match, but the Belgian team took it’s chances and scored 4 versus the favorites, FC Porto. Brugge are on 6 points, while Porto stay on 0.

In the other game, Bundesliga strugglers, Bayern Leverkusen beat Atletico 2-0, with goals from Andrich and Diaby, after 2 Frimpong assists. This group is anyone’s to win, even 0 points Porto is in it with a shot. Both Atleti and Leverkusen are on 3 points each.

Group C

13/09/22Bayern München2Barcelona0
13/09/22Viktoria Plzeň0Inter2

Group C was home to the most anticipated match of the round: Bayern versus Barcelona. Even though Xavi’s boys had a very good first half, their attackers missed a ton of chances and went into half time with a draw. Bayern, with the introduction of Goretzka came out much more motivated and they ultimately managed to score after a corner, headed home by Lucas Hernandez. Sane added a second and Barcelona failed to find the net.

Inter dominated most of the match against Viktoria Plzen and they came out on top, thanks to goals from Dzeko and Dutch wingback, Dumfries. Inter are level on points with Barca and the two giants will face each other next week.

Group D

13/09/22Sporting CP2Tottenham Hotspur0
13/09/22Olympique de Marseille0Eintracht Frankfurt1

Our favorite group, did not disappoint once more. After a very even game, Sporting CP managed to beat Spurs to put them top of the group. Very hot and cold for the Liga Portugal this week, as Sporting are on 6 points from 2 games.

In the other game of the round, Eintracht Frankfurt finally managed to turn their luck around and beat Marseille. Despite OM being level on points with PSG in Ligue 1, they lack results in the UCL, as they are on 0 points so far.

Group E

14/09/22Chelsea1Red Bull Salzburg1
14/09/22Milan3GNK Dinamo Zagreb1

This group, group E is starting to become really interesting for neutrals, as there are no teams with maximum points after 2 games and no teams with 0 points either. Chelsea, with new manager Graham Potter, are still struggling to find their first win, as Salzburg held them to a draw in London.

Milan had the upper hand against Dinamo Zagreb for most of the game and they managed to win the game, 3-1. Giroud scored from a penalty, Alexis Saelemaekers and Pobega added one more each. Milan are now first with 4 points.

Group F

14/09/22Real Madrid2RB Leipzig0
14/09/22Shakhtar Donetsk1Celtic1

RB Leipzig visited Real Madrid, for new manager, Marco Rose’s second game in charge. Even though the German side played quite well, creating chances for forward Nkunku and Timo Werner, Real Madrid took the lead in the second half, via Fede Valverde. The Uruguayan scored his second goal in less than a week. Sub Marco Asensio added another one towards the end of the match.

In the other match of the group, Shakhtar faced Celtic in Warsaw, Poland. Even though Celtic took an early lead, thanks to an own goal, Mudryk equalized for Shakhtar in the first half. Real are first, but anything can happen from 2nd to 4th.

Group G

14/09/22Manchester City2Borussia Dortmund1
14/09/22FC København0Sevilla0

Man City were always favorites against Borussia Dortmund, however the match wasn’t as smooth as they’ve hoped for. Dortmund took the lead, thanks to a Bellingham goal, only for them to be denied points by John Stones and a great Haaland goal.

In the other match of the group, Sevilla’s struggles continue, as they fail to beat FC Kobenhavn. With their record being awful in both La Liga and the UCL, one may wonder whether Lopetegui will have a job soon. Man City lead the group by 6 points, Dortmund are second with 3.

Group H

14/09/22Maccabi Haifa1Paris Saint-Germain3
14/09/22Juventus1SL Benfica2

PSG beats Maccabi Haifa in Israel, even after an early scare. Messi and Mbappe both on the scoresheet. PSG are comfortable sitting with 6 points and a goal difference of 5:2 after 2 matches.

In the other game of the group, Juventus are still unable to put points on the table. Despite an early goal by loanee Milik, Benfica dominated most of the match and came back, scoring 2. Joao Mario and David Neres were both on the scoresheet. Juve are 3rd, with 0 points, while Benfica will face PSG for group supremacy in the next round.

As a bonus, check out Sofascore’s Team of the Week for Round two of the Champions League! Do you agree with the picks?

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