Champions League Roundup: Liverpool thriller, Man City score 6 and Messi disappoints
The Champions League has returned with a dramatic night across Europe, with Wednesday night seeing a massive 28 goals and a tangle of stories.
Liverpool played a thriller of a match against Milan, Manchester City netted six goals and Lionel Messi failed to impress.
Liverpool took the lead, missed a penalty and somehow gave away two goals late in the first half. But managed another goal in the second half to win – thanks to Jordan Henderson’s half-volley
“We got carried away by our own football,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport, afterwards.
“It was clear that we had to immediately get back to how we started and then we scored wonderful goals, to be honest. It is deserved but we had 10 minutes where Milan nearly changed the whole tie.”
Defender Andy Robertson added: “First half an hour we blew them away. Then we got sloppy and stopped doing the things we were doing really well.
“We let them back into the game and walked in at half-time thinking ‘how have we let this happen?’
“We need to be smarter. Really tough but we managed to come out second half, play our football and enjoy it again.”
Liverpool 3-2 Milan
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) September 15, 2021
Man City score 6
It was Pep Guardiola’s 300th match in charge of Manchester City. And Man City did not disappoint – with six goals by six different players.
£100m man Jack Grealish scored with a classic. “The players are always talking about last season’s final. They’re determined to go one better this year,” said Grealish.
“It’s a good start for us. Hopefully we can go all the way this time,” he added.
In an incident-packed game, Leipzig finished with 10-men after former Manchester City player Angelino was sent off for two bookable offences.
“What a great performance, particularly going forward, what a fabulous attacking performance,” former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves told BT Sport.
Man City 6-3 RB Leipzig
A perfect night for my 1st champions league game! Goal, assist, win 💙⚽️ pic.twitter.com/D6HMW148gg
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) September 15, 2021
Messi and PSG disappoints
Messi’s start in a Paris St-Germain shirt was disappointing, having hit the crossbar and like the rest of his team were frustrated by Brugges.
Ander Herrera scored first for PSG, but Hans Vanaken found the equaliser to draw 1-1.
“Nobody in the team can be happy with their performance and nobody can be happy with this result,” said PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino.
“We came here to take points. All the points. Hats off to Club Bruges. They wanted it more than us tonight and they deserve the point.”
BT Sport pundit Hargreaves added: “PSG were probably one of the favourites going into this competition with the summer they had. Pochettino will be trying to get the balance right with so many top players.”
PGS 1-1 Brugges
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