Champions League: Juventus see off Malmö and penalties galore at Sevilla | Champions League


Juventus laid down a marker for the Champions League this season with a 3-0 win at Malmö. Juve took the lead considerably in opposition to the run of play via Alex Sandro’s Twenty third-minute header. Paulo Dybala added one other from the penalty spot simply earlier than the break, however there was nonetheless time for Álvaro Morata to fireside in a 3rd. The title holders, Chelsea, opened their Group H marketing campaign with a 1-0 win in opposition to Zenit St Petersburg.

In Group F, Villarreal and Atalanta drew 2-2 at El Madrigal. Remo Freuler gave the Italians the lead within the sixth minute, however Manuel Trigueros hauled the Yellow Submarine stage shortly earlier than half-time. Villarreal – who beat Manchester United on penalties in final season’s Europa League remaining – equalised via Arnaut Danjuma within the 73rd minute. Robin Gosens, although, struck late to earn Atalanta some extent.

In Group E Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich opened their marketing campaign with a formidable 3-0 win in Barcelona, and Dynamo Kyiv had a stoppage-time purpose from Mykola Shaparenko dominated out following a VAR overview, that means they needed to accept a 0-0 draw at dwelling in opposition to Benfica.

Ivan Rakitic (centre) celebrates after converting from the penalty spot for Sevilla.
Ivan Rakitic (centre) celebrates after changing from the penalty spot for Sevilla. Photograph: DAX Images/NurPhoto/Shutterstock

In Group G, there have been 4 first-half penalties as Sevilla drew 1-1 in opposition to Salzburg at the Ramon Sánchez-Pizjuan Stadium having performed a lot of the second half with solely 10 males. Salzburg have been awarded a spot-kick within the thirteenth minute when Karim Adeyemi was fouled by Diego Carlos, however the ahead then dragged his penalty vast.

Luka Sucic confirmed his teammate the way it must be achieved when he transformed his penalty within the twenty first minute after Adeyemi had been bundled over once more. The 19-year-old midfielder, although, struck the put up with Salzburg’s third spot-kick, awarded within the thirty sixth minute following one other foul on Adeyemi, this time by the goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.

Sevilla equalised shortly earlier than half-time with a penalty of their very own from Ivan Rakitic. The Spaniards had the ahead Youssef En-Nesyri despatched off for a second yellow card 5 minutes after the restart, however held out for some extent.

It completed goalless between Lille and Wolfsburg however there was late drama after a penalty for the French facet deep into stoppage-time was overturned by VAR. Lille had earlier seen a Jonathan David purpose dominated out by VAR at the beginning of the second half earlier than Wolfsburg had their defender John Brooks despatched off for 2 cautions.

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