Champions League Royalty Rises

09/16/2021 Champions League Royalty Rises

By: Jeff Yoder

Manchester City, Liverpool, Dortmund & Real Madrid Take Care of Business in Matchday 1

The first round of six group stage matches in the UEFA Champions League is in the books, and the powerhouse clubs shined on Wednesday. The defending champs from Manchester City tallied a whopping six goals in a blasting of RB Leipzig (6-3). Lionel Messi made his UCL debut for PSG, but they played to a draw with Club Brugge. Other titans like Liverpool, Dortmund and Real Madrid were key winners. Here’s the wrap from Matchday 1:


Champions League Highlights

Dortmund def. Besiktas (2-1)

Sheriff def. Shakhtar Donetsk (2-0)

Real Madrid def. Inter Milan (1-0)

Atletico Madrid draw Porto (0-0)

PSG draw Club Brugge (1-1)

Liverpool def. AC Milan (3-2)

Manchester City def. RB Leipzig (6-3)

Ajax def. Sporting (5-1)


Matchday 2: Tuesday & Wednesday (Sept. 28 & 29)


Additional Storylines

ESPN: Polarizing Alexander-Arnold Gives Liverpool More Good Than Bad

FOX Sports: Lionel Messi Held in First PSG Start of Champions League


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