2021 October 20 Wednesday
Werner injured in Chelsea victory
Ronaldo transforms Old Trafford into a madhouse
Chelsea FC clearly won, but had to deal with the injuries of its two leading strikers. Atlanta Bergamo annoys Manchester United, but Champions League record holder Cristiano Ronaldo causes a late cheer for the Red Devils.
With a significant comeback, Manchester United have taken the lead in Group F of the opening round of the Champions League. Despite a two-goal deficit, the Red Devils won 3-2 (0-2) against Atlanta Bergamo. Mario Basalik (15th minute) and Marih Demiral (29th minute) put Bergamo ahead in the first half, exacerbating the crisis of earning English record champions. However, after the break, Marcus Rashford (53rd) was shortened, after captain Harry Maguire (75th) and Cristiano Ronaldo (81st) delighted the famous Old Trafford with his 137th goal in the European Premier League.
Bergamo, who has to do without the injured German international Robin Cossens, is on four points, losing first place in the group by defeat and slipping to third place behind Villarreal CF with equal points. Thanks to a strong final, Europa League champions Young Boys beat Bern 4-1, who are three points clear at the bottom of the group.
Howard’s score for Chelsea
Meanwhile, defending champions FC Chelsea did their job confidently in the Champions League, but lost their star strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. In the 4-0 (2-0) win over Malm F FF, Belgium international Lukaku had to go down 23 minutes later due to injury. Shortly before the break, Werner was unable to proceed. Goals for the Londoners, coached by Thomas Tuchel, were scored by former gladbatcher Andreas Christensen (9th), Italian European champion Jorgeino twice from a penalty (21st / 57th) and Lucac (48th) Guy Howard.
In Group H’s second game, Juventus celebrated. Janet St. Petersburg (86th) scored a late goal 1-0 (0-0) with a late goal scored by Dijan Kluzewski. Thus, the Italians are still in first place with nine points. Chelsea, three points behind, are keeping an eye on the 16th round.
There is no win between OSC and Sevilla FC in Lilly. The French champions are in third place over the Andalusians. First in Group G, RB Salzburg beat VfL Wolfsburg 3: 1 (1: 1), who are now bottom of the table.