World News – GB – Champions League: Real Madrid in difficulty despite late response

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At one point in their opening two games, Real Madrid face another fight to preserve their proud record of knockout qualifying in all of their Champions League seasons It could have been much worse for the record 13-time European champion on Tuesday, however

As the 87th minute approached against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Madrid lost 2-0 and were on track for four straight Champions League defeats for the first time However, goals from Karim Benzema and then Casemiro – in the third minute of stoppage time – saved a 2-2 draw for the Spanish champions, who started with a 3-2 home loss to Shakhtar Donetsk last week

Next up for Madrid is a double header against Inter Milan, the team which were supposed to be their toughest rivals in Group B but are also still winless A 0-0 draw at Shakhtar, in which Inter hit the crossbar twice, came a week after a 2-2 draw with Mönchengladbach

Madrid are in bigger trouble, however, in their 25th Champions League campaign, in which the team have never been eliminated in the group stage Last season, Zinedine Zidane’s side got off to a strong start. almost identical, losing their first game – 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain – then drawing 2-2 in their second game against Club Brugge The general standard of his group is harsher this time around

Defending champions Bayern Munich have no such problems, with a 2-1 win at Lokomotiv Moscow extending their Champions League winning streak to 13 games Manchester City are also on to six points after a 3-0 win in Marseille, as the English team continue their latest attempt to become European champions for the first time

Liverpool are the other side to win both matches so far, with Diogo Jota scoring the club’s 10,000th goal in 128 years of history to win 2-0 at home against FC Midtjylland

Bayern went unpunished for a botched performance in Moscow as Joshua Kimmich extended the German side’s winning streak in the competition with a brilliantly-caught goal in the 79th minute Leon Goretzka put Bayern in the lead in the 13th, but the champions left plenty of chances before Anton Miranchuk finally took one in the 70th

Bayern opened with a 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid, who got their Group A campaign back on track by rallying to beat Salzburg 3-2 Joao Félix scored twice, including the winner at 85th minute Marcos Llorente opened the scoring for Atlético before Salzburg took the lead thanks to goals from Dominik Szoboszlai and Mergim Berisha on either side of half-time

Playing without a striker didn’t stop Man City from scoring the goals against Marseille Sergio Aguero is back on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and with Gabriel Jesus also injured, City started at the Stade Vélodrome with Ferran Torres then Raheem Sterling replacing as makeshift center forward

Both scored, either side of an Ilkay Gundogan goal as City confirmed their 3-1 win over Porto last week Porto rebounded from the loss by beating Olympiacos 2-0 thanks to the goals from Fábio Vieira and Sérgio Oliveira It was Porto’s 100th victory in the European Cup and Champions League

Liverpool’s defensive problems worsened when Fabinho was forced to injure his hamstrings in the first half of the win over Midtjylland The Brazilian midfielder replaces center-back Virgil van Dijk, who is likely absent for several months after damaging the cruciate ligaments in the knee While Joel Matip is currently struggling for fitness, Liverpool only have one fit senior center-half in Joe Gomez

19-year-old Rhys Williams replaced Fabinho and Liverpool have sometimes shaken over newcomers from Denmark However, Jota scored in the 55th for a historic goal for Liverpool and substitute Mohamed Salah converted a time-out penalty

Duván Zapata has scored twice in six minutes as Atalanta rallied for a point against Ajax, who led 2-0 thanks to Dušan Tadić’s penalty and Lassina Traoré’s sloppy goal

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World news – GB – Champions League: Real Madrid in difficulty despite a late response


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