UEFA Champions League scores: Man City, Liverpool, Atletico win; Real Madrid claw back from two-goal deficit
Tuesday's UCL Matchday 2 fixtures are in the books
The UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 on Tuesday provided plenty of excitement, including a few second-half goals from Manchester City in rout of Marseille and a Real Madrid side fighting for their UCL lives in Germany. All in all we were treated to 23 goals in eight matches (2.8 goals per match). Let's take a look at everything you need to know from the day's slate.
Champions League full-time scores
(All times U.S./Eastern)
- Lokomotiv Moscow 1, Bayern Munich 2
- Shakhtar Donetsk 0, Inter Milan 0
- Atletico Madrid 3, Red Bull Salzburg 2
- Borussia Monchengladbach 2, Real Madrid 2
- Porto 2, Olympiacos 0
- Marseille 0, Manchester City 3
- Liverpool 2, Midtjylland 0
- Atalanta 2, Ajax 2
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Casimiro comes up huge for Real Madrid
Things were looking bleak for Real Madrid as the winding minutes of stoppage time were slipping away. Benzema pulled the Spanish side within one in the 87th minute. Then some set piece chaos was made to look painless as Casimiro tapped away the equalizer for a Real Madrid side that was facing a second consecutive Champions League group stage loss.
Joao Felix a young legend for Atletico Madrid
An open game with action from each side appeared to be headed for a draw before the talents of Joao Felix came into play. Atletico was able to crowd the box and find passing lanes as Thomas Lemar connected a strong pass to Felix who nailed the goal into the back of the net.
Manchester City continue to dominate
The Premier League side made easy work of Marseille as they defeated the French side, 3-0, away from home. Their third goal looked flawless as Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling linked up for Man City's third goal on the day, resting comfortable in first place in their group standings.
Let's rate some of the notable performances on the day, with one being the worst and 10 being perfection:
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool: He may not have had the same quality of forward to feast off his crosses but that hardly mattered when he could lay the ball on a plate for them. RATING: 8
Raheem Sterling, Manchester City: He continues to be an essential player for Man City. His ability to both create offense, combine with teammates, and score goals was on full display in today's match . RATING: 9
Anders Dreyer, Midtjylland: On a night where Liverpool had the majority of the ball, Midtjylland were left feeding on scraps but their young forward did all that could be asked with what service came his way. RATING: 6
Eden Hazard, Real Madrid: Made his return to the pitch in what felt like a must-win match for Real Madrid. His active role in the midfield could be the spark to ignite the club moving forward. RATING: 7
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A look ahead
Matchday 2 continues on Wednesday with another eight matches on the docket, including Barcelona facing off against Juventus. This was initially promised to be a showdown between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, though CR7's positive COVID-19 will keep him out of the first meeting.
GOAL! Real Madrid 2, Monchengladbach 2
The Madristas get the equalizer. Modric feeds the ball into the box, it gets headed to Casemiro from Sergio Ramos, and the Brazilian midfielder hits it home to steal points!
90' We've got four additional minutes of extra time in this thriller between Real Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach.
89' Monchengladbach had made a rather impressive push against a limp Real Madrid defense and gotten a free kick just outside the box. The German club is understandably in no rush to get the shot off, but when they did, it went well over the bar.
GOAL! Atletico 3-2 Salzburg
85' Atletico pulls ahead late and it's Joao Felix again! Atletico able to crowd the box and find passing lanes as Lemar connects a strong pass with Felix who nails the goal into the back of the net.
GOAL! Real Madrid 1, Monchengladbach 2
89' Oh my a last second save from a Madrid player to prevent the ball from going out of bounds serves as the saving grace for the Spanish giants as he heads the ball to Karim Benzema, who pokes the ball home. We've got an interesting one!
GOAL! Porto 2, Olympiacos 0
84' The Portuguese get the second that likely secures their win on the second group stage match of their Champions League campaign. Sergio Oliveira heads home the cross into the box to get that secured dub.