Champions League Matchday Three Results: Barcelona, PSG, Man City, Lazio, And Others

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    The final batch of matches for Matchday 3 in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League season was definitely enthralling, as teams did put on a great show for the fans.

    Barcelona 2 – 1 Shakhtar Donetsk

    We begin from the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys where Xavi Hernandez’s men made it 3 wins from 3 matches in the UEFA Champions League this campaign.

    Ferran Torres and Fermin Lopez scored in the 28th and 36th minute respectively for Barcelona to put them into a comfortable lead in the first 45, before Georgiy Sudakov halved the deficit for Shakhtar Donetsk in the 62nd minute, with a clinical finish.

    Feyenoord 3 – 1 SSC Lazio

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    Santiago Gimenez brace helps Feyenoord defeat Lazio

    The encounter in the Netherlands ended with the home team cruising to comprehensive win over Lazio.

    Santiago Gimenez could have picked up the match ball of the encounter, but his goal in the 25th minute was ruled out by VAR.

    However, Feyenoord’s talisman still penned his name on the score sheet, scoring two well taken goals in the 31st and 74th minute.

    Ramiz Zerrouki netted the other goal for the home side, with a beautiful curler, sending the ball into the top-left corner.

    Lazio fell to their first defeat of the tournament with the loss at the Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam.

    Pedro Rodríguez scored the consolation for the Italian side in the 83rd minute, dispatching a penalty.

    Young Boys 1 – 3 Manchester City

    The encounter appeared like it was going to be a cagey affair, as the first goal of the encounter came in the second half of proceedings.

    Manuel Akanji put the Cityzens in front in the 48th minute, before Meschack Elia equalized for Young Boys in the 52nd minute.

    Max-man Erling Braut Haaland then rose up to the occasion later on, scoring two crucial goals to help Pep Guardiola’s side continue their imperious run in the UEFA Champions League this campaign.

    Newcastle United 0 – 1 Borussia Dortmund

    Given their form in the UEFA Champions League this season, the Magpies losing at home is the most shocking result of the night.

    Felix Nmecha’s early goal in the second half of proceedings was all the game needed to decide who goes home with the 3 points.

    Eddie Howe’s side lost their unbeaten status in the Champions League this campaign, and at the home turf, the St James’ Park.

    Paris Saint Germain 3 – 0 AC Milan

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    PSG thump AC Milan at the Allianz Arena

    PSG returned to winning ways in the competition, having lost to Newcastle United in the last matchday.

    Goals from Kylian Mbappe, Kolo Muani and Kang-In Lee, was enough to hand the Parisians the victory.

    Ousmane Dembele scored in the 48th minute and the game could have ended 4 – 0, but a foul in the build up to the goal led to it being cancelled.

    Celtic 2 – 2 Atletico Madrid

    Diego Simeone’s side still remain unbeaten in Group E, but they will be gutted at not defeating bottom placed Celtic FC.

    Atletico Madrid went behind after 4 minutes, with Kyogo Furuhashi scoring for their Scottish opposition.

    Antoine Griezmann equalized in the 25th minute with a rebound after missing a penalty, 3 minutes later Brendan Rodgers side raced back into lead and it was looking like a day for the stars to shine on them.

    However, in the 53rd minute, Alvaro Morata powered an header beyond the reach of former Manchester City shot-stopper Joe Hart.

    RB Leipzig 3 – 1 Røde Stjerne Beograd

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    RB Leipzig made light work over Rode Stjerne Beograd

    The Red Bulls picked up a comfortable victory over their Serbian opposition, who sit bottom of Group G.

    David Raum scored the opener for RB Leipzig in the 12th minute, before Xavi Simons doubled their advantage in the 59th minute.

    Marko Stamenic halved the deficit for Røde Stjerne Beograd in the 70th minute, while Dani Olmo put the icing on the cake for Leipzig in the 84th minute.

    Royal Antwerp 1 – 4 FC Porto

    Evanilson bagged a hat-trick against Royal Antwerp

    In the encounter with the biggest scoreline, FC Porto thumped Royal Antwerp in Belgium, courtesy of sublime hat-trick from Evanilson and a topping from Stephen Eustaquio.

    Alhassan Yusuf netted the only goal for the home side in the demolition, scoring in the 37th minute of proceedings.

    FC Porto sit bottom on the log, while Roy Antwerp occupy the bottom spot, with no points secured from 3 matches.

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