Manchester City and Real Madrid dropped their first points of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League but it did not prevent them going through on a night that brought important wins for Chelsea and Leipzig.
Yet the headlines were taken by Maccabi Haifa, who ended a 20-year wait for a group stage win with a 2-0 defeat of Juventus.
Below is the round up all the action.
Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 Salzburg
Salzburg continued their unbeaten start as it ended all square in Zagreb. Nicolas Seiwald drilled the visitors into an early lead, but Dinamo dominated the rest of the first half and finally got their reward when Robert Ljubičić’s shot deflected in. The second period was light on clear chances, although both sides did hit the crossbar – Salzburg’s Croatia international Luka Sučić first, before Petar Bočkaj’s late free-kick also struck the frame of the goal.
AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea
Graham Potter’s side moved top of Group E with a rare win on Italian soil. The Rossoneri were reduced to ten men after 18 minutes when former Blue Fikayo Tomori impeded Mason Mount in the area, and Jorginho converted the resulting penalty. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the lead with an emphatic finish after Mount’s clever touch. The hosts had opportunities to get back into the game, but Olivier Giroud headed wide and sub Sergiño Dest blasted over.
Celtic 0-2 Leipzig
Leipzig struck two second-half goals to keep their fate in their own hands and end Celtic’s last-16 ambitions. Matt O’Riley hit the post and Kyogo Furuhashi headed just over before the break, but the visitors came into their own after it. Timo Werner’s deft header gave Leipzig the advantage before the former Chelsea man turned provider for Emil Forsberg six minutes from the end.
Shakhtar 1-1 Real Madrid
Antonio Rüdiger’s added-time header denied Shakhtar a famous victory against the holders in Warsaw. Oleksandr Zubkov – who scored Shakhtar’s goal in his side’s 2-1 defeat in Madrid last week – headed in Mykhailo Mudryk’s left-wing cross immediately after half-time. Lassina Traoré clipped the top of the bar as Shakhtar went in search of a second but Rüdiger bravely beat Anatoliy Trubin to Toni Kroos’ cross in the fifth minute of added time to take the Spanish side through.
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