Haaland exhibits himself in City’s win and Messi draws in Lisbon

MADRID, Oct. 6 (.) –

Erling Haaland’s two goals in Manchester City’s rout (5-0) against Copenhagen, Leo Messi’s goal in Lisbon’s draw (1-1) against PSG’s Benfica and the heavy defeat (3-0) AC Milan in London against Chelsea stood out on matchday three of the Champions League group stage.

The Norwegian striker scored another two goals to put Pep Guardiola’s team on track for victory, leading Group G with 9 points, three more than Borussia Dortmund who also thrashed Sevilla away (1-4) at the Sánchez Pizjuán and caused the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui from the local bench.

Haaland continues to make history in his first season with City and has already scored 28 goals in the ‘Champions’, with which he surpassed other famous strikers such as former Barça players Rivaldo and Luis Suárez.

Leo Messi, also a former Blaugrana, scored PSG’s only goal in the 22nd minute on his visit to Lisbon, where he led the French team that deserved victory, but was frustrated by a Danilo own goal shortly before half-time. . Messi has scored against 40 different teams in the highest continental competition.

After this tie, PSG and Benfica co-lead group H, with 7 points, 4 more than Juventus, who beat Maccabi Haifa 3-1 with three assists from former Madrid player Ángel di María to Rabiot, author of a brace, and Vlahović. With this victory, the Italian team breaks its worst losing streak, with three, in the tournament and aspires to advance to the next phase.

Apart from Real Madrid’s narrow victory against Shakhtar, Leipzig defeated Celtic (3-1) in Germany after overcoming an early knee injury to their goalkeeper Gulacsi and with goals from Nkunku and two from André Silva. The Whites are leaders, with 9 points, five more than the Ukrainian team and 6 more than the German team. Celtic is bottom, with one.

Finally, Salzburg is the surprising leader in the E after beating Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 with a goal from Okafor, with 5 points. Chelsea is second, with 4, after overwhelming AC Milan (3-0) with goals from Fofana, former Barça player Pierre Aubameyang and Reece James.

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