Manchester City, too superior, inflicted a new defeat to Olympique de Marseille (3-0) on Tuesday for the second day of the Champions League. For their part, Real Madrid snatched a 2-2 draw at Mönchengladbach in added time on Tuesday in the Champions League, after trailing 2-0 until the 87th minute.
The march was too high for Marseille, logically beaten at home by Citizens playing in a completely different category. For the big comeback of the C1 at the Stade Vélodrome, seven years later, the Marseillais were no doubt hoping for something else. This eleventh consecutive defeat in C1 testifies to the level difference between City and OM, which conceded the opening of the scoring on a blunder by Valentin Rongier which benefited, at the end of the action, Ferran Torres ( 18th). Ilkay Gundogan (76th) then Raheem Sterling on a school action (81st) sealed the score.
This is already complicated in Group C for Marseille (0 pt), which will play very big on the upcoming double confrontation against FC Porto (3 pts), 2-0 winner of Olympiakos (3 pts). City, for its part, is already in the lead and launched towards qualification (6 pts).
For Bayern Munich, it becomes a routine: the reigning European champion won a 13th straight victory in C1 with a success, admittedly hung, on the lawn of Lokomotiv Moscow. The Munich club largely dominates Group A with six points, ahead of Atlético (3 pts) who defeated Salzburg in the last minutes thanks to a double from the Portuguese nugget Joao Félix (52nd, 85th), while the Austrians had taken the advantage after returning from the locker room.
Real Madrid flees to the wire: perked up by the clasico won on Saturday in Barcelona (3-1) in La Liga, Zinédine Zidane’s team pulled off a 2-2 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Karim Benzema (87th) and Casemiro (90th + 3) having responded to the double from Marcus Thuram (33rd, 58th). And yet, the Madrilenians were subjected to the law of the French striker, son of the former defender Lilian Thuram and that “ZZ” undoubtedly crossed as a child during the meetings of players of the France team… But their moral strength to them avoided a much worse situation late in the game.
After the inaugural defeat against the B team of Shakhtar Donetsk (3-2), Real limits the breakage with a point in group B dominated by the Ukrainian club (4 pts) ahead of Mönchengladbach (2 pts) and Inter Milan (2 pts), who could not do better than a 0-0 draw in Ukraine.
No fear for Liverpool at home: against the modest Danes of FC Midtjylland, the 2019 European champions won (2-0) thanks to Diogo Jota (55th) on an offering from Trent Alexander-Arnold, then a penalty of Mohamed Salah (90th + 3), taking the lead of group D alone with 6 points.
Atalanta (4 pts) has come a long way: for the very first C1 match ever organized in Bergamo, a city very shaken by the new coronavirus pandemic, the “Dea” has recovered a disbursement of two goals thanks to its game still loose and a double from the powerful Colombian striker Duvan Zapata (54th, 60th).