English teams get mixed results in 2021-2022 UCL round 1
After an international break, club football is back! We’ve seen the fourth round of the English Premier League during the weekend and these last two days it was time for the first round of the 2021-2022 Champions League. 32 teams started their journey to reach the Champions League final. Some very interesting scores have been set this week. Moldovan champions Fc Sheriff Tiraspol made their debut at the highest level of European football and won with 2-0 against Shakthar Donetsk. Dutch champion Ajax won with 1-5 against Portuguese champion Sporting CP and Club Brugge kept PSG on a 1-1 draw. Four English teams played their first match of this Champions League season. In this article we discuss the results of these four teams.
Young Boys versus Manchester United
The return of Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United in the Champions League. Early in the match he received an amazing ball from Bruno Fernandes which he netted to score the 0-1 for Manchester United. Things went well for United, until Wan Bissaka got sent off before the end of the first half. Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer completely lost it and made some very debatable decisions. He took of Sancho and Donny van de Beek to bring on Diogo Dalot and Raphael Varane. He tried to park the bus, but Young Boys passed the bus to score the equaliser after a little over an hour played. Solskjaer decided to replace both Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo to bring on Lingard and Matic. Jesse Lingard passed a ball back in extra time, which was perfectly placed for Young Boys attacker Siebatcheu, who scored the 2-1 for Young Boys.
Chelsea versus Zenit St Petersburg
The game from Chelsea against Russian side Zenit St Petersburg was a typical Chelsea under Tuchel match. The team dominated, wasn’t very excited, but while watching the match, everyone felt that they would keep the three points at Stamford Bridge. Record signing and star striker Romelu Lukaku was once again the man for the Chelsea. Halfway the second half, he headed the ball in Zenit’s goal, giving Chelsea the 1-0 victory.
Manchester City versus RB Leipzig
The match between Manchester City and RB Leipzig was one of the most entertaining matches of gameweek 1 in the Champions League. Manchester City led with 3-1 at half-time and doubled their goals total in the second half. RB Leipzig, or should we say hattrick hero Nkunku, trippled RB Leipzig’s goal total in the second half. Bringing the score on 6-3 for Mancester City. A great start for the Cityzens, especially after their main rivals PSG dropped 2 points away against Club Brugge.
Liverpool versus AC Milan
Liverpool versus AC Milan is a special match. Ever since the 2005 final, there is something with this match. The 2005 Champions League final, where Liverpool came back from being 3-0 down, to eventually win the match on penalties, is still one of the most epic finals in the world of football. This time Liverpool took the lead early in the match thanks to Trent Alexander-Arnold. Mohamed Salah missed a penalty a few minutes after that goal, which gave AC Milan a confidence boost. Just before half-time AC Milan turned things around with two quick goals. Early in the second half Salah go revanche for his missed penalty with the equaliser. In the 69th minute, Jordan Henderson scored a great goal, which won Liverpool the match.