2023-24 UEFA Champions League: Group Stage – Matchweek Two Roundup

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Roundup of the second matchweek of 2023-24 UEFA Champions League Group Stage. 

A mixed matchweek for British clubs saw two teams suffer shock defeats after taking the lead, a stunning performance on Tyneside and a ruthless late win in Leipzig whilst there was late heartbreak in Glasgow in a round which provoked thrills and spills.

Here is a full roundup of all the action across every group.


Group A

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Goals from Jamal Musiala and Mathys Tel ensured Bayern Munich stayed top of Group A with a comeback 2-1 win at Copenhagen, after the Danish team took the lead through Lukas Lerager in the 56th minute.

Mauro Icardi smashed in a 81st minute winner as Galatasaray twice fought from behind to win 3-2 at Manchester United, after Wilfried Zaha and Kerem Akturkoglu cancelled out Utd’s lead through a brace from Rasmus Højlund.


Group B

Elye Wahi’s 69th minute strike ensured a surprise 2-1 win for Lens at home to Arsenal to top Group B ahead of the Gunners, who had led through Gabriel Jesus’ 14th minute goal only for Adrien Thomasson to equalise for the French team 11 minutes later.

Jordan Teze rescued PSV Eindhoven a 2-2 draw at home to Sevilla who had looked to had won the game through Youssef E-Nesyri, after Nemanja Gudeij’s opening goal had been cancelled out by Luuk De Jong’s penalty.


Group C

Alex Meret’s 78th minute own-goal handed Group C leaders, Real Madrid a 3-2 victory at second-placed Napoli, after they came from behind to lead through Vinicius Junior and Jude Bellingham until Piotr Zielinski pulled the Italian club level early in the second half.

Castro’s injury-time strike saw Braga complete a 3-2 comeback win at Union Berlin after Sikou Niakate and Bruma cancelled out Sherlado Becker’s early brace for the German hosts.


Group D

First half goals from Mikel Oyarzabal and Brais Mendez saw Real Sociedad top Group D with a 2-0 away win at Red Bull Salzburg.

Marcus Thuram netted a 62nd minute winner as Inter Milan scraped past Benfica.


Group E

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Alvaro Morata’s brace and Antoine Griezmann’s first-half injury-time goal saw Atletico Madrid top Group E with a 3-2 home win over Feyenoord, who had led twice through Mario Hermoso’s own-goal and David Hancko’s 34th minute effort.

Pedro struck an injury-time winner as Lazio came from behind to beat Celtic 2-1 to go second in the group, after Matias Vecino cancelled out Kyogo Furuhashi’s 12th minute opening goal in an entertaining contest until the final whistle.


Group F

Goals from Miguel Almiron, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff and Fabian Schar either side of half-time saw Newcastle thump PSG 4-1 at St James’ Park to top Group F.

Borussia Dortmund and AC Millan played out a goalless draw as they sit fourth and third in the group respectively.


Group G

Late goals from Julian Alavrez and Jeremy Doku saw Group G leaders, Manchester City stay top with a 3-1 win at RB Leipzig, after Phil Foden’s 25th minute strike was cancelled out by Ikoma-Lois Openda.

Osman Bukari rescued Red Star Belgrade a 2-2 draw against Young Boys who had fought back from behind to lead through goals from Filip Ugrinic and Cedric Itten.


Group H

Ferran Torres netted a first-half injury-time winner for Group H leaders, Barcelona, in a closely fought contest away to Porto.

Danylo Sikan’s second-half brace and Yaroslav Rakitiskyi’s 71st minute goal saw Shakhtar Donetsk come from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2 at Antwerp.

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