Champions League Matchday 1: Plenty of Surprises and Scoring

The Champions League group stage kicked off on Tuesday and continued on Wednesday. The famous football tournament is only getting started but there is a lot to talk about. Here are the surprises and which teams brought the goals:

Young Boys Win Against Manchester United

The group stage saw several underdogs shock the world and get good results. One of them was Young Boys, a team that fought until the very end to score a goal in the last few seconds to take the three points. Manchester United once again saw their new signing, Ronaldo, score but it was not enough and a red card 35 minutes in didn’t help. The most shocking part outside of the loss is that the English club was held to just two shots total.

Sheriff Debuts With a Win

Sheriff made news around the football world when it qualified for the Champions League. The club is in a difficult group with teams such as Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid. But they started off the tournament with three points and two goals. Things don’t get any easier from here but three points is a great start in a talented group.

Club Brugge Hold Off Favorite

PSG are one of the favorites to win the tournament after signing big names in the last few months. But their first Champions League match saw a tough Club Brugge defending and attacking. PSG opened the score after a not so impressive start but Club Brugge answered just minutes later. Club Brugge open the tournament with a point, which is almost like a win due to the talent the French club have. The road to the knockout stage doesn’t get any easier for Club Brugge and they will need more performances like this to get results against City and RB Leipzig.

Sebastien Haller Scores Four

Sebastien Haller made his Champions League debut and it was something out of a video game. The Ajax forward scored four goals in 63 minutes and his team went on to win against Sporting 5 – 1.

Manchester City Score Six

Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig is now one of the top ten highest scoring matches after a nine goal party. The English club opened to a 2 – 0 lead but RB Leipzig never gave up and Christopher Nkunku found the net three times. Three goals would have been enough to secure a win in most games for Matchday 1. But City scored six goals, including one from Jack Grealish and Nathan Ake.