Bayern Munich beat Barcelona as Juventus take on Malmö – Champions League roundup | Football news

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich opened Group E with an impressive 3-0 victory at Barcelona.

Thomas Muller’s deflected effort put the Germans ahead in the 34th minute. Lewandowski then scored for the 18th consecutive club game in the 56th minute after the ball came back from the post.

The Polish striker caught his second with five minutes remaining when he hit the ball after Serge Gnabry’s shot hit the upright as well.

Juventus won his first post-Cristiano Ronaldo-era victory by beating Malmö 3-0 with a flurry of goals in the first half.

Juventus are yet to win in Serie A this season, with the last two games being losses following Ronaldo’s departure for Manchester United.

But Alex Sandro’s opener in the 23rd minute was followed by two goals in the space of 60 seconds. Paulo Dybala scored from the forward penalty and Alvaro Morata added the third on the stroke of half-time.

Juventus are hoping to gain some momentum in Sunday’s Serie A clash against AC Milan.

Juventus'  Paulo Dybala scored from the penalty spot against Malmö
Juventus’ Paulo Dybala scored from the penalty spot against Malmö

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored again for Male Utd, but they were beaten 2-1 late by Young boys in their Champions League opener after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card.

Romelu Lukaku’s header in the second half saved a sub-par Chelsea as they started their Champions League defense with a 1-0 win over Zenith at Stamford Bridge.

Seville were held in check 1-1 at home against RB Salzburg after a chaotic first half in which four penalties were imposed, including three on the visitors, while the hosts were forced to play most of the second half with 10 men.

Karim Adeyemi missed the first goal, but the Austrian received a second penalty in the 21st minute, which Luka Sucic managed to fend off.

Salzburg then got another penalty just before the break, but Sucic hit the post with his second effort. Sevilla were then given a penalty for the first time in the history of the Champions League in which four penalties were awarded in the first half.

Ivan Rakitic sent his kick confidently to bring Julen Lopetegui’s side level back, but the hosts were quickly on the back foot again early in the second half when striker Youssef En-Nesyri was sent off for a second warning.

Four penalties were awarded in the first half between Sevilla and RB Salzburg
Four penalties were awarded in the first half between Sevilla and RB Salzburg

Sevilla goalkeeper Bono made a series of saves as the Spaniards held on for a draw, but Lopetegui’s 10 men could have won the game with a late header from substitute Erik Lamela who narrowly came close.

In Tuesday night’s other Group F game, Villarreal other Atalanta drew 2-2 at El Madrigal.

Remo Freuler put the Italians ahead in the sixth minute, but Manuel Trigueros equalized Villarreal shortly before half-time.

Villarreal – who beat United on penalties to lift the Europa League trophy – equalized by Arnaut Danjuma in the 73rd minute. Robin Gosens, however, struck late to earn a point at Atalanta.

Kiev Dynamo saw a goal in Mykola Shaparenko’s stoppage time ruled out following a VAR review as they had to settle for a point after a 0-0 home draw against Benfica.

He finished aimlessly between Lille other Wolfsburg – but there was late drama after a penalty for the French team deep in stoppage time was overturned by VAR.

Lille had already seen a goal for Jonathan David ruled out by VAR early in the second half before Wolfsburg sent off defender John Brooks for two warnings.

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