Lionel Messi scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain as the French giants beat Manchester City 2-0. Meanwhile, Sherrif Tiraspol produced a historic result as they edged Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu and Liverpool thumped FC Porto 5-1 in Portugal.
PSG 2-0 Man City
Lionel Messi scored his first goal in a Paris Saint-Germain shirt as they beat visiting Manchester City 2-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday.
After Idrissa Gueye put the hosts ahead in the eighth minute, PSG withstood ferocious City pressure before Messi sealed the victory, firing high into the net from a Kylian Mbappe lay-off to score in his fourth appearance for the club since signing from Barcelona last month.
Real Madrid 1-0 Sherrif
Sheriff Tiraspol pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Champions League history on Tuesday by beating Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Sebastien Thill scoring a stunning 89th-minute winner.
Madrid fell behind to Jasurbek Yakhshiboev’s header in the first half but Karim Benzema’s penalty appeared to have spared the blushes of the Spanish giants, only for Thill to snatch an incredible victory.
FC Porto 1-5 Liverpool
Liverpool paid a fitting tribute to Roger Hunt as Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scored twice in a 5-1 demolition of Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side wore black armbands after former Liverpool striker Hunt died earlier in the day aged 83.
Liverpool honoured Hunt’s memory with a dominant display and some predatory finishing at Estadio do Dragao, aided by three mistakes from hapless Porto keeper Diogo Costa.
Three days after scoring his 100th Premier League goal for Liverpool in the 3-3 draw at Brentford, Egypt forward Salah maintained his blistering start to the season with the first-half opener.
Senegal winger Sadio Mane followed with his fourth goal this season and Salah netted again after the interval.
Porto, who drew with Atletico Madrid in their group opener, got one back through Mehdi Taremi.
Firmino punished Costa’s third howler to claim Liverpool’s fourth and the Brazilian netted again in the closing stages.
After beating AC Milan in their first game, Liverpool sit top of Group B with the maximum six points.
Such was Liverpool’s superiority that Klopp could even afford to take off Salah and Mane with over 20 minutes left.
It was the perfect preparation for the Premier League leaders’ crucial clash with champions Manchester City on Sunday.
In other results:
RB Lepizig 1-2 Club Brugge
AC Milan 1-2 Atletico Madrid
Ajax 2-0 Besiktas
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Sporting CP
Shaktar Donetsk 0-0 Inter
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