UCL Rewind: Bayern Munich beat Barcelona, ​​Man City edge Dortmund, and more

Bayern Munich secured back-to-back UEFA Champions League victories on Tuesday, handing Barcelona their fourth consecutive defeat in the head-to-head series.

Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane scored four minutes apart in the second half to help Julian Nagelsmann’s side to a 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena. It was Bayern’s second successive group stage win after a 2-0 matchday one victory over Inter Milan at the San Siro.

After a scoreless first half, Hernandez broke the deadlock for Bayern by slotting home Joshua Kimmich’s cross. Kimmich’s cross was misjudged by Raphinha, allowing Hernandez to give the hosts a 1-0 advantage.

Sane doubled Bayern’s lead in the 54th minute after Jamal Musiala contacted his international team-mate in an attack. Musiala’s pass allowed Sane to race towards goal before shooting past Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.

Manuel Neuer made four saves for Bayern to help preserve the shutout victory, twice disallowing former team-mate Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern remain top of Group C while Barcelona are in second place.

Here’s a look at some of the best results from the Champions League action:


Manchester City 2, Borussia Dortmund 1

(John Stones 80′, Erling Haaland 84′) – (Jude Bellingham 56′)


Manchester City struggled to get things done against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday but saved their best moments for last in a 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.

John Stones and Erling Haaland scored four minutes apart at the end of the second half as Pep Guardiola’s side went unbeaten in all competitions. Despite allowing Borussia Dortmund to dictate much of the pace in Manchester, the Citizens again used a bit of late magic at home.

Jude Bellingham powered Edin Terzic’s side ahead in the 56th minute, being in the right place to drive home Marco Reus’ shot attempt. Reus’ shot from a Gio Reyna corner headed towards goal, but Bellingham’s redirected header sent Ederson the wrong way.

Stones equalized for the Citizens in the 80th minute, lining up a shot outside the box and hitting paydirt to make it 1-1. Haaland completed the comeback by stretching into the box to drive home Joao Cancelo’s cross for his 13th goal of the season in all competitions.

Man City remain perfect in Group G while Dortmund are second after suffering their first defeat.


Juventus 1, Benfica 2

Arkadiusz Milik 4′) – (Joao Mario 43′ pk”, David Neres 55′)


Juventus’ early season struggles continued on Wednesday with Massimiliano Allegri’s side suffering a disappointing defeat in Turin.

Joao Mario and David Neres helped Benfica overturn an early deficit to claim a 2-1 win on the road against the Old Lady. It was a second straight group stage win for Benfica and a 12th straight overall in all competitions this summer.

Arkadiusz Milik needed just four minutes to give Juventus an early lead, heading home from a Leandro Paredes free-kick. Milik was untouched to send his header into the bottom left corner.

VAR ruled in favor of a penalty opportunity for Benfica as 19-year-old Fabio Miretti fouled Goncalo Ramos in the box just before half-time. Joao Mario got up and netted the kick home, giving Benfica a lifeline heading into the second half.

Benfica completed their comeback in the 55th minute as early second-half pressure led to the go-ahead goal. Rafa Silva’s shot into the box was saved by Mattia Perin, but David Neres was in the right spot to smack the rebound for a 2-1 lead over Benfica.

Moise Kean rattled off the post later in the second half while Angel Di Maria was also denied an equalizer. Juventus are now winless in their last four matches in all competitions while Benfica are second on six points.


Sporting Lisbon 2, Tottenham 0

(Paulinho 90′, Arthur 90+3′)


Tottenham needed late goals on Matchday 1 to secure a victory over Marseille, but this time it was the London club who were punished with a pair of late finishes.

Sporting Lisbon scored twice in stoppage time to earn a 2-0 win at home to Tottenham and stay ahead of the EPL by three points.

Pedro Goncalves’ corner was met by Paulinho in the 90th minute to give the Portuguese hosts a decisive goal. Hugo Lloris couldn’t do anything about the striker’s header, watching him land in the back of the net.

Substitute Arthur added an insurance goal for Sporting Lisbon in the 93rd minute, collecting a pass from Paulinho before beating Lloris for his second goal of the season in all competitions.

Spain international Antonio Adan was huge for Sporting Lisbon, making five saves to keep a second straight UCL clean sheet.


Here are all the remaining UCL results from day two:

Liverpool 2 –Ajax 1

Bayer Leverkusen 2 – Atletico Madrid 0

FC Porto 0 – Club Brugge 4

Viktoria Pilsen 0 – Inter Milano 2

Marseilles 0 – Eintracht Frankfurt 1

Rangers 0 – Napoli 3

AC Milan 3 – Dinamo Zagreb 1

Chelsea 1 – Red Bull Salzburg 1

Shakhtar Donetsk 1 – Celtic 1

Real Madrid 2 – RB Leipzig 0

FC Copenhagen 0 – Sevilla 0

Maccabi Haifa 1 – Paris Saint Germain 3

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