Champions League – Round 2 Preview - Lets

The second round of group games in this seasons Champions League gets underway as clubs that opened with a win looking to build on that success, whilst those who failed to achieve maximum points in round one will hope to get their campaign up and running.

PSG v Manchester City

Perhaps the stand-out game of the week sees the two favourites to lift the UCL trophy meet in Paris as PSG face Manchester City.

Manchester City got their bid for Champions League glory off to an entertaining start as they beat RB Leipzig 6-3 in a thrilling game at the Etihad Stadium. Amongst the scorers on the night for City were Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo, and Gabriel Jesus in a game that had a penalty, a sending off, and a disallowed goal.

Paris Saint Germain were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw at the Jan Breydel Stadion against Club Brugge in their opening game, which has left them trailing City by two-points in the group already.

FC Porto v Liverpool

Liverpool put in a very good performance to beat AC Milan at Anfield in their opening game of this season’s competition, despite being behind at half-time. An incredibly intense first 30 minutes saw the Reds lead 1-0, even though they had chance after chance to extend their lead, but two minutes of madness saw Milan score twice to go into the break 2-1 ahead. However, goals from Mo Salah, and Jordan Henderson secured Liverpool a deserved win.

They now face FC Porto, who claimed an excellent 0-0 draw at the Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in their opening fixture.

Manchester United v Villareal   

Manchester United fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at Young Boys in their opening group game despite going 1-0 up thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo goal. However, the game changed when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent of in the first half, with the Swiss side taking advantage of the extra man and some sloppy United play to register a famous win.

The Red Devils host Villareal next with both teams looking for their first win of the competition after the Spanish side were held to a 2-2 draw by Atalanta.

Juventus v Chelsea

There is a fascinating game at the Allianz Stadium as Juventus welcome defending UCL champions, Chelsea. The Blues got the defence of their title off to a good start with a narrow 1-0 win over Zenit at Stamford Bridge, thanks to a Romelu Lukaku goal.

Juventus were comfortable 3-0 winners over Malmo FF in their opening game  with first half goals coming from Alex Sandro, Paulo Dybala, and Alvaro Morata.

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