Real Madrid Suffers First Defeat Of The Season, As Chelsea, PSG Secures Victory In The UCL.

Real Madrid suffered their first defeat of the season as RB Leipzig pipped the Spanish giants 3-2 on Tuesday night.


The defending champions had been unbeaten in 16 matches in all competitions this season, with 14 wins and two draws.


Leipzig went ahead with two goals in a five-minute spell at the Red Bull Arena, as Josko Gvardiol converted a goal from Andre Silva, and Christopher Nkunku scored In the 18th minute,  to make it a two-goal lead for the German side.

Vinicius Junior pulled one back for Real Madrid just before half-time assisted by Marco Asensio.


Former Chelsea man Timo Werner then made it 3-1 in the 81st minute into the second half before Rodrygo struck in injury time penalty kick to make it 3-2 at full-time.


Despite the result, Real Madrid still sit top of Champions League Group F and have already qualified for the knock out stages, but they will have to play to go through as group winners on the final matchday, which sees them take on Celtic at the Santiago Bernabรฉu (Wednesday, 2 November, 2022).

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Manager Carlo Ancelotti speaking after the defeat said; “You learn more from one defeat than ten wins in a row.

“I'm not angry, it's a defeat. It bothers us but we have another chance to be first.

“I can’t criticize a team that has done so well, so far. We didn’t play the way we wanted to."


In other match centres on the night, Chelsea traveled to Austrian to play RB Salzburg in an early fixture. 

Graham Potter's side were in search of three points to secure their qualification to the last 16.


The West London club demonstrated their intentions to the host in the 23rd minute after a confused defence from Salzburg served Mateo Kovacic with the time and space to wallop the ball into the net from the edge of the goal area.

It was the midfielder’s first goal since January 2 and it came in the country of his birth.

However, Salzburg, levelled the scoreline in the 48th minute after Junior Adamu jabbed home the equalizer.

The Nigerian-born 21-year-old's goal brought excitement to the home fans with his 10th goal of the season.


But the Austrian side were unable to contain the determination and talent of the Blues attack, as Kai Havertz eventually scored the winning goal to secure a vital 2-1 victory for Chelsea.

The triumph means Chelsea have secured the 10-point threshold required to qualify for the round of 16 with one game to spare.

READ MORE: Taiwo Awoniyi Only Goal Inspires Nottingham Forest To A Win Against Liverpool.


Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on the other hand, ran riot on Maccabi Haifa to record a 7-2 victory at the Parc des Princes.


Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe both scored a brace and made two assists each, which was complimented by strikes from Neymar, Carlos Soler and an own goal for Sean Goldberg to complete the onslaught for the French giants.


Juventus crashed out of the competition after a disappointing 4-3 loss to Benfica in Portugal.

Benfica had to hold off a late fightback from Juventus and extend their unbeaten start to the season to 20 games in all competitions (17 wins, and 3 draws).

The result ensures they have qualified for the last 16 for the second season in a row - at the expense of their Italian opponents.

They finish top alongside PSG in Group H with 11 points, and PSG need a win and ideally a few goals to keep their noses in front of Benfica in same group.


It's the first time since 2013 (nine-years) that Juventus have failed to advance from the group stage.


FULL-TIME RESULTS:

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Benfica 4-3 Juventus ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Zagreb 0-4 AC Milan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RB Leipzig 3-2 Real Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Dortmund 0-0 Man City ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Celtic 1-1 Shakhtar ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท PSG 7-2 Maccabi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ


EARLY RESULTS:

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น RB Salzburg 1-2 Chelsea ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Sevilla 3-0 Copenhagen ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ


Nine teams have officially qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League, with Seven more spot left: 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Real Madrid

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Manchester City

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Napoli

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Bayern Munich

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Club Bruges

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Chelsea

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท PSG

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Benfica

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Borussia Dortmund





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