Terrific goals from Sébastien Thill and Lionel Messi capped a thrilling evening of UEFA Champions League action as Paris beat Manchester City while Liverpool, Ajax, Dortmund and debutants Sheriff all made it two wins from two.
After the excitement of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League action with Lionel Messi getting his first Paris Saint-Germain goal in the 2-0 Group A win over Manchester City and minnows Sheriff stunning the soccer world with a memorable 2-1 victory away at Real Madrid, Wednesday’s slate of games has hungry for more.
Wednesday’s UCL action got up and running with Zenit thumping Malmo 4-0 and Atalanta edging past Young Boys 1-0 to give us five goals before the main slate of games even gets underway.
It was another tough evening for the Swedes with four different scorers in Claudinho, Kuzyaev, Sutormin and Wendel on target with those last two after Ahmedhodzic saw red. However, it was less humiliating for the Swiss who lost out to a Pessina strike after Toloi’s effort which was aided by Lauper was ruled out by VAR.
With those games now done, we can look forward to the rest which include Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Manchester United, Sevilla and the main event: Juventus against Chelsea.
Hello and welcome along to football.london’s live coverage of Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League Group H match against Juventus in Italy.
Chelsea kicked off the defence of their European crown with a 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg in their opening Group H clash a fortnight ago and now they have headed to Italy to take on Juve, who won Serie A nine times in a row before they were dethroned last season by Inter Milan.
Juventus, again under the charge of Max Allegri, had a bit of a stinker to start the season but they have won their last two Serie A games to push them up to 10th in the table, while they also won their opening Champions League game as they eased past Malmo in Sweden.
For Chelsea, their unbeaten start to the season came to an end at the weekend as they were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel will be without Mason Mount, Reece James, Christian Pulisic and N’Golo Kante for the game this evening through injury and illness.
We will be bringing you all the build-up to tonight’s mouthwatering clash from our chief Chelsea writer Sam Inkersole, who is in Turin, and Scott Trotter back in London, in our blog below.