Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham made $100 million strikes within the offseason and proved their price Wednesday in Champions League debuts for his or her new golf equipment.
England captain Kane and his probably successor Bellingham scored key objectives for Bayern Munich and Actual Madrid, respectively, to point out why they’re adored already by their new residence followers.
Kane’s exactly taken penalty rapidly restored Bayern’s two-goal lead towards Manchester United early within the second half of a 4-3 win. The ultimate consequence was because of a late and fruitless flourish by the membership that needed to signal Kane from Tottenham and hold him in England.
“In the direction of the top of the sport it bought a bit frantic,” Kane informed US broadcaster CBS Sports activities, suggesting Bayern “most likely ought to have been 4- or 5-1 up after we bought the third.”
Bellingham landed simply the place he needed in Madrid and his 94th-minute purpose in a 1-0 win over newcomer Union Berlin made it six objectives for the previous Borussia Dortmund star in six straight wins to start out the Spanish big’s season.
Again residence in England, Arsenal returned to the Champions League after a six-year absence as if it had by no means been away. PSV Eindhoven was thrashed 4-0 in a no-doubt win sparked by England winger Bukayo Saka’s purpose within the eighth.
Late objectives bought Italian groups off to good begins within the last-ever group stage earlier than the brand new Champions League format takes impact subsequent yr.
Serie A champion Napoli received 2-1 at Braga due to an own-goal within the 88th by Mali defender Sikou Niakaté.
Lautaro Martínez was key to Inter Milan’s run to the ultimate final season and the Argentina ahead struck within the 87th to take a 1-1 draw from Actual Sociedad.
Galatasaray bought objectives within the 86th and 88th to disclaim Copenhagen a invaluable away win in Istanbul — it ended 2-2 — and Europa League winner Sevilla was held 1-1 at residence by Lens, which is final within the French league.
Salzburg shocked Benfica by profitable 2-0 in Lisbon.
Actual Madrid was enjoying its 477th recreation within the European Cup or Champions League. Union Berlin was enjoying its first.
Madrid’s European journey began on Sept. 8, 1955 — a 2-0 win towards Servette in Geneva — within the third recreation ever performed within the European Cup. Then, Union was enjoying behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany, outdoors the highest tier, and referred to as SC Motor Berlin.
The expertise informed.
Union resisted Madrid’s first 29 purpose makes an attempt however the thirtieth proved an excessive amount of when Jude Bellingham pirouetted to complete a recreation of pinball within the goalmouth and shoot into an empty web. It was the second time this month he scored a decisive stoppage-time purpose.
“I hope I carry on scoring objectives in minute 94 or 95,” Bellingham mentioned. “Though it would do my coronary heart, and the membership, good to scorer earlier.”
Madrid subsequent goes to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Oct. 3 to face Napoli.
Manchester United and supervisor Erik ten Hag have now misplaced three straight video games and 4 of their final 5.
The trigger was not helped by goalkeeper André Onana spilling Leroy Sané’s shot into the web to present Bayern a Twenty eighth-minute lead. After Serge Gnabry double the lead, United gamers got here out early for the second half and huddled for a pep discuss from captain Bruno Fernandes.
It appeared to have labored with a purpose within the forty ninth from Rasmus Højlund, the 20-year-old Denmark striker purchased for $82 million from Atalanta within the position Kane might need crammed.
Kane’s penalty appeared to have sealed the win, however Casemiro scored two late objectives both aspect of a fourth for Bayern by French 18-year-old Mathys Tel.
Weird purple card
Benfica impressed within the group stage one yr in the past however an uncommon, virtually farcical, purple card value the Portuguese champion dearly towards Salzburg.
António Silva was despatched off within the thirteenth for a handball on the purpose line. After a shot was blocked, the ball looped within the air, bounced excessive within the goalmouth, grazed the crossbar on the way in which down and was swatted away by the defender. Silva held his head in his fingers earlier than strolling off the sector.
Salzburg had already missed one penalty kick taken by Karim Konaté however Roko Šimić took the subsequent and scored. The Croatian who turned 20 this month arrange 19-year Israel ahead Oscar Gloukh for a simple rating early within the second half.
Europa Convention League
The third-tier Europa Convention League kicked off with Lille beating Slovenian champion Olimpija Ljubljana 2-0. Canada ahead Jonathan David scored the primary from a Forty third-minute penalty. European newcomer KÍ Klaksvík, the primary group-stage staff in any competitors to come back from the Faeroe Islands, and Slovan Bratislava are also within the group. The remainder of the Convention League begins Thursday.
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