At the same time, in Group H, the English Chelsea went to snatch the 0-1 victory over Malmö. Holder for the fourth consecutive time with the Wolves, the second time in C1, Aster Vranckx once again enjoyed the confidence of his trainer, as did the indestructible Koen Casteels, captain between the poles. For his part, Dodi Lukebakio returned in the 63rd minute. Sebastiaan Bornauw, injured, was absent from the scoresheet.
Everything started well for the Casteels team-mates, as from the third minute, Baku was in the right place to recover a cross behind Yannick Gerhardt and score his first goal of the competition. This lead would last only 27 minutes, before Maximilian Wober also opened his counter with a superb free kick from outside the rectangle which left no chance for the Belgian goalkeeper from Wolfsburg (30th).
Back from the locker room, the Wolves would take the advantage through the intermediary of the former Anderlecht player Lukas Nmecha on the hour mark. The young German striker magnificently controlled at the limit of the large rectangle a long pass from Maximilian Arnold and penetrated in the area before shooting a shot that deceived the Austrian goalkeeper (60th). The score stood still and the Wolves won, inflicting Salzburg their first loss in 28 games. However, they lost Aster Vranckx to injury in the 82nd minute.
For its part, in the other early meeting of the day, in Group H, Chelsea, still deprived of Romelu Lukaku, brought back the three points of his trip to Sweden on the ground of Malmö. The saving goal was scored by Moroccan Hakim Ziyech in the 56th minute of play.
Thanks to this victory, Chelsea temporarily returns to the height of Juventus who occupy the first place with 9 points before receiving the Russians from Zenit Saint-Petersburg (3 points) at 9:00 p.m. Malmö brings up the rear with a fourth loss in as many games.
Vertonghen and Benfica powerless against Bayern, Onana and Lille win in Sevilla
Swept home 0-4 by Bayern in the first leg, Benfica and Jan Vertonghen were once again defeated in Group E on Tuesday for the fourth day of the Champions League. The Eagles lost 5-2 in Bavaria. In Group G, Lille and Amadou Onana went to win 1-2 on the Sevilla field. Undisputed holder in the Lisbon defense, Jan Vertonghen was once again unable to cope with the German champion, despite a missed penalty by Robert Lewandowski in stoppage time in the first half. Before that, the Polish striker opened the scoring in the 26th minute, later imitated by Gnabry (32nd) and Sané (49th). The same Lewandowski finally offered himself a hat-trick with two new achievements (61st and 84th). The Portuguese mitigated the score through Morato (38th) and Darwin Nunez (74th).
In the standings, Bayern continues its clear round with a fourth victory in a row and validates its ticket for the next round. Barcelona follow with 6 units, Benfica is in third place with 4 points. Dynamo Kiev brings up the rear with 1 point.
For its part, Lille snatched the victory on the lawn of Seville. Former Ghent resident Jonathan David responded on a penalty (43rd) to Lucas Ocampos’ opening goal in the quarter hour, before Jonathan Ikoné scored the winning goal in the 51st minute of play. Amadou Onana played a fifteen minutes.
At the end of this fourth day, Salzburg remains at the top of Group G with 7 points, two steps ahead of Lille and Wolfsburg (5 points). Seville brings up the rear with 3 points.
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C1: Wolfsburg and his Belgians win against Salzburg, Chelsea ensures the minimum in Sweden