Matchday two of Champions league marked the defeat of two favorites, the defending champions Chelsea and Real Madrid. In addition, Lionel Messi finally scored his maiden goal for PSG as his team crushed Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.
Juventus' campaign earlier this season has not started off as expected in Serir A. However, in the Champions League, it has been quite the opposite. Despite losing Cristiano Ronaldo plus the injury of Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata, they managed to endure their positive results, including the midweek fixture against the reigning Champions Chelsea. La Vecchia Signora downed The Blues 1-0 by a single goal of Federico Chiesa. Thomas Tuchel's side apparently needed to consider returning to deploy the false nine again instead of relying on Lukaku only as the lone targetman. Their attacking plan seemed to be easily anticipated by frequent crosses to the Belgian striker, who had been Juventus's defence easy target to close down. Consequently, Chelsea was unable to create decent chances to even find the equaliser and powerless to face the duo false nine in Max Allegri's 4-4-2 with the transition to 4-3-3.
Juventus vs Chelsea 1-0
Goals: Federico Chiesa (46)
Juventus: Wojciech Szceszny – Alex Sandro, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs de Ligt, Danilo – Adrien Rabiot (Weston McKennie 76), Manuel Locatelli, Rodrigo Bentacur (Georgio Chiellini 83) – Federico Bernardeschi (Dejan Kulusevski 65), Federico Chiesa (Moise Kean 77), Juan Cuadrado
Chelsea: Eduard Mendy – Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christiansen (Ross Barkley 75) – Marcus Alonso (Ben Chillwell 46), Jorginho (Trevor Chalobah 62), Cesar Azpilicueta (Robin Loftus Creek 62), Mateo Kovacic – Hakim Ziyech (Callum Hudson-Odoi 62), Kai Havertz, Romelu Lukaku
In Madrid, Los Blancos was humiliated by Sheriff Tiraspol as the Moldovan champions managed to beat them 2-1. The visitors netted twice through Yashirboev and Sebastian Thill while Carlo Ancelotti's men could only respond once through Benzema's penalty. It is one of the most unexpected result in the midweek.
In the meantime, Lionel Messi finally bagged his first goal for his new club, not in Ligue 1 but in the Champions League against his former boss's side Manchester City at their home turf. PSG secured a 2-0 win over Kevin dr Bruyne and Co through Idrissa Gueye's and the Argentina megastar's goal. Meanwhile, Messi's former team, Barcelona slumped to another 0-3 defeat while travelling to Estadio Da Luz. Ronald Koeman's men are now sitting at the bottom of the table without being able to score even a single goal in two games. Such is one of their worst result in the past two decades.
Manchester United vs Villareal 2-1
AC Milan vs Atletico 1-2
Porto vs Liverpool 1-5
Dortmund vs Sporting Lisbon 1-0
Bayern Munich vs Dynamo Kiev 5-0
Ajax vs Besiktas 2-0