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Champions League: Kylian Mbappe fires PSG to top of Group F, Erling Haaland back on scoresheet

PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, proper, celebrates after scoring in Champions League vs AC Milan. AP

Kylian Mbappe helped Paris Saint-Germain transfer prime of Champions League Group F with a 3-0 victory over AC Milan on Wednesday, whereas Newcastle slumped to a primary defeat, 1-0 in opposition to Borussia Dortmund.

Erling Haaland was again on the scoresheet as Manchester Metropolis gained 3-1 away to Younger Boys, and fellow British facet Celtic drew 2-2 in Glasgow in opposition to Atletico Madrid.

Objectives from Mbappe, Randal Kolo Muani and Kang-in Lee in Paris in opposition to Milan despatched PSG prime of the closely-contested Group F with six factors.

The impasse was damaged simply after the half-hour mark when Mbappe acquired the ball from Warren Zaire-Emery, unbalanced Fikayo Tomori after which wrong-footed compatriot Mike Maignan with a sensible, low end.

Ousmane Dembele thought he had doubled the hosts’ benefit on 50 minutes just for a VAR verify to disallow it for a foul within the build-up.

Kolo Muani, the third member of PSG’s French entrance three, then did double the lead three minutes later with a close-range tap-in earlier than Lee struck.

“We are very proud of our performance,” Kolo Muani mentioned to Canal Plus.

“Winning these games gives everyone confidence.”

Newcastle got here again to earth with a house defeat by Borussia Dortmund, which noticed the Germans transfer above them into second place on head-to-head.

It was a good encounter with Dortmund edging it because of a first-half objective from Felix Nmecha.

Nmecha gave Borussia a deserved lead on the stroke of half-time with a well-controlled end following glorious defensive after which artistic work by Nico Schlotterbeck.

Newcastle practically claimed a degree within the closing phases of the match when Callum Wilson’s header struck the crossbar, earlier than a later Anthony Gordon probability was deflected on to the woodwork.

Dortmund coach Edin Terzic advised TNT: “With the first half we deserved to win and the second half we protected the win.”

Haaland breaks duck 

Manchester Metropolis made it three from three to prime Group G, with Manuel Akanji’s objective and a Haaland brace seeing off Younger Boys in Switzerland.

Man Metropolis endured a irritating first interval on a plastic pitch in Bern, with Younger Boys goalkeeper Anthony Racioppi producing a number of superb saves.

Instantly after half-time a shocking save from the Swiss ‘keeper noticed the ball rebound off the crossbar and fall straight to Akanji.

The hosts shocked the Champions League holders on 52 minutes when Meschack Elia broke away from the defence and lobbed a end over the advancing Ederson.

Nonetheless, hopes of an upset had been extinguished when Haaland broke his five-game objective drought within the competitors with a penalty within the 67th minute.

After a Julian Alvarez objective was disallowed, the Norwegian striker produced a superb end to spherical off a 3-1 win.

“I am sorry, but this guy will score goals all his life, with the chances he is an incredible threat,” mentioned Metropolis coach Pep Guardiola of Haaland.

In Germany, Leipzig created a five-point buffer for themselves in Group G’s second place with a 3-1 win in opposition to Pink Star Belgrade, because of David Raum, a second-half stunner from starlet Xavi Simons and Dani Olmo.

Topsy-turvy in Paradise 

The factors had been shared between Celtic and Atletico in a energetic draw, which noticed the hosts choose up their first level of the marketing campaign.

Celtic took the lead early when Kyogo Furuhashi lifted the ball past Jan Oblak within the fourth minute, finishing a superb workforce transfer.

On 23 minutes, Joe Hart tipped an Antoine Griezmann penalty onto the put up just for it to rebound completely to the Frenchman who made no mistake second time spherical.

The hosts sprang again instantly when a Twenty seventh-minute cross fell on the again persist with Luis Palma, who hammered the ball again throughout the unsighted Oblak.

Alvaro Morata obtained Atletico again into the tie on 53 minutes when he despatched a superbly judged header again throughout Hart and into the online.

Rodrigo De Paul picked up a late second yellow card, however the hosts had been unable to show their numerical benefit right into a winner.

Feyenoord moved into prime spot in Group E following a 3-1 victory in opposition to Lazio within the pool’s early kick-off.

A Santiago Gimenez brace and first objective for summer season signing Ramiz Zerrouki noticed the Dutch residence regardless of a late penalty transformed by Pedro for Lazio, who dropped into third.

Barcelona noticed out a win at residence 2-1 in opposition to Shakhtar Donetsk because of first-half strikes from Ferran Torres and Fermin Lopez, making it three from three for the Group H leaders.

Porto got here from behind in Belgium to beat Antwerp 4-1, with all their objectives coming within the second half courtesy of an Evanilson hat-trick and Stephen Eustaquio.

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