Barcelona came from one goal down to beat Inter Milan 2-1, thanks to a brace by Luis Suarez. Barca claims top spot with Borussia Dortmund, who were victorious by 2 goals to nil at Slavia Prague, while Napoli could only manage a 0-0 draw at Genk
Current champions, Liverpool survived a scare at Anfield to beat Red Bull Salzburg 4-3. Liverpool were leading 3-0, before the visitors struck back thrice, but Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah eased the tension to ensure Liverpool had their first win in Europe this season.
Chelsea had their first win in Europe under new manager Frank Lampard after beating Lille 2-1, though they are ranked behind Group H leaders Ajax, who had a 3-0 away win at Valencia.
Wednesday’s Champions League Results
Slavia Prague 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
Genk 0-0 Napoli
Lille 1-2 Chelsea
RB Leipzig 0-2 Lyon
Liverpool 4-3 Red Bull Salzburg
Barcelona 2-1 Inter Milan
Zenit St. Petersburg 3-1 Benfica
Valencia 0-3 Ajax
Lautaro Martinez left Barca stunned after sliding the ball past Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the early minutes of the game at Nou Camp.
Suarez had to wait till the 53rd minute before volleying the ball in to draw Barcelona level, while Messi had to make a daring move, slicing the Inter defence apart before releasing the pass for Suarez, who made no mistakes just six minutes left on the clock.
Messi has just returned from Injury, but played the full 90 minutes destroying Inter Milan almost single-handedly. Statman Dave tweeted:
Liverpool didn’t wait for long before scoring the first goal of the match. Sadio Mane exchanged a clean one-two pass with Roberto Firmino before finishing smartly.
Salah grabbed a match-winning brace, but the best goal of the night was probably that from the link up between Andrew Robertson and Alexander-Arnold.
However, Hwang Hee-chan ensured the evening was filled with fun with his solo strike before halftime, after he dribbled past Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.
Other goals from Salzburg followed with Takumi Minamino and Erling Haaland getting into the scoresheet, as Salzburg continued to show their attacking threat. However, this wasn’t enough to get a point at Anfield.
Salzburg’s coach, Jesse Marsch explained why his side’s comeback came to nothing at Anfield:
Ajax visited Mestalla hoping to end Valencia’s unbeaten run of four games. Hakim Ziyech started the goal scoring, cutting in from the right before lobbing Valencia’s goalie Jasper Cillessen in the 8th minute.
van de Beek then provided an assist for Quincy Promes to doubled the lead before halftime, then came in the second half to register his name on the score sheet himself.
Chelsea won at Lille after a late winner from Willian, after goals from Tammy Abraham and Victor Osimhen kept both teams level at 1-1.
However, Ajax are still ahead of Chelsea and could move further ahead when the west Londoners pay them a visit on October 23rd.