RB Leipzig opened at home against Zenit St. Petersburg, the Wednesday games of the Champions League – and celebrated at the end of backlog a deserved victory. Ajax Amsterdam, meanwhile, conceded their first defeat in the current CL season against Chelsea.
Pure joy: Marcel Sabitzer and Konrad Laimer (r.) At the Torjubel.
Group G: Wende in Leipzig – Sabitzer's great goal brings RB three points
Leipzig would be against Zenit on early Wednesday evening St. Petersburg goalkeeper Kerzhakov did not manage to get a Laimer shot to the crossbar (1.). Regardless, RB was dominant in the sequence, slowing but not really compelling. The Russians made the goal: Rakytskyy slammed the ball from 25 meters into the net to make it 1-0 (25 '). Leipzig responded to the backlog with furious attacks and missed opportunities. Only after the break and an increase rewarded the Saxons: After worth seeing combination executed Laimer skilfully into the far corner to a 1-1 equalizer (49.). Leipzig had licked blood, wanted more and turned the game in a particularly interesting way: Sabitzer completed by Dropkick with a wonderful diagonal shot exactly in the left corner – a hit of the mark "goal of the month" (59.). That was enough to clinch the first home win of the current CL season and thus conquer the first place in Group G temporarily.
Group H: Batshuayi prevents zero number in Amsterdam
In Amsterdam, Ajax and Chelsea have had an open, balanced and entertaining duel right from the start. There were some chances, but goals did not want to fall at first. After 38 minutes, Promes met for the hosts, but his goal was withdrawn after viewing the TV pictures because of a very thin offside position. Alvarez also had bad luck in half two when he hit the post (60 '). Because even Chelsea miss front punch, it smelled long after a zero number. But that did not happen because Pulisic was not critically attacked and Batshuayi made the 1-0 win without compromise (86 '). Chelsea equalized with Ajax on their second win in the third game on points in Group H.