Third day of the Champions League: Wednesday preview

Third day of the Champions League: Wednesday preview

The schedule for the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage continues. Meet the second spherical of matches inside the third day.

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Wednesday, October 5

Salzburg – Dinamo Zagreb (18:45)

the austrian newspaper Kronenzeitung described Salzburg’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea on the final day as a “London sensation”, and their unbeaten begin to Group E has put them in a privileged place. Dinamo Zagreb beat Chelsea on matchday one however then misplaced in Milan, with defender Stefan Ristovski reckoning: “After we make a mistake, we get punished. The Champions League may be very unforgiving.” He and his teammates will attempt to decrease errors in Austria.

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Salzburg’s solely defeat in six conferences with Dinamo got here at house, shedding 1-2 to the Croatian membership within the decisive match of the 2016/17 Champions League play-offs.

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Leipzig – Celtic (18:45)

The German crew is backside of Group F after two losses and desires a house win. Nonetheless, the brand new coach, Marco Rose, has made the distinction. Dortmund have been overwhelmed of their first Bundesliga sport and performed properly of their 2-0 loss to Actual Madrid final week. “I believe we deserved extra,” Rose lamented. Celtic additionally impressed in opposition to Shakhtar however may solely draw. Their captain, Callum McGregor, stated: “We wish to get there and the one technique to get there may be by getting factors.”

Do you know?
These groups exchanged victories at house within the 2018/19 Europa League group stage. Leipzig received 2-0 at house however misplaced 2-1 at Parkhead.

Milan 3-1 Dinamo Zagreb

Chelsea – AC Milan (9:00 pm)

Of their new supervisor’s debut within the Champions League, Graham Potter’s Chelsea have been held to a 1-1 draw in opposition to Salzburg, that means the two-time champions of the competitors had their worst begin to the marketing campaign within the Champions League since 1999/2000. For his or her half, Milan received a Champions League sport on the San Siro for the primary time in 9 years, with coach Stefano Pioli declaring: “We deserved to win a Champions League sport. The followers deserve it. And we will do even higher.”

Do you know?
These groups met within the group stage of the 1999/2000 Champions League, which began so badly for Chelsea. They drew twice, however the Londoners completed first within the group and Milan final.

Actual Madrid 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk

Actual Madrid-Shakhtar (9:00 pm)

These groups meet for the third consecutive time within the group stage, but when logic suggests a victory for the European champions, remember that Shakhtar beat Madrid house and away at this stage in 2020/21 . Changing the injured Karim Benzema, Fede Valverde has stood out up to now, and his coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has stated: “I informed him that if he does not rating ten targets this season due to how he hits the ball, they’re going to take away my teaching card “.

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Shakhtar’s solely away win in opposition to Madrid got here on the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano, the place they performed their house video games in 2020/21. No Ukrainian membership has received on the Santiago Bernabéu in eight visits (two attracts and 6 losses).

Manchester Metropolis – Copenhagen (9:00 pm)

Erling Haaland has already scored 26 targets in 21 UEFA Champions League video games [de la fase de grupos a la final] and his purpose on the final day served for Pep Guardiola’s males to beat Dortmund. New signing Manuel Akanji declared: “We’ve got set the tone that we at the moment are leaders of this group, however the work doesn’t cease.” Copenhagen are but to win, however after the draw in opposition to Sevilla, winger Viktor Claesson promised: “We’ll make it troublesome for them [al City]”.

Do you know?
Metropolis and Copenhagen have met earlier than, within the 2008/09 Europa League spherical of 32. After a 2-2 attract Denmark, Metropolis received 2-1 at house, with Craig Bellamy scoring twice.

Seville-Dortmund (9:00 pm)

After choosing up only one level from their opening matches, Sevilla supervisor Julen Lopetegui declared: “There are 12 factors at stake. Clearly, the double leg in opposition to Dortmund goes to be essential.” Dortmund placed on a courageous show within the loss to Manchester Metropolis on the ultimate matchday and may take solace in previous performances: they’ve but to lose within the earlier two away video games in opposition to Sevilla: a 2-2 attract 2010 and a 2-3 victory in 2021.

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Sevilla have gone three European video games with out scoring, a run that started with a 2-0 loss at West Ham in final season’s Europa League spherical of 16.

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Juventus – Maccabi Haifa (9:00 pm)

For the primary time of their historical past, Juventus have misplaced their opening two group stage video games, and their supervisor, Massimiliano Allegri, is eager to regular the ship. “These moments occur in soccer. All will not be misplaced.” This sport seems like a catastrophe on paper, however though they misplaced 3-1 to Paris on Matchday 2, Barak Bakhar’s males unexpectedly took the lead and proved very succesful. “Optimistically we may have scored one other purpose,” stated the coach.

Do you know?
Juventus beat Maccabi Haifa 1-0 house and away within the 2009/10 group stage, Giorgio Chiellini scoring in Turin.

Benfica – Paris (9:00 pm)

Each groups add a full six factors this season, so Benfica’s coach, Roger Schmidt, identified: “Successful is superb for our confidence. Ending first within the group? We’ll see.” Maccabi Haifa pressured Paris to work onerous earlier than their three large stars, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, scored. “I hope all three maintain scoring as a result of meaning we are going to win video games,” stated the French striker.

Do you know?
Lionel Messi has change into the primary participant to attain in 18 consecutive UEFA Champions League seasons, though Karim Benzema may but match him.

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