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Mbappé beats Juventus and Chelsea crashes in Croatia

The Paris Saint Germain opened the Champions League group stage on Tuesday with a solid victory against Juventus thanks to a brace from Kylian Mbappé (2-1), on a first matchday in which Chelsea lost to Dinamo Zagreb (1-0) and Borussia Dortmund thrashed Copenhagen (3-0) in his first European match without Erling Haaland.

In the Parc des Princes, Mbappe he barely needed five minutes to pierce the goal of the old lady with a cross shot. Already in the 22nd minute, he put the game back on track by completing a great team move by Neymar and Achraf Hakimi. The Italian team threatened to get into the game after Winston McKennie I saw the door as soon as I jumped onto the pitch (min. 53), but it was just a mirage. Those of Christophe Galtier tied the clash to present his candidacy to Orejona.

Even so, the Parisian team will not be able to treasure the leadership of Group H, an honor that will be held by the benfica after beating in Lisbon Maccabee Haifa (2-0) with two goals in four minutes of Rafael Silva and the spanish Alexander Grimaldo.

In Zagreb, the Chelsea offered the first big surprise of the season by falling to Dinamo Zagrebwhich made the solitaire profitable for both Mislav Orsic at 13 minutes (1-0). The numerous attempts by Thomas Tuchel’s men to reach the Croatian goal were neutralized in a duel in which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made his debut, wearing a protective mask after the assault on his home suffered in Barcelona.

Thus, he will sleep as bottom of Group E, in which salzburg Y AC Milan the points were distributed (1-1). The local team went ahead before half an hour through Noah Okafor, but the rossoneri they equalized the contest before the break thanks to Alexis Saelemaekers.

For his part, the Borussia Dortmund showed that there is life beyond Erling Haalandhis offensive reference in recent years and who packed his bags for Manchester, and thrashed the Copenhagen (3-0) to become leader of Group G, which he shares with City and Sevilla. Goals from Reus and Guerreiro opened the way in the first half, and Bellingham’s in the second sealed the Germans’ fabulous debut.

Lastly, in Group F, where Real Madrid is also present, the Shakhtar Donetsk surprised at home RB Leipzig (1-4). Goals from Shved, with a brace, Mudryk and Traoré gave the Ukrainians a valuable lead.

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