Manchester City v Dortmund, Rangers v Napoli: Champions League – live | Champions League


Key events

GOAL! Manchester City 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (Bellingham 56)

Group G: Manchester City concede from a second phase ball at a corner. Marco Reus played the ball to edge of the six-yard box, where Bellingham got between defenders and nodded past Ederson.

Rangers 0-0 Napoli: Khvicha Kvaratskhelia brings a smartish save out of Allan McGregor in the Rangers goal, firing from inside the penalty area as the ball broke his way from a Napoli corner.

Manchester City 0-0 Borussia Dortmund: From a tight angle, Marco Reus fires across the face of Manchester City’s goal and sends the ball agonisingly wide of the far post as Borussia Dortmund attack at speed on the break.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 RB Salzburg (Sterling 48)

Group E: Raheem Sterling, who has been playing as a kind of advanced left wing-back, scores the first goal of the Graham Potter era, firing inside the far post from distance after a defensive blunder by Bernardo, who made a hash of trying to clear Mason Mount’s cross.

Goalless at Stamford Bridge but Chelsea have dominated with numerous chances to score. Impressive how quickly Potter has turned them into Brighton. 😉

— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) September 14, 2022

Champions League half-times

Group A

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

Chelsea 0-0 RB Salzburg: There are mass appeals for a penalty as a Mateo Kovacic header hits the hand of a Salzburg defender whose arm is hanging by his side. Nothing given.

Rangers 0-0 Napoli: Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia sends a fizzing shot from distance flashing across the face of the Rangers goal and narrowly wide.

GOAL! Juventus 1-1 Benfica (Mario 44pen)

Group H: Joao Mario makes no mistake from the spot and it’s all square in Turin.

Benfica's Joao Mario scores their equaliser from the penalty spot.
Benfica’s Joao Mario scores their equaliser from the penalty spot. Photograph: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

Juventus 1-0 Benfica: Benfica get a penalty after a pitchside VAR check. Fabio Miretti the culprit for a completely unnecessary foul on Goncalo Ramos.

Manchester City 0-0 Borussia Dortmund: I am assured this match is taking place but nothing of note seems to be happening.

Chelsea 0-0 RB Salzburg: There’s been a delay of several minutes at Stamford Bridge, where Slovenian match referee Ivan Kruzliak has been suffering from technical issues with his ear piece or headset battery pack.

GOAL! Maccabi Haifa 1-1 PSG (Messi 37)

Group H: Kylian Mbappe sprints to thre touchline and drills the ball across the edge of the six-yard box. It hits a defender and breaks into the path of Lionel Messi, who takes a touch and fires home past Joshua Cohen.

Lionel Messi (right) celebrates with team-mate Kylian Mbappe after scoring the PSG’s equaliser.
Lionel Messi (right) celebrates with team-mate Kylian Mbappe after scoring the PSG’s equaliser. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Real Madrid 0-0 RB Leipzig: With Leipzig on the counter-attack again, Nkunku is unable to get the crucial touch on a ball into the Real Madrid box that bounces in front of Thibaut Courtois. The Real Madrid goalkeeper puts it out for a corner.

GOAL! Maccabi Haifa 1-0 Paris Saint-Germain (Chery 24)

Group H: Former QPR player Tjaronn Chery pokes home from the edge of the six-yard box, getting on the end of a wonderfully curled cross from Dolev Hazizia.

Chelsea 0-0 RB Salzburg: Chelsea fans spend the 21st minute applauding their former manager Thomas Tuchel, that particular moment of the game chosen because he steered the club to Champions League victory in 2021.

Real Madrid 0-0 RB Leipzig: Emil Forsberg shoots over the bar at the end of an RB Leipzig counter-attack after being teed up by Timo Werner.

Rangers 0-0 Napoli: Giovanni Simeone goes close for Napoli but is foiled by a good save from Allan McGregor, who is making his Champions League debut for Rangers at the ripe old age of 40.

Napoli's Giovanni Simeone is thwarted by Rangers' veteran keeper Allan McGregor.
Napoli’s Giovanni Simeone is thwarted by Rangers’ veteran keeper Allan McGregor. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images/Reuters

Chelsea 0-0 RB Salzburg: Chelsea are dominating possession at Stamford Bridge, where Graham Potter has his new side moving from a back four out of possession to a back three when they have the ball. Kai Havertz is playing in the space behind Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang, who is operating in the role of lone frontman.

Rangers 0-0 Napoli: It’s been a good start for Rangers at Ibrox, where Scott Arfield has just had a shot from distance saved by the Italian side’s goalkeeper Alex Meret.

Maccabi Haifa 0-0 PSG: Kylian Mbappe is put through for another one-on-one with Haifa goalkeeper Joshua Cohen and ends up firing straight at the home side’s last line of defence. He had Messi inside him but elected not to square the ball for his teammate.

Juventus 1-0 Benfica: FIlip Kostic drags a low volley wide of the far post, squandering an excellent chance to double Juve’s lead.

Match report: Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Celtic

Group F: Celtic failed to build on a dominant start to their Champions League contest against Shakhtar Donetsk as they were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw in Poland.

Real Madrid 0-0 RB Leipzig: Thibaut Courtois is forced into action early doors against RB Leipzig, getting down quickly to save a low drive from Christopher Nkunku, who should have scored.

GOAL! Juventus 1-0 Benfica (Milik 4)

Group H: Arcadiusz Milik nods home a Leandro Paredes free-kick taken from wide on the right to give Juventus an early lead against Benfica in Turin.

Juventus’ Arkadiusz Milik rises highest to head in the opening goal of the game.
Juventus’ Arkadiusz Milik rises highest to head in the opening goal of the game. Photograph: Antonio Calanni/AP

Maccabi Haifa 0-0 Paris Saint-Germain: Cutting inside from the left in a one on one with Maccabi Haifa goalkeeper Joshua Cohen, Kylian Mbappe blazes over the bar when you’d have bet your house on him to score.

Rangers v Napoli: The Union Bears fan group has organised some commemorative choreography for the Queen, with a Union Jack tifo featuring her silhouette behind one of the goals at Ibrox. All present observe a minute’s silence, before the fans belt out a rendition of God Save The King.

Ranger’s fans tifo in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
Ranger’s fans tifo in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AP

Chelsea v RB Salzburg: As a mark of respect for the late Queen Elizabeth II, RB Salzburg’s travelling fans have walked en masse from Earl’s Court to Stamfortd Bridge in complete silence.

As a mark of disrespect for the recently deceased monarch, Celtic fans unfurled a couple of derogatory banners in the away end of their match against Shakhtar Donetsk in Warsaw. No doubt we’ll hear plenty more about both gestures in the coming days.

Full time: AC Milan 3-1 Dinamo Zagreb

Group E: Olivier Giroud, Alexis Saelemaekers and Tomasso Pobega got the goals as the Serie A champions did the business against their Croatian counterparts.

Full time: Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Celtic

Group F: Celtic dominated for long periods of the game in Warsaw, where they squandered several gilt-edged chances to take all three points from their Ukrainian “hosts”.

Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Celtic: Despite long spells of second half dominance by Celtic, it remains all square in Warsaw, where Ange Postecoglou’s side have squandered several excellent chances to bag themselves a winner. Much like last week, their profligacy in front of goal is costing them. They’re into added time …

Chelsea v RB Salzburg: Graham Potter begins his stint as Chelsea head coach by making three changes for their match against RB Salzburg. A week on from the sacking of Thomas Tuchel following Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat against Dinamo Zagreb, Potter recalls defenders Thiago Silva and Marc Cucurella, along with midfielder Jorginho.

Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Koulibaly all drop to the bench where, for whatever reason, there seems to be no place for recently out-of-sorts goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

AC Milan 3-1 Dinamo Zagreb: Tommaso Pobega has restored AC Milan’s two-goal cushion at the San Siro with 13 minutes of normal time remaining.

Juventus v Benfica line-ups

Juventus: Perin, Bremer, Bonucci, Danilo, Cuadrado, McKennie, Paredes, Miretti, Kostic, Milik, Vlahovic.

Subs: De Sciglio, Gatti, Kean, Di Maria, Pinsoglio, Rugani, Soule, Garofani, Fagioli, Barbieri.

Benfica: Vlachodimos, Bah, Otamendi, Silva, Grimaldo, Florentino, Jeremias, Neres, Rafa Silva, Joao Mario, Goncalo Ramos.

Subs: Aursnes, Goncalves, Pinho, Chiquinho, Ristic, Brooks, Musa, Araujo, Bernardo, Helton Leite, Draxler, Gilberto.

Rangers v Napoli line-ups

Rangers: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Sands, Barisic, Jack, Lundstram, Arfield, Davis, Kent, Morelos.

Subs: Yilmaz, Colak, Matondo, Kamara, Scott Wright, Davies, McCrorie, Sakala, King, Devine, Tillman, Budinauckas.

Napoli: Meret, Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Mario Rui, Zambo, Lobotka, Zielinski, Politano, Simeone, Kvaratskhelia.

Subs: Juan Jesus, Elmas, Idasiak, Olivera, Zerbin, Sirigu, Ostigard, Zanoli, Gaetano, Raspadori, Ndombele.

Not a single summer signing in the Rangers team to face Napoli… rather damning.

— Ewan Murray (@mrewanmurray) September 14, 2022

AC Milan 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb: Mislav Orsic has pulled a goal back for the visitors at the San Siro, where AC Milan still lead by the odd goal of three.

Maccabi Haifa v Paris Saint-Germain line-ups

Maccabi Haifa: Cohen, Sundgren, Batubinsika, Goldberg, Cornud, Chery, Lavi, Abu Fani, Atzili, Pierrot, Haziza.

Subs: Mohamed, Tchibota, Menachem, Rukavytsya, Arad, David, Meir, Seck, Levi, Eliyahu, Gershon, Mishpati.

Paris Saint-Germain: Donnarumma, Mukiele, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Nuno Mendes, Verratti, Danilo Pereira, Vitinha, Messi, Mbappe, Neymar.

Subs: Hakimi, Fabian, Bernat, Sergio Rico, Sarabia, Carlos Soler, Bitshiabu, Zaire Emery, Ekitike, Letellier.

Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Maccabi Haifa v PSG
Paris Saint-Germain’s head coach Christophe Galtier (left) and club football advisor Luis Campos take in the surroundings of the Sammy Ofer stadium in the city of Haifa. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund line-ups

Manchester City: Ederson, Stones, Akanji, Ake, Joao Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish.

Subs: Dias, Phillips, Ortega, Alvarez, Bernardo Silva, Gomez, Carson, Foden, Palmer, Lewis, Wilson-Esbrand.

Borussia Dortmund: Meyer, Meunier, Sule, Hummels, Guerreiro, Ozcan, Can, Bellingham, Reus, Modeste, Reyna.

Subs: Schlotterbeck, Hazard, Wolf, Moukoko, Brandt, Malen, Adeyemi, Passlack, Rothe, Unbehaun, Coulibaly.

Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland will line up against his former Borussia Doertmund teammates tonight. Photograph: Alex Livesey/UEFA/Getty Images

FC Copenhagen v Sevilla line-ups

FC Copenhagen: Ryan, Diks, Khocholava, Vavro, Kristiansen, Zeca, Stamenic, Jensen, Johannesson, Daramy, Claesson.

Subs: Sorensen, Lerager, Mukairu, Oskarsson, Jelert, Boilesen, Johnsson, Karamoko, Arnar Haraldsson, Bardghji, Dithmer.

Sevilla: Dmitrovic, Carmona, Gudelj, Salas, Alex Telles, Rakitic, Fernando, Delaney, Lamela, En-Nesyri, Isco.

Subs: Rekik, Dolberg, Suso, Jordan, Januzaj, Mir, Bounou, Kouassi, Jesus Navas, Acuna, Gomez, Flores.

Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Chelsea v RB Salzburg line-ups

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, James, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Cucurella, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, Havertz, Aubameyang, Sterling.

Subs: Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Broja, Zakaria, Chilwell, Ziyech, Gallagher, Koulibaly, Chukwuemeka, Fofana.

Red Bull Salzburg: Kohn, Dedic, Bernardo, Pavlovic, Ulmer, Capaldo, Seiwald, Kjaergaard, Sucic, Fernando, Okafor.

Subs: Mantl, van der Brempt, Piatkowski, Baidoo, Kameri, Adamu, Koita, Simic, Diarra, Gourna-Douath, Sesko, Walke.

Referee: Ivan Kruzliak (Slovakia)

Graham Potter
Graham Potter will attend his first ever CHampions League match tonight, where he will also take charge of Chelsea for the first time. Photograph: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC/Getty Images

AC Milan 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb: Quick-fire goals either side of half-time have put AC Milan in a commanding position against their Croatian visitors. Alexis Saelemaekers bags the Italian champions’ second of the game two minutes after the restart.

AC Milan celebrate
AC Milan’s Belgian winger Alexis Saelemaekers celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Dinamo Zagreb. Photograph: Daniele Mascolo/Reuters

Real Madrid v RB Leipzig line-ups

Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Alaba, Modric, Tchouameni, Camavinga, Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior.

Subs: Vallejo, Hazard, Kroos, Asensio, Lunin, Odriozola, Ceballos, Mendy, Mariano, Lopez.

RB Leipzig: Gulacsi, Simakan, Orban, Diallo, Raum, Haidara, Schlager, Nkunku, Forsberg, Szoboszlai, Werner.

Subs: Poulsen, Andre Silva, Blaswich, Halstenberg, Gvardiol, Novoa, Henrichs, Kampl.

Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)

RB Lweipzig
Chelsea old boy Timo Werner (fifth from left) is in the RB Leipzig side to take on Real Madrid at the Bernabeu tonight. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

AC Milan 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb: Olivier Giroud has given AC Milan a half-time lead against Dinamo Zagreb at the San Siro, scoring from the spot just before the break.

Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund: “Pep Guardiola is not concerned about the prospect of a fixture pileup later in the season. Manchester City’s game against Tottenham last weekend was postponed after the death of the Queen and their trip to Arsenal on 19 October has been moved.”

Rangers v Napoli: “Giovanni van Bronckhorst has challenged his Rangers players to respond to the wounding criticism that has followed successive and heavy defeats when Napoli visit Ibrox,” writes Ewan Murray.

Chelsea v RB Salzburg: Graham Potter will attend his first ever Champions League match tonight, where he will have one of the best seats in the house as he takes charge of the hosts at Stamford Bridge for the very first time since being poached from Brighton.

Tonight’s Champions League fixtures

Group A

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

Some pre-match listening

Football Weekly podcast: Rory Smith and Philippe Aucaliar were our special guests as we looked back on last night’s CHampions League action, while taking time out to let Rory shamelessly plug his new book, Expected Goals: The Story of how Data Conquered Football and Changed the Game Forever. You can listen by clicking on this link, or download in all the usual podcast places.

Champions League group stages

There are four British teams in action in the nine Champions League group games being played tonight, with Chelsea, Manchester City, Rangers and Celtic all playing their second round of group games.

Having lost to Real Madrid last week, the Scottish champions are in the Polish capital of Warsaw, where their opponents, the Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, are playing their Champions League home games. In one of two early kick-offs this evening, Ange Postecoglou’s side currently … Meanwhile in Group E, AC Milan host Dinamo Zagreb at the San Siro, where the score is …

We’ll keep you up to date on all the goals as they go in around Europe, stay across all the major talking points and bring post-match reaction but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up ahead of our 8pm (BST) kick-offs.





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