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Champions League: new double from Haller, goal from Benzema, card from Leipzig ... the summary of the evening of Wednesday


The second evening of the 5th day of the Champions League was marked by many goals and the qualifications of City, PSG, Aja

If all the eyes of French supporters were on the Etihad Stadium in Manchester for the duel at the top of Group A between City and PSG (Parisian defeat 2-1), the second act of the 5th day of the Champions League was rich in events in other areas of the continent.

Small summary of the evening.

Haller continues his harvest of records

He is unstoppable. Already author of 7 goals (and two assists) during the first four evenings of the Champions League, the Franco-Ivorian Sébastien Haller has added two more to his collection on the field of Besiktas Istanbul. With 9 goals, he joined Robert Lewandowski at the top of the ranking of the competition's top scorers.

Entered after the break, he scored two goals in 15 minutes (54th and 69th) which allow his club to reverse a compromised situation (opening the score of Besiktas on a penalty from Franco-Algerian Rachid Ghezzal in the 22nd) and to lock definitely the first place in his group.

Unbeaten since the start of the European campaign, Ajax was already assured of his qualification before the trip.

Haller could even have scored a hat-trick late in the game, but his goal was disallowed due to Neres being offside.

9 - Sebastien Haller is the first player in the history of the Champions League to score 9 goals in his first 5 appearances in the competition.


- OptaJean (@OptaJean) November 24, 2021

This double still allows the Ivorian international to enter the history of the Champions League.

The kid from Ris-Orangis, deprived of the queen event last season for an administrative blunder, indeed becomes, according to the Opta site, the first player to "score 9 goals in his first 5 appearances in the competition".

And it is probably not over yet.

Benzema responds, Real go in eighth

Obviously, the judgment of the “sextape” case rendered in the morning, where he was sentenced to one year in prison, did not disturb Karim Benzema too much.

The French international, captain of Real Madrid, took part in his team's festival on the Sheriff Tiraspol field by scoring a 100% French goal by taking back a pass from Ferland Mendy.

The Spaniards, humiliated by the Moldovan team in the first leg (1-2) at Santiago Bernabeu, have their revenge and their ticket to the round of 16.

Thanks to this success (0-3), Real is sure to finish first.

Inter Milan guaranteed to be second thanks to their victory earlier Wednesday against Shakhtar Donetsk (2-0) is also qualified.


🇫🇷 Ferland Mendy passer, Karim Benzema scorer and a 100% French goal for Real Madrid!

🔥 The Madrilenians take place against Sheriff Tiraspol (3-0)! Https: //

- beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) November 24, 2021

Nkunku participates in the Leipzig festival

Eliminated from the race for the round of 16, Leipzig has not said its last word for qualifying for the round of 16 of the Europa League, the ticket of which will go to the third in the group.

Cancers of group A before the evening, the Germans sounded the revolt by winning (0-5) on the lawn of their direct rival Club Bruges.

Frenchman Christopher Nkunku took part in the party by scoring a double.

He had shown the way to his people in the 12th before closing the evening in the 90th + 3. The former PSG Titi is now 7 achievements in 5 Champions League games this season.

12 - Christopher Nkunku 🇫🇷 scored 12 goals in 19 matches in all competitions in 2021/22, that's as many as in his first 84 appearances for Leipzig in his first 2 seasons.



- OptaJean (@OptaJean) November 24, 2021

Giroud is injured, but Milan wins in extremis

During the first leg, in September, Atlético de Madrid caused astonishment in the stands of San Siro by winning a penalty from Suarez after 7 long minutes of added time (1-2).

The Milanese took their revenge this Wednesday evening by scoring the one and only goal of the game, by Messias Junior, in the 88th minute.

Liverpool, already qualified, having won in Porto (2-0), the "Colchoneros" will play their qualification in two weeks in Portugal, where they will have to beat the Dragons to hope to see the knockout stages ...

Preferred to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and holder at the start of the match, Olivier Giroud returned to the stands earlier than expected… and limping.

He would have pain in his thigh.

Source: leparis

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