Barcelona v Bayern Munich, Malmö v Juventus: Champions League – live!

The Guardian - Tue Sep 14 18:46


OK, here we go! A reminder of the fixtures, and the two results so far. It’s all happening!

Group E
Barcelona 0-0 Bayern Munich
Dynamo Kiev 0-0 Benfica

Group F
Villarreal 0-0 Atalanta
Young Boys 2-1 Manchester United (FT): Niall McVeigh’s MBM

Group G
Lille 0-0 Wolfsburg
Sevilla 1-1 RB Salzburg (FT)

Group H
Chelsea v Zenit St Petersburg: follow with Paul Doyle on the MBM
Malmo 0-0 Juventus


The teams are out! They’ll be underway all across Europe after a quick blast of this ...


FULL TIME: Sevilla 1-1 RB Salzburg

It was a tale of four penalties at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. Salzburg were awarded the first three: Karim Adeyemi dragged the first wide right after 13 minutes, Luka Sucic slotted the second into the bottom left, then slammed the third onto the base of the right-hand post and away. Ivan Rakitic scored Sevilla’s only spot kick on 42 minutes.


FULL TIME: Young Boys 2-1 Manchester United

A shock result in Switzerland! With the very last kick of the game, Theoson Siebatcheu latches onto a dreadful Jesse Lingard backpass, and it’s an opening-night defeat for Manchester United. The look on the face of Cristiano Ronaldo, subbed for Lingard midway through the second half, is exactly how you imagine it. Niall McVeigh has all the dramatic details.


In the first of six extra minutes in Seville, US international Brenden Aaronson has just warmed the home keeper Yassine Bounou’s fingertips with a fine rising shot. So close to snatching all three points in this very strange Group G encounter.


Now Lamela rises highest in the Salzburg box and sends a powerful header this far wide of the top-left corner. The ten-men hosts look the most likely. They should already be dust, mind you: in the first half, they conceded three penalty kicks, but Salzburg could only convert one: Karim Adeyemi missed the first, Luka Sucic scored the second, and then Sucic missed the third. What a ridiculous game football can be.


Tottenham Hotspur were insipid in attack at Crystal Palace last weekend. They could have done with Erik Lamela, who has his faults but is capable of the sublime when the mood takes him. Now at Sevilla, he’s already a crowd favourite, and here he mesmerises a couple of Salzburg players with an astonishing run down the right touchline that involved a crisp Cruyff Turn followed immediately by an exquisite dragback. He eventually wins a free kick that he takes himself, whipping it into the mixer. Rafa Mir - the man who replaced Rakitic - should score from six yards but fluffs his header. It remains Sevilla 1-1 Salzburg.


Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui has just taken off Ivan Rakitić with the best part of half an hour to play. It’s safe to say that the patrons of the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán aren’t best pleased with their hero being hooked, as the sweet Andalusian night air is filled with whistles and cat-calls. Boo! Boo Julen! Rakitić isn’t particularly happy about it either, as he trudges off with a face on at glacial pace. He’s booked en route to the bench, where he whips off his shirt in performative annoyance. Oh Julen! How could you!



Two of this evening’s fixtures kicked off at 5.45pm BST. Manchester United are currently a goal up at Young Boys, though they’re down to ten men. You won’t believe who scored! Niall McVeigh will rock your world over on the MBM. Meanwhile in the Sevilla-Red Bull Salzburg match, Luka Sucic and Ivan Rakitic traded first-half penalties, but the Spanish hosts are down to ten men, Youssef En-Nesyri having been sent packing for a second bookable offence.


Group H teams

Chelsea v Zenit: All the news that’s fit to print, over on the MBM with Paul Doyle.

Malmo FF: Diawara, Berget, Ahmedhodzic, Nielsen, Brorsson, Rieks, Innocent, Christiansen, Rakip, Birmancevic, Colak.
Subs: Ellborg, Larsson, Olsson, Beijmo, Malik, Gwargis, Nalic, Dahlin, Eile, Bjorkqvist, Nanasi.
Juventus: Szczesny, Danilo, de Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro, Cuadrado, Locatelli, Bentancur, Rabiot, Dybala, Morata.
Subs: De Sciglio, Chiellini, Ramsey, McKennie, Kean, Pinsoglio, Rugani, Perin, Kulusevski.


Group G teams

Lille: Grbic, Celik, Fonte, Botman, Mandava, David, Andre, Xeka, Ikone, Gomes, Yilmaz.
Subs: Djalo, Gudmundsson, Yazici, Ascone, Lihadji, Onana, Niasse, Leo Jardim.
Wolfsburg: Casteels, Mbabu, Lacroix, Brooks, Roussillon, Guilavogui, Arnold, Baku, Philipp, Steffen, Weghorst.
Subs: Bornauw, van de Ven, Waldschmidt, Vranckx, Lukas Nmecha, Pervan, Felix Nmecha, Lukebakio, Klinger, Gerhardt, Ginczek.


Group F teams

Villarreal: Rulli, Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza, Pino, Capoue, Parejo, Trigueros, Gerard, Dia.
Subs: Sergio Asenjo, Mario, Alcacer, Iborra, Estupinan, Danjuma, Moreno, Coquelin, Pena, Mandi, Moi Gomez.
Atalanta: Musso, Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti, Zappacosta, de Roon, Freuler, Gosens, Malinovsky, Pessina, Zapata.
Subs: Maehle, Koopmeiners, Pezzella, Demiral, Rossi, Scalvini, Sportiello, Miranchuk, Lovato, Ilicic, Pasalic, Piccoli.


Group E teams

Barcelona: ter Stegen, Araujo, Pique, Garcia, Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Pedro Gonzalez, Jordi Alba, Luuk de Jong, Depay.
Subs: Dest, Puig, Demir, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, Mingueza, Umtiti, Pena, Nico Gonzalez, Gavi, Balde.
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Pavard, Upamecano, Sule, Davies, Goretzka, Kimmich, Sane, Muller, Musiala, Lewandowski.
Subs: Richards, Gnabry, Coman, Choupo-Moting, Cuisance, Sabitzer, Sarr, Lucas, Roca, Kouassi, Ulreich, Stanisic.

Dynamo Kiev: Boyko, Kedziora, Zabarnyi, Syrota, Mykolenko, Tsygankov, Sydorchuk, Shaparenko, De Pena, Buyalsky, Shkurin.
Subs: Bushchan, Verbic, Shepelev, Shabanov, Lednev, Andrievsky, Harmash, Karavayev, Vitinho, Tymchyk, Neshcheret, Supriaga.
Benfica: Vlachodimos, Gilberto, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Morato, Joao Mario, Weigl, Grimaldo, Everton, Yaremchuk, Rafa Silva.
Subs: Nunez, Meite, Seferovic, Goncalves, Pizzi, Lazaro, Radonjic, Taarabt, Helton Leite, Fernandes, Goncalo Ramos, Ferro.



You want Eurogoals? We’ll get you those darn Eurogoals if it’s the last thing we do. Here are tonight’s fixtures, all kicking off at 8pm BST:

Group E
Barcelona v Bayern Munich
Dynamo Kiev v Benfica

Group F
Villarreal v Atalanta

Group G
Lille v Wolfsburg

Group H
Chelsea v Zenit St Petersburg
Malmo v Juventus

Team news coming right up. It’s on!