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Sheriff Tiraspol caused a huge shock when he won 2-1 at Real Madrid to make them two out of two wins in Group D of the Champions League with a late strike from Sebastien Thill.

Jasur Jakhshibaev led the Moldovan squad in the lead in the 25th minute, but Los Blancos were tied thanks to a Karim Benzema penalty in the second half, given following a VAR exam.

The visitors, however, snatched all three points with one minute remaining when Thill pushed the ball into the skylight 20 yards to leave the Bernabeu in stunned silence.

Earlier, new heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk watched from the stands as Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan played a goalless draw at the Olympic stadium in Kiev.

Group C: Ajax, Dortmund remain perfect

Ajax maintained their start at 100% in Group C with a 2-0 victory over Besiktas at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Steven Berghuis put Ajax on the right track before Sébastien Haller continued his sensational goal streak with his fifth Champions League goal of the season before halftime.

Elsewhere in group C, Borussia Dortmund to beat Sports Lisbon 1-0 at Signal Iduna Park thanks to a strike from Donyell Malen in the first half, set up by Jude Bellingham.

Group A: Messi plays PSG role against Man City

Lionel Messi’s stunning first goal at PSG sealed 2-0 Champions League win over Manchester City at Parc des Princes

Lionel Messi scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain to help secure a 2-0 victory over Manchester City in their Champions League clash at Parc des Princes.

PSG took the lead in the seventh minute when City failed to clear a cross into the box and Idrissa Gueye crushed the ball in the top corner.

City responded as Raheem Sterling headed against the crossbar, before Bernardo Silva returned the free ball to the bar as it looked certain he was going to score.

Messi, returning from a knee problem, capped a fine overall performance when he played a one-two with Kylian Mbappe at the edge of the penalty area and had a magnificent finish in the top corner.

PSG take the lead in Group A, City returning to third place after Club Brugge won 2-1 to RB Leipzig.

Christopher Nkunku gave the Bundesliga side the lead in the fifth minute from close range with the goal given following a lengthy VAR review.

In the 22nd minute, Brugge captain Hans Vanaken saw an equalizer ruled out for offside after the hosts were caught trying to play from behind – only for VAR to quickly overturn the decision.

The Belgians turned things around when they took the lead five minutes before half-time when Mats Rits pushed a free ball back six yards.

Group B: Liverpool riot again in Porto

Champions League roundup: Sheriff Tiraspol stuns the 13 winners Real Madrid |  Football news
Curtis Jones celebrates Liverpool goal with Mo Salah and Jordan Henderson

Liverpool took control of Group B as they missed out on 5-1 winners at Port.

Mohamed Salah gave the Premier League side the lead in the 18th minute when he regrouped the ball after Curtis Jones’s elbow from the left was repelled by the keeper.

Sadio Mane scored a second just before half-time after James Milner’s cross from the right crossed the six-yard penalty area. Salah added a second just past the hour after being put in by Curtis Jones.

Mehdi Taremi pulled one off for the hosts, but Roberto Firmino finished fourth at the break after goalkeeper Diogo Costa was caught by the pitch and could only come back to retrieve the ball behind the line. The Brazilian added a fifth on a rebound.

At the San Siro, Luis Suarez was given a time-out as Atletico Madrid came from behind to win 2-1 against AC Milan, which sent off Franck Kessie in the first half.

The Serie A side were rewarded for a positive start when Rafael Leao pierced a low shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 20th minute.

Milan, however, were reduced to 10 men just nine minutes later when midfielder Kessie was sacked for a second warning.

Antoine Griezmann finally leveled things six minutes from time with a well-taken volley and Suarez had the final say when his scuffed kick passed Mike Maignan.


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