Berlin (dpa) – Without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus Turin lost the top match of the Champions League against FC Barcelona.
The Italian soccer champion lost 2-0 (0-1) to the Catalans on Wednesday-evening and suffered their first loss on match day two, while Lionel Messi & Co. are undefeated at the top of the Group G table. The goals for Barça were Ousmane Dembelé (14th minute) and Lionel Messi (90./foul penalty). The home side had three bad luck when three goals from Alvaro Morata were not recognized due to an offside position. In the other group match, Dynamo Kiev and Ferencváros Budapest separated 2-2 (2-0).
Ronaldo was not in the selection after his coronavirus infection. Apparently the hoped-for negative result did not materialize, even when Ronaldo announced on Instagram on Wednesday: “I feel good and healthy. Forze Juve!” Below this message, Ronaldo posted another comment, according to media reports, in which he also documented this with accompanying screenshots, describing the so-called PCR tests as “nonsense”. The 35-year-old Portuguese, who has 241 million Instagram subscribers, is said to have later deleted the message. Shortly before the game, he then posted a video in which he laughed and relaxed jogging on the treadmill, crossing his fingers in front of his team. But it didn’t bring luck.
According to the European Football Association’s Corona Rules, the player must pass a negative test at least 24 hours before kick-off in order to be used. Ronaldo was diagnosed with a corona infection on October 13 during his stay with the national team. Since then, the star striker has been in isolation and has already missed two league games and the first in the premier league away from Kiev (2-0).
The German national team Timo Werner, Antonio Rüdiger and Kai Havertz celebrated their first victory with Chelsea. With the duo in the starting eleven, the English Premier League club clearly won 4-0 (1-0) at FK Krasnodar on Wednesday evening. Callum Hudson-Odoi (37th minute) gave the guests the lead before Werner scored his first league goal for his new club with a penalty kick (76th). Hakim Ziyech (79th) and ex-Dortmund Christian Pulisic (90th) also met. With four points, the Londoners took the lead in Group E, in which Second FC Sevilla defeated Stade Rennes 1-0 (0-0). German international Antonio Rüdiger received special praise from Chelsea coach Frank Lampard: “I was very happy with him.”
Last year’s finalist, Paris Saint-Germain, managed to avoid a complete false start. The star ensemble of coach Thomas Tuchel won 2-0 (0-0) in Basaksehir Istanbul thanks to the brace of Moise Kean (64th / 79th). In the moderate success, PSG star Neymar had to be replaced in the 26th minute. After trying to continue playing with a bandaged thigh, he had to leave the court due to adductors. Neymar will be examined on Thursday. ‘I hope it’s not too serious. We will be the MRT recordings Have to wait, ” said Tuchel. For Paris, it was after the 1: 2 opening defeat against Manchester United, the first victory in the Leipzig preliminary round group H, in which Manchester is leader after the 5: 0 (1: 0) against RB Leipzig. .
In Dortmund’s Group F, Club Brugge and Lazio Rome separate 1: 1 (1: 1). Lazio is group winner for Bruges and BVB, who won 2-0 (0-0) at Zenit St. Petersburg.