The terrible trio of Argentine Lionel Messi, Brazilian Neymar and French Kylian Mbappe played their first match together in the ranks of Paris Saint-Germain since the first transfer from Barcelona in a free deal.
Messi, in particular, participated for the first time in the ranks of the French capital team, knowing that he played 24 minutes in the match against Reims when he came as a substitute for Neymar in the local league.
Saint-Germain opened the scoring after a great individual effort by Mbappe, in which he overcame two defenders on the left flank and passed a crawl into the area, followed by Ander Herrera with his left into the net.
Despite the repeated attacks by Saint-Germain, Club Brugge formed a danger through counter-attacks and succeeded in one of them to equalize through captain Hans Vanakan, taking advantage of a cross pass to hit the net.
Paris Saint-Germain responded with a curling shot from Messi from the outskirts of the area, but it hit the crossbar.
But Vanacan almost gave Brugge the lead when he hit a direct free kick from 25 metres, but Navas threw it to save the situation.
Navas intervened brilliantly to block the attempt of Charles de Ketelair.
Club Brugge pressed at the beginning of the second half, and his attack confounded the Saint-Germain defense, which received a blow with Mbappe’s injury after only 7 minutes to go out and replace him with Argentine Mauro Icardi.
But all of Saint-Germain’s attempts to snatch the victory failed.
And at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Manchester City won an exciting 6-3 victory over Laibaza.
Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne made his first match for City after recovering from an injury he suffered in the last European Cup.
Dutch defender Natan Ake opened the scoring for City, taking advantage of a corner kick from Jack Grealish, to head it into the net.
City doubled their lead when De Bruyne snatched the ball on the right side and skipped a defender before passing a cunning cross into the area. The Frenchman Nordi Mukiele tried to clear it, but he shot it header into his own net.
And the Portuguese striker Andre Silva thought he had reduced the difference for Leipzig, but his goal was canceled due to offside.
And the German team succeeded in reducing the difference when the Swede Emil Forsberg raised the ball towards Mukiele, who shot it header towards the French Christopher Nkunku, who shot a header in turn into the net of the Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson.
But City quickly restored the difference to its predecessor by scoring the third goal from a penalty kick, which was scored by Algerian Riyad Mahrez in the second minute of stoppage time in the first half after a handball inside the area.
City conceded a second goal through Nkunku, who received a fine ball from Spaniard Dani Olmo, who overtook Aki and shot it into the net.
But once again Grealish made the difference in his first game in this competition when he curled a ball into the far corner.
Nkunku refused to score a hat-trick when he took advantage of a front ball from Joseph Poulsen to follow it into the net, but his team did not enjoy much to reduce the difference because the Portuguese Joao Cancelo scored the fifth goal for City with a powerful shot into the roof of the net.
Leipzig completed the last 11 minutes with ten players after Spanish player Angelino, who was transferred to him from City, was sent off for receiving a second warning in the match.
Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus ended the goals festival by adding the sixth five minutes before the end of the match.
Germany’s Borussia Dortmund and Dutch Ajax Amsterdam hit hard when they beat their Turkish hosts Besiktas 2-1 and Sporting Lisbon 5-1, respectively.
The substitute Brazilian international striker Rodrigo led his Real Madrid team to snatch a fatal victory from its host Inter Milan by scoring the only goal in the top of Group D at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan.
Real Madrid was on its way to gaining a valuable point by imposing a draw on Inter Milan, who had a comparative advantage for most of the match, but Rodrygo, Lucas Vasques’s replacement, grabbed an expensive goal after a coordinated attack led by the Uruguayan international Federico Valverde, who passed a ball on a plate to the substitute. The other French international, Eduardo Camavinga, who played in the place of Croatian Luka Modric, in turn prepared it for Rodrigo in front of the goal, so he followed it “on the bird” with his left into the goal.
Liverpool snatched a difficult victory from its guest AC Milan 3-2 in the second group competition, which saw Atletico Madrid and Porto tied negatively.
Liverpool opened the scoring when right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold walked the ball for a long distance and penetrated into the area before hitting a ball that hit English defender Fikayo Tomori, who hit the ball and turned a line into his team’s goal (9).
The Egyptian Mohamed Salah dribbled a defender inside the area and hit a creeping ball, but another defender saved the situation at the last minute (11). Then the referee awarded a penalty kick after a handball by the Algerian Ismail bin Nasser, Salah gave it to him, but Minyan succeeded in stopping it (14).
Contrary to the course of play, Milan scored two goals in the last three minutes of the first half, as Rebic equalized first after an elaborate pass from Ivory Coast Franck Kissier, who followed it into the net of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson (42), before giving the Spaniard Ibrahim Diaz the lead for the Lombardy team in the minute before The latter when the Belgian Alexis Selmekers hit a ball, Robertson kept it from the goal line, but Diaz followed it into the net.
At the beginning of the second half, Salah compensated for wasting the penalty kick by equalizing when he broke the offside trap after receiving a ball from Origi and winking it into the net (49).
And gave Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson the lead for his team when Milan’s defense failed to clear one of the balls from a corner kick, so he shot it on the fly into the net (69).