Jude Bellingham scored and set up Raphael Guerreiro’s opener as he guided Borussia Dortmund to a convincing 4-1 win at Sevilla in Group G of the UEFA Champions League.
Bellingham, who captained his side aged just 19, slipped into the left side of the box to double his side’s lead in the 41st minute before Karim Ademeyi added a third.
Youssef En-Nesyri scored a consolation goal for Sevilla early in the second half before Julian Brandt completed the strike for the Bellingham-inspired hosts.
After the game, Sevilla confirmed the departure of head coach Julen Lopetegui. According to reports in Spain, he will be replaced by Jorge Sampaoli.
Manchester City extended their 100 percent record to three games in a row as they brushed aside Copenhagen 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium, with Erling Haaland scoring twice.
The Norwegian scored his brace just after the half-hour before a David Khocholava own goal put the hosts practically out of sight before half-time.
Haaland was pulled back at the break but the visitors had no respite as Riyad Mahrez scored a four from the penalty spot before Julian Alvarez completed the strike for City in his first Champions League start.
Chelsea kicked off their season in Group E in style with a stunning 3-0 win over AC Milan at Stamford Bridge.
Three points were essential for the hosts after failing to win their first two games in the group and they got off to an encouraging start as Wesley Fofana scored his first goal for the club after 24 minutes.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled Chelsea’s lead in the 56th minute before Reece James rounded off a stunning evening for Graham Potter’s men when he picked up Raheem Sterling’s through ball and rammed the third past Milan keeper Ciprian Tatarusanu.
A second-half penalty from Noah Okafor was enough for Salzburg to beat Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 and take the lead with five points from their first three games.
Defending champions Real Madrid felt lucky to extend their 100 percent start at the top of Group F with a 2-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernebeu.
The hosts looked set to claim victory after Rodrygo fired a long shot in the opener and Vinicius Junior doubled his lead with less than half an hour left on the clock.
But Shakhtar responded with a thunderous volley from Oleksandr Zubkov before the break and the visitors continued to threaten an equalizer on the break.
Also in Group F, two goals from Andre Silva helped RB Leipzig win 3-1 against Celtic, who remain unbeaten after three games.
Christopher Nkunku’s opener for Leipzig was canceled out by Jota early in the second half, but a mistake by Joe Hart gave Silva his first goal in the 64th minute and the Portuguese star sealed his side’s victory with his second 13 minutes later.
A brilliant goal from Lionel Messi wasn’t enough for Paris St Germain to keep their perfect start in Group H as they drew 1-1 at Benfica.
Messi chipped an opener past home goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos in the 22nd minute but his attempt was thwarted by a Danilo Pereira own goal in the 41st minute, keeping the hosts at the top of the group.
Two goals from Adrien Rabiot got Juventus going for a third time in a 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa in Turin.
Rabiot started pointless after the first two games and scored an opener in the 35th minute before Dusan Vlahovic doubled Juve’s lead early in the second half.
Dean David set up a nervous finish for the hosts as he reduced the deficit in the 75th minute, but Rabiot’s second goal seven minutes from time gave an overdue win.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/jude-bellingham-borussia-dortmund-julen-lopetegui-manchester-city-sevilla-b2196526.html Jude Bellingham is the captain of Borussia Dortmund and the star in the victory over Sevilla