LIVE Football News: Man United & Chelsea Headline Wednesday's Champions League Action

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09:18, 29 Sep 2021
Last Updated: 21:58, 29 Sep 2021

The second matchday of Champions League action continues on Wednesday with a plethora of fascinating ties to keep us entertained, including Juventus vs Chelsea and Manchester United vs Villarreal.

There's all sorts more going on too from the Premier League to the Women's Super League and everything in between, so stick with The Sportsman throughout the day.

Updates
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Champions League Results

A breathless end to tonight's Champions League action, here are the final scores:

Benfica 3-0 Barcelona

Bayern Munich 5-0 Dynamo Kiev

Man Utd 2-1 Villarreal

Red Bull Salzburg 2-1 Lille

Wolfsburg 1-1 Sevilla

Zenit 4-0 Malmo

Juventus 1-0 Chelsea

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GOAL! Man Utd 2-1 Villarreal (Ronaldo) 90+5
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GOAL! Man Utd 1-1 Villarreal (Telles) 60 mins
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GOAL! Man Utd 0-1 Villarreal (Alcacer) 53 mins
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GOAL! Juventus 1-0 Chelsea (Chiesa)

The danger man gets the goal!

Seconds into the second half he races onto a through ball and finishes with aplomb. A huge goal. 

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Half Time Scores

Here's how it stands at half time in the 8pm Champions League kick-offs:

 

Benfica 1-0 Barcelona

Bayern Munich 2-0 Dynamo Kiev

Man Utd 0-0 Villarreal

Red Bull Salzburg 1-0 Lille

Wolfsburg 0-0 Sevilla

Zenit 0-0 Malmo

Juventus 0-0 Chelsea

3 weeks ago
Kick off!

We are underway in the 8PM kick-offs, and we will bring you all the goals from Manchester and Turin.

3 weeks ago
Full-time in early kick-offs

FULL-TIME SCORES

Atalanta 1-0 Young Boys

Zenit 4-0 Malmo

3 weeks ago
Night full of Championship action ahead

It isn't just the UCL in action tonight, the Championship also returns.

Coventry travel to Luton, Fulham host Swansea and Bournemouth can go top if they beat Peterborough away.

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Juventus starting XI
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Chelsea starting XI
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Bayern Munich XI
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Barcelona starting XI
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Manchester United starting XI
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Half-time in early kick-offs

HALF-TIME SCORES

Atalanta 0-0 Young Boys

Zenit 1-0 Malmo

3 weeks ago
He loves this game

A familiar face is in the house at the Allianz Stadium. Probably be more fun than watching United, to be fair to him.

3 weeks ago
The Old Lady turns Cockney

We're not sure how we feel about Juventus' attempt at Cockney rhyming slang...

3 weeks ago
At least tonight can't go to penalties...
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Early drama in early games

With just 20 minutes played in the early kick-offs we have early drama.

Atalanta thought they'd taken the lead but it was ruled out due to VAR, but Claudinho has given Zenit the lead v Malmo.

3 weeks ago
Real Madrid may have lost...

Real Madrid suffered a shock loss to Sheriff last night but it was a memorable night of sorts for front man Karim Benzema. 

He overtook Raul in the scoring charts and you can read all about him, and that record below.

Karim Benzema beats Raul record
3 weeks ago
Early kick-offs are the perfect starter

The Champions League gets underway with two tantalising early kick-offs, that start at 5.45pm.

Atalanta host Young Boys in Manchester United's group, while Zenit host Malmo in Russia. 

3 weeks ago
Ronaldo ready to take United up a notch
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Don't expect goals at Old Trafford tonight...

We're all gearing up for another evening of UCL action, but those at Old Trafford might be left a little disappointed if history is anything to go by. 

The four Champions League clashes between United and Villarreal have all finished 0-0, making it the most played fixture in the history of the competition to see no goals scored.

But Cristiano Ronaldo didn't play in any of those matches...

3 weeks ago
Patience needed with Sancho

Manchester United fans will need to be patient with new signing Jadon Sancho. He is bound to come good, he just needs time to find his feet at Old Trafford. Check out The Sportsman's take on his situation here.

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3 weeks ago
Deeney helped PL organise BLM campaign
3 weeks ago
Chelsea are NOT CL favourites - Tuchel
3 weeks ago
Greatest Champions League upsets

Sebastien Thill's stunning strike earned Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol a historic victory against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu last night. Check out some of the most shocking upsets in the Champions League here.

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3 weeks ago
Jude Bellingham: One of football's finest
3 weeks ago
Allegri publicly scolds Rabiot

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has hit out at midfielder Adrien Rabiot's goal return during his poor spell in Turin.

Allegri says Rabiot should be 'very ANGRY' with his Juventus displays
Allegri says Rabiot should be 'very ANGRY' with his Juventus displays
3 weeks ago
A look back on the legend Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly was a footballing legend, sit back and take a look at the icon's life here.

3 weeks ago
Juan Cuadrado: Chelsea's forgotten man

Chelsea could face up against their former winger Juan Cuadrado tonight as they take on Juventus in Turin. Take a look at his very short spell with the Blues here.

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Kounde had troubled summer after move fell through

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has revealed he had a troubled summer after his move to Chelsea never materialised.

Sevilla's Kounde had a 'troubled' summer after failed Chelsea move
Sevilla's Kounde had a 'troubled' summer after failed Chelsea move
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Messi off the mark for PSG

Messi scored his first goal for the French club in the Champions League last night as they beat Manchester City. You can read all about it here.

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4 weeks ago
Champions League fastest players 2020/2021

Mason Mount was the second fastest player in the Champions League last season, clocking a top speed of 34.38km/h.

 

1. Zaidu (Porto): 34.49km/h

2. Mason Mount (Chelsea): 34.38km/h

3. Manuel Akanji (Dortmund): 34.2km/h

4. Hans Hateboer (Atalanta): 34.06km/h

5. Kyle Walker (Man City): 33.98km/h

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Ancelotti worried after Sheriff loss

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has voiced his concern at his side after their defeat to Sheriff Tiraspol at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.

4 weeks ago
Guendouzi not impressing Marseille

Marseille players are already frustrated with Arsenal loanee Matteo Guendouz and are reportedly 'fed up' with him.

Marseille players are 'FED UP' with Matteo Guendouzi
Marseille players are 'FED UP' with Matteo Guendouzi
4 weeks ago
Another mad UCL stat
4 weeks ago
Wan-Bissaka ban extended

Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has had his UCL ban extended to two matches for his challenge in the defeat against Young Boys two weeks ago.

4 weeks ago
Ronaldo and Messi's salaries

Forbes' list of the highest-paid athletes in the world is as follows:

Conor McGregor - $180m

Lionel Messi - $130m

Cristiano Ronaldo - $120m

Dak Prescott - $107.5m

LeBron James - $96.5m

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4 weeks ago
Xhaka out for three months

Arsenal have suffered a huge blow as Granit Xhaka has been ruled out for three months after the injury he sustained against Tottenham at the weekend.

Arsenal's Granit Xhaka out for three months due to knee injury
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka out for three months due to knee injury
4 weeks ago
Leigh Griffiths charged

Dundee striker has been charged for the incident where he kicked a flare back into the stands.

4 weeks ago
A license to... appear on Super Sunday
4 weeks ago
Karim Benzema makes history
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Giorgio Chiellini on Jorginho...
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Another Ronaldo record?

Cristiano Ronaldo will break Iker Casillas' record for UEFA Champions League appearances if he appears tonight against Villarreal, setting a new record of 178 games.

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