Champions League: Chelsea, Barcelona And Juventus Qualify For Second Round

Chelsea sealed a place in the UEFA Champions League second round with a 2-1 win over Rennes in France.

Calum Hudson Odoi opened the scoring after a lovely pass from Mason Mount to give the visitors a deserved lead.

The first half ended 1-0 in favour of Chelsea but Rennes came out all gun blazing in the second half pegging the blues in their half.

The hosts scored a deserved equalizer with a header from Serhou Guirassy six minutes to go.

Substitute Olivier Giroud scored the winning goal with a well-placed header after Werner had missed a good chance to book Chelsea’s place in the knockout.

In the other Group E match, Sevilla recorded a late 2-1 win over Krasnodar in Russia to also qualify for the next round.

Erling Haaland continued his rich vein of form by scoring a brace to help Dortmund to a 3-0 win over Club Brugge.

The Golden Boy award winner scored four goals in his last Bundesliga match against Hertha Berlin.

The Norwegian star has now scored 16 goals in matches more than anyone in Champions League history.

Barcelona made light work of Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine with a 4-0 win without Lionel Messi courtesy of a brace from Martin Braithwaite and two other goals from Sergino Dest and Antoine Griezmann.

The Catalans have qualified for the second round with maximum points in four games for the 17th consecutive season.

Juventus earned a last-gasp 2-1 win over Ferencvaros thanks to a late goal by Alvaro Morata to book a place in the Champions League knockout stages.

Neymar scored the only goal to help PSG to a 1-0 win over Leipzig in France to keep their hopes of qualifying.

Manchester United defeated Basaksehir 4-1 courtesy of a brace from Bruno Fernandes and two other goals from Marcus Rashford and Daniel James.

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