The 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League commenced on Tuesday, September 19 with exciting matches that had few or no surprises. One of the most unexpected moments occurred during the match between reigning champions Manchester City and Serbian team Red Star Belgrade. Red Star Belgrade shocked the home fans at the Etihad Stadium by scoring the opening goal in the 45th minute, just before halftime. However, Julián Álvarez rose to the occasion and turned the tables with two goals in the 46th and 60th minute, ultimately securing a 3-1 victory with Rodri’s goal in the 73rd minute.
The match between Newcastle United and AC Milan at San Siro did not go as expected by football enthusiasts. Despite being a struggling Premier League club, Newcastle United managed to hold the Italian Serie A giants to a goalless draw in front of their home fans. The Champions League group stage game between Paris Saint Germain and Borussia Dortmund was predicted to end in a draw since both teams have similar standing and current form in the competition. However, PSG ensured that Borussia Dortmund left Parc Des Princes empty-handed with a 2-0 victory. Kylian Mbappe scored from a penalty, and Achraf Hakimi added another goal in the 58th minute.
Here are the results of Tuesday’s Champions League group-stage matches: AC Milan vs. Newcastle United: 0-0 Young Boys vs. RB Leipzig: 1-3 PSG vs. Borussia Dortmund: 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Porto: 1-3 Manchester City vs. Red Star Belgrade: 3-1 Lazio vs. Atletico Madrid: 1-1 FC Barcelona vs. Antwerp: 5-0 Feyenoord vs. Celtic: 2-0