UCL Magazine - Episode 13Nov 26
Champions League 2021/22 Matchday 3: Live stream, previews, team news for Tuesday's games on BT Sport
Liverpool, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are all in action on Tuesday during Matchday 3 of the Champions League. Here's how to watch every game exclusively live on BT Sport.
It was a week of mixed fortunes for the British teams in Europe on Matchday 2 of the Champions League and after a short recess for the international break, Manchester City and Liverpool are back in action on Matchday 3, exclusively live on BT Sport.
Pep Guardiola's City, who were unlucky to be beaten during defeat to Paris Saint-Germain last time out, look to bounce back against Club Brugge while Liverpool aim to make it three wins from three as they travel to the Spanish capital to face Atletico Madrid.
Champions League debutants Sheriff Tiraspol look to continue their fairytale start to life among the European elite as they take on Inter eyeing their third straight win.
And French giants PSG welcome Bundesliga upstarts RB Leipzig to the Parc des Princes hoping Lionel Messi can continue his return to form to secure another vital victory on home soil.
With all that and so much more to look forward to this Tuesday on Matchday 3 of the Champions League, click to the game of your choice below for previews and live streams of every game exclusively live on BT Sport.
An impressive first half from Sporting provided the platform an emphatic win over Besiktas at Vodafone Park.
The first three goals of the contest all came from corners as former Liverpool centre-back Sebastian Coates bagged a brace either side of Cyle Larin's equaliser.
Domagoj Vida's handball on the stroke of half-time then allowed Pablo Sarabia to double Sporting's advantage before Alex Teixeira's bicycle kick was ruled out for offside following a VAR review.
Ruben Amorim's men rounded off the scoring in stunning fashion on 89 minutes as they capitalised on tired Besiktas legs, with Pedro Goncalves laying the ball off Paulinho in space for the former Braga man to curl home brilliantly from 25 yards.
Sporting now sit third on three points ahead of the reverse fixture on November 3, while the Turkish side have three defeats from as many games.
Teenager Cole Palmer scored a classy goal and Riyad Mahrez struck twice as Manchester City ignited their Champions League campaign with a comfortable 5-1 win over Club Brugge.
Full-backs Joao Cancelo and Kyle Walker were also on target in a one-sided win in Belgium that strengthened City’s position in Group A after defeat to Paris St Germain three weeks ago.
Hans Vanaken claimed a consolation for the hosts late on but City could have won more comfortably, with substitute Raheem Sterling spurning a couple of good opportunities.
City’s victory was as dominant as they come and in 19-year-old academy product Palmer, they may have unearthed another star.
The youngster, who made a brief appearance against Burnley on Saturday and then scored a hat-trick for the under-21 side later that same day, replaced Kevin De Bruyne in the 65th minute.
He looked every bit as composed as the Belgian playmaker as he took a Sterling pass in his stride and brilliantly beat former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
It was City’s fourth goal and the game had long been as good as over, however.
The noisy home fans in the steep bowl-like arena could not be quietened but their team was outclassed from the start.
Real Madrid bounced back from their shock defeat at the hands of Sheriff Tiraspol during Matchday 2 of the competition as they put Shakhtar Donetsk to the sword and moved onto six points from three games.
Sergiy Krvtsov put through his own net on 37 minutes to give the visitors the lead, slicing over Anatoliy Trubin as Karim Benzema lurked on the defender's shoulder.
Shortly after the break, some intricate passing led to Luka Modric threading a ball through for Vinicius Junior, who dinked the ball over Trubin at close range.
It was 3-0 on 56 minutes - and it was perhaps the pick of the goals as Vinicius slalomed past three helpless Shakhtar players before firing a left-foot effort into the back of the net.
Vinicius then turned provider, squaring a Karim Benzema pass for Rodrygo to finish with aplomb and Benzema rounded off proceedings with his 11th goal in as many games this season for Real.
Paris Saint-Germain saw off RB Leipzig in a see-saw encounter at the Parc des Princes as Lionel Messi once again showcased his brilliance.
It was Kylian Mbappe who put the hosts off in front though, bearing down on the German side's goal before cutting inside Willi Orban and lashing home.
Jesse Marsch's side drew level on 28 minutes as Andre Silva charged in to convert Angelino's cross at the back post.
The visitors then turned the game on its head when Angelino produced another inviting cross and Nordi Mukiele sneaked past sleeping PSG defenders to cushion a controlled volley past Keylor Navas.
Midway through the second half, Mauricio Pochettino's men equalised and it was Mbappe and Messi combining clincally, just as they did against Manchester City.
After Tyler Adams prodded the ball back fatally to the Frenchman, he turned on the afterburners and squared deftly for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, whose shot hit the inside of the post and rolled across the line before Messi followed in to apply the finish touch.
A foul on Mbappe shortly afterwards handed Messi the chance to put his team back in front and he duly delivered with a ridiculously cool Panenka.
On a hat-trick, Messi had the chance to net a treble when Achraf Hakimi was fouled in stoppage time, but he instead unselfishly gave the ball to Mbappe, who blazed over.
Nevertheless, PSG are still top with seven points, while Leipzig are yet to get off the mark.
Mohamed Salah set yet another goalscoring record as Liverpool recovered from squandering a two-goal lead to beat 10-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 on a wild Champions League night in the Wanda Metropolitano.
Salah became the first man in the club’s history to score in nine successive matches with the first and last goals of a thoroughly-absorbing and occasionally crazy game.
In between a superb Naby Keita volley had given the visitors an early 2-0 lead only for Antoine Griezmann to strike twice before being sent off with 38 minutes remaining.
Salah thought he had had the final decisive say, slotting a penalty at the same end he did when Liverpool won their sixth European Cup in 2019 but that honour, in fact, went to referee Daniel Siebert who rescinded a late Atletico penalty award after consulting the pitchside monitor.
Inter Milan 3-1 Sheriff
Sheriff Tiraspol dropped their first-ever points in the Champions League as Inter Milan emerged victorious - but the Moldovan underdogs are incredibly still top of Group D with half the games played.
Coming into the game off the back of that last-gasp triumph over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
Simone Inzaghi's side opened the scoring on 27 minutes when Federico Dimarco's corner was nodded on by Arturo Vidal for Edin Dzeko to guide a classy volley past the dive of Dumitru Celeadnic.
Sebastien Thill then scored a goal to rival his winner in the Spanish capital, bending a gorgeous free-kick just beyond the grasp of Samir Handanovic and into the Slovenian's bottom left-hand corner.
Inter reassumed control shortly afterwards though when Dzeko turned provider for Vidal, the Chilean rifling home from a tight angle.
Stefan de Vrij rounded off the scoring midway through the second period as compatriot Denzel Dumfries headed the ball into the path of the centre-back, whose nicely controlled volley crept past Celeadnic.
Inter are now up to four points, two behind Sheriff ahead of the reverse fixture between the sides on November 3.
Ajax caused the shock of the night as they thrashed Borussia Dortmund in Amsterdam to remain on maximum points in Group C.
Just after the 10-minute mark, Dusan Tadic's brilliant left-footed free-kick broke the deadlock before Sebastien Haller knocked the ball down for Daley Blind to lash home in off the post a quarter of an hour later.
Antony then kept Emre Can at arm's length to curl in a third from 15 yards out, with Haller bagged his sixth Champions League goal in three games to become the competition's outright top scorer this season, outmuscling Can to head home Blind's cross.
A second-half strike by Luis Diaz proved the difference as Porto edged out AC Milan at the Estadio do Dragao.
The Colombian struck the post before the break, surging forwards after the visitors had found their way deep into opposition territory.
Matheus Uribe then drilled wide in a match which saw Porto have 20 shots - but only manage to direct two of them on target.
However, one of those happened to be the winner when Diaz slammed his effort from just inside the area past Ciprian Tatarusanu.
Porto's first win in the group means they lie level with Atletico Madrid on four points, while the Rossoneri are rock bottom on none.