Bruges success continues – 2-0 over Atlético Madrid

Antonio Nusa started off the bench for the Belgian champions, but came on for goalscorer Ferran Jutgl four minutes from time. There has been talk of the 17-year-old being involved early on, as Denmark forward Andreas Skov Olsen has struggled with food poisoning in recent days, but that’s not the case.

In contrast, it was Tajon Buchanan from Canada who got a chance at the top along with Ferran Jutglà and Kamal Sowah.

The Norwegian became the second-youngest goalscorer in the Champions League when he scored in a 4-0 game against Porto last time out. Brugge have a full pot in the Champions League and are six points adrift at the top of the table.

Kamal Sowah put the home side ahead from close range as Jutglà took the lead in front of goal in the 36th minute. After just over an hour, Jutgl doubled the lead when he found the ball at Buchanan’s feet on the pitch.

Hard start

The Spanish capital team went into the game with one win and one loss. Victory came at home against Porto, while Germany’s Leverkusen beat Atlético at home. Diego Simeone’s men have had a rocky start to their Champions League campaign.

– We played well. We controlled the first half and created chances, but we failed to take them. “Their goalkeeper was important today but we are only half way through the group and I still see our chances in a positive light,” Simeone told Movistar.

Antonio Griezmann formed a striker pair with lvaro Morata. It was Morata who got the first big chance of the game when he came alone with the Bruges goalkeeper. Simon Mignolet responded with one of several fine saves.

Griezmann had an effort from the penalty spot a quarter of an hour before the end, after Casper Nielsen brought down Matheus Cunha in the box, but the French star shot over the bar.

First win

A lot happened when Porto grabbed their first win against Leverkusen. The scores were slow to come, but Zaidi Sanusi scored the lead after 69 minutes.

Before the break, it was very much about VAR. Callum Hudson-Odoi thought he had made it 1-0 for the visitors, but the goal was ruled out following a VAR review. VAR also had to step in when Mehdi Taremi thought he had given the hosts 1-0. There was nothing wrong with the score, but earlier Porto goalkeeper David Carmo had tackled in his own half, so Leverkusen were awarded a penalty.

Czech top scorer Patrik Schick shot weakly at the height of the goalkeeper so Diego Costa had an easy time to save.

Sanusi scored the advantage through a pass from Taremi. This time nothing was illegal before scoring.

Wenderson Galeno made it 2-0 three minutes from the end. Jeremie Frimpong was then given a marching order after his second yellow card.

Ken Robbins

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