Hakim Ziyech graced his basic debut for Chelsea with a goal on Wednesday evening. The former Ajax player made the third goal in the 0-4 away game in the Champions League against the Russian FC Krasnodar. In Turkey, Neymar was injured in a victory by Paris Saint-Germain over Istanbul Basaksehir (0-2).
Kean leads PSG to victory in Istanbul
Ziyech took care of Chelsea’s 0-3 in Krasnodar ten minutes before time, where eleven thousand spectators sat in the stands. The Moroccan was served by Timo Werner, played freely in the box and pushed the ball between two defenders in the right corner.
Chelsea’s other hits came in the name of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Werner and Christian Pulisic. Hudson-Odoi opened the score in the 37th minute by taking advantage of a blunder by goalkeeper Matvey Safonov, who let the ball slip through his hands on a shot.
After fifteen minutes of play, Jorginho had failed to open the score for Chelsea by shooting a penalty kick on the post. Fifteen minutes before the end, Werner was accurate from the spot and thus made the 0-2. In the final phase, Pulisic determined the final score with a shot in the short corner.
Ziyech, who made his debut for Chelsea a week and a half ago, played up to nine minutes before time. Tonny Vilhena played the entire match at Krasnodar.
Because of the victory, Chelsea is currently in the lead in group E with four points from two duels. At 9 p.m. the other game in this group started with Sevilla-Stade Rennes.
Neymar was injured by Paris Saint-Germain in the 26th minute. (Photo: ANP)
In Turkey, Neymar dropped out halfway through the first half at Paris Saint-Germain, which won 0-2 at Istanbul Basaksehir. The Brazilian seemed to have sustained an injury to his upper leg and was unable to continue.
Without Neymar, the French won thanks to two goals from Moise Kean. The Italian headed in the 64th minute from a corner and doubled the margin in the 79th minute with a shot from the turn.
PSG booked its first victory in the group stage and is on three points after two duels. At 9 p.m. Manchester United-RB Leipzig started the other game in group H.
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