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Reactions as Bayern Munich start Champions League hunt with 2-0 win against Inter Milan

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German giants Bayern Munich recorded a 2-0 away victory against Inter Milan at the San Siro in their opening Champions League fixture played on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

Bayern Munich took the lead as early as the 25th minute when Leroy Sane converted a ball through to him by Joshua Kimmich.

The Bavarians took a one-goal lead to the halftime break and started the second period on the front foot.

In the 66th minute, Bayern Munich had their second as a ball by Sane was deflected into the net by Danilo D’Ambrosio.

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Bayern Munich would hold on to claim three points and start their Champions League journey with an away victory.

Reactions to Mane as Bayern Munich prepare for Barcelona

On the same day, Liverpool suffered a 4-1 loss to Napoli in a different group Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane rose to the top of the trends.

Mane joined Bayern Munich from Liverpool this transfer window, However, with the struggles of his former side the impact of the Senegalese star became a key topic on social media.

According to several fans on Twitter, Jurgen Klopp’s side are struggling because of the absence of Mane.

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Bayern Munich fans on the other hand were less concerned about Liverpool’s struggles. Another conversation on social media about the game was the upcoming fixture against Barcelona.

Barcelona beat Victoria Plzen in their opener 5-1 and Bayern Munich fans are already looking ahead to their next group fixture which would see the return of Robert Lewandowski to the Allianz Arena.

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Olise’s late strike gets Palace point against United

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Michael Olise has helped Crystal Palace get a point against Manchester United in their 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park Stadium on Wednesday night.

The midfielder’s late strike in extra-time, 91′, levelled the game against United, who had controlled the lead since the 43rd minute of the first half after Bruno Fernandes’ fine finish put the Red Devils ahead just before the break.

A relentless Olise scored from a free kick with a left-footed shot to the top right corner. The equalising goal saw United’s dream of replacing defending EPL champions City in the second place on the league table, fade away, as they remain third with 39 points, having played a game more than City.

Crystal Palace remains in 12th place with 23 points.

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Atletico Madrid head coach speaks on leaving Atletico Madrid

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Atletico Madrid head coach, Diego Simeone, has insisted that nobody has personally told him to leave the club.

Rumours have persisted that Simeone, 52, could be set to end this 11-year stay at Atletico Madrid at the end of the season.

However, the Argentine has now stated that no one at the club has asked him to quit the La Liga giants.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Atletico Madrid’s Copa del Rey tie with Levante on Wednesday night, Simeone said when asked about reports suggesting he would leave the club at the end of the season: “No one has personally asked me to leave.”

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However, having already been eliminated from UEFA Champions League and sitting 13 points behind leaders Barcelona in the La Liga table, the Copa del Rey is Atletico Madrid’s last realistic opportunity for a trophy this season.

It has been a disappointing campaign for Simeone’s side, as they sit fourth in the league.

Simeone added, “The boys are enthusiastic to reverse this situation that we have experienced since the break and prior to the World Cup. It’s been a regular to a bad season. For me, there is growth after the break, hopefully, we will continue in that line.”

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EPL: Frank Lampard won’t run away – Shaun Wright-Phillips

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Former Chelsea player, Shaun Wright-Phillips has backed his former teammate, Frank Lampard to stay at Goodison Park and turn things around.

Wright-Phillips said his former team-mate does not run away from challenges such as Everton is facing now but would face them squarely

Lampard is in danger of being sacked any moment from now after yet another defeat on Friday.

Everton crashed out of the FA Cup on Friday after they were beaten 3-1 by Manchester United at Old Trafford

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Frank Lampard has now led Toffees to six defeats in their last seven matches and they have also crashed out of the Carabao Cup and are currently 18th in the Premier League.

“Frank Lampard has always been a player and a person that won’t run away from things not going well,” Wright-Phillips told the BBC.

“He is the type of person to try and solve it or try and make the situation a lot better…”

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