The UEFA Champions League returned as the battle for the greatest club in Europe continues. Bayern Munich will begin defending their title against other champions who aims to be the next top outfit in Europe. Here are the top goals from the opening season of UEFA Champions League 2020-21 season:
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
Borussia Dortmund’s first Champions League game of the new season ended in defeat but not for their talisman young star Erling Haaland who barely broke stride as he hammered the ball into the roof of the net from close range. Gio Reyna’s intelligent low ball from the right found Haaland who hit the outstanding effort and a consolation for the Black and Yellow that night.
Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
Haaland may give his team an impressive consolation, but the winner of the match Lazio with their top-scorer Ciro Immobile stole the show. Immobile scored early against his former club as Lazio marked their return to the Champions League after a 13-year absence with a 3-1 Group F win. He took the lead after six minutes in Rome, beating Marwin Hitz, who is also responsible for their second goal.
Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona)
Barca kick-off their Champions League campaign thrashing the Hungarian side Ferencvaros. One of the five goals scored by Barca was from Philippe Coutinho, who has been one of Barca’s most effective players so far this season. Coutinho struck towards the ‘keeper’s near post to catch him off guard and find the back of the net, a superb finish to make it 3-0 for Barcelona.
Angelino (RB Leipzig)
RB Leipzig came out on top against Istanbul Basaksehir with Angelino as the matchwinner, proving that Timo Werner’s departure did not affect so much of the team’s standing. The on-loan Manchester City left-back twist and turn wonderfully before slamming home an emphatic finish. He then added a second four minutes later for the Red Bull
Cristian Ramirez (Krasnodar)
Ligue 1 Rennes held by Krasnodar on Champions League debut with 1-1 home draw in Group E courtesy of Cristian Ramirez’ impressive equalizer. Sehrou Guirassy’s 56th-minute penalty was the French outfit’s first in the Champions League group stage but was held by a long rage effort of Ramirez within three minute from outside of the box and from a much more difficult angle.
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
French champions Paris Saint-Germain was haunted by Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, who scored another late winner for the English side, as he did in the round of 16 at this stadium 19 months ago. The 22-year-old a received a pass from substitute Paul Pogba and easily turning his marker before smacking a low shot past goalkeeper Keylor Navas from the edge of the penalty area.