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Chelsea beat Milan, City crush Copenhagen

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang performs his trademark celebration as Chelsea beat AC Milan at Stamford Bridge

Goals from Wesley Fofana, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Reece James earned Chelsea a thumping 3-0 victory over AC Milan on Wednesday, boosting their chances of qualifying from Group E with their first Champions League win of the season.

Defender Fofana calmed a nervous start for the home side when he angled a shot past goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu in the 24th minute after a goalmouth scramble following a corner.

Aubameyang took advantage of an often loose Milan defence when he clipped the ball into the net from close range in the 56th minute after being fed by a pinpoint cross by James.

Six minutes later the lively England winger got on the scoresheet himself, controlling a pass from Raheem Sterling and sending a right-foot bullet into the top of the net to the delight of manager Graham Potter, in charge for only his second Champions League game.

Relentless Haaland at the double as Man City crush Copenhagen
Erling Haaland took his goal tally to an incredible 19 in all competitions this season with another double in Manchester City’s 5-0 demolition of FC Copenhagen in Champions League Group G on Wednesday.

Haaland wasted no time in getting City going with yet another strike in his remarkable campaign, sweeping home an early opener, before putting the game beyond the Danish side inside 32 minutes.

City kept coming and added a third six minutes before the break as David Khocholava put through his own net, with Haaland lurking just behind in the hunt for his second treble in four days.

There was to be no hat-trick for Haaland as he was withdrawn at halftime, but the goals kept coming as Riyad Mahrez slotted home a penalty before Julian Alvarez finished things off with a late fifth.

The most comfortable of victories ensured City have taken a maximum nine points in the group and need two more to be sure of a spot in knockout stages. Copenhagen are bottom on one point form three games.

Quickfire Silva double gives Leipzig 3-1 win over Celtic
RB Leipzig earned their first Champions League points this season after a quickfire double from Andre Silva and Christopher Nkunku’s first-half strike sealed a 3-1 home win over Celtic in Group F on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s results:
Salzburg (0) 1 Dinamo Zagreb (0) 0
RB Leipzig (1) 3 Celtic (0) 1
Chelsea (1) 3 Milan (0) 0
Juventus (1) 3 Maccabi Haifa (0) 1
Benfica (1) 1 PSG (1) 1
Real Madrid (2) 2 Shakhtar Donetsk (1) 1
Manchester City (3) 5 København (0) 0
Sevilla (0) 1 Borussia Dortmund (3) 4

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