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UCL: Full shift for Enock Mwepu, Patson Daka suffers injury as Salzburg suffer defeat in Spain

Zambian midfielder Enock Mwepu put in an impressive 90 minutes shift while compatriot Patson Daka suffered an injury as Redbull Salzburg succumbed to a 3-2 loss away at Wanda Metropolitano in their UEFA Champions League matchday 2 encounter against Athletico de Madrid.

Patson Daka started upfront partnering Mergîm Berisha while Mwepu started wide on the left in midfield for the Austrian Bundesliga Champions who were looking to cause an upset.

Athletico started strong were almost one-nil up just minutes into the match as João Félix spectacular scissors kick beat Cican Stankovic in the Salzburg goal but only for the woodwork to keep it out.

Salzburg was handed a big blow 27 minutes into the match as their star striker Patson Daka suffered an injury and was withdrawn for Sekou Koita.

The hosts finally got off the match in the 29th minute thanks to a brilliant low drive effort by Marcos Llorente from the edge of the box. Salzburg quickly regrouped and leveled matters five minutes to the break with a fine finish from Dominik Szoboszlai inside the box after good work from Berisha to set him up.

Two minutes into the second half Salzburg took the lead, Mwepu with a beautiful pass to Ulmer who put in a beautiful ball across the goal for Berisha to tap in for his first goal of the UEFA Champions League competition.

João Félix leveled matters five minutes later getting on the end of a brilliant team goal after being set up by Luis Suarez for an easy tap in. The Portuguese again found the back of the net in the last five minutes after he was left unmarked in the box following a corner kick.

A spirited fight from Salzburg but in the end a win for Athletico de Madrid who moves to second place with 3 points after two games.

 

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2 Comments to UCL: Full shift for Enock Mwepu, Patson Daka suffers injury as Salzburg suffer defeat in Spain

  1. GSK11 says:

    Pity Patson got injured.
    E Mwepu was very impressive with his vision and passing,setting up team-mates very well.
    Athletico were in trouble but showed their fighting spirit.

  2. STUMPY says:

    daka should leave that moribund league. I repeat , daka should leave that moribund league. he has what it takes to play even for liverpool. but he lacks the confidence to take it, the kind of confidence a nigerian has. in austria you spend week in week out playing nobody. the only time hes playing quality football is uefa. better to play for a mid table team in England or spain than moribund league. even lacazette cannot for example leave arsenal because arsenal dont play chamions league to go and play for Maccabi which plays champions league

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