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UCL: Ighalo Benched, Rashford Bags Hat-trick In Man United’s Thrashing Of Leipzig; Barca Claim Win At Juve

UCL: Ighalo Benched, Rashford Bags Hat-trick In Man United’s Thrashing Of Leipzig; Barca Claim Win At Juve

Odion Ighalo was an unused substitute as Marcus Rashford bagged a hat-trick in Manchester United’s 5-0 win against RB Leipzig in Group H of the Champions League.

It is now back-to-back wins for United who opened this season’s campaign with a 2-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain.

Rashford scored United’s second, third and fifth goals while Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial were the other scorers for United.

United top the group on six points after two wins and PSG are second in the table with three points.

In Group G, Barcelona secured their second win following a 2-0 win against Juventus in Italy.

Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were the scorers for Barcelona who are top on six points while Juventus are second on three points. Dynamo Kyiv and Ferencvaros are third and fourth on a point each respectively.

Dembele opened scoring for Barcelona in the 14th minute before Messi sealed the win on 90 minutes from the penalty spot.

And in Group F, Emmanuel Dennis featured while David Okereke was benched in Club Brugge’s 1-1 home draw against Lazio.

Dennis was later withdrawn from the game in the 88th minute.

Lazio and Club Brugge are first and second and both have four points respectively.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Footballfanatic 9 months ago

    Boyhood club no see u again my guy….warm that bench till ur ass catch fire lol instead of making $400,000 a week in China took a massive paycut for boyhood lol

  • pompei 9 months ago

    Ighalo has done very well at Man United. The coach did not give him adequate opportunities, but he still used the limited game time he was given and made his mark, scoring some nice goals in the process.
    The signing of Cavani obviously speaks to the coach’s perception of Ighalo’s value to the club. Odion should start exploring other options with the January window approaching. The boyhood dream has been realized. Time for sleeping and dreaming is over. If the coach continues to refuse to give Ighalo his due game time, then it’s time to call it quits. Nonsense!