The UEFA Champions League 2022-23, Matchday 4 began with a lot of action as European giants like Premier League champions Manchester City, French champions Paris Saint-Germain and defending UCL champions Real Madrid were held on a draw by their respective opponents.
The Matchday 4 began with the fixtures between Manchester City and Copenhagen from Group G and Maccabi Haifa and Juventus from Group H. While City have to settle down with a goalless draw against Danish football club FC Copenhagen, Israeli club Maccabi Haifa shocked Juventus 2-0 at the Sammy Ofer Stadium.
Man City left back Sergio Gomez received a 30' red card which reduced the English club to 10 men after Copenhagen goalkeeper saved a penalty from forward Riyad Mahrez. Maccabi attacking midfielder Omar Atzili scored a brace to help his team secure their first win in the campaign. On the other hand, German club Dortmund played a 1-1 draw against Spanish side Sevilla at home and maintained their second place in the group with City at the top.
In another Group H fixture, PSG were again held on a 1-1 draw by Portuguese club Benfica Lisbon as both the teams found the back of the net through a spot kick. Benfica equalized in the 62nd minute as Joao Mario scored the penalty and the Portuguese side celebrated just like Cristiano Ronaldo's 700th club goal celebration, 'peace of mind'. With two wins in four games, PSG and Benfica are on top two spots respectively in the Group H followed by Juventus and Maccabi Haifa with three points in four games each.
In Group E fixtures, Chelsea defeated AC Milan 2-0 at San Siro to maintain their top spot while RB Salzburg played a 1-1 draw to keep their unbeaten run intact. After facing two consecutive losses against Chelsea, AC Milan are placed on the third position one win and two losses and a draw.
In the Group F fixtures, defender Antonio Rudiger scored a last-minute goal to salvage a point for Real Madrid against Shakhtar Donetsk as the teams played a 1-1 draw. Real Madrid continue their domination in Group F with 10 points in four matches followed by RB Leipzig (6 points), who defeated Celtic 2-0 to claim the second spot.
The remaining action from Matchday 4 will resume on Wednesday night as heavyweights LaLiga giants Barcelona and Serie A giants Inter Milan will face each other in the headline clash.