PSG, Man Utd suffer shock defeats in ECL

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RB Leipzig beat nine-man Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 in the Champions League to earn a measure of revenge for last season's semi-final defeat, while Istanbul Basaksehir earned their first-ever group stage victory with a shock 2-1 triumph over Manchester United.

Angel Di Maria put PSG ahead, but missed a penalty and had a goal ruled out for offside soon after as the guests initially dominated in Germany on Wednesday night.

But Christopher Nkunku levelled against his former club and Emil Forsberg won it from the spot to take Leipzig level on six points with United at the top of Group H. PSG are third, three behind.

The Ligue 1 champions, missing injured stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, had Idrissa Gueye and Presnel Kimpembe sent off for second bookable offences.

"It's difficult and we have to deal with it," said PSG captain Marquinhos.

"We have another three matches and we have to stay positive."

United lost their first match of the group phase with a poor performance in Istanbul.

Former West Ham, Newcastle and Chelsea striker Demba Ba opened the scoring before Edin Visca made it 2-0. Basaksehir held on despite Anthony Martial cutting the deficit.

The Turkish champions stay bottom while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are first on goal difference.

"You don't just turn up and get three points in the Champions League," said Solskjaer.

"We weren't good enough, that's it."

Chelsea remain unbeaten after two Timo Werner penalties and a Tammy Abraham tap-in saw the Blues home against Rennes.

"We are seeing a Timo that is fit, that is adapting quickly to the rigors of the Premier League and working our team out and how we want to play," Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said.

His team are top of Group E on goal difference, ahead of Sevilla after their stunning comeback to defeat Krasnodar 3-2.

Barcelona's 2-1 home win over Dynamo Kyiv will do little to alleviate the pressure on coach Ronald Koeman.

Lionel Messi netted from the spot and Gerard Pique headed home before the Ukrainians, missing six players through coronavirus infections, notched a deserved consolation goal through Viktor Tsygankov.

The unbeaten Spanish giants top Group G with Juventus three points behind in second after making easy work of Hungarian opponents Ferencvaros.

Alvaro Morata scored his second European brace of the term in the 4-1 win.

Erling Haaland's double after Thorgan Hazard's opener moved Borussia Dortmund top of Group F as they crushed Club Brugge in Belgium.

Lazio's Felipe Caicedo equalised Aleksandr Erokhin's opener for Zenit in Russia. Lazio now trail Dortmund by one point in second place with Zenit bottom.

Matchday 4, with reverse fixtures from this round, takes place November 24 and 25.