With the first round of games in the UEFA Champions League over for group H, the notorious ‘group of death’ started with a lot of drama, and positions of the teams in the table surprising at the moment.
Manchester United are second in the group, after securing a vital away win against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, but the standings could have taken a different look had results panned out differently.
While United won 2-1, RB Leipzig also won convincingly, beating Istanbul Bakasehir 2-0 at home. This means they have a superior goal difference, and that automatically places them in first position in the group.
But United will get a chance to change the standings next week when the two sides meet, and a win will place Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on top of the standings.
United are indeed a difficult group that includes last season’s finalist and French champions PSG and top German side RB Leipzig, who reached the quarter-finals last season.
Every point is indeed vital in this group, and the win over PSG is a massive result.