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Henderson’s brilliant goal caps rally



Jordan Henderson capped Liverpool’s second-half comeback with a brilliant finish to clinch a 3-2 win over AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday in Liverpool, England.

The captain met a clearance to the edge of the area with a half-volley that flew into the bottom corner in the 69th minute.

Liverpool took the lead in the ninth minute through an effort from Trent Alexander-arnold that deflected in off defender Fikayo Tomori — one of 13 shots by the Reds in the opening 15 minutes.

Boosted by Mike Maignan’s penalty save on Mohamed Salah, Milan was able to stay in sight of Liverpool. Ante Rebic and Brahim Díaz then struck shortly before halftime to stun the home crowd.

In the 48th minute, Salah made amends for his penalty failure by running on to Divock Origi’s scooped pass and poking the ball past Maignan. . . .

Elsewhere in England, offseason signing Jack Grealish marked his Champions League debut with the pick of the goals in Manchester City’s wild 6-3 win over RB Leipzig, for whom Christophe­r Nkunku scored a hat trick in vain.

Grealish’s goal in the 56th minute was the highlight of an entertaini­ng game at Etihad Stadium, as the midfielder curled a shot high into the corner.

That made it 4-2. After Nkunku slotted home from a tight angle to complete his hat trick and give Leipzig hope, goals by João Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus secured Liverpool’s victory. . . .

Paris Saint- Germain’s formidable attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé was left frustrated by a Club Brugge team that created the best chances and defended well to earn a 1-1 draw in Bruges, Belgium.

Messi hit the crossbar but could not score for his new club after PSG Coach Mauricio Pochettino used his three superstars together for the first time.

Brugge captain Hans Vanaken drew the hosts level in the 27th minute after Mbappé set up Ander Herrera’s opener in the 15th. . . .

Inter Milan paid for its profligacy as a late goal from substitute Rodrygo saw Real Madrid snatch a 1-0 win in Italy.

Rodrygo scored in the 89th minute with what was only Madrid’s second shot on target. . . .

Erling Haaland scored again to help Borussia Dortmund earn a 2-1 win over Turkish champion Besiktas in Istanbul.

Jude Bellingham scored the opener and set up Haaland for the Norwegian’s ninth goal in six games across all competitio­ns. . . .

Sébastien Haller found the net four times in Ajax’s 5-1 win at Sporting Lisbon. . . .

Sheriff Tiraspol beat Shakhtar Donetsk, 2-0, in Tiraspol, Moldova. . . .

Atletico Madrid and visiting Porto drew, 0-0, in Spain.


Kastrati scored in stoppage time as Legia Warsaw beat host Spartak Moscow, 1-0, in the opening game of this season’s group stage.

The teams played a day ahead of the week’s other Europa League games to avoid a clash with Spartak’s cross-city rival Lokomotiv Moscow, which hosts Marseille on Thursday.

MLS: Josef Martínez scored twice as Atlanta United beat FC Cincinnati, 4-0, at home. . . .

Romell Quioto had a goal and two assists as CF Montreal earned a 4-2 win over host Orlando City, which lost Nani and Andrés Perea to red cards. . . .

Dániel Sallói notched his 13th goal of the season as Sporting Kansas City thrashed visiting Minnesota United, 4-0. . . .

Danny Musovski scored moments after entering the game, Cristian Arango converted a penalty kick, and Los Angeles FC won, 2-1, at Austin FC.

Morgan talks equal pay offer

Forward Alex Morgan said the U.S. women’s national team needs to make sure players aren’t losing any of their existing compensati­on under the identical contract proposals the U.S. Soccer Federation made to the men’s and women’s teams Tuesday.

“Any commitment to equal pay publicly is good,” Morgan said. “However, we need to look line by line at what they’re actually providing, because if you have equal but it’s not even what we got before, or to the value that we are, then we still consider that to be not good enough.”

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