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Haaland’s hot streak continues on the road



Whatever the competitio­n, whoever the opponent, Erling Haaland cannot stop scoring for Manchester City.

Make that 12 goals in seven competitiv­e games in the Norway striker’s first season for City after his double in a 4-0 win over Sevilla in their Champions League opener Tuesday in Seville, Spain.

Phil Foden and Ruben Dias scored the other goals for City in a dominant performanc­e at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán that was the latest clinic in opportunis­m by Haaland, who has 25 goals in 21 games in the Champions League.

He scored a hat trick during his debut in the competitio­n for Salzburg, and he also was on the scoresheet for his first game in the Champions League for Borussia Dortmund. . . .

U.S. internatio­nal Gio Reyna set up two goals as Borussia Dortmund opened its Champions League campaign with a convincing 3-0 win over Copenhagen in Germany.

Reyna came on as a substitute midway through the first half and provided an immediate spark.

Dortmund, the 1997 champion that failed to advance from the group stage last season, took early control of Group G, which it shares with Manchester City. . . .

Kylian Mbappé showed no respect to the Old Lady. The French star striker scored two superb goals as Paris Saint- Germain started its Champions League campaign with a dominant display in a 2-1 win over visiting Juventus.

At 23 years 260 days, Mbappé became the youngest player to score 35 goals in Europe’s top club competitio­n, taking the record from teammate Lionel Messi.

PSG had never beaten Juventus in eight meetings. . . .

Eden Hazard made sure Real Madrid didn’t miss the injured Karim Benzema.

Hazard scored a goal and set up two others after replacing Benzema as Madrid began defense of its Champions League title with a comfortabl­e 3-0 win at Celtic in Glasgow, Scotland.

Vinícius Júnior and Luka Modric also scored second-half goals for the defending champs.

Benzema, the competitio­n’s top scorer last season with 15 goals, had to be substitute­d in the 30th minute with an apparent knee injury. . . .

In Austria, seven-time winner AC Milan opened its Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw at Salzburg. . . .

In Germany, Shakhtar Donetsk’s unlikely quest to represent Ukraine in the Champions League started with a stunning 4-1 win at Leipzig. . . .

Croatia forward Mislav Orsic ran from the halfway line and produced a deft finish in the 13th minute to lead Dinamo Zagreb to a surprising 1-0 win over visiting Chelsea in their opening Group E match. . . .

In Lisbon, Benfica defeated Maccabi Haifa, 2-0, getting off to a strong start in its quest to repeat its good run from a season ago.

• ENGLAND: Leeds Manager Jesse Marsch was charged with making improper comments to the media by the English Football Associatio­n after he was sent off during Saturday’s Premier League match against Brentford.

The American was shown a red card for protesting a refereeing decision and then accused match officials of showing him a “lack of respect” in his post-match interviews.

The FA said Marsch was charged with breaching rule E3, which regulates what can be said about match officials to the media. He has until Friday to respond and faces possible suspension.

• ITALY: With Bologna unable to produce a win in its opening five matches, Sinisa Mihajlovic became the first coach to be fired in Serie A this season. A replacemen­t was not named. The move came two days after Bologna posted a 2-2 draw at Spezia. . . .

Alleged antisemiti­c chants by Juventus and Inter Milan fans are being investigat­ed by Italian soccer authoritie­s.

The chants, which allegedly included references to Jews, occurred Saturday during Juventus’s 1-1 draw at Fiorentina and Inter Milan’s 3-2 loss to rival AC Milan.

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