King Leo returns.

A midweek of great returns: Lionel Messi returning from injury to rescue Barcelona, ex-Gunners Gnabry returning to north London to smash 4/7 past Tottenham, Robert Lewandowski equalling Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Champions League goal returns. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 team of the week.

4-4-2 | Andriy Pyatov (8.36, Atalanta vs Shakhtar Donetsk); Joshua Kimmich (8.33, Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munich), Nemanja Milunovic (7.92, Red Star Belgrade vs Olympiacos), Presnel Kimpembe (7.75, Galatasaray vs Paris St Germain), Renan Lodi (7.87, Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid); Lionel Messi (9.44, Barcelona vs Inter Milan), Thomas Partey (8.57, Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid), Toni Kroos (8.47, Real Madrid vs Club Brugge), Serge Gnabry (10.00, Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munich); Robert Lewandowski (10.00, Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munich), Artem Dzyuba (8.92, Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica)

ANDRIY PYATOV

@fcshakhtar

Player rating: 8.36
Team score: Atalanta 1–2 Shakhtar
Individual highlights: 1 penalty save, 4 total saves

JOSHUA KIMMICH

@jok_32

Player rating: 8.33
Team score: Tottenham 2–7 Bayern
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 93% pass success

Joshua Kimmich goal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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NEMANJA MILUNOVIC

@crvenazvezda_en

Player rating: 7.92
Team score: Red Star 3–1 Olympiacos
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 98 touches

Marko Marin assist Nemanja Milunovic goal, Red Star Belgrade vs Olympiacos, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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PRESNEL KIMPEMBE

@kimpembe3

Player rating: 7.75
Team score: Galatasaray 0–1 PSG
Individual highlights: 5 tackles, 5 aerials won

RENAN LODI

@renan_lodi

Player rating: 7.87
Team score: Lokomotiv 0–2 Atletico
Individual highlights: 4 tackles, 2 key passes

LIONEL MESSI

@fcbarcelona

Player rating: 9.44
Team score: Barcelona 2–1 Inter
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 10 dribbles

"

I'm still getting started.

This is the first time that I've completed a full 90 minutes in 2019/2020. As the season goes on I'll gradually let loose."

– Lionel Messi on his match-winning performance against Inter

Lionel Messi assist Luis Suarez goal, Barcelona vs Inter Milan, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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THOMAS PARTEY

@thomaspartey5

Player rating: 8.57
Team score: Lokomotiv 0–2 Atletico
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 99 touches

Diego Costa assist Thomas Partey goal, Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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TONI KROOS

@real._.madridista

Player rating: 8.47
Team score: Real Madrid 2–2 Club Brugge
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 8 key passes

Toni Kroos assist Carlos Casemiro goal, Real Madrid vs Club Brugge, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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SERGE GNABRY

@alpha_dxt

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Tottenham 2–7 Bayern
Individual highlights: 4 goals, 1 assist

"

None of us expected the scoreline. To have scored four goals is also an amazing feeling.

I imagine all the Arsenal fans enjoyed that one!"

– Serge Gnabry on Bayern's 7–2 massacre of Tottenham and his firing in four goals personally as a former Gunners

Benjamin Pavard assist Serge Gnabry goal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Corentin Tolisso assist Serge Gnabry goal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Thiago Alcantara assist Serge Gnabry goal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Corentin Tolisso assist Serge Gnabry goal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI

@_rl9

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Tottenham 2–7 Bayern
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 6 shots

"

To be honest I don't count my goals.

I score to help my team. If I score a lot, it's easier for us to achieve our collective goals."

– Robert Lewandowski on matching Ruud van Nistelrooy's Champions League goal tally

Serge Gnabry assist Robert Lewandowski goal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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Philippe Coutinho assist Robert Lewandowski goal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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ARTEM DZYUBA

@championsleague

Player rating: 8.92
Team score: Zenit 3–1 Benfica
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 10 aerials won

Magomed Ozdoev assist Artem Dzyuba, Zenit St Petersburg vs Benfica, UEFA Champions League 2019/2020
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