Champions League ’18-19 – Highlights: Ronaldo’s Dream Return To Old Trafford
These are the first eight matches of Champions League, Group stage Match Day 3 of 6. The highlights are appended below:
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Match 1 of 16: AEK vs Bayern Munich
Result: 0 – 2
- Bayern Munich: Javi Martinez 61′, Robert Lewandowski 63′
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- Bayern Munich scored twice in two minutes to beat has AEK Athens 2-0 on Tuesday to proceed with their recuperation from an ongoing dunk in frame and move to the highest point of their Champions League Group E.
- Following 61 minutes, Javi Martinez volleyed in after that Robert Lewandowski tapped in their 2nd goal, and Bayern Munich recorded their 2nd win in 3 Champions League group matches.
- The outcome gave the Bavarians a further shot of certainty after Saturday’s association win at VfL Wolfsburg finished a 4-match winless run in all rivalries, and hushed any discussion of an emergency.
Crisis? What crisis?
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 23, 2018
- The Greek bosses did it well for around a hour in any case could not coordinate Bayern’s speed and power.
- With Serge Gnabry and forward Lewandowski moving toward a couple of times, it was clear that Bayern Munich were in charge of the 1st half.
- On the other hand, AEK, cut out a couple of scoring chances with Ezequiel Ponce thundering an awesome shot scarcely wide, after as they found the Bavarians slightly lacking.
AEK Athens 0-2 Bayern Munich FT:
Chances created: 4-15
Passing accuracy: 75%-88%
Goals from Robert Lewandowski and Javi Martínez give Bayern a comfortable win in Greece. pic.twitter.com/PL2EV7Qivn
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 23, 2018
- Some pressure was further asserted by the hosts in the 2nd half, crushing high and drawing closer with Viktor Klonaridis, however this excitement was finished when Martinez’ aerobatic scored an amazing volley, at the 61st minute.
- The result was not surprising, as Bayern Munich who have never lost to a Greek club, home or away, dominated the goal scoring department and killed off the match, with Lewandowski left with an abundance of room before goal to space it a Rafinha cutback.
Match 2 of 16: Young Boys vs Valencia
Result: 1 – 1
- Young Boys: Guillaume Hoarau 55′ (P)
- Valencia: Michy Batshuayi 26′
|Young Boys||Team Stats||Valencia|
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- Champions League debutants Young Boys scored their first goal and grabbed their first ever point with a merited 1-1 draw at home to Valencia on Tuesday.
- Michy Batshuayi gave Valencia a first-half lead – their first goal in Group H – yet Guillaume Hoarau adjusted with a penalty after the break.
- Valencia, who have drawn 9 matches all rivalries this season, have two points from three recreations in Group H with Young Boys on one.
Young Boys 1-1 Valencia FT:
Chances created: 11-4
Passing accuracy: 81%-81%
Young Boys fight back in the second half to claim a point vs. Los Che in Champions League Group H. pic.twitter.com/oqAYvhn9g8
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 23, 2018
- Young men goalkeeper Marco Wolfli at long last made his Champions League made his debut at 36, after spending one season at the club.
- Loris Benito hit his freedom straight against Carlos Soler who flicked the ball through to the Belgian and he adjusted Wolfli to place Valencia in front.
- Valencia goalkeeper Neto spared a Christian Fassnacht header and Kevin Mbabu let go wide of the post after a free ball ran allowed to him as Young Boys returned firmly after the break.
— TNC Football ⚽️ (@TNC_Football) October 23, 2018
- The Swiss victors at long last scored in the 55th moment when Djibril Sow was stumbled by Daniel Parejo and Hoarau smoothly changed over the punishment to make a little bit of Champions League history.
- Sekou Sanogo verged on giving Young Boys a noteworthy late win when he headed against within the post from a corner.
Match 3 of 16: Ajax vs Benfica
Result: 1 – 0
- Ajax: Noussair Mazraoui 90+2′
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- Noussair Mazraoui scored an injury time winning goal, as Ajax guaranteed what could be a crucial 1-0 prevail upon Benfica in their Champions League Group E conflict at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Tuesday.
- Full-back Mazraoui’s shot from the edge of the case was diverted into the net as he scored for the second Champions League match in succession to move Ajax level with Bayern Munich at the highest point of their pool.
- They both have seven points, four more than Benfica in third, who will now target triumph over Ajax in the arrival match in Lisbon on Nov. 7 to keep alive their expectations of coming to the round-of-16.
11 – Frenkie de Jong made more recoveries than any other player during Ajax – Benfica (11), while creating the joint-most chances (3, with Hakim Ziyech). Allrounder. pic.twitter.com/gn3Wiie0CB
— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) October 23, 2018
- Benfica would have been kicking themselves subsequent to spurning a few chances, especially in the main half when they were the prevailing side.
- The guests nearly took an early lead when Rafa Silva constrained a phenomenal spare from home goalkeeper Andre Onana with a low shot arrowed towards the base corner.
- Silva and Haris Seferovic had additionally opportunities to open Benfica’s record however spurned those and it was Ajax who came nearest when Nicolas Tagliafico’s shot had the beating of Benfica manager Odisseas Vlachodimos, yet not individual Argentine German Conti, who gymnastically snared the ball to clearance.
Best end to a game I’ve been to
Ajax of Amsterdam ❌❌❌ pic.twitter.com/2l8JUgM9qM
— Anthony Early (@AnthonyEarly) October 23, 2018
- Goal line tech demonstrated that everything except roughly an inch of the ball had gone too far as the groups went into the break level.
- Onana delivered another great stop simply past the hour stamp as the vivacious Seferovic created a shot on the abandon the edge of the container.
- Donny van de Beek looked sure to give Ajax the lead when a broad move finished with the midfielder in sections of land of room in the case and time to pick his spot, yet his shot was a decent stature for Vlachodimos, who pushed out his right arm to make a fine stop.
— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) October 23, 2018
- The goal at long last came two minutes into stoppage time when a mistake from Conti as he attempted to clear the ball saw Ajax storm into the Benfica box, with Mazraoui ready to arrange his shot from simply outside the penalty zone.
Match 4 of 16: Real Madrid vs Plzen
Result: 2 – 1
- Real Madrid: Karim Benzema 11, Marcelo Vieira 55′
- Plzen: Patrik Hrosovsky 78′
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- Julen Lopetegui will in any case be Real Madrid’s manager when they confront Barcelona in el clásico on Sunday night, regardless of him strolling off to the sound of shrieks.
- Albeit Real won without precedent for 5 matches and much as Lopetegui communicated trust that it was a defining moment, a 2-1 triumph over Viktoria Plzen did not persuade supporters at the Santiago Bernabéu and would not have been sufficient to prevail upon the club’s leader, Florentino Pérez, who is slanted to use the hatchet.
- The club’s chief of institutional relations, however, demanded Lopetegui will stay in control – in any event until the end of the week.
Real Madrid turned in an unconvincing performance as they scraped past Czech outfit Viktoria Plzen with a 2-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening. pic.twitter.com/Qa9uiHopKh
— sunsetcity (@sunsetcity2) October 24, 2018
- This win was not the kind that concludes an emergency, nonetheless, and Real Madrid’s manager will realize this by itself would not be sufficient to safeguard him, regardless of whether it carries him through to Sunday.
- Marcelo’s goal against Levante at the end of the week had been Real’s first goal after more than 8 hours – only 13 minutes shy of their most noticeably bad dry season – and was inadequate to avert them being beaten for a fourth time in 5 matches.
- Despite the fact that they got two more here, Lopetegui knows the club are looking for his substitution and that just a similar absence of options and time that helped place him in the activity in any case are keeping him in a vocation now.
?️ Casemiro: “We have all the faith in the world in our manager. Real Madrid always want to win and we know that playing at the Camp Nou is special, tough game, but naturally we want to get the three points.” pic.twitter.com/4I1vRu2Qt1
— Spectating Madrid (@spectatemadrid) October 24, 2018
- This match was never liable to be definitive; the manner in which it played out was surely far-fetched to persuade anybody that Real’s ills are finished. The Czech side had already been beaten 5-0 by Roma and keeping in mind that the hosts took a 2-0 lead with objectives from Karim Benzema and Marcelo, an objective from Patrik Hrosovsky with 12 minutes staying exhibited Real’s weakness.
- Plzen had already made, and neglected to take, three amazing chances, and debilitated to score an equalizer amid the last, anxious minutes here. The fans had dreaded another disappointment and toward the end there was help yet in addition outrage. Plzen’s players praised their fans while Real’s left quickly.
Gareth Bale has now been directly involved in 145 goals in 200 games across all competitions for Real Madrid.
• 92 goals
• 53 assists
Another assist for the Welsh wizard tonight. ? pic.twitter.com/2bIdY62yXe
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 23, 2018
- Lopetegui had gone before them, shrieks ringing round. He will have another open door – or rather a commitment – on Sunday, yet past that it’s an alternate story.
For the next 4 matches, move on to the next page!