Champions League ’18-19 – Highlights: Salah Breaches 50 Goals Milestone; Barcelona Win Without Messi
These are the last eight matches of Champions League, Group stage Match Day 3 of 6. The highlights are appended below:
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Match 9 of 16: PSV Eindhoven vs Tottenham
Result: 2 – 2
- PSV Eindhoven: Hirving Lozano 29′, Luuk de Jong 87′
- Tottenham: Lucas Moura 39′, Harry Kane 54′
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- With 10 minutes or so to go, Tottenham were unimaginably agreeable. In what was an unquestionable requirement win Champions League match, they drove 2-1 and the main secret was the manner by which they were not far away.
- However Mauricio Pochettino’s group have shown themselves to be very equipped for discarding European wins. Keep in mind last season, when two concessions inside three second-half minutes against Juventus transformed advancement into end? All the more as of late, there was the opening round of this crusade at Internazionale. Driving 1-0, they slammed 2-1 late on.
Remember when Tottenham were bragging about being the ONLY London club in the Champions League?
Looks like they’re about to struggle even making it to the “shitty” Europa League now!
Stay humble Tottenham fans, you’re shit and always will be, period. ??
— Lacazest (@Lacazest) October 24, 2018
- It was a comparative story of unpleasant dissatisfaction here – an execution that included such huge numbers of good things however was lethally undermined by messiness. By and by the inquiries regarding attitude and center would seethe into the night.
- All it took to get the frenzy buzzing was an immediate ball forward into the hallway of vulnerability. Hugo Lloris acquired a red card, after he detached his line and took out Hirving Lozano. The same mistake had cost a goal in the match against Barcelona in the which resulted in a 4-2 defeat.
- The substitute goalkeeper, Michel Vorm, spared Luuk de Jong’s ensuing free-kick yet the state of mind had turned forcefully and Spurs’ 10 men could not wait. The ball spun towards De Jong and he sent a shrewd flicked strike past Vorm, at the point when Pablo Rosario scraped a shot at goal.
- That being said Spurs had the opportunity to grab triumph yet Harry Kane could not complete when all around set on two events. Several mistakes were made by the guests, Tottenham, with a clear one being of Toby Alderweireld, who was to blame for Hirving Lozano’s opening goal.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League campaign 18/19. pic.twitter.com/BmhsW0k8tW
— Yidvids (@YidVids) October 24, 2018
- It was a night that guaranteed much, not minimum on the grounds that for so long it had appeared one of the more total exhibitions of the Pochettino period. However their slips conveyed a sting and they currently confront a monstrously troublesome errand to achieve the last 16.
- Tottenham had begun decidedly, crushing PSV and making shots. Be that as it may, they capitulated to a sucker punch after Alderweireld’s last-man distortion on the half hour.
- Pochettino’s fixation on playing from the back had caused a few wavers and the Belgian did not want to hit a first-time ball when Davinson Sánchez moved it back to him.
- Alderweireld took a touch, planning to improve decisions, anyway he was plundered on his blind side by Lozano. The Mexico World Cup striker dashed clear, guaranteeing that he got himself before Alderweireld as he cut over the zone.
There’s a different level of happiness when Tottenham drop points. It’s hard to explain. Only an Arsenal fan would understand.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) October 24, 2018
- The Spurs safeguard still hopped into a slide handle and when Lozano shot, the ball circled up and dropped over Lloris and in.
- Pochettino’s group reacted well and they had the ball in the net very quickly however Sánchez’s finishing strike was discounted in dubious design. Alderweireld headed goalwards from Kieran Trippier’s corner and it flicked off Eric Dier just for Zoet to spare. From the bounce back, Sánchez lashed home yet the official, Slavko Vincic, felt that Kane was in an offside position before the line. He was doubtlessly not meddling with play.
- Son Heung-min went past Denzel Dumfries as if he was not there, despite the fact that the edge was tight and Zoet hindered from the winger, however the equalizer had been signposted. It came when Eriksen played a flawless go inside for the progressing Trippier to decrease for Lucas Moura, whose first-time shot redirected off Nick Viergever to beat Zoet. Tottenham had merited the cut of fortune.
PSV 2-2 Tottenham FT:
39’:⚽️ Lucas Moura
87’:⚽️ Luuk de Jong
Tottenham blow the chance of three points in Champions League Group B as they concede a late equaliser, after seeing Hugo Lloris sent off. pic.twitter.com/s79AidIUEp
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) October 24, 2018
- The guests had a purple patch beginning in the fifteenth moment however Kane could not discover a complete from three shots. From Mousa Dembélé’s pass, he made Zoet work low to one side before he discovered space after a corner, spun and saw his shot redirect over. From that corner, Kane sent a header against the crossbar. At the opposite end Gastón Pereiro ran close with a free-kick and hit the bar with a deflected shot.
- It was Eriksen’s first beginning since his stomach issue toward the finish of September and he brought consolation and control. There were times when he was by all accounts playing his own match, getting on the ball, directing the rhythm. What was it about him having endless damage? The main thing of that depiction were the stress lines on the PSV defenders foreheads.
Tonight highlights the fact Tottenham Hotspur should’ve signed proven quality players with the winning mentality and game-craft to see out matches like this one to the very end.
— Ricky Sacks ? (@RickSpur) October 24, 2018
- Eriksen worked Zoet right off the bat in the second half before he delivered the night’s exceptional snapshot of expertise. The whip and exactness he gathered on a cross from the left gave Kane the basic undertaking of gesturing home.
- Tottenham were overwhelming and they kept on making clear shots. Zoet kept out Kane’s header from a Trippier free-kick with his feet at point-clear range – his best spare of the diversion – and a substitute, Érik Lamela, hit the highest point of the bar. The idea happened that it would be absurd if Spurs somehow managed to discard it. At that point, it occurred.
What a horrendous offside call there against @SpursOfficial. Kane not making an attempt to play ball and not involved. VAR can’t get here soon enough in UCL, embarrassing
— Stu Holden (@stuholden) October 24, 2018
Match 10 of 16: Club Brugge vs Monaco
Result: 1 – 1
- Club Brugge: Wesley Moraes 39′
- Monaco: Moussa Sylla 31′
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- Thierry Henry grabbed a point in his first Champions League match as Monaco’s manager with a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge – however was thankful to Lois Openda for missing a late sitter for the hosts in the Group A conflict.
- Moussa Sylla scraped in with his right foot to put the Ligue 1 strugglers ahead in the 31st moment on Wednesday, just for Wesley’s header to level issues as Brugge finished an eight-coordinate losing streak in the opposition.
An injury-hit Monaco failed to give Thierry Henry his first win as a head coach with a 1-1 Champions League draw at Club Brugge on Wednesday. #ChampionsLeaguehttps://t.co/IezBNsRrqb pic.twitter.com/0Q6KLhazAw
— PrimeView TV (@primeviewtvzw) October 24, 2018
- Henry’s administrative introduction with Monaco on Saturday had been memorable without a doubt, as he saw goalkeeper Seydou Sy make a stunning blunder and Samuel Grandsir get a red card in a 2-1 misfortune at Strasbourg.
- Radamel Falcao got injured at the end of the week, leaving the new man in control without one of his more prepared European campaigners.
- He likewise lost Stevan Jovetic after under 10 minutes because of right leg damage, yet the guests defeated his initial exit to lead the pack soon after the half-hour stamp, Aleksandr Golovin permitted to convey the ball advances before slipping a go through to Sylla, who saw his first-time endeavor come in spite of reaching.
Monaco and Club Brugge drawing 1 all makes everything better. Means Dortmund on 9, Atleti on 6 and only other two teams trying to qualify both haven’t won. A draw in any remaining game will most likely be enough for Dortmund to qualify.
— BVB English (@BVB_English) October 24, 2018
- Significantly, however, the forward neglected to twofold the two his and Monaco’s count when he missed the goal with his left foot from a tight edge in the wake of adjusting goalkeeper Karlo Letica – and the let-off enabled the hosts to level before the break.
- Hans Vanaken’s correct footed cross from the left flank was met immovably by Wesley, the Brazilian forward controlling his header past Loic Badiashile – making his first beginning of the season – in Monaco’s goal.
- The 20-year-old attendant could deny Emmanuel Bonaventure in the beginning periods of a second a large portion of that saw Brugge wrench up the weight.
They Are Now 3rd In Group A With 1Pt From 3 Matches ??✊? pic.twitter.com/lq6jbK0xxa
— Soca263 (@Soca263) October 24, 2018
Match 11 of 16: PSG vs Napoli
Result: 2 – 2
- PSG: Mario Rui 61′ (OG), Angel Di Maria 90+3′
- Napoli: Lorenzo Insigne 29′, Dries Mertens 77′
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- Huge spending Paris Saint-Germain dodged a thrashing that could have crashed their Champions League crusade when Angel Di Maria nestled into great stoppage-time equalizer to protect a 2-2 draw at home to Napoli on Wednesday.
- Napoli proceeded in the Group C match with a Lorenzo Insigne goal in the 29th moment before PSG, who have won their opening 10 matches in Ligue 1, adjusted when Mario Rui put through his own goal in the 61st moment.
You see the draw in Paris between PSG and Napoli, just threw the group into further complications and the math gonna go crazy after the next round of fixtures. Despite the complications, we are in pole position to qualifier. No doubting about that.
— baboucarr senghore (@babs17GRTS) October 24, 2018
- A pass-getter goal by Dries Mertens set Napoli back in front in the 77th moment however they were denied a stunning win when Di Maria gathered the ball on the edge of the zone and twisted a staggering exertion past David Ospina in the third moment of stoppage time.
- The draw left Napoli with 5 points from 3 matches and PSG on 4 points with Liverpool on top with 6 points. Thrashing for the French side would have abandoned them three points untied of the leading pair.
- It was a pitiless finale for Ospina, who had kept PSG under control with a few extraordinary recoveries.
Napoli hands PSG another Champions League reality check | Napoli handed Paris Saint-Germain another reality check in the Champions League, twice taking the lead in a 2-2 draw on… | https://t.co/6NWzTQ2W17
— Rocketnews (@Rocketnews1) October 24, 2018
- Napoli mentor Carlo Ancelotti was coming back to the Parc des Princes out of the blue since driving Bayern Munich to a 3-0 crush there last September. He was sacked by the Germans the next day.
- PSG made a whirlwind of early shots, the best tumbling to Edinson Cavani when he was sent clear of the Napoli guard just for Ospina to obstruct the Uruguayan’s exertion.
- Napoli’s first unsafe attack upfield about finished in a goal as Mertens pounded the ball against the crossbar from an enticing Mario Rui cross.
- In the following assault, Jose Callejon twisted a ball behind the PSG defense and into the way of Insigne, who tenderly flicked his shot over Alphonse Areola.
A draw at the Parc des Princes is a very favorable result for #LFC makes it even harder for #PSG at Napoli. Tuchel was a questionable choice and he’s done nothing to convince me so far #UCL #PSGNapoli
— Mohammad Hammoudeh (@Hammoudeh201) October 24, 2018
- Ospina at that point made another on-one spare, this time thwarting Kylian Mbappe.
- The Colombian was additionally occupied after the break and he hindered a low Neymar shot and afterward tipped a Thomas Meunier header over the bar yet he was left frail when Mario Rui slid in and redirected Meunier’s low cross into the net.
- Mertens set Napoli back in front, responding rapidly to discharge past Areola after Fabian Ruiz’s shot hit PSG skipper Marquinhos and arrived at his feet.
- The guests were setting out toward best spot until the point that Di Maria’s goal tossed the gathering completely open and gave a fitting end to an enchanting match.
Match 12 of 16: Dortmund vs Atletico Madrid
Result: 4 – 0
- Dortmund: Axel Witsel 38′, Raphael Guerreiro 3′, 89′, Jadon Sancho 83′
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- Borussia Dortmund put on a tasteful presentation to whip Atletico Madrid 4-0 to keep up their ideal record in Group A in the UEFA Champions League.
- Atletico began the match on a high note, denying Dortmund ball possesion as they were squeezing them high, yet risks were difficult to find in the beginning times.
- Christian Pulisic had a brilliant chance to break the gridlock for Lucian Favre’s charges on the half-hour stamp, yet his twisting strike skimmed past the best corner of the post.
- Axel Witsel at long last broke the halt for the German side seven minutes previously halftime with a strike from inside the edge of the crate that took a colossal match off Saul Niguez and wrong footed Oblak, 1-0.
- The guests looked shook towards the finish of the half as Dortmund were in high certainty.
12 matches without defeat to start the season for Borussia Dortmund.
6 successive wins
26 goals scored
— Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) October 24, 2018
- Saul was unfortunate he did not even out for Atletico seven minutes after the break with a twisting strike that fell off the best edge of the crossbar.
- Atletico were all the while testing with 20 minutes remaining yet they were getting a considerable measure of opposition from Favre’s men, who were guarding admirably.
- Raphael Guerreiro in the end made it 2-0 for Dortmund in the 73rd moment with a straightforward tap-in from a cross from on-credit Real Madrid protector Achraf Hakimi.
Barcelona, Dortmund stay perfect in Champions League : Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund won on Wednesday to join Juventus as the only teams with three straight wins midway through the Champions League group stage https://t.co/NEc4AbEvFl pic.twitter.com/3d9kVpUcUj
— Football Headlines (@Footheadl) October 24, 2018
- Jadon Sancho finished the match as a challenge seven minutes previously time with a basic wrap up some more great work from Hakimi.
- Raphael Guerreiro adjusted off the scoring in the last moment of direction time by jumping on an oversight at the back to opening home from short proximity as Dortmund took control of Group A.
This 4-0 is one of the most important wins for Dortmund in a while. It will propel the players to a new level of confidence, of invincibility. Atletico Madrid are one of the best defensive teams in Europe, if not the best. And to score 4 goals like that? FavreBall.
— – (@bhavinho) October 24, 2018
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