Champions League – Match 13 of 16: Napoli vs Red Star Belgrade
Result: 3 – 1
- Napoli: Marek Hamsik 11′, Dries Mertens 33′, 52′
- Red Star Belgrade: El Fardou Mohamed Ben Nabouhane 57′
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- Dries Mertens scored two marvelous goals after the Marek Hamsik opener to beat Red Star Belgrade 3-1, however Napoli aren’t qualified yet.
- The outcome from the Parc des Princes is the issue, as they beat Liverpool 2-1, so it’s as yet open.
- The Partenopei could meet all requirements for the Round of 16 an amusement early on the off chance that they won tonight and PSG neglected to vanquish Liverpool. They were as yet unbeaten in the competition, yet had attracted 0-0 Belgrade back in September.
Red Star scored a late goal vs. Napoli which means that if Liverpool beat Napoli 1-0, Liverpool go through. Any more goals in the game and they need to win by two clear goals. Seems familiar to something before.
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) November 28, 2018
- By and by, Carlo Ancelotti picked Nikola Maksimovic in a three-and-a-half-man guard, with Dries Mertens cooperating Lorenzo Insigne. The Serbians had a great deal of damage issues, missing Richmond Boakye (in the past of Juventus, Genoa and Atalanta), Vujadin Savic, Filip Stojkovic and Goran Causic, with Milan Pavkov and Dusan Jovancic fit for the seat.
- Stoiljkovic banged into David Ospina in the opening minutes, constraining the goalkeeper to get treatment on his knee.
*Deep breath, Liverpool fans, here’s what needs to happen*
IF: Liverpool beat Napoli at Anfield 1-0 they go THROUGH ✅
IF: Liverpool win 2-1 they go OUT on the away goals rule ❌
IF: Liverpool win by two or more goals they are THROUGH ✅
It’s not over yet! pic.twitter.com/lCQBJ5C563
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 28, 2018
- Dries Mertens nearly scored a mind boggling opener following five minutes, his outstanding back-heel flick from a Jose Callejon help parried from point-clear range by Milan Borjan.
- Marek Hamsik broke the stop by volleying in a flicked-on corner at the back post, his first objective of the season.
- Red Star had an open door when Veljko Simic sprung the offside device, however the complete was excessively powerless at the close post, permitting Ospina to repel with one hand.
Dries Mertens! ?
— Adriano Del Monte (@adriandelmonte) November 28, 2018
- Kalidou Koulibaly’s header was fingertipped over the bar after a Callejon cross, however Mertens got the second with an awesome wrap up.
- Fabian Ruiz whipped in a cross from the left and the little Belgian flicked it with the outside of his correct boot from eight yards.
- Callejon would have had the third, yet it was pursued from short proximity by Milan Rodic.
- Raul Albiol had a thump to the lower leg in the primary half and went off for Elseid Hysaj, moving Maksimovic to focus back.
A certain Antonio Conte wanted Dries Mertens badly. Was top of his wishlist at Chelsea in 2017, before Mertens signed a new deal with Napoli. Also Barcelona were seriously interested that summer. https://t.co/Ffci1Fw0X1
— Kristof Terreur ?? (@HLNinEngeland) November 28, 2018
- Lorenzo Insigne sprung the offside device and moved crosswise over for Mertens, yet it was excessively far before him. It was just a practice, as Mertens controlled a through ball with the outside of his boot, cutting inside the safeguard, at that point cleared the finish over the goalkeeper. It was the little Belgian’s 100th aggressive objective in a Napoli pullover.
- In any case, Red Star got one back with Ben Nabouhane’s well-taken complete, despite the fact that it was about the Marko Marin counter-assault and help.
- Fabian Ruiz attempted to get in on the demonstration, constraining a spare out of Borjan, however Napoli will be compelled to sit tight for their capability, as Paris Saint-Germain beat Liverpool 2-1.
Champions League – Match 14 of 16: PSV Eindhoven vs Barcelona
Result: 1 – 2
- PSV Eindhoven: Luuk de Jong 82′
- Barcelona: Lionel Messi 61′, Gerard PIque 70′
|PSV Eindhoven||Team Stats||Barcelona|
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- Lionel Messi scored a superb individual goal and laid on another as Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 to anchor top spot in Champions League Group B on Wednesday.
- Messi gave a help to safeguard Gerard Pique to score the second for the Liga champions, who have 13 points from their five matches and an unassailable lead.
- PSV, in the interim, will complete base, skipper Luuk de Jong scoring a late relief as they coordinated Barcelona for a significant part of the challenge at the Philips Stadion, striking the woodwork multiple times in the principal half and missing various different possibilities.
Barcelona top the ‘Group of Death’ with a game to spare.
Wasn’t so tough, after all ? pic.twitter.com/FMZvrEq2X1
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 28, 2018
- In a brilliant beginning, PSV forward Gaston Pereiro locked onto a poor go from Ivan Rakitic yet his low drive returned off the post, and minutes after the fact he shot over the crossbar from short proximity.
- PSV had some favorable luck, as well, as Barca had two endeavors cleaned up the line inside the space of a moment, Arturo Vidal the unfortunate player on the two events.
- His snared exertion from 12 yards was cleared by Pablo Rosario before Angelino obstructed a goalbound header from the subsequent corner.
CONFIRMED: Teams that have qualified for the 2018/19 Champions League knockout stage:
☑️ Atlético Madrid
☑️ Bayern Munich
☑️ Borussia Dortmund
☑️ Manchester City
☑️ Manchester United
☑️ Real Madrid
☑️ Schalke pic.twitter.com/voeLrGGSuR
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) November 28, 2018
- It was Barcelona saying thanks to their fortunate stars just before halftime when De Jong’s header from a free dismiss originated from the bar and the follow-up by Denzel Dumfries struck the post.
- The guests led the pack simply past the hour check on account of a run of the mill bit of Messi enchantment as he grabbed the ball on the edge of the crate and, with four safeguards around him, figured out how to drive forward and give a deafening completion.
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 28, 2018
- It was 2-0 with 20 minutes remaining when the Argentine’s free kick was guided into the PSV net by the plain Pique.
- De Jong set up an excited complete with his headed objective however Barcelona hung on under substantial home weight.
Champions League – Match 15 of 16: Porto vs Schlake 04
Result: 3 – 1
- Porto: Eder Militao 52′, Jesus Manuel Corona 55′, Moussa Marega 90+4′
- Schlake 04: Nabil Bentaleb 89′ (P)
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- FC Porto required two second-half goals to see off Schalke 04 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League Group D.
- Porto required just a triumph to guarantee capability to the knockout stages. With Schalke additionally through from Group D, it was only a custom issue in the bigger size of things.
- The match began at a moderate rate, with neither one of the sides figuring out how to open each other up. Damaged with hard-handling and little in the method for smooth passing, the two goalkeepers were left with to a great degree little to do.
FC Porto defeat Schalke 04 at home 3-1 to win Group D of the Champions League. Porto remained undefeated through the group stage, it’s the third year in a row they remain undefeated at home in the Champions League. pic.twitter.com/vyUhafffR3
— Seleção Portuguesa (@PortugalTalks) November 28, 2018
- Just towards the half and hour check however, Porto undermined to proceed yet strong protective work from the Germans saw them clean McDonald Marega’s shot up the line.
- That was the nearest both of the groups got to breaking the ice, as the half finished goalless with Porto baffled with their absence of activity.
- Toward the beginning of the second half, Hector Herrera singled out a free ball from a bounced back shot by Marega however shot straight into the barrier.
- The halt was broken on 52 minutes when Eder Militao ascended high to head into the base corner.
Thank you my German competitors for a great match. FCP 1st in the group, but good luck in the next round. Maybe we will see each other in the Final…with a FCP win of course. ?
— FCPMarc0 (@FcpMarc0) November 28, 2018
- Schalke searched for a quick reaction, however Iker Casillas halted Yevhen Konoplyanka’s short proximity shot. Prior to anything, Porto made it two as Jesus Corona completed a decent move inside the crate.
- The Portuguese heroes were not done nor fulfilled, and an overhead kick from Yacine Brahimi shook the highest point of the crossbar.
- Schalke were given a penalty late on after a foul inside the container. Nabil Bentaleb smoothly opened home the reassurance.
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- Marega adjusted off the match in included time, as he transformed his marker for a fragile chip into an unfilled net as Porto win Group D.
Champions League – Match 16 of 16: Tottenham vs Inter Milan
Result: 1 – 0
- Tottenham: Christian Eriksen 80′
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- Tottenham needed to win and, as the second-half minutes ticked down and Wembley turned out to be progressively laden, they ached for a solitary possibility; a shot at Champions League salvation.
- Internazionale had been especially tenacious and it was hard to recollect Spurs making anything in open play after the interim. Was this the moderate demise of their expectations? One thing was plain. They required something exceptional.
- In one of those minutes that felt unimaginably clear and flawless, they got it. There were 80 minutes on the stadium clock when the restored Moussa Sissoko drove forward and Inter protectors were drawn towards him. At that point, he popped the ball square for Dele Alli, who took a touch, spun and teed up the covering Christian Eriksen.
— Football Headlines (@Footheadl) November 28, 2018
- The Dane had just entered as a substitute 10 minutes sooner however ice goes through his veins and he completed with luxurious poise. The 1-0 was the fantasy scoreline for Mauricio Pochettino and his players since they presently sit above Inter in the Group B standings on no holds barred outcomes between the clubs.
- They should now coordinate Inter’s outcome in the last round of ties which, more then likely, will mean them beating Barcelona at the Camp Nou. They stay alive.
- Pochettino had talked in advance about his relish for apparently outlandish missions and the way to the initial segment of this one was continually going to be the players’ disposition. The pre-coordinate expectation had been that they could recreate the vim and force they appeared in Saturday’s 3-1 prevail upon Chelsea.
Poch: “It shows that being professional and working hard you can improve. Moussa Sissoko has improved so much in two years.” https://t.co/I6gKG8ji39
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) November 28, 2018
- Against Chelsea, Pochettino began with Dele Alli in the space behind two strikers and his group attacked them from the principal shriek. There was an alternate methodology here and an alternate vibe, an alternate beat. Tottenham’s regard for Inter was plain, an inheritance of the 2-1 overcome at San Siro in the opening gathering stage tie.
- Alli’s beginning position was ostensibly to one side of a midfield three yet, as ever, he had permit to bomb forward when Tottenham had the ball; to meander in the middle of the lines. He attempted to convey the earnestness to the press. With Érik Lamela floating in from the right, Pochettino’s group were liquid.
All the results from the #UCL tonight as Liverpool lose all 3 of their away matches in the group for the first time in their history
— ?? ⚽ Football Fanzone (@MyFFZone) November 28, 2018
- The chief had begun Harry Winks, instead of Eric Dier, before the back four, with the thought being that Winks would acquire confirmation and vitality ownership. The other choice shock was the exclusion of Christian Eriksen from the beginning XI.
- Tottenham proceeded to the front foot, with Inter cheerful to counterattack, and the primary half was tight; somewhat tense. Bury flaunted inert threat in advance and there was a notice of it on 27 minutes when Ivan Perisic discharged Mauro Icardi with a header. Icardi had the legs on Toby Alderweireld and the Tottenham safeguard knew it. He took the yellow card with a skeptical foul.
Poch: “I think the performance was a very good performance. We fully deserved the victory. We scored at the end but we did everything to try to beat a great team.” https://t.co/I6gKG8ji39
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) November 28, 2018
- Minutes sooner, Winks had put Hugo Lloris stuck in an unfortunate situation with a free backpass and the goalkeeper escaped with a significantly looser ball, which had been planned for Alderweireld.
- Serge Aurier would win an indispensable test on the substitute, Borja Valero, inside the region toward the finish of the primary half. Tottenham’s edge for blunder was thin to nonexistent.
- They attempted to get in behind Inter before the interim yet despite everything they had their minutes, none superior to anything when Winks formed a right-footed styler against the crossbar from 20 yards.
Poch on facing Barcelona: “All is possible in football. We have big respect for Barcelona. They are one of the best teams in Europe. They have unbelievable players but we have our belief and faith that we can win.” https://t.co/I6gKG8ji39
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) November 28, 2018
- Lucas had yelled futile for an early punishment after Matteo Politano dangled in a leg on him impulsively – it would have been a valiant honor from Cüneyt Cakir – while Harry Kane laid on an opening for Alli after a driving run just for his colleague to lift high. Lucas likewise shot excessively near Samir Handanovic.
- Luciano Spalletti, the Inter director, had conveyed a shocking individual record to London: he had lost each of the seven past matches in England with Roma and Zenit St Petersburg. There was one especially reprimanding thrashing: the 7-1 with Roma against Manchester United in the 2007 Champions League quarter-final.
Tottenham are still alive in the Champions League after a 1-0 win against Inter. Beat Barcelona in the Nou Camp on December 11 and they’re through to the knockout stage. Spurs stayed patient tonight and again showed they’re learning how to win these big European games.
— Giuseppe Muro (@giuseppemuro) November 28, 2018
- Spalletti realized that the more drawn out this amusement stayed goalless the more the space may open up for them on the break. Entomb were characterized by guarded control and there were a lot of times when Spurs admired see a mass of beat up. Entomb additionally compromised more in the second half.
- The uneasiness among the larger part in the 57,132 group was unmistakable. Pochettino had remarked that Wembley can appear “void” with just 50 to 60,000 inside. The environment was unquestionably far from snapping.
Liverpool have to win Napoli by 2goals, Tottenham have to beat Barcelona in Camp Nou to qualify. With the way its going there might be 4 EPL tacticians in the Europa League. If the EPL cant dominate UCL can they dominate Europa ?#NFFCShow
— KinG NomSo? (@ani_nomso) November 28, 2018
- Tottenham toiled for motivation. Pochettino presented Heung-min Son and Eriksen in the scan for it and the last nearly opened Inter with an exactness free-kick. Jan Vertonghen united at the far post yet he couldn’t wrap up. Lloris was compelled to spare from Perisic and Danilo D’Ambrosio at the opposite end be that as it may, because of Eriksen, Spurs got what they required.
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