Champions League ’18-19 – Highlights: Neymar Hattrick Stamps PSG’s Dominance
These are the last eight matches of Champions League, Group stage Match Day 2 of 6. The highlights are appended below:
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Match 9 of 16: PSG vs Red Star Belgrade
Result: 6 – 1
- PSG: Neymar 20′, 22′, 81′, Edinson Cavani 37′, Angel Di Maria 41′, Kylian Mbappe 70′
- Red Star Belgrade: Marko Marin 74′
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- Neymar scored his 2nd Champions League hattrick, as Paris Saint-Germain moved to a 6-1 triumph over Red Star Belgrade in a Champions League group stage match at the Parc des Princes.
- PSG, who lost to Liverpool in 2nd half’s injury time, in their opener 2 weeks back, confronted little opposition, despite the fact that Red Star entered unbeaten in 19 matches in all rivalries this season.
— Darren Rogers aka Toon Parfum (@thetruestorey) October 3, 2018
- Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe additionally scored for PSG, who asserted a 4-0 lead in the first half.
- Neymar, who had a support in the Ligue 1 win at Nice on Saturday, opened the scoring in the twentieth minute, with a free kick from 20 yards that twisted around the left post.
- He at that point multiplied PSG’s lead in the 23rd from a volley by Mbappe into an open net, at that point completed off his hattrick with another free kick, scoring in the 81st moment into the upper right corner from 25 yards.
Still shaking my head in disbelief that Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting managed to swap the Championship for PSG this summer. Every time I see him in that kit I laugh 😂
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) October 3, 2018
- The last goal, Neymar’s tenth of the season in all rivalries, was likewise his 30th record-breaking in the Champions League, making him the 5th South American player to achieve that check. His past Champions League hattrick was in December 2013, when he had 3 goals while playing for Barcelona against Celtic.
- Cavani scored PSG’s 3rd goal in the 37th moment, with his shot diverting into the net off of Milos Degenek, and Di Maria scored five minutes after Cavani’s goal, from a cross by Thomas Meunier for his 56th goal, moving him into the top 10 goal scoring list for PSG.
Marko Marin has scored against PSG in the Champions League, whilst the club who loaned him out 49438383 times are preparing to face a team nobody has heard of in the Europa League tomorrow.
He’s had the last laugh. Sort of. pic.twitter.com/utz1Zic8ft
— Coral (@Coral) October 3, 2018
- Mbappe denoted his 50th appearance with PSG with a goal in the 70th moment. This was also the tenth time that he, Neymar and Cavani have all scored in a similar match, and 2 minutes after Neymar completed his hattrick, Cavani about included a 7th for PSG yet he was governed offside.
- Marko Marin scored in the 74th moment for Red Star, who opened the Champions League assemble arrange with a goalless draw at home against Napoli two weeks prior.
- Red Star, who made two substitutions after half-time and their third by the 74th moment, were overwhelmed in the last minutes as PSG unsuccessfully proceeded with their assault.
Neymar has now been directly involved in 49 goals in 49 Champions League games in his career:
⚽️ 30 goals
🅰️ 19 assists
Quite simply bonkers. pic.twitter.com/PWPbagKQsb
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 3, 2018
- The groups were playing with the Auteuil end of the Parc des Princes shut after PSG supporters lit flares in the round-of-16 vanquish against Real Madrid last season and with no voyaging fans, as Red Star were endorsed for a pitch invasion in their qualifying-round prevail upon Red Bull Salzburg.
— OptaJean ⭐⭐ (@OptaJean) October 3, 2018
Match 10 of 16: Lokomotiv Moscow vs Schalke 04
Result: 0 – 1
- Schalke 04: Weston McKennie 88′
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- USA’s national, Weston McKennie scored from a header a short ways from time to give Schalke a 1-0 win at Lokomotiv Moscow in a rain-drenched Champions League group stage match.
- Schalke’s first triumph, in a match covered with lost passes, left them with 4 points from 2 matches, while Lokomotiv still cannot seem to get off the line.
⚽🇪🇺 That should win it! Weston McKennie scores for Schalke 04 after 88 minutes in the Champions League tie at Lokomotiv Stadium. It’s now Lok. Moscow 0-1 Schalke 04. #UCL #football #soccer #futbol #livescore https://t.co/DKFoP9ox3b
— netfooty (@netfooty) October 3, 2018
- Dmitiri Barinov had Lokomotiv’s most obvious opportunity, and just shot on focus, with a low endeavor from the edge of the territory that was dismissed by Ralf Faehrmann.
- Schalke, who have lost 5 of their opening 6 Bundesliga matches, enhanced after the break and cut out a few openings.
Weston McKennie (20) vs Lokomotiv Moscow:
8/15 aerial duels
4/5 long balls
2 key passes
Last minute game winner. pic.twitter.com/zHrG9vW67G
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) October 3, 2018
- At a certain point, Breel Embolo slipped the ball to Mark Uth, whose shot went directly at goalkeeper Guilherme. Uth likewise flashed a low shot centimeters wide of the post in the 85th moment.
- Schalke at long last got through in the 88th moment when McKennie out-jumped 3 defenders at a corner to head in the only goal of the match.
USMNT Midfielder Weston McKennie of Schalke has just delivered a win for Schalka on Champions League match against Lokomotiv Moscow. Who said you have to be 6’2” to score a header. Bravo @WMckennie. pic.twitter.com/IelWQalJrB
— Daniel Yohannes (@D_Yohannes) October 3, 2018
Match 11 of 16: Napoli vs Liverpool
Result: 1 – 0
- Napoli: Lorenzo Insigne 90′
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- Lorenzo Insigne left it to the latest possible time, however Napoli altogether merited their Champions League triumph over Liverpool.
- The Partenopei rolled out a few astonishment improvements, Carlo Ancelotti dropping Piotr Zielinski, Dries Mertens and Elseid Hysaj for Nikola Maksimovic’s twentieth appearance. It was a 4-4-1-1 while guarding, moving Mario Rui up to leave a 3-5-2 in assault.
Liverpool failed to register a single shot on target against Napoli tonight (5 attempted).
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 3, 2018
- Jurgen Klopp marked ex-Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker over the mid year and furthermore began Naby Keita instead of Jordan Henderson, yet missed Adam Lallana.
- The Reds had achieved the Champions League Final last season and began well in this season, beating PSG 3-2, yet Napoli were held to a goalless draw at Belgrade.
— Jim Beglin (@jimbeglin) October 3, 2018
- Lorenzo Insigne’s calculated drive skimmed the far post, at that point nutmegged Keita just to impact high and wide. Minutes after, Keita was stretchered off with clear injury and needed to clear a path for Henderson.
- Napoli kept on being the main odds of the principal half, as Alisson Becker required two contacts to get Aradkiusz Milik’s turn and strike under control.
If that same Liverpool shows up on Sunday against city, they will be well beaten before half time. They need a massive turn around from that shit show #NAPLIV
— TJB (@tjblfc) October 3, 2018
- After the restart it was a comparative example, Alisson getting down to repel another Milik screamer and Joe Gomez needed to clear before Insigne could jump.
- Mario Rui crossed to the close post for Insigne, denied by Virgil van Dijk, while Milik likewise killed focus on an Insigne help as Napoli overwhelmed the second half.
No win in 3 by Liverpool.
4 losses in 7 by Spurs.
Bayern haven’t won in 3.
Real Madrid haven’t scored at all in 3. Lost last 2 games to Sevilla & CSKA.
You wouldn’t know though. You’d think United are the only big club struggling at the moment.
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) October 3, 2018
- Mohamed Salah just scraped one exertion wide from the box, yet Joe Gomez needed to clean for all intents and purposes up the line when the Callejon cross-shot beat Alisson.
- They came significantly nearer when substitute Dries Mertens traveled to side-foot a Mario Rui cross on to the banish from short proximity with an ad libbed volley.
- The gridlock was at long last broken at the 90th moment with the old defender, as Callejon got down the privilege and moved it crosswise over for Insigne to slide on to it from five yards with flawless planning.
FT | Napoli-Liverpool 1-0
Great team performance, and a well deserved win. A perfect game plan by Ancelotti, Liverpool didn’t have a single shot on target. Great spirit and mentality. Hallelujah. #ForzaNapoliSempre 💙🦁😍
— Everything Napoli (@NaplesAndNapoli) October 3, 2018
Match 12 of 16: Porto vs Galatasaray
Result: 1 – 0
- Porto: Moussa Marega 49′
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- A second-half header by Moussa Marega gave Porto a 1-0 Champions League prevail upon Galatasaray at home on Wednesday.
- Marega struck 4 minutes after the break as Porto guaranteed their first win in Group D, abandoning them level on focuses at the best with Schalke and one in front of Galatasaray.
- The two groups made scoring chances in an open end-to-end diversion, with both Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas and his contrary number, Fernando Muslera, holding the score down.
Eder Militão beginning at @FCPorto:
4 clean sheets
7 tackles won
100% tackle success
20 aerial duels won
Amazing stats. What a transfer by Dragões! 🐉 pic.twitter.com/sk0ExJKyvn
— FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) October 3, 2018
- Muslera was first to be called energetically when he got down to square Yacine Brahimi’s great volley at the foot of the post – a shot made by Jesus Corona’s weaving run.
- Casillas, participating in his twentieth Champions League battle, made two critical recoveries with his legs just before halftime.
- To begin with, he blocked Yuto Nagatomo’s short proximity exertion, at that point he thwarted Sinan Gumus after the Galatasaray forward had erupted from inside his very own half.
— Cesar Hernandez (@cesarhfutbol) October 3, 2018
- Porto, beaten 5-0 by Liverpool in their last home match in the Champions League, got through when Alex Telles swung over a cross and Danilo diverted 3 defenders, leaving Marega plain to head home from short proximity.
- Garry Rodrigues passed up on an opportunity to level by terminating over after a one-two with Gumus, and Muslera denied Marega a 2nd goalafter the Porto forward broke clear of the Galatasaray resistance.
— U.S.John. (@JohnhannahSezer) October 3, 2018
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