Champions League ’18-19 – Highlights: Paulo Dybala’s Hattrick Sets The Tone For Juventus
These are the first eight matches of Champions League, Group stage Match Day 2 of 6. The highlights are appended below:
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Match 1 of 16: Hoffenheim vs Manchester City
Result: 1 – 2
- Hoffenheim: Ishak Belfodil 1′
- Manchester City: Sergio Aguero 7′, David Silva 87′
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- Manchester City spluttered towards the beginning of the Champions League and required a late David Silva victor to beat Hoffenheim. A sketchy showcase pursued the opening thrashing to Lyon, means that Pep Guardiola can has still very much to worry about.
- This was Hoffenheim’s home match in the opposition and Julian Nagelsmann’s side can be pleased with thumping their proclaimed rivals out of their mood.
- Manchester City persevered through a bad dream beginning, going behind after under 60 seconds attributable to a rest strolling guard. At the point when Ishak Belfodil kept running on to a smooth pass, Aymeric Laporte, City’s left-back for the match, was left trailing and the Hoffenheim striker beat Ederson expertly.
“We need to live this kind of experience to improve and get better.”
“You cannot go to the next step without suffering.”
After beating Hoffenheim, Pep Guardiola thinks Manchester City’s defeat to Lyon will be a positive thing in the long run. pic.twitter.com/BUAbxXf32I
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 2, 2018
- Slice to a stoney confronted Guardiola and keeping in mind that City endeavored to retain the stun Joelinton verged on making a second, after a run tp the right. Fortunately for City his shot was hit straight into Ederson’s arms.
- The equalizer came straight from the Guardiola playbook: Leroy Sané got in behind Hoffenheim and Sergio Agüero terminated past Oliver Baumann.
- Pavel Kaderabak was demonstrating a peril. The 26-year-old winger’s pace was excessive, notwithstanding for Kyle Walker and he may have won a penalty when going to ground.
6 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola met Hoffenheim six times whilst manager of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga; he won five and lost none of those meetings (D1), scoring 2+ goals on each occasion. Number. pic.twitter.com/PBeN4q1bDJ
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 2, 2018
- Guardiola had chosen as solid a XI as he could, which implied Agüero at focus forward, in spite of a foot rear area issue. The match was the first of “five finals” the City manager talked about amid the development and as Hoffenheim lost at the end of the week and are eleventh in the Bundesliga City started as top choices.
- After 30 minutes, Manchester City had built up predominance as they peppered the Hoffenheim region with crosses and corners. However the strain was outlined by Guardiola accepting an address from the arbitrator, who was obviously troubled at the supervisor for venturing out of his territory.
Number of wins by 3+ goals in last 20 home games:
Liverpool – 9
Manchester City – 8
Arsenal – 7
Tottenham – 6
Chelsea – 5
Manchester United – 1
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) October 2, 2018
- At that point, when Hoffenheim figured out how to push ahead they typically debilitated, which will have stressed Guardiola. Belfodil skimmed a ball that Ederson did well to gather, at that point Joelinton hit a wild shot the attendant beat away.
- Belfodil almost scored again when the 2nd half began with a close identical representation of his opener yet this time he flashed a shot crosswise over the bar.
— Shaun Goater MBE (@OfficialSGoater) October 2, 2018
- Ederson went near being humiliated when he charged out to clear and missed the ball.
- Considering their youth Hoffenheim were performing outstandingly. However when Sané was pulled around Baumann it was a secret why City were not granted a penalty.
- By the ending time, Hoffenheim were holding tight as City squeezed for a winning goal that came when Silva ghosted into the region to wound past Baumann.
Match 2 of 16: Juventus vs Young Boys
Result: 3 – 0
- Juventus: Paulo Dybala 5′, 33′, 69′
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- Paulo Dybala acheived his first ever Champions League hattrick, and could have had more as Juventus ruled Young Boys 3-0.
- The Bianconeri had a 100% record in all opposition this season, yet Cristiano Ronaldo was suspended after his dubious red card against Valencia. With Douglas Costa, Mattia De Sciglio, Leonardo Spinazzola and Sami Khedira harmed, Max Allegri moved to a 3-4-1-2 arrangement with Federico Bernardeschi behind the strikers, resting defender Giorgio Chiellini.
In terms of the group that result isn’t good at all. We have back to back games against Juventus now while Valencia have Young Boys twice.
We’re going to have to either beat Juventus in one of the games or go away to Valencia and win there to get through
— Hi, My name is Joe (@SayNoMore33) October 2, 2018
- Swiss side Young Boys lost their opener 3-0 at home to Manchester United and came to Turin without Gregory Wuthrich, Pedro Teixeira and both right-backs Jordan Lotomba and Kevin Mbabu, so Thorsten Schick needed to move from right-midfield to a more profound job.
- It took only 5 minutes for Paulo Dybala to have an effect in the Champions League this season, as he struck a long Leonardo Bonucci ball coast over the highest point of Camara and set a padded volley with within his left boot.
Juventus since Cristiano’s arrival: 9 games, 9 wins. 21 goals scored, 5 allowed.
Real Madrid since Cristiano’s departure: 5 wins, 3 losses & 2 ties. 17 goals scored, 11 goals allowed.
— Harry Ruiz (@harryruiz) October 2, 2018
- Not long after, Miralem Sulejmani should have exploited Bonucci being off the field because of a thump, as he went round Wojciech Szczesny, however limited the edge excessively and Blaise Matuidi got back for an unequivocal square.
- Bernardeschi’s strike was just pushed away by David von Ballmoos, at that point Bernardeschi kept running on to a long ball and moved it crosswise over for Dybala, just for La Joya to scrape the complete directly at the goalkeeper.
Maybe Juventus will win this year Champion League n all of us can finally accept that Real Madrid has been winning it solely on Ronaldo goals.
— Al-Ahly (@alli_huncle) October 2, 2018
- Bernardeschi was given a considerable measure of opportunity to meander and he turned Leonardo Bertone at the touchline just to get the last pass wrong for Mario Mandzukic.
- Dybala gained from the Von Ballmoos blunder and was prepared to tap in when the goalkeeper again scooped away a Matuidi strike towards the finish of a decent group passing move.
- There should have been a 3rd goal on the stroke of half-time, when Alex Sandro swung an unsafe ball over the case, yet Dybala slipped and Juan Cuadrado totally missed his shot.
Juventus v City in CL final
Juve to win it lmao Buffon will cry in his bath for weeks ????
— ?? (@pamanayan_) October 2, 2018
- After the restart, Dybala thought he had finished a hattrick, when set up by Bernardeschi, yet the calculated drive beat Von Ballmoos just to ricochet off within the far post.
- Minutes after, Dybala had all the earmarks of being scythed around his previous Palermo partner Steve von Bergen, yet the official waved play on and there was no VAR to depend on in the Champions League.
- Guillaume Hoarau’s exertion was diverted wide, however Juventus included a 3rd goal with a long passing move. In the long run Alex Sandro crossed to the back post, where Cuadrado thumped it straight once again into the center for Dybala to come sliding in for his hattrick.
If Ronaldo wins UCL with Juventus I want Messi fans to shut up permanently
— Riley-Senpai (@Mr_IceCream_Man) October 2, 2018
- Mohamed Ali Camara absurdly got 2 yellow cards one after another, the second for a push on Dybala, as Young Boys completed with 10 men.
- Juventus should have included a 4th goal when Cuadrado pulled once again from the by-line, yet substitute Sami Khedira’s header was inches wide of both the far post and Bonucci.
Match 3 of 16: AEK vs Benfica
Result: 2 – 3
- AEK: Viktor Klonaridis 53′, 63′
- Benfica: Haris Seferovic 6′, Alex Grimaldo 15′, Alfa Semedo 74′
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- Benfica finished their Champions League hoodoo as Alfa Semedo scored a dazzling goal to anchor a 3-2 triumph at AEK Athens in Group E.
- Viktor Klonaridis’ 2nd-half double strike, hoped to have secured an offer of the crown jewels for AEK, who had taken full favorable position of Ruben Dias’ red card late in the principal half.
- However Benfica, who were 2-0 up by the fifteenth minute, on account of Haris Seferovic and Alex Grimaldo, encouraged through substitute Semedo’s performance exertion on his debut in the Champions League.
100 – Haris Seferovic has scored SL Benfica’s 100th Champions League goal – Benfica have become the 27th team to reach 100 goals in the competition and just the second Portuguese side after FC Porto. Centennial.#AEKSLB #ChampionsLeague
— OptaJoao (@OptaJoao) October 2, 2018
- The triumph closes Benfica’s 8-games losing streak in the league, getting them off the check in a firmly challenged Group E.
- Benfica were ahead inside 6 minutes, Seferovic responding strongly to tuck home on the bounce back after Vasilios Barkas parried Gedson Fernandes’ strike.
- AEK were cut open again not long after, Grimaldo committing no error with a perfect header from six yards.
- The hosts were given a lift on the stroke of half-time, notwithstanding, when Dias got a second reserving for a high kick on Ezequiel Ponce.
I cannot believe what #Klonaridis just did. A simple squared pass and it’s 3-2, a minute later Benfica score. #Barkas should’ve done better. #aekathens will be kicking themselves. But let’s be honest here, #Greek football has gone to shit & it’s a long way back. #ucl #AEKSLB
— CA (@ChrisAndre6) October 2, 2018
- Dias’ neglectfulness was before long rebuffed – Klonaridis showing signs of improvement of his marker to turn in Niklas Hult’s low cross.
- AEK’s weight told again after the hour, Marios Oikonomou’s thump down leaving Klonaridis with a basic wrap up.
- Klonaridis ought to have finished the turnaround with 19 minutes staying, just to flame directly at Odisseas Vlachodimos, and Semedo before long made the hosts pay.
- Having gotten the ball inside Benfica’s a large portion of, the young Semedo fueled through AEK’s midfield before dispatching coolly to secure the 3 points.
Match 4 of 16: CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid
Result: 1 – 0
- CSKA Moscow: Nikola Vlasic 2′
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- 3-time consecutive Champions league winner, Real Madrid tumbled to a dazzling 1-0 vanquish at CSKA Moscow in their second Champions League Group G diversion on Tuesday.
- Madrid were without Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Isco, and Julen Lopetegui’s alternative squad attempted to adapt on a nippy night in Moscow.
CSKA Moscow 1-0 Real Madrid FT:
Pass accuracy: 73%-92%
Chances created: 6-21
Real Madrid suffer a shock defeat at the hands of CSKA Moscow in Champions League Group G. pic.twitter.com/AaUuAufSRq
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 2, 2018
- Nikola Vlasic struck in the 2nd minute for the hosts, jumping on a horrendous Toni Kroos back-pass and opening past Keylor Navas at the close post.
- CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was sent off in 2nd-half stoppage time for shouting the official. Georgi Kyrnats supplanted him in goal and saw out the triumph.
This Real Madrid team is probably the worst in the last 10 years. Benzema is shit as always, and I cannot believe we let Ronaldo go without buying a top 5 player like Hazard just for Asensio to get more play time. His Real Madrid career will end up very soon.
— Alexandru Lucaciu (@lucaciualex) October 2, 2018
- The win places CSKA in the lead position in the gathering with four focuses. Genuine, who won their opener against Roma, have three focuses from their two matches.
- Real Madrid will next host Viktoria Plzen on Oct. 23, while CSKA will visit Roma that equivalent day.
“we will not miss cristiano ronaldo”
cska moscow 1-0 real madrid pic.twitter.com/am7pzs0U1h
— ً (@tianamarcus_) October 2, 2018
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