Yesterday,Tuesday the 5th of November,saw the return of the UEFA Champions’ League night,with mouth-watering fixtures across Europe,with top-flight teams battling each other.
The Catalan giants,FC Barcelona battled a struggling Slavia Prague at home in Camp Nou,hoping to make a meal out of their opponent. However,the visitors weren’t ready to go down without a fight,as they gave the Catalans a run for their money. Also,Barcelona was at the mercy of VAR,when a goal b y Arturo Vidal was unfortunately disqualified,bringing the match to an end with points shared between both teams,in a disappointing goalless encounter . Barcelona still tops the group with a total of 8 points.
Liverpool also filed-out against Genk at Anfield. Giorgino Wijnaldum scored the first goal at the 14th minute,making it 1-0 in favor of Liverpool. However,Genk were able to level,thanks to a goal by Mbwana at the 41st minute. Nevertheless,Oxlade-Chamberlain’s goal in the 53rd minute of the second half was the decider Liverpool needed to win the game. The game ended 2-1 in favor of the men from Anfield,who top their group with 9 points.
Italian giant,Napoli,welcomed visitors,Salzburg,to a Tuesday night encounter. An encounter that saw a 1-1 end result.
Zenith St. Petersburg also welcomed RasenBallsport Leipzig. Unfortunately for the home team,they were soundly defeated by the visitors,in a game that ended 2-0,in favor of RasenBallsport Leipzig.
In France,Olympic Lyon welcomed Portuguese side,Benfica to their turf. Joachim Andersen gave an opener to the home-side in the 4th minute of the game. On the 33rd minute,former Manchester United forward,Memphis Depay,made it 2-0 in favor of Lyon. The second half saw a goal by the visitors,on the 76th minute by Haris Seferovic,to rally round the spirit of the visitors. Nevertheless,their hopes came crashing down when,in the 89th minute of the game,Bertrand Traore made it 3-1 in favor of Lyon. This leaves Lyon second on the table,with two points behind table leaders,RasenBallsport Leipzig.
Borrusia Dortmund also performed a miraculous comeback against Inter Milan,as they came back from a two-goal deficit,to win by 3-2. The first 45 minutes,saw an astounding Inter Milan side,doing all the attacking and offensive play and,it all came to fruition,when they beat the Borrusia Dortmund’s goal keeper twice in the first half,to make it 2-0 in their advantage. Nevertheless,the home team came out blazing in the second 45 minutes,as they totally uprooted Inter Milan with an astonishing performance,which produced a much deserved three goals,to win the game by 3-2. This leave Borrusia Dortmund second on the table,with 7 points and just a point behind table leaders,FC Barcelona.
Stanford Bridge saw a cracker,when Chelsea welcomed Ajax Amsterdam to London. The 2nd minute of the game saw an own-goal from striker,Tammy Abraham. 3 minutes later,Chelsea leveled up with an equalizer from the penalty spot,by Jorginho. Then,15 minutes later,Quincy Promes made it 2-1 in favor of of the visitors,Ajax. To even make it more bizarre,Chelsea conceded their third goal of the game in the first half,after yet another own goal,this time,by Chelsea’s goalie,Arrizabalaga.
The second 45 minutes,saw the visitors score their 4th goal of the game in the 55th minute by Van de Beek,which made the score count to 4-1 in favor of the visitors. Nevertheless,Chelsea were bound for a comeback,when Cesar Azpilicueta,scored Chelsea’s second of the day to make it 4-2. Barely 8 minutes after,Jorginho found the back of the net again from the penalty spot,to make the game 4-3. The comeback eventually came at 74th minute,with an equalizing goal from Reece James,as the game ended 4-4.
Action continues today,Wednesday the 6th of November,with a lot of elite encounters and fixtures.