Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff
One of the biggest surprises that were observed throughout the history of the Champions League, took place tonight at the mythical Santiago Bernabéu. The stadium of the Spanish capital witnessed the unexpected triumph of the Sheriff of Moldova by 2 to 1 in front of Real Madrid, one of the greatest powers in the world Old continent and top winner of the most coveted trophy in Europe.
The goals of Jasurbek Yakhshiboev and Sébastien Thill they formed the heroic production of a team that had no precedent among the giants of the region. He even knew how to recover from the temporary tie that he had marked Karim Benzema, when the stands demanded a reaction from those led by Carlo Ancelotti.
The modest Sheriff of Moldova, the squad that fought it from the previous phase to reach the group stage of the Champions League, does not stop surprising, given that those of Transnistria also surprised Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine with a 2 to 0 on his debut. In the history books, the fable of David and Goliath will be reflected when the Moldovan team appears in the Group D standings with 6 units, followed by the White House with 3. While Inter and Shakhtar were left with a future compromised due to the distribution of points that they signed in Kiev. Once again it was shown that in football, the results are unpredictable.
STADIUM: Santiago Bernabeu
Shakhtar 0-0 Inter
In the capital of Ukraine the Inter and the Shakhtar no advantages were made. And the distribution of points did not conform to any. It is that both teams still cannot win in the Champions League and its future in Europe’s most coveted competition is complex.
The crash was marked by what happened to the young forward of Burkina Faso, Lassina Traoré, who had to retire on a stretcher ten minutes into the match due to a very serious injury to his knee.
The 20-year-old striker was injured after an inadvertent collision with the Dutch side Denzel Dumfries, who jumped for the ball and fell on top of a rival’s leg, causing a chilling image. The doctors of the Shakhtar Donetsk They intervened to immobilize the affected area and transfer the footballer to a medical center to find out the seriousness of the situation.
The concern in the field was evident both in the teammates Traoré -Many of them put their hands to their heads- as in the Inter players. The technician Roberto De Zerbi gave way to the Brazilian Mateus Cardoso Lemos Martins “Tete” to replace your figure. After the equality without goals, in Group D now the favorites to qualify for the next phase are Real Madrid and the surprising Sheriff Tiraspol.
STADIUM: Kiev Stadium
Ajax 2-0 Besiktas
Two goals in the first half of Steven Berghuis and Sebastien haller you gave victory to Ajax, which is placed with six points as virtual leader of Group C, and they knocked down a Besiktas in box that he noted the casualties of eight of his eleven regulars.
The meeting was a monologue by the Dutch team. The Turkish team spent much of their time chasing shadows, a circumstance that was not surprising considering that only six footballers accompanied on the bench at the Johan Cruyff Arena to the coach Sergen Yalcin. Among the casualties were Pjanic, Welinton, Vida, Hutchinson, Mehmet Topal, Alex Teixeira, Ghezzal, N’Koudou, and the Atlético de Madrid youth squad Francisco Montero.
The Besiktas tried to stand up at the beginning of the match, when Michy Batshuayi crashed a cross shot into the wood. The rest was a constant siege of the Ajax, attacking from the inside, on the wings and with aerial balls, with the mission of capitalizing on its two towers of 1.90 called Ryan Gravenberch and Sébastien Haller.
STADIUM: Amsterdam Arena
Milan 1-2 Atlético de Madrid
The Atlético de Madrid scored three important points after winning with much suffering for 2 to 1 on his visit to Milan, thanks to the goals in the final stretch of Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez after playing more than an hour with one more.
The Madrid team left with a smile of San siro, the scene where five years ago he lost a Champions League final, but which at times was close to leaving him another bitter memory. The Iberian champion was not brilliant, but the expulsion of Kessie After half an hour, he helped him take the pulse of an encounter that had turned uphill due to a bad start.
However, the inferiority and the effort, plus the improvement in the mattress, ended up being a burden for the rossoneri, locked in the second half. The local team came out with clear ideas and put tremendous intensity into the match from the start. Although this would end up taking its toll, the set of Stefano pioli disarmed before Mattress and suffered more than expected.
STADIUM: San siro
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Sporting Lisbon
The Borussia Dortmund took the victory by the slightest difference against him Sporting Lisbon, in the match played in the Signal Iduna Park. The homeowner celebrated thanks to the only goal he scored Donyell Malen 36 minutes into the first half. After receiving precise assistance from Jude Bellingham, the striker took a violent shot that left no chances to Antonio Adam.
The Germans justified their triumph by the production of Donyell Malen, who consolidated himself as the great figure of the night due to his conquest, his precision in setting up the game and his attempts that led to so many complications for the Spanish goalkeeper. The task of Jude Bellingham, in partnership with Mats Hummels. Due to the German experience, the 3 points remained at home.
STADIUM: Signal iduna
Porto 1-5 Liverpool
The Liverpool, current leader of the Premier League, won with authority by 5 to 1 to the Porto at Do Dragao Stadium. In the first period Mohamed salah and Sadio mané they put the victory of the Reds. And in the complement, the Egyptian figure completed his doublet, just like Roberto Firmino, who sealed the bulky victory. Mehdi Taremi, meanwhile, discounted for the homeowner.
With his triumph the Liverpool saves its place of leader of Group B with six points, with two of advantage over the Atletico Madrid. At first, suffocated by the Porto attacks, those led by Jurgen Klopp they were released after opening the scoreboard.
With the wind in their favor, the British had a feast, which will allow them to confidently face the next double duel they have against him Mattress, key in this area that ‘a priori’ was very even.
STADIUM: Dragao Stadium
RB Leipzig 1-2 Bruges
The Witches beat the Leipzig by 2 to 1 thanks to a great first half in which he imposed his game with high aggressive pressure and great intensity in the divided balls. In the second part, the German cast had more control of the game, but it crashed with a good defensive organization and hardly generated arrivals.
The homeowner soon took the lead on the scoreboard with a goal from Christopher Nkunku, but the Belgian team kept the bet they had made from the beginning with an aggressive game at high pressure and looking to get to the door as soon as possible.
Charles De Ketalaere it was a nightmare for the home defense and the goalkeeper Peter gulacsi had to intervene several times before the tie that occurred through Hans vanaken. As the Brujas won all the divided balls, the superiority was translated with the shout of Mats Ritz
STADIUM: Red Bull Arena