UEFA: Man City, Bayern, Juve Romp Into Round of 16 As Spurs, PSG,Leverkusen Win

Crvena Zvezda vs Tottenham HotSpurs, 0-4

Son scores a brace for Spurs

 

The first goal for Spurs came in the 35TH min due to the threesome efforts of Harry Kane, whose shot hit the post before, Son Heung-Min who cleared the ball to put it in the 18 yard box and Lo Celso who fired the rebound into the goal. But VAR had to confirm it before it was allowed.

In the 58th min, Son repeated the feat with an assist from Ndombelel and Alli. And in the 86th , Son made a a brace for the visiting Spurs. C Eriksen completed the humiliation for the host with a superb finish in the 85th min. The rout justified the 67th per cent possession by Spurs against 33 for the host. The win puts them second on the table of Group B behind Bayern with 12 and they have one more win to qualify for the round of 16.

 

Real Madrid vs Galatasaray, 6-0

18 year-year old R. Madrid sensation Rodrygo scores a hat trick, the best for a young player since 1995

 

Real made a mincemeat of visiting Galatasaray, who were so goal shy, you would think they were playing the beautiful game for the first time. Right from the first 4mins till the blast of the last whistle in the     90+2 min, Real dominated the game with such flare and ease, it was a miracle they did not made it more than the recorded goal. Playing the same 4-3-4 formation, goals from Rodrygo in the 5th min, through a Mercelo solo run from the left flank, another by the same Rodrygo in the 9th min with a header of, again a Mercelo assist, Skipper Ramos goal through a penalty in the 15th min, and Karim Benzema 46th min, all at first half, gave the host the game. And by the second half, they piled the pressure and Bezema made it five in the 82nd min, before Rydrygo came for his hat trick goal in the dot of time at 90+3 min.

According to Opta Joe, a critical sport commentator, Rodrygo at 18 years has become the first youngest player to score a hat trick in UEFA Champions league since 1995 when Raul performed a similar feat in a game with Ferensvarosi. The win puts them second after PSG with 7 points.

 

Atalanta vs Mancity, 1-1

Mancity started very well with a surprising burst of ferocious energy by the attacking effort of Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, who converted the combination with a deft touch for the opening goal in the 8th min.

City would have sealed the game in the 43rd minute penalty that Jesus missed. But the host quickly woke up by putting up a defensive and counter attacking style that contained the visitors. And at the opening of the second half, the host levelled with a bullet header by Gomez Pasalic, who was totally unmarked in the 18 yard box. Keeper Barvo had no chance at saving the header. He was red carded in the 81st min, keeping City at bay, to defend the game. The result gave Atalanta the only point so far in the group, keeping them at the bottom with one point from four games. City leads with 10 points and has qualified for the round of 16.

 

PSG vs Club Brugge, 1-0

PSG Keeper Keylor Navas saves Mbaye Diagne’s Penalty that would have given the visitors the draw.

A 22nd minute lead through Icardi goal was all the host had to show for their ball possession at 64 per cent to the visitors 36th and for the missed penalty by Mbaye Diagne, it would have been one all. Leading the group with 12 points and Brugge at the bottom with two points. PSG, no doubt were just relaxed, tossing the ball to make a pretence of playing the game.

 

Lokomotive vs Juventus, 1-2

Aaron Ramos goal from Ronaldo’s powerful free kick sealed victory for Juve

 

Juve took the game to the host right from the start. A powerful volley from Cristiano Ronaldo free kick ,30 yards from the box hit the defence wall and twisted in from of defender Guilherme and through the keepers leg before Aaron Ramsey runs in to pull it across the line., in the 3rd min Lokomotive however recovered and the effort paid off with a 12th min equalizer by Aleksey Miranchuk. But Douglas Costa, with an assist by Gonzalo Higuain right at the 90+3 mins sealed victory for the visiting Juve, leaving them comfortable at the top of Group C with 10 points. Juve has joined Mancity and Bayern to qualify for the round of 16.

 

Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid, 2-1

A 10- man Leverkusen defeated Atletico who certainly found it easy to salvage a goal in the 90+4 min after N Amri was red carded in the 84th min. First half goals from T Patey in the 47th min and an early second half goal by Volland in the 55th min would have sealed the game for the host. Yet the effort merely gave them three points from four matches leaving Atletico with seven.

 

Dinamo Zagreb vs Shaktar Donessk, 3-3

 

Bayern Munchen vs Olympiakos, 2-0.

With the win, Bayern tops Group B with 12 points and has qualified for the round of 16

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