November 28, 2022



Bayern batter Barcelona, Spurs shocked, Liverpool pull by in Ajax UEFA Champions League victory

Bayern Munich obtained the higher of Barcelona as Robert Lewandowski returned to face his former membership on Tuesday, whereas a late Joel Matip aim allowed Liverpool to beat Ajax and get their Champions League marketing campaign up and working.

There was additionally a shock defeat for Tottenham Hotspur at Sporting Lisbon, and Atletico Madrid have been crushed on their journey to play Bayer Leverkusen.

Each Spanish guests to Germany got here away on the shedding aspect, with Barcelona happening 2-0 on the Allianz Area in Group C as Lewandowski got here again to the membership he left in the summertime after eight prolific seasons in Bavaria.

The Pole scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut for Barca because the Catalans beat Viktoria Plzen 5-1 final week.

He was desperately near opening the scoring within the first half in Munich, but it surely was Bayern who went in entrance 5 minutes into the second half when Lucas Hernandez headed in from a nook.

Leroy Sane burst by 4 minutes later to make it 2-0 as Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern made it two wins out of two within the group.

They’ve now gained their final 5 conferences with Barcelona, together with two in final season’s group stage and their 8-2 victory within the 2020 quarterfinals.

“I believe for ‘Lewy’ it was actually an emotional recreation to come back again – slightly bit like coming residence, as a result of he was so profitable right here,” Bayern captain Manuel Neuer instructed Amazon Prime of his outdated teammate.

“The luck within the decisive moments wasn’t on his aspect – and that turned our luck.”

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Barcelona subsequent face Inter Milan, who obtained their first factors with a 2-0 win away to Plzen within the Czech Republic.

Edin Dzeko and Denzel Dumfries obtained the objectives for Inter whereas the house aspect had Pavel Bucha despatched off within the second half.

Matip the hero
Liverpool obtained off to a disastrous begin in Group A after they misplaced 4-1 to Napoli in Italy, however they bounced again from that to beat Ajax 2-1 at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah shook off a poor run of kind to place Jurgen Klopp’s aspect forward within the seventeenth minute, just for the Dutch champions to equalise earlier than the half-hour courtesy of an emphatic end from their thrilling Ghanaian expertise Mohammed Kudus.

Liverpool have been heading for a 3rd recreation with out a win in all competitions till Matip rose in entrance of the Kop to go in from a nook within the 89th minute, the ball crossing the road earlier than it could possibly be cleared out.

“I believe everyone may see that we understood and that we needed to put a totally totally different shift into the sport. The boys did that,” Klopp instructed BT Sport.

“We performed quite a lot of good things towards a tough preventing opposition.”
That match was preceded by a minute’s silence to mark the dying of Queen Elizabeth II.

The opposite recreation in Group A, between Rangers and Napoli, was postponed till Wednesday because of extreme limitations on police sources in Scotland on account of the Queen’s dying.

Spurs Shocked
In the meantime Antonio Conte’s Spurs slumped to a 2-0 defeat towards Sporting in Portugal in Group D, with the house aspect scoring each objectives late on on the Jose Alvalade stadium.

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It appeared just like the English aspect would escape with a degree after Hugo Lloris produced a shocking late save to disclaim Pedro Porro.

However Paulinho headed in from the ensuing Ninetieth-minute nook, and Brazilian Arthur Gomes got here off the bench to make it 2-0 with an excellent solo strike in damage time.

Sporting high the group with six factors, whereas Eintracht Frankfurt joined Spurs on three factors due to a 1-0 win in Marseille, with Jesper Lindstrom scoring within the first half.

Leverkusen claimed their first factors in Group B as they beat Atletico 2-0 with two late objectives, Robert Andrich and Moussa Diaby each discovering the web.

Belgian champions Membership Brugge high the part with six factors after a shocking 4-0 win at FC Porto.

Former Barcelona striker Ferran Jutgla opened the scoring with a penalty earlier than Kamal Sowah, Andreas Skov Olsen and Norwegian teenager Antonio Nusa all netted within the second half.