Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Uefa Champions League 2018-2019: Inter is Back on winning! Napoli unlucky!

Maurito Icardi and Radja Nainggolan (Picture from TalkSport.com)

The most beautiful competition of them all just started! What a start for Inter! The match was going exactly well for the Nerazzurri because the Spurs were having a very fine and confident performance becoming dangerous with Harry Kane but without scoring a goal. Inter looked pretty messy in the last 16 meters for almost the whole match. A deflected shoot by Christian Eriksen gave the lead to Tottenham at 53' and in that moment Spalletti was living a nightmare but guess who rescued him awakening the whole stadium as well!? Maurito Icardi. Great cross from the left by Asamoah and fantastic first intention volee by Maurito who brought the result on the 1-1 at 85'.What a goal! In that moment you could tell that the supporters and the players too became overconfident and were starting to press the Spurs in their part of the pitch in order to make a great comeback! Eventually they did make it !! Vecino's header which came in the end of a flipper situation in the box gave the final 2-1 to Inter and the first 3 points in the Champions League! Will this be the turning point even for their Italian Serie A run? We will discover it very soon! Congrats Spalletti but we sorry a bit for Pochettino that surely deserved  at least the draw but Inter wanted it all! 
Different story for Carletto Ancelotti and his Napoli!A bit unlucky and probably tired the Partenopei probably deserved a goal especially in the first half when Lorenzo Insigne got a huge bar after one of his powerful shot. Lucky Red Star Belgrade but they did try to move forward often. Especially in the second half when they put a lot of balls in the middle of the Italians' box without luck. Napoli we can say dominated the match but in this game you gotta score. The Ancelotti's players started to get nervous towards the end because these kind of matches can be very frustrating. Good thing for Napoli: a very solid performance.Best man on the pitch probably the goalkeeper Borjan who kept some hopes alive for his team saving several chances. 1 point each while Liverpool got away with a 3-2 victory against Paris Saint Germain. Other matches were:

Club Brugge-Dortmund=0-1 Christian Pulisic 85'

Schalke 04-Porto=1-1 Breel Embolo 64', Da Silva Monteiro 75'(PEN)

Monaco-Atletico Madrid=1-2 Samuel Grandsir 18',Diego Costa 31', Jose' Jimenez 45+1'

Liverpool-Paris Saint Germain=3-2 Daniel Sturridge 30',James Milner 36'(PEN),Thomas Meunier 40',Kylian Mbappe 83',Roberto Firmino 90'+1'

Galatasaray-Lokomotiv Moscow=3-0 Garry Rodrigues 9',Eren Derdiyok 67',Selcuk Inan 90'+4'(PEN)

Barcelona-Psv Eindhoven=4-0 Lionel Messi 31',77',87' and Ousmane Dembele' 79'.

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