The most-watched tournament is back, and the amount of traffic generated from this tournament is one reason why all footballers want to take part in it. The level of exposure it gives to players and of course the level of competition and entertainment it offers is second to none. The waited competition is back on and the shocking results were one of the reasons why many don’t want to miss this tournament.
The first shocker of the day was the red devils losing to young boys even after taking the league early in the match. C. Ronaldo might have believed that his goal will be an invite for more goals for his team Manchester United, but the reserve was the case as that was the only goal scored by the devils as Young boys shocked them. After a horror tackle from AWB got him sent off in the 30th minute of the match, United could do little to hold on to their lead.
Young boys got both goals in the second 45 minutes of the game and the winning goal came after Lingard misplaced pass fell nicely in the foot of young boy players who made no mistake while rounding up the goalkeeper. Ole has come under pressure for his substitution and the rationale behind taking off both Ronaldo and Bruno while leaving the team toothless upfront.
The second talking point was Chelsea inability to break down a resolve zenith defence who seems motivated to get a point from the match against the blues. Although Chelsea got the win after Ceaser inch-perfect cross found the head of Lukaku who made no mistake with his header as he neatly placed the goals and that won him the UEFA man of the match award as that proves to be the only goal in the match.
The game ended 1-0 and truth be told many expected Chelsea to win with a much bigger margin. Chelsea helped the zenith team have a much easier game as they were not as compact as used to be and Chelsea misplaced their passes on so many occasions. Mount tops the list of players who had a bad game last night and the two wing back players failed to make at least one good cross into the box 18. The win was good, but Chelsea will improve from this performance.
Before the Barcelona versus Bayern Munich match, many expected the German team to come out on top as the Barca team was not a team they once. The game ended the way people had imagined and it further confirm the fact that Barcelona is not an Elite team as they once were. Barca players seem lost as they roam aimlessly on the pitch and that was the height at which showed how high the mighty as fallen.
To think Bayern was away playing in Camp Nou and yet they dominated and controlled the match from start to finish. Bayern ensured that Barca was unable to register a shot on target right in front of their own fans (this further explains why the fans won’t buy tickets to watch their own team play). Of course, the man of the hour ‘Lewandowski’ got two goals and he could have gotten more if not for the brilliant saves of the Barcelona goalie.
For the first time this season, Juventus were able to win a match even as Ronaldo no longer play at the club anymore. To be sincere, the win was expected but the 3-0 margin was not expected but that could potentially be a start of a turnaround at the Post Ronaldo Juventus team. A penalty goal from Dybala and a goal from Sandro and Morata gave Juventus their first win of the season and it might prove to be a big mood lifter for the team.
The first game day in the champions league might have resulted in four draws out of the eight matches played but the games were by no means a boring one. The match between Villarreal and Atlanta most especially saw both teams share two goals and six yellow cards, and a red card was shown in the match. While Villareal got the red card at the 86th minute of the match, they were no denying that the two sides were inseparable.
Tonight is day 2 and of course, another round of games and the one people will look forward to most especially is the PSG game in which Messi could feature from the match onset for the first time. The matchup between Liverpool and Ac Millan might not offer the vibe expected as Milan talisman Ibrahimović was ruled out due to injury. Inter Milan and Real Madrid also offer a competitive challenge and that’s a few of the matches up to look forward to as the games start a few hours from now.