Hey football lovers, last night we witnessed the return of the UEFA champions league,
UEFA says a total of €300.3 million is to be shared amongst champions league clubs for the 2021/22 season depending on the nation's TV market.
More info: https://en.as.com/en/2021/09/13/soccer/1631528382_305103.html
The UEFA champions is one of the most viewed sports on TV with an estimated viewers amounting to close 2 million people and is watched in more than 200 countries around the world.
Last night, The champions league was on full display and here is my review,
Club brugge vs Manchester city
Club brugge welcomed Manchester city to the Jan brendel stadium,
The citizens showed their superiority in this clash, They dominated for almost the entire duration of the match, imposing their will on their opponents and scoring for fun.
Joao cancelo scored after a one on one situation with the opposite goalkeeper Simon mignolet and Riyad mahrez scored from the spot to give them a 2 goal advantage going into the break,
Kyle Walker quickly added a third one after some excellent work from Kevin de bruyne and Cole palmer scored after coming on a substitute.
Hans vanakem managed to pull one back for the hosts.
Riyad mahrez scored the final goal of the night and gave the citizens a deserved 4 goal advantage over their opponents.
Paris saint Germain vs RB Leipzig
For group A final game of the night, Paris saint Germain hosted RB Leipzig at the parc de princes,
Paris saint Germain got their second consecutive win after beating RB Leipzig by a one goal advantage,
Kylian mbappe put Les parisiens in front benefiting from a counter attack,
Andre Silva quickly equalized for the visitors after angelino fired a shot in the box and found him in space,
Nordi mukiele put the Germans in front after the break through a cross from angelino,
Lionel Messi put himself on the score sheet as he found the back of the net to equalise, moments later Kylian mbappe was pushed in the box and Lionel Messi converted the penalty and gave les parisiens the lead,
Kylian mbappe missed a penalty as the match was in the final stages.
Atletico Madrid vs liverpool
The heavyweights of Group B collided,
It was a rain of goals in the first half as they both received 2 goals at both ends,
Of mohamed Salah was the first to open the scoring for the reds after some great skill,
Naby keita benefited from a poor clearance from Felipe and found the back of the net,
Antoine Griezmann scored two quick goals as they held liverpool to a draw at half time,
The goalscorer antoine Griezmann received a red card in the opening moments of the second for a serious challenge on Roberto firmino and left Atletico Madrid with 10 min,
Atletico Madrid were penalized for a penalty as Mario Hermoso pushed diogo jota and Mohammed Salah scored his second of the game.
Luis Suarez's ommission from the starting lineup baffled me.
Fc Porto vs Ac milan
The first half ended in a goalless draw,
Luiz Diaz scored in the second half to keep Porto chances of qualifying for the UEFA champions league knockout stages alive.
AC Milan are in great danger as they are last of the group.
Besiktas vs Sporting
It was a shower of goals towards besiktas at the Vodafone park,
Sebastian coates put the visitors ahead through inacio's pass,
Cyle larin equalized for the hosts as miralem pjanic put him through on goal,
Sebastian coates, pablo sarabia and paulinho scored as they held a 3 goal advantage over their opponents.
Ajax vs Borussia Dortmund
Ajax welcomed Borussia Dortmund at the johan cruyff's arena,
Borrusia Dortmund were hammered by the hosts to say the least,
A Marco reus own goal got things going and Daley blind got a second one quickly as they headed to the tunnels,
Antony and sebastian haller got themselves on the scoresheet as FC Ajax held a 4 goal advantage over their opponents.
Internazionale vs FC sheriff
Fc sheriff shocked the footballing world when they beat Real Madrid earlier in the group games,
They are welcomed by internazionale to the San siro,
Edin dzeko put the Italian champions ahead after some hard work from Arturo Vidal,
Sebastian thill equalized for the visitors after the break,
Arturo Vidal and stefan de vrij got themselves on the scoresheet as they held a 2 goal advantage over their opponents.
**shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid **
shakhtar Donetsk hosted real Madrid at the Stadio NSK olimpiyskiy,
Real Madrid showed their superiority and completely overwhelmed their opponents throughout the match,
Sergei kristov scored an own goal as it was the difference at half time,
Vinicius junior scored a brace and Karim benzema and rodrygo got themselves on the scoresheet as they held a 5 goal advantage over their opponents.