it Was a night of comebacks complete and incomplete in the Champions League, of ups and downs, a night scorer, and with individual exhibits as Achraf Hakimi, who from the right side scored two goals. Or Ziyech with Ajax in a crazy night at Stamford Bridge. There his team did everything to win the match and also to lose it. It tied the score (4-4). And it grieved him at Chelsea that he was going three goals down and, paradox, ended the night with his head down after a colossal carousel of emotions.
Results and rankings
Group E: Naples-RB Salzburg (1-1); Liverpool-Genk (2-1)
1. Liverpool, 9 points; 2. Naples, 8 points; 3. Salzburg, 4 points; 4. Genk, 1 point
Group F B. Dortmund-Inter (3-2); Barcelona-Slavia Prague (0-0)
1. Barcelona, 8 points; 2. B. Dortmund, 7 points; 3. Inter, 4 points; 4. Slavia Prague, 2 points
G: Zenit-RB Leipzig (0-2); Lyon-Benfica (3-1)
1. RB Leipzig, 9 points; 2. Lyon, 7 points; 3. Zenit 4 points; 4. Benfica, 3 points
Group H: Chelsea-Ajax (4-4); Valencia-Lille (4-1)
1. Chelsea, 7 points; 2. Ajax, 7 points; 3. Valencia, 7 points; 4. Lille, 1 point
The animator of the last Champions raced home with the situation with Ziyech at the controls and two autogoles of the Chelsea team that in reality were a pair of poisoned out of lack of the Dutch team. At two minutes and won, all four tied, but just after the half hour went two up, willingly and dominator. Van de Beek rounded out what seemed like a solid win to the bit of the start of the second part, with Ziyech once more as muñidor. In that scenario Azpilicueta scored at the edge of the outside of the game in what seemed to be an anecdote. Not what it was. Missing more than 20 minutes to the end when in a rush in attack the london team achieved a devilish triplet: the two plants at Ajax, Blind and Veltman, we were expelled for a second yellow, and Chelsea found herself on the penalty spot to score the third. Arrived. And after him came the fourth with Stamford Bridge erupted. More still when Azpilicueta scored the fifth. The alleged comeback was celebrated with all the ferocity that required the situation until the VAR, commanded him to stop because his radar found a hand upon Abraham. With fifteen minutes to play with no more goals. And the most amazing thing was not that is not scored but the Ajax even had options to win the game.
So the duel ended equalized and with frustrations over. Chelsea felt that this game had to be won, the Ajax will hurt what had been yours. The beneficiary is the Valencia, which with two days to elucidate force a three-way tie at the head of the group with seven points.
In Dortmund, yes they all gave the round (3-2). Inter let slip a two goal lead, detail nothing common in a team led by Antonio Conte, and less on a team that had barely fallen this season against Juventus and Barcelona. For several minutes he commanded Lautaro Martinez, who scored the first goal and was at the garlic of the second, an extraordinary collective play interest topped by the uruguayan Matias Vecino. But Borussia was roused to the Südtribune. With the wall yellow background back in less than a half hour with two goals from Achraf, the side on loan from Real Madrid, who did not fail to exercise and stylus, up to the first goal, moved into positions of centre forward. Your slipstream galloped Borussia, where he also brought Paco Alcácer, who started on the bench, but in his first race helped to regain possession of the ball for Brandt ajusticiase Inter, without a final answer and on the ropes because it is four points of Barcelona and three of the germans with the prospect of the visit to Slavia, who plays the continuity on the continent at least via the Europa League, and close then in Milan against the catalans.
In the rest of the party returned to stand out the novel Salzburg, who snatched a draw (1-1) in Naples, with a new goal of Erling Haland, who already has seven so far this group stage and will be pointing in the guinness book of records as the youngest player to score in his first four matches of the Champions league. She is only 19 years old boy, born in July of 2000. The italians, however, maintained a cushion of four points over the austrian. Five rises of Liverpool, which exceeded, with several reserves in the lineup, the Genk (2-1) without major fanfare that the two good goals from Wijnaldum and Oxlade-Chamberlain.
In the group without favorite the Leipzig stands out after winning in St. Petersburg to Zenit (0-2) while Olympique Lyon is postulated to accompany you to the playoffs. The gauls overcame Benfica (3-1) in a match that was tight until the end.
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