EPL Clubs Dominate The Champions League
Liam Immanuel Mutethia
Oct. 29, 2020
Though most football matches are being played behind closed doors, the fans are delighted that their favourite teams are back on the field. The champions league season had its second match days on 27th and 28th October as the top teams in Europe set to battle for the honours and glory. The English premier League is represented by four teams: Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United. Those are the teams that finished in the top four last season thus earning their place in the group stages. In match day 2, the clubs brushed aside their opponents to carry home three crucial points. Here is how it went down
Liverpool 2-0 Midtjylland
The English champions played host to the Danish champions at Anfield for their second Champions League match this season. The red didn't begin the match well as they played a woeful first half failing to test they opponents. But things turned around with ten minutes gone into the second half as Diego Jota completed a fine move from close range. The goal marked the 10, 000th goal in Liverpool's history. Klopp who had begun the match with the attacking trio, Mane, Firmino and Salah on the bench had to call upon the calvary to put the game to bed. Salah came on to convert a penalty he had won himself and ensure that the team sits atop the table with six points from two games thus making them the favourite to top the group. In the other match of the same group, Ajax drew two goals apiece with Atlanta hence sit third with a solitary point. Atlanta are in second with four points while Midtjylland are last with no points.
Marseille 0-3 Manchester City
Man city continued their dominance when the won away in France to perch at the top of Group c. This is the second win in the Champions League this ensuring maximum points for the English side. Ferran Torres put the Citizens ahead in the 18th minute after being teed up by Kelvin De Bruyne who was making his return from injury. On the 76th minute Raheem Sterling assisted Gundogan into the score sheet. Five minutes later, Sterling grabbed his goal with De Bruyne getting his second assist of the game.
Krasnodar 0-4 Chelsea
Having drawn in their first game of the season, Chelsea returned to winning ways as they ran rout in Russia. Krasnodar hosted the London outfit in the second game of their maiden Champions league campaign. The host could have gone behind early on, though Chelsea's Jorgihno sent his penalty crashing into the post making its his second miss from the 12 yard in four attempts. The host managed to keep the visitors at bay but their effort were undone in the 37th minute when Hudson - Odoi combined well with Havertz to have a go for the goal. Though the goalkeeper got to the ball, he was not able too keep it out. Though the host came close were even denied an equalizer by the cross bar. But things got out of hand for the tired host who had been chasing the game through out when Timo Werner scored his first champions league goal as a Chelsea player courtesy of a spot kick in the 76th minute. Hakim Ziyech scored his first Chelsea goal three minute late while Christian Pulisic rounded things up with a beautiful strike in the 90th minute.
Manchester United 5-0 RB Leipzig
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