Barcelona will visit Inter Milan, knowing that it will be a critical match in order to keep advancing in a Champions League group that has been dominated so far by Bayern Munich
As the Champions League heads into its third round, here’s a look at what’s going on in the Champions League.
Liverpool was thrashed 4-1. A 3-0 win at Rangers. Unbeaten start to Serie A. 11 different scorers in both competitions. Napoli’s performance has been impressive. They will be bringing their powerful attack to Ajax hoping to keep the group on top.
Victor Osimhen is still out in the center forward but reserves Giacomo Raspadori and Giovanni Simeone have filled it more than adequately.
Liverpool overcame the crushing defeat in Naples and defeated Ajax 2-1 with a late goal. This was a crucial victory that will help them to revive their campaign before they face Rangers in back-to-back matches.
Jurgen Klopp’s team is still struggling to find confidence. However, their defensive weaknesses were exposed in Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Brighton in the league.
Kostas Tsimikas, Liverpool’s backup said that “it is a terrible moment.” It is not a tactical problem or something, because we do the exact same thing as the previous years with the same players. It is impossible for everyone to forget the strategies and game plans of the manager.
The rangers have lost their first two games.
Club Brugge has had a fantastic start. The Belgian champions have won consecutively in the group stage and did it with style. There was no goal conceded and a convincing 4-0 win at Porto.
Brugge was ready to face Atletico Madrid. Brugge won 3-0 against KV Mechelen on Saturday. This match featured another goal by Ferran Jungle. The center-forward, who moved from Barcelona to the Belgian league this year, has been in great form. Jungle loves to move and play outside of the box. He can walk with both his feet and is a strong presence in the air. The judge made the most of the freedom of movement that he has in the system created by coach Carl Hoefkens and was rewarded with seven goals as well as four assists.
Diego Simeone, Atletico’s coach, is likely to rely on Nahuel Melina, the defender who was hurt in Saturday’s victory over Sevilla in Spain.
Porto will attempt to win their first point in the other group march when they play Bayer Leverkusen.
Barcelona will visit Inter Milan, knowing that it will be a critical match to keep a good chance at progressing in a group that has been dominated so far by Bayern Munich. The Catalan club hopes to gain an advantage against Inter. Their attack led by Robert Lewandowski (Catalan), has outscored all their opponents 24-4 in nine matches across all competitions.
Inter is in trouble following a 2-1 loss at home to AS Roma, which left the Nerazzurri without as many losses in Serie A (4) as wins. Simone Inzaghi, coach of Inter, appears to be in serious trouble as he enters the San Siro match against Barcelona.
Bayern Munich leads the group with maximum points. Viktoria Plzen is in second place. After wins over Plzen, Inter and Barca each have three points.
After playing two friendly matches against Chile, Igor Tudor, Marseille’s coach, rested striker Alexis Sanchez. His goal was to keep him fit for the match against Sporting, which has already defeated Eintracht Frankfurt in group play and Tottenham in singles.
Marseille is in the last place and has yet to score. Sanchez will be hoping to score his first goal in Europe for more than a decade. Tudor stated that Sead Kolasinac, defender, will miss the match due to an injury that could keep him out of action for at least three weeks.
Tottenham will travel to Eintracht for the other game.