Inter Survive, Bayern Held by Atletico & Marseille Break Duck
One other Tuesday night time, one other gigantic serving to of Champions League soccer.
Matchday 5 handled us to a few ‘shocks’ which can be occurring so continuously this season they weren’t truly that shocking. We had Actual Madrid falling to a(nother) defeat, Inter making it laborious for themselves and Manchester Metropolis being a bit boring.
This is all of that – in addition to every little thing else – rounded up in a single neat little package deal.
There’s just one place to start out – Actual’s surprising 2-0 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainian facet additionally bested Los Blancos within the reverse fixture and Zinedine Zidane’s fees appeared to haven’t discovered something from that embarrassing efficiency, serving up one other pitiful show in Kiev.
To be honest, they did begin the sport pretty properly however they pale badly within the second half with Shakhtar taking full benefit to win 2-0.
In the meantime, Inter got here very near surrendering a 3-1 lead towards Borussia Monchengladbach, finally surviving a late disallowed objective scare to assert all three factors with a 3-2 victory.
The outcome leaves Group B delicately poised going into matchday six with all 4 groups nonetheless in with an opportunity of development. One to regulate subsequent week for certain.
Group A can be delicately balanced after Atletico Madrid held runaway leaders Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw, whereas Lokomotiv Moscow fell to a 3-1 defeat to Crimson Bull Salzburg. The choose of the targets on this group was a high quality strike from Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi (see above), who celebrated with an much more spectacular backflip.
As for Liverpool, they’d stand-in goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher to thank after he made a high quality save late on to disclaim Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. This helped Liverpool safe a 1-0 win over Ajax, a outcome which confirmed the Reds’ development. They are going to be joined by both Atalanta – who had been held 1-1 by whipping boys FC Midtjylland – or Ajax, who face off towards one another subsequent.
Group C closes our spherical up. Why? As a result of it may be essentially the most boring Champions League group of all time.
The one factor of observe to report is that Andre Villas-Boas’ Marseille lastly received off the mark with a 2-1 win over Olympiacos, breaking their 13-game shedding streak within the competitors. Oh yeah, and Manchester Metropolis drew 0-0 with FC Porto to ensure high spot.
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