Champions League 2018-19 results and fixtures :-
- Liverpool was stunned by Red Star with the home side winning 2-0.
- Manchester City recorded the biggest win of the week with a 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk
- Tottenham fought back to defeat PSV 2-1, clawing back from a 1-0 defeat.
- Napoli and PSG played out a 1-1 draw in Naples to keep three teams alive in the group of death.
- Atletico avenged their 4-0 defeat to defeat Dortmund 2-0 at home.
Coming back to Champions League 2018-19 results and fixtures, matchday 4 of the League gave us plenty of talking points to bring to you. Be it from Red Star’s abolishment of Liverpool by 2-0, to Monaco becoming the first French side to concede four goals in a champions league match at home and Manchester City continuing their free-flowing attacking style of play with a 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk,the latest instalment of matches in the group stage of the Champions League saw fortunes change for teams both for the good and bad.
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The result of the week was without a doubt Red Star dismissing premier league giants from their sights. Traveling to a Crvena Zvezda side which is known to have one of the most hostile atmospheres in all of Europe, Liverpool knew that anything less than a win would seriously dent their hopes of progressing from a group of death that also featured Napoli and PSG.
Over buoyed by the vocal support who made their love for their side clear, Liverpool was shaky from the start. A defence that was a pale shadow of itself leaked in two goals to Pavkov in the 22nd and 29th minute. A 75m worth Van Dijk failed to mark Pavkov for the first goal, letting go off his man far too easily as Pavkov made the most a defensive blunder to head in from a Red star corner. The second came just 7 minutes after a 70m worth Alisson was poor once again in goal for the visitors, letting in Pavkov get his second of the night far too comfortable to round off a famous win for a side that is worth just 125 million, far less than the 145m that Liverpool’s villains on the night cost.
The second group of deathmatch saw PSG travel to Napoli in the return fixture. With both sides looking to make up of Liverpool’s slip, PSG took the first advance in the dying moments of the first half with Bernat giving them the opener. Napoli hit back in the 62nd minute though via Insigne who converted from the penalty spot as both sides shared the spoils once again in what was a perfect result for both the sides, leaving Napoli on six and PSG on five points ahead of the last two matches of the group stages.
Shining bright once again was Manchester City who schooled Shakhtar 6-0 at home. Hitting six goals for the second time in a week, City’s display left us gasping for breath as we marvelled at their brilliance. Sterling and Jesus got braces with Mahrez and David Silva completing the route to stamp Manchester City’s credentials as potential Champions League winners.
Real Madrid who endured the worst start in their history, finally got their campaign back on track with a 5-0 mauling of lowly ranked Viktoria Plzen. An unforgiving first half from the travelling defending champions saw them hit four past a helpless opponent who was left burning by the likes of Gareth Bale and Benzema.
In group A, Atletico Madrid extracted sweet revenge against Borussia Dortmund. Having been stung by the high flying German outfit in matchday three, Atletico were back at doing what they do best. Closing out Dortmund’s pace and mercurial attackers, Atletico took the chances that feel their way to win 2-0 with goals from Saul and Griezmann to move level with Dortmund on 9 points.
Matchday 4 Results:
Group A: Monaco 0-4 Club Brugge, Atlético 2-0 Dortmund
Group B: Tottenham 2-1 PSV Eindhoven, Inter 1-1 Barcelona
Group C: Crvena Zvezda 2-0 Liverpool, Napoli 1-1 Paris
Group D: Porto 4-1 Lokomotiv Moskva, Schalke 2-0 Galatasaray
Group E: Bayern München 2-0 AEK Athens, Benfica 1-1 Ajax
Group F: Lyon 2-2 Hoffenheim, Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar
Group G: CSKA Moskva 1-2 Roma, Viktoria Plzeň 0-5 Real Madrid
Group H: Valencia 3-1 Young Boys, Juventus 1-2 Manchester United
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