Saturday , April 1 2023

Champions League: Borussia Dortmund gets tense, Schalke 04 cheers


Atletico Madrid – Borussia Dortmund 2-0 (1: 0)

The leaders of the Bundesliga Dortmund had to accept a failed defeat after a 4-0 home triumph in the second leg of Atletico Madrid. Although the BVB initially had the match, the home team scored just over half an hour: Saúl Ñíguez threw ten meters after a double pass with Filipe Luis, but Manuel Akanji was able to reach the ball but failed to clear 33 minutes).

As a result, Madrid came to another good opportunity, but lost for a long time, nachzulegen more goals. Only in the 80th minute Antoine Griezmann was rewarded with his second goal. Because of the success, Atlético equals the same table as Dortmund, but BVB remains the leader due to the far better goal difference.

Schalke 04 – Galatasaray 2: 0 (1: 0)

Schalke is still undefeated in the Champions League: S04 prevailed on the 4th day of the fight against Galatasaray. The first shot of Schalke in the scoring came directly to the goal: Guido Burgstaller took advantage of the action of ambitious goalkeeper Fernando Musselra, who kept the ball in the pass of defense defense of Amin Harit, but left to go again as the penalty area passed slipped. Burgstaller succeeded by a sharp corner on the empty net (4th minute). It was the first target for the Austrian in the first category.

Just as the guests at the start of the second half pressed for the equalizer, Mark Uth rose to 2-0 (57). Winning home leaves Schalke behind the equally victorious FC Porto with eight points in second place in Group D and has a good chance of reaching the knockout stage.

Guido Burgstaller (M.)


Guido Burgstaller (M.)

Inter Milan – Barcelona 1: 1 (0: 0)

Barcelona and Inter won in Group B in a draw. In the absence of superstar Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona played offensive on the Giuseppe Meazza court and control the fight most of the time. In the 83rd minute, Malcolm noted the delayed lead for the Spaniards, Inter was able to compensate Mauro Icardi (87).

Tottenham – PSV Eindhoven 2: 1 (0: 1)

The Tottenham Hotspur won with the PSV Eindhoven late with a support from Harry Kane. For a long time, it seemed that Sparres would make their third defeat in four Champions League games. The Dutch took the lead early after a lead by Luuk de Jong (2 minutes). Tottenham was then the clear superior team, Eindhoven focused on the defense (half time 16: 2), but the hosts could not take advantage of their chances at first. Only at 78th minute reached Kane equalizer, in the 89th second of goals in the 2: 1-final.

Tottenham is third on the four-point table, three points behind Inter, who played against Barcelona. With victory, the Spurs have a real chance to move in the second round.

Lorenzo Insigne (l.)


Lorenzo Insigne (l.)

SSC Napoli – Paris Saint-Germain 1: 1 (0: 1)

SSC Napoli has drawn a tie with Paris Saint-Germain and is on the same table as Liverpool, who had softened in Belgrade. For a long time Napoli has defended itself in its own stage. It took until the injury in the second half until Kylian Mbappé took a Neymar ball in the penalty area and took Juan Bernat, who scored the leadership of Paris (45 + 2).

The guests came after a break in two great opportunities from Dries Mertens (50th, 52nd). Gianluigi Buffon in the Gulf of Paris, however, was able to break both the box-end shot and the lupine. Ten minutes later, Buffon fell to José Callejon, the penalty shot turned into Lorenzo Insigne (62).

Porto – Lokomotiv Moscow 4: 1 (2: 0)

Oporto dominated 4: 1 (2: 0) against Group D, Lokomotiv Moscow. The visitors advanced to the second minute with a goal from Hector Herrera. Moussa Marega rose before the half-time whistle in 2-0 (43). Lok fell in the meantime by Jefferson Farfan (59), then Jesus Corona used a mistake in the concentration of Moscow to rise to 3-1 (67). Shortly before the end, Otávio met 4-1 (90. + 3).

In the first leg, Porto had won 3-1 in Moscow and had seven points as leaders in the game. With victory, the club can defend the one and is by ten points two points ahead of Schalke.

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