Wednesday , 6 July 2022

Champions League

Manchester City beat Real Madrid in the effective match of the 1/2 Champions League final

In the first match of the 1/2 final of the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City hosted Real Madrid. The meeting was held at the Etihad Stadium (City of Manchester) in Manchester (England) and ended with a 4:3 victory for the hosts. In the 2nd minute of the match, Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring. In the 11th minute of the match, striker Gabriel Jesus consolidated the home team’s advantage in the score. In the 33rd minute of the meeting, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema reduced the gap between the guests. In the 53rd minute of the match, Manchester …

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Liverpool drew 3:3 with Benfica and advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League

The hosts opened the scoring in the game — defender Ibrahim Konate scored in the 21st minute. Konstantinos Tsimikas found Konate at the goalie’s line with a corner kick, and he sent the ball under the right post with his head in a jump. Konate also scored a goal in the first match. Then the guests equalized the score in the game — Gonzalo Ramos scored in the 32nd minute. Nicolas Otamendi from the centre of the field made a pass to the left. Diogo Goncalves shifted from the flank to the penalty area, and in the fight with James …

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Villarreal knocked Bayern Munich out of the Champions League

On April 12, the second leg of the 1/4 final of the UEFA Champions League of the 2021/2022 season, Bayern Munich — Villarreal, took place. The confrontation ended with a score of 1:1. Munich striker Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 52nd minute. Dani Parejo made a mistake in his half of the field, losing the ball. Bayern made a quick attack, at the end of which Thomas Muller made a pass to Lewandowski, and he shot a low shot into the right corner past the goalkeeper at the penalty line. In the 88th minute, Samuel Chukwese equalized the …

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Villarreal sensationally beat Bayern Munich in the first match of the 1/4 final of the Champions League

On April 6, at the Ceramica El Madrigal stadium in Villarreal (Spain), Villarreal hosted Bayern Munich as part of the first match of the 1/4 final of the Champions League. Unfortunately, the hosts won 1:0. The only goal was scored at the beginning of the first half. Then, in the 8th minute, the home team’s striker Arno Groeneveld scored. Daniel Parejo assisted him. The game was served by a British team of referees headed by Anthony Taylor. Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn assisted him. The reserve referee is Anastasios Sidiropoulos. The defeat in the game with Villarreal was the first …

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Real Madrid beat Chelsea thanks to Benzema’s hat-trick

On April 6, the first match of the 1/4 final of the UEFA Champions League between Chelsea and Real Madrid, the confrontation ended with a score of 3:1 in favour of Madrid. Karim Benzema opened the scoring in the 21st minute. Vinicius Junior and Benzema played a wall on the verge of offside. Having received a reverse pass, the Brazilian broke into the penalty area from the left and executed a feed to the centre, from where Karim sent the ball under the crossbar with his head. After 3 minutes, Luka Modric crossed into the Chelsea penalty area, from where …

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Liverpool confidently beat Benfica in the first match of the 1/4 final of the Champions League

In the first match of the 1/4 finals of the UEFA Champions League, Benfica hosted Liverpool. The meeting was held at the Da Luz Stadium in Lisbon (Portugal) and ended with a 3:1 victory for the guests. Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate opened the scoring in the 17th minute of the match. Merseyside player Andrew Robertson made a pitch from the corner of the field to the centre of the Lisbon penalty area, after which Konate sent the ball into the goal with his head. In the 34th minute, Liverpool striker Sadio Mane consolidated the visitors’ advantage in the score. The …

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Champions League: two favourites and one dark top horse

Eight clubs begin a showdown in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. The first meetings between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid, Benfica and Liverpool will start the fight for tickets to the semifinals on Tuesday, April 5. On Wednesday, the 6th, Villarreal with Bayern Munich and Chelsea with Real Madrid will find out their relationship. Repeated meetings of the clubs are scheduled for April 12–13. We have identified two obvious, in our opinion, favourites out of the eight clubs remaining in the draw and noted one club that can present a gift. The first favourite is Liverpool We should immediately note that …

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Results of the draw for the 1/4 finals of the Champions League season-2021/2022

Today, on March 18, in Nyon (Switzerland), the draw for the 1/4 final of the UEFA Champions League of the 2021/2022 season took place. Draw results: Chelsea (England) — Real Madrid (Spain);Manchester City (England) — Atletico Madrid (Spain);Villarreal (Spain) — Bayern Munich (Germany);Benfica (Portugal) — Liverpool (England). The teams listed in pairs first will become the hosts of the first match The draw for the semi-final bracket was also held. The Manchester City — Atletico pair winner will play with the winner of the Chelsea — Real Madrid pair.The Villarreal — Bayern pair winner will play with the winner of the Benfica — …

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All the quarterfinalists of the Champions League have been determined

All the teams that will compete in the quarter-finals of the Champions League have been determined. They became: Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Benfica, Chelsea, Atletico, Villarreal, Liverpool and Real Madrid. The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Champions League will be held in Nyon on March 18. The first quarter-final matches will be played on April 5 and 6. The return matches are scheduled for April 12 and 13. The decisive match of the Champions League of the 2021/2022 season will be held on May 28 at the Stade de France arena in Saint-Denis. Initially, the tournament’s final game …

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Villarreal defeated Juventus on the road and reached the 1/4 finals of the Champions League

On the night of March 16–17, Moscow Time, at the Allianz — Juventus Stadium in Turin (Italy), Juventus hosted Villarreal in the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Champions League. Unfortunately, the guests won 3:0. The score was opened in the second half. In the 78th minute, the Yellow Submarine forward Gerard Moreno scored a penalty against Juventus. In the 85th minute, defender Pau Torres doubled Villarreal’s advantage. In the time added to the second half, Arno Groeneveld scored from an 11-meter shot. The game was served by a Polish team of referees led by Szymon Marciniak. He was assisted by …

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Benfica minimally beat Ajax and reached the 1/4 finals of the Champions League

On March 16, the second leg of the 1/8 final of the UEFA Champions League of the 2021/2022 season was held between Ajax and Benfica. The game was held at the Johan Kruiff Arena in Amsterdam (Netherlands). The confrontation ended with a 1:0 in favour of Benfica. The Portuguese opened the scoring in the game in the 77th minute. Darwin Nunez distinguished himself. Grimaldo executed a free-kick, the ball fell to Nunez, who, with his head in a jump from the goalie’s line, hammered the ball under the crossbar. It was Benfica’s first shot on target for the match. In its …

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Atletico knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League and reached the 1/4 finals of the tournament

In the second leg of the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Champions League, Manchester United hosted Atletico. The meeting was held at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester (England) and ended with a 1:0 victory for the Spanish team. In the 41st minute of the match, the only goal was scored by Atletico defender Renan Lodi. The striker of the Spanish team, Joao Felix, made a pass with his heel to the right edge of the penalty area, from where Atletico forward Antoine Griezmann executed a canopy to the far corner of the goalkeeper and Lodi’s headshot under the post. The …

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On March 15, Ajax hosts Benfica in the second leg of the 1/8 final of the Champions League

Benfica head coach Nelson Verissimo shared his expectations from the second leg of the 1/8 Champions League final with Ajax. “We have to play at a high level to overcome such a difficult obstacle as Ajax. But we believe we can beat Ajax. I already said this before the first game, which probably many did not believe. Ajax will have a difficult time with us. We also have a difficult game ahead of us,” the UEFA press service quotes the coach. The head coach of Ajax Amsterdam, Eric ten Hag, expressed his opinion about the return game of the 1/8 Champions League …

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Real Madrid beat PSG thanks to Benzema’s hat-trick and reached the 1/4 finals of the Champions League

On March 10, the second leg of the 1/8 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain ended. The teams played at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The confrontation ended with a score of 3:1 in favour of the hosts. Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring in the 39th minute. Neymar executed a touch pass on the move of Mbappe, who burst into the penalty area at the highest speed, took aim and shot into the near corner from the right — the ball from the hands of Thibaut Courtois flew into the net. Karim Benzema then equalized after a mistake by Gianluigi …

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Liverpool lost to Inter but reached the 1/4 finals of the Champions League

In the second leg of the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Champions League of the 2021/2022 season, Liverpool hosted Inter. The meeting was held at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool (England) and ended with a 1–0 victory for the guests. In the 61st minute of the match, Inter striker Lautaro Martinez opened the scoring. The forward of the Italian team Alexis Sanchez gave the assist. However, a few minutes later, Sanchez received a second yellow card and was removed from the field. In the first match between Inter and Liverpool, which took place in Italy, the English club won with a …

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Bayern scored seven goals in the Champions League match with Salzburg

Bayern Munich defeated the Austrian “Salzburg” and advanced to the 1/4 finals of the Champions League. The forward of the German team, Robert Lewandowski, scored the fastest hat-trick in the tournament’s history. The meeting, held on Tuesday in Munich, ended with a score of 7:1 in favour of the hosts. Home striker Robert Lewandowski scored the fastest hat-trick in the history of the Champions League in the match. The Pole hit the opponents’ goal three times in the first 23 minutes of the match; first, he converted two penalties (12 and 21), and after that, he scored from the game (23). …

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