If you had followed the livescores on BT sports 1 where you have the opportunity of monitoring live scores of on the on going matches then you would surely have had a fantastic night of Uefa Champions League matches.
Nigerians who followed the matches especially journos went on twitter rampage with multiple adjectives when Super Eagles Golden boy Victor Osimhen open scoring against host Valencia.Chelsea were losing 1-3 at home in a reverse fixture against visiting Ajax while Inter seem to be teaching Dortmund some home lessons when they led 0-2 at half time. Words can’t describe the earlier results that filtered in, especially in the match between host Barcelona and Slava Praha which ended 0-0 after 90 minutes. In the other match played earlier in the day it was a repeat performance by visiting Leipzip who downed host Zenit 0-2(the reversed fixtures ended 2-1 in Leipzip’s favour)
Dont go to sleep
The full time results didn’t tell the full story of the drama in the Chelsea versus Ajax clash. Ajax were poised for a revenge at Stamford bridge after Lampard’s army secured a shocking 0-1 victory in Amsterdam. After just one shot on target the dutch side led 3-1, they had two fortuitous goals,(both Tammy Abraham and goalie Kepa Arrizabalaga scored own goals). The match turned on its head at 4-2 with Ajax in the driving seat 2 quick red cards to Danny Blind and Joel Veltman gave Chelsea the momentum and at the end of 90 minutes the dutch army survived and went home with a point after playing with 9 men for about 22 minutes of the match.
For Osimhen’s Lille there’s a lot of work to be done, his goal seem to have gingered the away side and they went into the showers with a 1-0 lead.It is obvious that there would be a lot of questions and answer session in their dressing room the match was delicatedly poised at 1-1(a replica of their reversed fixture), then the umimaginatble happened, the team collapsed in the space of 8 minutes and conceded 3 goals.
Maybe Conte wont be too rigid, and should try and adopt another style in the latter stages of the games, when his team play against a good opposition, his team was in cruise control until the Dortmuch turned on the style and reduced the tally in the 51st minute level matters 13minutes(64th) later and also went on to clinch the winner 13minutes(77th) later.
Match day 4 continues tomorrow with mouth watering fixtures, below are the full results of match day 3 and today’s matches
Tuesday 5 November
Group E: Liverpool 2-1 Genk, Napoli 1-1 Salzburg
Group F: Barcelona 0-0 Slavia Praha, Dortmund 3-2 Inter
Group G: Zenit 0-2 Leipzig, Lyon 3-1 Benfica
Group H: Chelsea 4-4 Ajax, Valencia 4-1 LOSC Lille
match day 3
Wednesday 23 October
Group E: Salzburg 2-3 Napoli, Genk 1-4 Liverpool
Group F: Inter 2-0 Dortmund, Slavia Praha 1-2 Barcelona
Group G: Leipzig 2-1 Zenit, Benfica 2-1 Lyon
Group H: Ajax 0-1 Chelsea, LOSC Lille 1-1 Valencia’