Champions League: Ajax goes down, Bruges surprises

Status: 10/04/2022 10:58 PM

SSC Napoli has inflicted real humiliation on Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League. Meanwhile, FC Brugge surprised their group with an impeccable record.

Group A: Napoli stay ahead of Liverpool after thumping victory

Napoli kept a clean sheet with their third win in three games in Group A and remain at the top of the table. Liverpool are three points behind in second place. They are followed by Ajax with three and Rangers with zero points.

Ajax Amsterdam – SSC Napoli 1:6 (1:2)

Mohammed Kudus initially gave Ajax the lead from the crowd (9′), but then Naples hit back: Giacomo Raspadori made a remarkable combination of the guests (18′), Giovanni Di Lorenzo followed a corner to give Naples the lead (33′ ). .).

Napoli turned up the heat: Shortly before half-time, Piotr Zieliński made it 3-1 after a counterattack (45 minutes). Raspadori again scored Napoli’s fourth goal (47′) after a mistake by Ajax goalkeeper Remko Pasveer. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (63′) and Giovanni Simeone (81′) scored the remaining goals. Ajax player Dušan Tadić saw a second yellow card (73′).

Liverpool 2-0 Glasgow Rangers (1-0)

Trent Alexander-Arnold gave Liverpool the lead early on. In the 7th minute, he curled a free kick into the Rangers’ goal. Liverpool were the much better team, the Rangers barely scored a goal. After the break, Mohammed Salah made it 2-0 with a penalty kick (53rd), Luis Díaz was fouled by Leon King. The Rangers had nothing left to resist.

Group B: Bruges surprisingly up front, Leverkusen loses

Club Brugge were in pot 4 at the time of the draw and are in first place after three wins from three games with nine points. The lead gets bigger: all other three teams have only three points each.

Club Brugge – Atletico Madrid 2:0 (1:0)

Bruges was slightly better, but had few chances to score until the 36th minute. Then Ferrán set up Jutglà for Kamal Soawh, who scored the lead.

Jutglà then made it 2-0 himself from twelve meters, Tajon Buchanan had put him in position. Atletico missed the big chance to connect from the point, Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty (76th).

FC Porto – Bayer Leverkusen 1:0 (0:0)

The highlight of the match was a disallowed goal. Porto had scored, instead of the goal for Porto, according to video evidence, there was a penalty for Leverkusen, but Patrik Schick failed to keep Diogo Costa. Zaidu Sanusi (69′) and Galeno scored in the second half to win for Porto, Leverkusen’s Jeremie Fripong was shown a second yellow card (88′).

Group C: Inter positions themselves behind Bayern

Bayern remain at the top of the table with an unblemished record of three wins, while Inter Milan have risen to six points by beating FC Barcelona at home. With three points, FC Barcelona now has to fear relegation to the Europa League. Pilsen is the last with zero points.

Inter Milan 1-0 FC Barcelona (1-0)

Barcelona started strong, but initially barely scored. The Milanese showed a strong defensive performance and concentrated on the quick substitution. Inter took the lead, Hakan Calhanoglu scored from 20 meters (45′).

Pedri would have equalized only after the break – Ansu Fati played the ball with his hand on the previous cross (69th).

Bayern Munich – Viktoria Pilsen 5:0 (3:0)

Bayern comfortably beat the Czech champions 5-0 (3-0). The goals were scored by Leroy Sané (7th minute/50th), Serge Gnabry (13th), Sadio Mané (21st) and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (59th).

Group D: Black day for goalkeeper Sporting, point for Frankfurt

Sporting Lisbon remains in the lead with six points despite a defeat. Tottenham and Frankfurt each have four points, Marseille three after their first win.

Olympique Marseille – Sporting Lisbon 4:1 (3:1)

Sporting took the lead early on via Trincao (1st minute). Then Lisbon goalkeeper Antonio Adán became a formative figure: on a tee shot, he only hit opponent Alexis Sánchez, whose leg bounced the ball into the goal (13th). A bad pass from the goalkeeper led to the next goal by Amine Harit (17th). And then Adán saw a red card after a handball outside the penalty area (23′).

Substitute Franco Israel did slightly better and misjudged a corner. Leonardo Balerdi headed in and made it 3-1 (28′). Chancel Mbemba put the lid on it shortly before the end (84th). After the riots surrounding the game in Frankfurt, the stands in Marseille remained empty due to a UEFA penalty.

Eintracht Frankfurt – Tottenham Hotspur 0:0

Frankfurt took their fourth point and kept the game open. Eintracht had a few chances, especially in the second half, but failed to score the winning goal.

Eintracht Frankfurt has missed its first Champions League home win. Against Tottenham, the Hessians scrambled for victory, especially in the second half.

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