Liverpool and Manchester City cruising on Wednesday night
The second day of this midweek’s Champions League football was a very succesful one for English teams. We’ve been watching Liverpool at home against Atletico Madrid and Manchester City at home against Club Brugge. Two English teams at home, after watching teams on Tuesday playing an away match. In this article we talk Liverpool and Manchester City and what their results mean for the remainder of this tournament.
Liverpool versus Atletico Madrid
Liverpool expected a tough match against Atletico Madrid. But the Atletico of this seaosn, isn’t the Atletico we were used to. Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane both scored an early goal. Which gave Liverpool an early 2-0 lead. A red card for Felipe halfway the first half was pretty much the nail in Atletico’s coffin. The 3-0 by Liverpool early in the second half got denied by VAR. The same happened with Luis Suarez goal in the 57th minute. Liverpool kept dominating possession and got their fourth victory in this group stage. With 12 points theyr are already through to the next round as group winner.
Manchester City versus Club Brugge
Manchester City should be fighting with Paris Saint-Germain for the win in this group. They were one point behind the French side before this gameweek. At home against Club Brugge is a mustwin for the Cityzens. It was Phil Foden who opened the score for Man City. Only two minutes later John Stones did something back for the Belgium side with an own goal. The 1-1 score remained on the scoreboard for the remainde rof the first half. Manchester City deciced the match in the second half with goals by Mahrez, Sterling and Jesus. A late RB Leipzig penalty led to a draw at the PSG game. Thsanks to this result Manchester City is now back on top of the group.