The Champions League Week Two


Bleacher Report

Salzburg winger Hwang Hee-chan blows by Virgil Van Djik on his way towards goal.

With the return of club soccer after the international break, we have been blessed with another week of Champions League soccer. With some teams looking to start moving forward towards the knockout stage after a shaky start, others are looking to cement their places at the top of their groups.

It started on Tuesday the 1st of October when Real Madrid prepared to suit up against Club Brugge at home. The game started with a bang, with Brugge strike Bonaventure hitting the back of the net twice before half time. With the home team and fans in shock through the break, Madrid looked to even up the scores and maybe even win it in the second half. With a captain’s contribution, Madrid defender Sergio Ramos notched one back for Los Blancos. Then in the dying minute’s midfielder Casemirio evened up the scores. Ending the game with a 2-2 draw.

Later on in London, the Tottenham Hotspurs prepared to face German giants Bayern Munich. With Tottenham looking to bounce back after having struggles in their past games, they were looking to come out strong. But unfortunately, that was not the tale to be told. Having Spurs winger Son hit the net first, they seemed very optimistic. But Bayern hit back immediately, leveling up the scores. And Bayern forward Lewandowski put them up by a goal just before the half. After halftime, Bayern came out of the gates blazing hot, where youngster Serge Gnabry scored four exquisite goals and veteran Robert Lewandowski adding to the tally. The game ended 7-2, giving Bayern a much needed away win that put them at the top of the table and leaving Spurs winless.

Serge Gnabry celebrates scoring his fourth goal, sealing the win for Bayern.

While in Anfield on Wednesday, Liverpool looked to get back to winning ways after their opening day loss to Napoli. And that is precisely what they did. Coming out and hitting the back of the net three times within the first forty minutes of play. Unlike most teams, Salzburg did not give up, snagging one goal back before half time. After halftime, Salzburg looked to get back in the game. They scored two more goals to even up the scores. However, Mo Salah scored the goal that separated Liverpool from their opponents, giving them the lead and securing them the much-needed win.

Meanwhile, Barcelona was looking to get their first win in the competition this season against Inter. But Inter came out strong, scoring the third minute of the game, leaving Camp Nou in shock. Half time came, and the teams went to talk things over, with the score still at 1-0. Later on, in the second half, Barcelona striker Luis Suarez hit a fantastic volley to bring the Catalans level. Then in the last minutes of play, Barcelona’s winger, Leo Messi, set up his attacking partner, Suarez, with a great assist, putting Barcelona ahead just before the end of the game.

With the likes of Dortmund, Man City, Chelsea, Ajax, Juventus, and others coming away with wins. This puts them in an excellent position to make the knockout stages. The next matches will be played on the 22nd and 23rd of this month. Make sure to tune in.