Liverpool wins seven-gate thriller – Suárez saves Barca
Published by Giselle
October 4, 2019 4:53 pm
Liverpool FC, the undisputed leaders in their home Premier League, have been struggling to celebrate their first victory in the Champions League.
The defending champion around team manager Jürgen Klopp won 4:3 (3:1) against the strong Austrian serial champion FC Salzburg after a 3-0 lead. The Reds had lost the first group game two weeks ago with the SSC Naples 0:2.
In the table, Liverpool equalled Salzburg on points (three each). At the top is Naples with four points, who did not exceed 0:0 in the early game in Genk.
Barcelona escape with a black eye
FC Barcelona also made their first triumvirate in the premier class this season. The Catalans won with world footballer Lionel Messi in the starting eleven against the Italian top club Inter Milan 2:1 (0:1). The Blaugrana had started the match in Group F with a lucky 0:0 win at Borussia Dortmund. The front runner is Barca due to the better goal difference of the BVB.
Meanwhile, Ajax Amsterdam seamlessly continues the outstanding previous season. Last year’s semi-finalist won FC Valencia 3:0 (2:0) and greeted in Group H with six points from the top. FC Chelsea is three points behind after a 2-1 (1-1) victory at OSC Lille.
In Leipzig’s Group G, Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg won 3-1 (1-0) against Benfica Lisbon, and with four points are level on points with Olympique Lyon.
Salah shoots Liverpool to victory
Liverpool started at home Anfield Road like the fire department. The Austrian series champion had nothing against the speed of the attack machine around Sadio Mané, birthday child Roberto Firmino (turned 28) and Mohamed Salah in the initial phase. Mané took the lead after a double pass with Firmino (9th). Andrew Robertson (25th) and Salah (36th) set the course for victory early.
Two weeks after the impressive 6-2 victory against KRC Genk in their premier class debut, the former Hamburger Hee-Chan Hwang scored the Salzburger follow-up from almost nowhere (39th). After the break, Takumi Minamino (56th) and shooting star Erling Braut Haaland (60th) equalized. Again Salah (69.) gave Liverpool the victory.
In Barcelona Lautaro Martinez (3.) took the lead early. The Spanish champion had a hard time for a long time after the break striker star Luis Suárez equalized with a remarkable volley (58th). In the final phase, he scored after Messi to win (84th).