Atletico Madrid defeated Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, the first loss of Group A of the Champions League (2-0). Ruud Vormer helped Club Brugge win a historic victory at AS Monaco, Red Star Belgrade surprised Liverpool (2-0) and Naples and Paris Saint-Germian split points (1-1).
Atlético Madrid, who wanted to take revenge in his own Wanda Metropolitano for the 4-0 2-0 defeat in Dortmund, came after 1-0 by Saúl Ñíguez after more than half an hour. He pulled through the foot of defender Manuel Akanji.
It was for the ninth time that the midfielder made a goal in a Champions League match.
In the final stage, Antoine Griezmann decided the game with a controlled cursor after a well-executed Spanish break.
Bruges has concluded a dramatic European series
The Brugge Club ended a series of fifteen European games in Monaco without a victory. It was also the first victory for the Belgians in the Champions League from the 3-2 victory on Rapid Wien on November 2, 2005.
In the twelfth minute, Hans Vanaken opened the score in the Ludovic II stadium in Monaco, with a good pass from the former Ajax player, Mats Rits. Only five minutes later, the Belgian player also made 0-2, taking a penalty after Monaco defender Antonio Barreca made an unfortunate handball.
Over half an hour Vormer was at the heart of a historic hit. The midfielder gave a good pass to Wesley, who made 0-3 awesome. The Brugge club has not scored three times in a match away from the Champions League.
In the second half, visitors had no problem winning the victory. It was even more beautiful for the Club Brugge, because five minutes before time Vormer made 0-4 with a diagonal shot in the far corner.
Vormer was sent last week
Vormer played, like Stefano Denswil, at ninety minutes at Club Brugge. The captain of the Belgian club was over Saturday Saturday before the match with KRC Genk (1-1) and showed clearly in the media that he did not agree with that reservation.
The defeat of fat was another blow for the coach of Monaco, Thierry Henry, who was appointed a few months ago as successor to Leonardo Jardim. Monegasken has not won any of the player's five matches under the oldest top striker. Two weeks ago, the game ended with Club Brugge in 1-1.
Monaco is the last in Group A with only one point after four matches and is eliminated in the Champions League. Bruges is the third with four points, behind Borussia Dortmund and Atlético Madrid (both points). The Germans are on top of each other.
Kuipers heads Napoli and draws PSG
Paris Saint-Germain from Group C is far from being in the next round of the Champions League. The inapplicable leader of France played in Italy in Naples: 1-1.
Napoli now shares six-point leadership position with Liverpool, who earlier in the day lost surprisingly to Red Star Belgrade (2-0). PSG is the number three with five points and the last Star Red (four points) has not yet been eliminated.
The French champion made a 0-1 lead in the extra time of the first half in Naples. Spaniard Juan Bernat scored after Kylian Mbappé's training.
After more than an hour, the Italians have reached the same level. Lorenzo Insigne scored 11 meters. Referee Björn Kuipers gave a penalty after José Callejón was hit by goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Thiago Silva's defender.
Liverpool suffers a painful defeat in Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade took the lead against Liverpool in the 22nd minute through Milan Pavkov. The Serbian striker defeated Virgil van Dijk in the air at Marko Marin's corner and led 1-0 behind Allison goalkeeper.
Seven minutes later it was already 2-0 and again the goal came in the name of Pavkov. The striker pulled from a height of twenty meters and hit hard.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp seized peace and brought Joe Gomez and Roberto Firmino to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Daniel Sturridge. The "Reds" had enough chances, just like before, but they were negligent in finishing.
Georginio Wijnaldum and Van Dijk played the entire Liverpool match.
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