Lionel Messi is always a reliable player: FC Barcelona won against Tottenham with goals 104 and 105 in the premier league. Liverpool suffered a bitter defeat in Naples.
Tottenham Hotspur – FC Barcelona 2:4 (0:2)
Tottenham Hotspur lost 2-4 (2-0) to FC Barcelona in Group B after a weak first half. Lionel Messi opened the opening goal with a nice pass, Philippe Coutinho put the ball into the empty goal a little later (2nd minute). The best goal of the day was scored by Ivan Rakitic: The distance shot of the Croatian World Cup finalist went spectacularly from the left inner post into the goal (28th).
Shortly after the break, the Londoners were hopeful again. After two goals from Messi’s post, Harry Kane shortened to 1:2 (52.). But it was Messi who restored the old distance only four minutes later (56th). After Erik Lamela (66th) scored again, Messi scored his 105th Champions-League goal to finish the match on the 90th position. The Argentinian is thus catching up with Cristiano Ronaldo, who scores 120 goals. Barça leads the table with Inter Milan, Tottenham and Eindhoven third and fourth respectively.
PSV Eindhoven – Inter Milan 1-2 (1-1)
In Group B, Inter Milan also celebrated their second success in the second match. The Serie A club won PSV Eindhoven 2-1 (1-1), despite an interim deficit. Pablo Rosario put coach Mark van Bommel’s team in the lead (27th), Radja Nainggolan equalled before the break (44th). In the second half, Mauro Icardi scored the winning goal (60th).
SSC Naples – FC Liverpool 1:0 (0:0)
While Paris St. Germain had no problems in their 6-1 win against Red Star Belgrade, Liverpool suffered a bitter defeat in their second Group C match. The runners-up in the English Premier League came under pressure from the start. The Reds, who are otherwise so offensive, did not shoot at the opposing goal even once in the best line-up. Naples, who had played only a draw against Belgrade at the start, were only rewarded with a 14th goal in the final minute, with Lorenzo Insigne using the input of the outstanding José Callejon (90th). Liverpool are third in the table with three points, Naples first (four points) and PSG second at the moment. Check 888Ladies for more details.
Atlético Madrid – Club Bruges 3-1 (1-1)
Dortmund’s opponent in the group has won against Club Brügge without a glitter. France’s superstar Antoine Griezmann scored twice (28./67.) in the 3:1 victory, Arnaut Groeneveld equalled for the Belgian champion in the meantime (39.). Koke scored the third goal for the Spaniards. Atlético now ranks second in the table, equal on points with BVB.