With the UEFA Champions League underway, Week 2 action brought fans amazing goals, comebacks and the chance to see some clubs prove their dominance.
The Tottenham Hotspur F.C. has continued its winning record in Week 2 by winning 3-0 away from home against APOEL FC, who has struggled to obtain its first three points. Harry Kane has proved to be a strong force on the field by scoring a perfect hat trick, one goal with his left foot, the other with his right foot and a header for the last goal. Harry Kane is currently the top goal scorer for the 2017-2018 Champions League.
Real Madrid C.F. has shined again in its match against Borussia Dortmund in Germany. The team has kept calm and collected through Dortmund’s loyal fans, scoring three goals, one by Gareth Bale and two by Cristiano Ronaldo. Dortmund fought back but was only able to score one goal, which was shot in by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
This match was also important because it was Ronaldo’s 150th European game.
Paris Saint-Germain F.C. has claimed its dominance in the Champions League once again after beating FC Bayern Munich 3-0 at home in Paris.
The German giants fell against a new Paris Saint-Germain, and are now considering a new strategy to lead the team to more silverware. Bayern Munich’s manager Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked after the result of the match because of the fact that even though Bayern has a talented team, they have not been getting the results that they should be getting.
The team has also seen this and went against Ancelotti. Bayern is still looking for a manager, but Willy Sagnol will be serving as the interim one.
Manchester United F.C. continues to celebrate as it seals its second win in the Champions League against PFC CSKA Moscow in Russia. United was able to score four goals, two from Romelu Lukaku, a penalty from Anthony Martial and a goal from Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
CSKA responded with a last-minute goal from Konstantin Kuchayev. United has been stellar in the first two weeks of this Champions League, following a couple of years when the team was not able to qualify for it at all.
Atlético Madrid was disappointed after a 2-1 loss against Chelsea F.C. in Spain. Atlético‘s Antoine Griezmann scored a penalty in the 40th minute of the match, but Chelsea quickly responded with a goal from its Álvaro Morata in the 60th minute and a late goal from substitute Michy Batshuayi in the 93rd minute.
Chelsea secured its first-place position in the group, while Atlético is surprisingly having trouble finding its first three points. They look to rebound in the later stages of the tournament.
Other teams that grabbed three points on the second match day were FC Barcelona, Besiktas J.K. Football Team, Celtic F.C., Juventus F.C., Manchester City F.C., S.S.C. Napoli, A.S. Roma and Sevilla FC.
The Champions League continues on Oct. 17 with big matches such as Real Madrid vs. Tottenham, Manchester City vs. Napol, Liverpool vs. Maribor, RB Leipzig vs. Porto, and Chelsea vs. Roma.