Ronaldo nets 101st Champions League goal
Champions League action kicked off this week in soccer, and featured four matches to enjoy as European competition came back to the forefront. Manchester City F.C. faced FC Basel who was no match for them. Manchester City won 4-0 with goals from Ilkay Gündogan, Bernardo Silva and a screamer from outside the box by Sergio Agüero. Leroy Sané also played for the first time since his injury back in January against Everton F.C.
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. went over to Italy and faced Juventus F.C. in what was a thrilling game to watch. Tottenham went down 2-0 within the first 10 minutes, with two goals from Gonzalo Higuaín. Despite this, the Spurs fought back with a Harry Kane goal in the 35th minute, showing once again why he is one of Europe’s brightest stars. Higuaín missed a penalty just before halftime that would have put the game away for Juventus.
A goal from Christian Eriksen brought Tottenham back into the game and ended the match with a 2-2 draw, something Spurs fans will be delighted about as the team plays the second leg back in London. Liverpool F.C. went to Portugal to face FC Porto, with the former destroying the latter.
Beating Porto 5-0, the Reds put an absolutely beautiful brand of football on display. Goals from Roberto Firmino, breakout star Mohamed Salah and a hat-trick for Sadio Mané showed that the Merseyside squad has one of the best attacking forces in the world.
The players of Paris Saint-Germain F.C. went over to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium with their work cut out for them. They took the lead early on with a goal from Adrien Rabiot — with a beautiful backheel assist from Neymar — but it was to no avail. PSG gave away a penalty just before halftime, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored it. Ronaldo then went on to score in the 83rd minute completing his brace and a goal shortly after from Marcelo Vieira meant Real Madrid would walk away with a 3-1 win.
The weekend continued with the magic of the FA Cup. Chelsea F.C. destroyed Hull City 4-0, with goals from Pedro Ledesma, new signing Olivier Giroud and a brace from Willian Silva. Manchester United F.C. faced Huddersfield Town A.F.C. and showed why the club is one of the favorites to win the competition. Tottenham played Rochdale A.F.C. to an exciting 2-2 draw. Kane has now scored 34 goals this season. In the Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich continues to dominate with a 2-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg, the goods coming from Sandro Wagner and Robert Lewandowski.
Borussia Dortmund also came home with a win, 1-0 against Borussia Mönchengladbach thanks to an amazing goal from Marco Reus on his return from injury. In La Liga, FC Barcelona still runs the show, defeating SD Eibar 2-0 courtesy of goals from Luis Suárez and Jordi Alba. Real Madrid C.F. won an eight-goal thriller against Real Betis. Goals from Sergio Ramos, Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and a brace from young star Marco Asensio meant that Los Blancos would walk away with a 5-3 win.