Tottenham beats Real Madrid on matchday 4
The Champions League is back. Matchday 4 claimed its winners and losers, as many new stars have taken the spotlight and the race to the top continues.
The Tottenham Hotspur F.C. went against Real Madrid C.F. in England.
Both teams came out of the dressing room ready to compete for the top spot of their group because their last encounter ended 1-1.
In their group standing they were both tied for first place with seven points, so this match was for all the marbles. Fans chanted Dele Alli’s name throughout the game, as he scored two goals against the Spanish giants in the 27th and 56th minutes.
The 2 goals left Real Madrid surprised after its poor performances in its league, but that did not stop Christian Eriksen from scoring Tottenham’s third goal in the 65th minute.
Real Madrid was already down by 3 goals, but Cristiano Ronaldo was able to score his sixth goal in this season’s Champions League in the 80th minute.
It was not enough to secure Real Madrid’s round of 16 spot, but the Tottenham Hotspurs claimed its win and a spot in the round of 16 with a 3-0 win in Wembley.
Manchester City F.C. took S.S.C. Napoli for another stroll, but this time it was in Naples, Italy. Napoli previously lost its last match against Manchester City in England, but hoped for better luck at the team’s home stage.
The match kicked off in favor of Napoli with a goal from Lorenzo Insigne in the 21st minute. Napoli’s lead did not last long, as Manchester City’s Nicolás Otamendi and John Stones scored 2 headers in the 34th and 48th minutes of the match.
Napoli quickly tried to answer back with a penalty goal from Jorge Luiz Frello Filho, best known as Jorginho, which leveled the match 2-2 in the 62nd minute.
Sergio Agüero quickly kept Manchester City on top with a historic goal in the 69th minute, making Agüero the top goal scorer for the Citizens in all competitions.
Raheem Sterling put the cherry on top with a late goal for Manchester, ending the game 2-4. Manchester City secured its round of 16 spot with the team’s win against Napoli, but the Naples club must continue to fight for its next round spot.
A.S. Roma took control of Chelsea F.C. for the first time in this competition in Italy. In the team’s previous matchup, the final score was 3-3.
Roma opened the scoreboard with an incredibly fast goal in the first minute from Stephan El Shaarawy, who later increased Roma’s lead with a goal in the 36th minute.
Diego Perotti continued to increase Roma’s lead by scoring a long-distance goal that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could not save. The 3-0 victory placed Roma as leader in its group.
With only two more games left in the Champions League group stages, teams look to move on to the finals, as we all watch on.
The teams in contention will look to head into the playoff stages with a head full of steam, carrying that momentum to the grandest stage of them all in June.