The Champions League is well underway as we reach the half-way point in the group stage, and we’ve already had some very exciting battles.
Kylian Mbappe had a moment of magic to help PSG beat Milan 3-0 at the Parc des Princes, making it look easy against the team that made the semi-final last season. But the focus was on the young man Warren Zaire-Emery who stole the show at the age of 17, holding his own in the middle of the park against the famous Milan. Not only did the PSG fans love it, but the media was eager to speak to the young sensation.
Meanwhile in Group F’s other game it was a tense affair in Newcastle as Dortmund visited in the heavy rain. It took a brilliant first-half goal from Felix Nmecha to put Dortmund in front, and Newcastle put the pressure on hitting the crossbar twice but couldn’t fine the equaliser. Few will have backed Newcastle to make it out of this tough group, but knowing how well-prepped Eddie Howe’s tactics have been in the Premier league, he will need to adjust even quicker to make sure Newcastle make it into the knockout stages as it is wide open.
The two Manchester clubs are happy with their midweek games, with United winning in dramatic style thanks to Harry Maguire’s goal and Onana’s last-minute penalty save. These two players have faced a lot of criticism so it’s great to see them help their team with some heroics.
The mental strength of these guys has been tested to the highest degree, that some will never understand. It was interesting to see them make the turn during the game while they started swimming against the current.
Man City beat Young Boys 3-1, with two goals from Haaland, and it means both Manchester teams are in winning form as we go into the weekend of the Manchester derby. These are the games you would love to play as a pro. Derbies are always special to play in and to watch as a fan.
Bellingham grabbed his 11th goal in 12 games in all competitions for Real Madrid, becoming only the second player to score in each of his first three Champions League games for Madrid, after Christian Karembeu in 1998. It looks like there’s no stopping Jude, and Madrid will be looking for another European trophy to add to their ever-growing collection this season.
That’s why the big game in La Liga this weekend on Saturday is one you better sit down to relax and enjoy.
Harry Kane was on the scoresheet for Bayern in their 3-1 win over Galatasaray, ending their 23-match unbeaten run across all competitions. Kane is hungry for a trophy and it could be Bayern’s year if they can stay consistent. #mmlove