Real Madrid starts with a difficult victory against Sporting in Champions League
Real Madrid is the group stage of the Champions League with a difficult victory at Sporting Lisbon started. The team bow in the final a disadvantage to an advantage: 2-1.
Cristiano Ronaldo shot two minutes before time, a free kick, which then Alvaro Morata deep into injury time the winning goal within headlined.
Sporting started with the Dutch, Marvin Zeegelaar (full) and Bas Dost in the base. Dost was in the forefront company of Bryan Ruiz, a former attacker of FC Twente and PSV.
The Portuguese did in the first half of the cup holder. Sporting kept the rests pretty close and knew a few counters, even dangerous. Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, however, was nervous of the Portuguese attempts.
Because Real peace to few real good attacks came, there was not much to enjoy for the spectators. Also Ronaldo had himself barely see. The player that a large part of his youth spent at Sporting was only in the final stage of the first half dangerous through a free kick.
Still, it was surprising that Sporting terms after rest on lead came. After fumbling around in the Real defence came to the ball suddenly, for the feet of Bruno Cesar, who Casilla with a slider in the far corner looking left.
Real of course, was full of hunting for the equalizer, but the team of coach Zinedine Zidane was often far too rushed and sloppy. It led midway through the second half until the introduction of Lucas Vazquez and Alvaro Morata for Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
The home team had in the final stage, also plenty of chances to equalize, but the Portuguese defence didn’t flinch. In addition, the Madrid attackers regularly offside, allowing the necessary promising attacks to soap were helped.
Two minutes before time gave Ronaldo a free kick for the deserved equalizer. His attempt went over the inside of the post. Morata suggested in injury time even the victory safe for Real.
Borussia Dortmund started in the same group F, particularly swift at the miljoenenbal. Legia Warsaw was in Poland with less than 6-0 coils.
Dortmund has divided up the hits nicely on both halves. Maro Götze made quickly for 1-0, after which defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos the 2-0 within worked. Already after seventeen minutes had Marc Bartra the third goal.
Via hits of Raphael Guerreiro and Gonzalo Castro walked Dortmund even out to 5-0, and then Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the final stage, even 6-0.
In the duel between Manchester City and Borussia Mönchengladbach was Sergio Agüero for the big man. The Argentinian made it three in the 4-0 win duel. In injury time brought a substitute Kelechi Iheanacho for the fourth goal.
The contest would actually be on Tuesday to be played, but referee Bjorn Kuipers ordered the duel then because of the heavy rainfall.
FC Barcelona has the lead in group C, thanks to the 7-0 victory over Celtic on Tuesday.