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Rain of goals, twists, expulsions and a lot of football: the fourth round of …

by Ace Damon
Rain of goals, twists, expulsions and a lot of football: the fourth round of ...

The fourth round of the Champions League group stage began on Tuesday.

On the first day of matchday four, the Chelsea-Ajax goalscorer was the highlight, as the Dutch started well (1-4), but ended up with a 4-4 draw and almost even defeat after suffering two. expulsions.


Surprise in Barcelona's draw against Slavia Prague on a day when they played in groups E, F, G and H and there are no qualifying rounds yet, and only Napoli could stamp the passport today.

In Lyon, Benfica assumed that they needed to win to maintain their ambition to qualify in Group G, but they did not do much for that and from the fourth minute onwards they had to chase the result against Joachim Andersen's goal. head after a corner.

The picture got worse on 33 minutes, with Depay's goal here signing his 50th goal for the club and scoring for the fourth consecutive match. He would come out at break.

Benfica's reaction in the second half, already with Pizzi and Seferovic on the field, was late and insufficient, as he only conceded a goal after 76 minutes, with no chance for Portuguese goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

The 'coup de grace' came on 89 minutes, with a well-placed shot from Burkina-Faso's Bertrand Traoré against Jardel's passivity.

In the other Group G game, Leipzig beat Zenit 2-0 in Russia and reinforced first place.

In St. Petersburg, Diego Demme put Leipzig ahead with a fifth-minute first-half clearance from outside the area after several previous shots.

In the second half, Austria's Marcel Sabitzer confirmed his victory on 63 minutes with an excellent assist from Emil Forsberg.

This triumph allowed the German side to consolidate the group's lead with nine points, two more than Lyon and five than Zenit. Benfica are already six from Leipzig's squad, which host Benfica on 27 November.

Three-fight in Group H following a draw between Chelsea and Ajax and Valencia's 4-1 draw at Lille in which returnee Renato Sanches was used as an alternate.

Everyone has seven points except Lille, who has one and can no longer reach the eighth.

In London, Ajax seemed to have everything under control as they struck 4-1 in the 55th minute to break the tie, without Veltman and Blind on the pitch.

With Nelson Semedo on 'eleven', right-back in the first half and left-back in the second, FC Barcelona were surprised at home by Slavia in Group F and were no more than a 'nil' against a team that has already had managed to draw at Inter's home.

In a match that did not count on the Uruguayan Luis Suárez, 'Barça' created some opportunities to score, but saw the goalkeeper Ondrej Kolár make some defenses and the video referee confirm the invalidation of a goal, out of the goalkeeper out of the millimeter Lionel Messi, who previously shot the 'iron'.

In the other match of the group, Raphael Guerreiro's Borussia Dortmund was losing 2-0 at the break with Inter but managed to turn the score to 3-2, taking a strong step towards qualification.

He heads the 'Barça' with eight points, followed by Dortmund with seven, Inter with four and Slavia with two.

Group E are also still undefined after a 1-1 win at Napoli-Salzburg – Mario Rui played for the Italians – and Liverpool's 2-1 win against Genk, even though the English saved the squad in the face of the 'shock' against Manchester City for the championship as early as the weekend.

Liverpool are almost there with nine points but can be beaten by Naples (8) and Salzburg (4). With just one point, Genk is almost eliminated.

Austrian highlight for Norwegian 'boy' Erling Braut Haaland's seven goals in just 11 shots. At 19, is the best scorer of the race.

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