Champions League Matchday 1 Wednesday Roundup - Seville - Correa

Champions League Matchday 1 Wednesday Roundup: Liverpool held to draw

2017/18 Champions League campaign kicked off with some really great games on Tuesday. Wednesday night’s ties were just as good, if not more intriguing than the opening day’s games. Here’s a look at how things went down in our Champions League Matchday 1 Wednesday Roundup.

Liverpool welcomed Sevilla to Anfield as they looked to kick-start their Champions League campaign with a win after a lengthy absence from Europe’s elite club competition.

Wissam Ben Yedder nicked a goal for Sevilla in the 5th-minute courtesy of an assist from Sergio Escudero. Roberto Firmino got Liverpool back into the game in the 21st-minute with Jurgen Klopp’s side dominating proceedings.

Mohammed Salah doubled Liverpool’s lead in the 37th-minute, the Reds were then granted a penalty which Firmino missed in the 42nd-minute.

Joaquin Correa helped Sevilla to a point with a 72nd-minute strike, and the game was ultimately rounded off with Liverpool’s Joseph Gomez receiving a red card.

Elsewhere in Group E, Damjan Bohar grabbed a late equaliser for Maribor as they played host to Spartak Moscow at the Ljudski vrt Stadion.

Aleksandr Samedov scored Spartak’s lone goal in what turned out to be an interesting affair.

In Group F, Feyenoord were thumped 4-0 by Manchester City with the Citizens completely dominating play from the onset.

John Stones opened the scoring for City before Sergio Aguero, and Kevin de Bryune both scored within 5 minutes of each other.

Gabriel Jesus took City’s tally up to three goals in the 25th-minute before John Stones popped up with another goal in the 63rd-minute.

Shakhtar were the second team to win a game in Group F as they secured a 2-1 victory over a Napoli side that failed to find their feet in the match.

Taison opened the scoring for the Ukrainian side in the 15th-minute before Facundo Ferreyra doubled Shakhtar’s tally in the 58th-minute.

Napoli’s consolation goal came courtesy of a penalty which Arkadiusz Milik converted.

Group G saw Ricardo Quaresma pick up a 3-1 win over his former side FC Porto as Besiktas put up a beautiful attacking display at the Estadio do Dragao.

Anderson Talisca opened the scoring for Besiktas in the 13th-minute before Dusko Tosic scored an own goal to gift Porto the equaliser.

Goals from Cenk Tosun and Ryan Babel eventually helped the Turkish giants to the win with goals in the 28th and 86th-minutes.

RB Leipzig’s creator-in-chief, Emil Forsberg got his name on the scoresheet against Monaco in a tie that failed to produce much excitement bar a few decent moments.

Youri Tielemans was on target for Monaco as the Ligue 1 were held to a draw and will now be looking towards matchday 2 for their first win of the CL season.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the Real Madrid line-up for their Group H game against APOEL Nicosia. The latter were expected to be blown away by Madrid’s sheer attacking power, and whilst they did get beaten, to some extent they managed to restrict Los Blancos to just three goals two of which were scored by Ronaldo and the third from Sergio Ramos.

Harry Kane bagged a sublime brace as Tottenham put three goals past Dortmund at Wembley with der BVB managing to score one goal in reply to Spurs’ three.

Heung-Min Son opened the scoring before Andriy Yarmolenko drew things level. Harry Kane scored 4 minutes after Yarmolenko in the 15th-minute before netting again in the 60th-minute.

The tie closed with Jan Vertonghen getting sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

Highlights

Real Madrid vs Apoel

Tottenham vs BVB

Liverpool vs Sevilla

 

Leipzig vs Monaco

 

Feyenoord vs Manchester City

 

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He's well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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