Last Updated on September 7, 2022 6:21 pm by Erwin Noguera
The Champions League group phase matchday 1 came to its end. This time, we had a couple of surprising results, to spice the beginning of the European campaign. Now let us take a quick look at how the matches ended and if our predictions were on point.
Champions League Group Phase Matchday 1: Tuesday results
The Champions League started strong. In Germany, Dortmund achieved the expected result against the Danish underdogs of Copenhagen. However, in the other match, the history was different, as a great run from Orsic gave the Croatians an unexpected win that, on one side, was Aubameyang’s debut for Chelsea and, on the other, was the end of the road for Tomas Tuchel as the Blues boss.
Later that day, Real Madrid and Manchester City gave their respective cathedras of football over rivals that knew what was coming. Is worth noting that Haaland added yet another double to his impressive Champions League record. Meanwhile, Los Blancos received the blow of KB9 injury.
On the other hand, PSG dealt Juventus yet another blow, signaling the chronic lack of creativity in la Vecchia Signora’s game.
Champions League Group Phase Matchday 1: Wednesday results
Wednesday started with Ajax and Sporting Lisbon giving more headaches to their languishing rivals.
In the main matches of the day, Bayern had a quiet evening against an Inter that is trying to find its foot on defense. Meanwhile, Barcelona and Napoli steamrolled their rivals. The issue with the last results is that, as the Cules went over a Polish team, Napoli gave the runner-up of the Champions League a beatdown to be remembered.
Liverpool’s defense had its worst first half in ages, with Kvaratskhelia, Anguissa, Osimhen and later Simeone giving nightmares to the Reds. Also, it’s worth mentioning that Joe Gomez was especially exposed; he was taken off in the second half.
Finally, Tottenham was another team with a quiet evening; while Porto and Atlético had a heart attack of a match-up with 3 goals in added time. So, we were on point with 6 out of our 7 predictions, not bad at all.