Champions League 2018/19


#82

He’s a “sports reporter”!


#83

Interesting penalty approach from Pogba .
Aldo would have been proud of that .
First was a beauty .


#84

Citeh 2 down at home !! Pep must go.


#85

HT Shakhtar Donetsk 1 Hoffenheim 2

2 very highliy rated coaches facing off in Kharkiv tonight. Julian Nagelsmann who will be joing RB Leipzig at the end of the season and Paulo Fonseca who has won the last 2 Ukrainian Premierships. The Sinsheimers very much playing on the counterattack but doing it quite effectively. Hoffenheim took the lead very early when Leonardo Bittencourt played in Austrian Florian Grillitsch who clipped the ball up and over Shakhtar goalie Andriy Pyatov in the net. Another good chance for Adam Szalai on the turn that he chested down saved. Shakhtar got their equaliser after Junior Moraes layed the ball off to left back Ismaily cut in on the left and toe-poked the ball outside of the boot into the far corner of the net. Hoffenheim nearly hit straight back when Joelinton tried to do the same shot that Ismaily did but unforunately for him not the same result. Hoffenheim went back in front 7 minutes before the break when an Andrej Kramaric corner was not dealy with by Pyatov who fluffed the cross headed into the top corner of the net by Norwegian center half Havard Nordtveit.

FT :ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk 2 :de: Hoffenheim 2

Hoffenheim with early chance in the 2nd half through an Szalai long range effort not convincingly saved by Pyatov. Taison combined with Ismaily down the left but his shot went wide. Shakhtar were meandering through the early part of the 2nd half it seems when Fonseca made a change bringing on Viktor Kovalenko. It seems to help his team flip a switch as they start their combination play much better. Junior Moraes a nifty back heel in the box back to Marlos who’s curled effort on goal was blocked by the defense. Taras Stepanenko had a shot that went over the net. Then a dangerous ball into the middle from Taison looking for Junior Moraes once more just about dealt with by Kevin Vogt the captain for Hoffenheim saving a goal. Shakhtar got their equaliser through Maycon Andrade of a short corner routine. It was absolute laser into the bottom right corner of the net. The Ukrainians were pushing for a winner at the end but unable to get one. I thought Shakhtar and Man City would be the 2 to get out of the group when the draw was made. We’ll wait and see I guess.


#86

Bt sports pundits jenas and lescott surprised at Lyons quality, who have thought the French were good at football.


#87

How’s N’Dombele been?


#88

Arteta must go - he’s in charge tonight.


#89

CSKA have been awful in the first half. Need a huge 2nd half.


#90

Chalov!!


#91

Feckov!


#92

Dub09ov!


#93

There’s ■■■■ all french players in the team .
4 by my count , 4 English in city’s .
Possibly underestimated them.


#94

5 French players in Lyons team , 6 if you include the keeper who is s Portuguese international but is French born and raised. He came through the Lyons academy.


#95

Very OHM like stats . Careful now.


#96

Shit nearly like the mask slip. Sorry dudes it’s early here in the us of a . Oops did it again …


#97

Walker and Delph are just sh1te. Sane is something else.


#98

Is that 5 or 6 who started tonight ?


#99

And Stones too.

Sane not starting is just as bizarre as him not making the Germany WC squad.

City massively missing De Bruyne


#100

Including lopes 6 . He just thinks he s Portuguese .


#101

Yeah was just saying it to the young lad here - KdB a huge loss