Liverpool, Bayern run riot in CL as Real edge Inter

PARIS, NOV 4 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 11/4/2020 1:07:54 PM IST

Diogo Jota scored a shocking hat-trick in Liverpool’s 5-0 demolition of Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday, as holders Bayern Munich scored six and Real Madrid struck late to beat Inter Milan in a thriller.

On a prolific night time throughout Europe which additionally noticed a rampant Borussia Moenchengladbach hit six in Ukraine, the star particular person performances got here from Jota and Alassane Plea.
Portugal ahead Jota joined Liverpool from Wolverhampton Wanderers in September and has wasted little time making an impression with seven objectives from simply 5 begins.
In Bergamo, towards an Atalanta aspect who reached the quarter-finals final season, Jota was introduced into the beginning line-up in place of Roberto Firmino and required simply 16 minutes to open the scoring.
Another emphatic end allowed the 2019 Champions League winners to double their lead earlier than the break, and Mohamed Salah then broke away to get the third simply after the restart.
Salah arrange Sadio Mane for Liverpool’s fourth earlier than Jota obtained his hat-trick aim as the Premier League champions recorded their greatest win in Europe since beating Porto 5-0 away in February 2018.
“I’m playing in the best team of my career so far. I don’t know if it’s the best moment of my career but obviously scoring goals is my way of playing football,” Jota advised BT Sport.
With three wins from three, Liverpool are effectively on track to prime Group D, with Ajax and Atalanta each 5 factors again.
Ajax received 2-1 away to Midtjylland in Denmark, as Brazilian teenager Antony opened the scoring in the primary minute and Dusan Tadic netted from an oblique free-kick contained in the field quickly after. Anders Dreyer obtained one again for the hosts, who stay pointless.
French ahead Plea had earlier scored a hat-trick as Gladbach claimed a shocking 6-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in Kiev, the German aspect’s greatest European triumph since their Nineteen Seventies heyday.
The unlucky Valeriy Bondar scored an personal aim, with Ramy Bensebaini and Lars Stindl additionally scoring as Gladbach went prime of Group B, some extent clear of Shakhtar and Real Madrid.
Gladbach coach Marco Rose mentioned: “Six-nil is extraordinary. We did a lot right today — not to say almost everything.”
Real, the 13-time European champions, ran out 3-2 winners in a dramatic encounter with Inter behind closed doorways on the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, as Vinicius Junior arrange his fellow Brazilian substitute Rodrygo to lash in the decisive aim 10 minutes from time.
Karim Benzema had put the hosts forward and Sergio Ramos headed in his a hundredth Madrid aim in the thirty third minute, however Lautaro Martinez pulled one again shortly after.
Inter had been lacking the injured Romelu Lukaku however appeared set to flee with a draw when Ivan Perisic equalised halfway by the second half, just for Rodrygo to pounce and depart the Italians backside of the group.
Reigning champions Bayern have now received a file-extending 14 consecutive Champions League video games after a 6-2 victory towards Salzburg in Austria. German ahead Mergim Berisha gave Salzburg an early lead just for Robert Lewandowski to degree from the penalty spot, and a Rasmus Kristensen personal aim put Bayern forward earlier than the break. Japanese substitute Masaya Okugawa restored parity halfway by the second half just for Bayern to run away with the sport late on.
Jerome Boateng headed them again in entrance, Leroy Sane obtained their fourth and Lewandowski strained to move in his twelfth of the season, earlier than Lucas Hernandez wrapped up their win.
“We never give up — that’s what sets us apart,” Boateng advised Sky Germany.
Hansi Flick’s aspect are firmly in management of Group A, 5 factors forward of Atletico Madrid, who drew 1-1 at Lokomotiv Moscow.
Jose Maria Gimenez’s header for Atletico was cancelled out by Anton Miranchuk’s penalty.
Meanwhile Marseille’s 3-0 loss away to Porto noticed them equal Anderlecht’s file of 12 consecutive Champions League defeats.
Moussa Marega gave Porto an early lead earlier than Dimitri Payet blazed a penalty over for Marseille.
Sergio Oliveira then scored from the spot to make it 2-0 for Porto and Luis Diaz sealed the win for the house aspect in Group C.
Manchester City are firmly in management of that part after Pep Guardiola’s aspect eased previous Olympiakos 3-0, with Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus and Joao Cancelo netting. 

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