This third day of the Champions League group stage saw Porto overthrow Antwerp thanks to a hat-trick from Evanilson and Newcastle fall at home to Dortmund.
Evanilson sees triple
The FC Porto scorer scored a hat-trick (46′, 69′, 84′) this Wednesday evening in just 45 minutes against Antwerp. Trailing 1-0 at the break, the Portuguese completely missed their match. But Sérgio Conceição’s players produced a high-flying second half to completely overthrow the Belgian champions (1-4). An awakening symbolized by the majuscule performance of the Brazilian Evanilson, who extinguished the Belgian enthusiasm single-handedly.
Fermin Lopez makes a name for himself
Fermin Lopez, 20 years old, has once again splashed the football world with all his talent. The young Spaniard delighted the Catalan supporters during Barça’s victory against Shakhtar Donestk (2-1). In the 36th minute of play, the Masia-trained attacking midfielder carried out a chest check followed by a heavy strike from the left, inside the post, to score his first goal in the Champions League. Lopez was in all of Barcelona’s good moves of the match. A nugget.
Newcastle stumble at home
After their convincing victory at Saint James’s Park three weeks ago against PSG (4-1), the Magpies were able to consolidate their first place in the group against Dortmund, still without a victory in the competition. It has not happened. The English team completely missed out on their match, falling against an efficient and well-established Borussia Dortmund. The English were punished just before half-time by Felix Nmecha and were unable to come back despite great domination in the final minutes of the match. Marco Reus notably delivered a very great score for Dortmund. The Germans achieve the good move of the evening taking second place in group F, ahead of Newcastle. THE PSG regains first position.
Lazio gets through
The Italians, second in Group E at kick-off, behind Atlético de Madrid, were slapped this Wednesday in Rotterdam by Feyenoord (3-1). Maurizio Sarri’s team offered nothing in the match, like their scorer Ciro Immobile, transparent and replaced in the 55th minute of play. Pedro’s reduction in the score at the end of the match from the penalty spot (83′) did not changes nothing, the Roman club carried out a bad operation by falling third place in its group.