UCL: Liverpool Returns To Winning Ways After Napoli Rout, Spurs Lose To Sporting Lisbon As Bayern Defeat Barca - Matrix Live Ng
UCL: Liverpool Returns To Winning Ways After Napoli Rout, Spurs Lose To Sporting Lisbon As Bayern Defeat Barca
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UCL: Liverpool Returns To Winning Ways After Napoli Rout, Spurs Lose To Sporting Lisbon As Bayern Defeat Barca

Joel Matip’s late header earned Liverpool a 2-1 win over Ajax as their Champions League campaign finally had to lift off at Anfield.

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Beaten badly by Napoli last week, the scrutiny on Jurgen Klopp’s side looked set to be amplified when Mohammed Kudus cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s opener early on. But Matip rose to head home with minutes remaining to win it for Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Tottenham were stunned by Sporting Lisbon as two late goals condemned Antonio Conte’s side to a 2-0 defeat in their Champions League Group D clash at Estadio Jose Alvalade.

The game appeared to be heading for a stalemate before Sporting substitute Paulinho headed a Pedro Goncalves corner past Hugo Lloris in the final minute of normal time.

The hosts then wrapped up the points in stoppage time when Arthur Gomes, another substitute, cut in from the left and breezed past Cristian Romero and Emerson Royal before slotting a low finish into the corner.

Spurs, back in action after the weekend’s Premier League postponements following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, were a long way below their best on the night, struggling to create clear chances and unable to contain Sporting’s counter-attacking threat.

Bayern Munich scored twice in four minutes against the run of play through Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane to beat Barcelona 2-0 in their Champions League Group C match on Tuesday.

It was an unhappy return to Munich for Barca striker Robert Lewandowski, who left the Bavarians in the summer after eight years, with the Germans now top of their group on six points from two matches.

Barcelona are on three points, along with Inter. Viktoria Plzen are in last place. Barcelona were dominant for 50 minutes and have only themselves to blame for not taking the lead, with Lewandowski coming close twice and Pedri and Gavi also missing golden chances.

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