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UEFA Champions League Results Group Stage – Matchday 1, Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 September 2018

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Here are the results of the 2018 – 2019 UEFA Champions League Group Stage – Matchday 1 on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 September 2018.   The four Italian Italian Serie A teams participating are Juventus, AS Roma, SSC Napoli, and Inter.

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Inter 2 – 1 Tottenham

Crvena Zvezda 0 – 0 Napoli

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Valencia 0 – 2 Juventus (the two goals were penalties converted by Miralem Pjanic.  Cristiano Ronaldo got a straight red card in the 29th minute.   Most critics say it is unjust, and so do I)

Real Madrid 3 – 0 AS Roma

Champions League: Result INTER 2 – 1 TOTTENHAM, Tuesday 18 September 2018

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46% Ball Possession INTER and 54% Ball Possession TOTTENHAM
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86′ Mauro Icardi                 53′ Christian Eriksen
92′ Matías Vecino
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Mission accomplished!  Inter returning to the Champions League since 2011.   Inter winning the Champions League Group Stage, Matchday 1 game on Tuesday 18 September 2018 defeating Tottenham at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan, Italy.     It is a super day for Inter after being down by a goal to overturn the result and claiming the victory.

UEFA Champions League Standings after Matchday 1 – Group B
POS TEAM GP GD PTS
1   Barcelona 1 +4 3
2   Internazionale 1 +1 3
3   Tottenham Hotspur 1 -1 0
4   PSV Eindhoven 1 -4 0

A cold shower for Inter. The match starting with the wrong foot. It is Tottenham Hotspur to open the score in the 53rd minute with Chris Eriksen defeating Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic with a right footed shot in the top left corner.   The assist is by Erik Lamela.

Inter equalizing or the 1-1 in the 86th minute. It is Captain Mauro Icardi to give a boost to the morale of the team. Icardi with a precious goal defeating Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm with a right footed shot all the way to the bottom left corner. The assist is by Kwadwo Asamoah.

The winner goal arriving in the 92nd minute. It is Matías Vecino to take care of business giving a big gift to Inter fans. Vecino with a late goal secures the victory with a headed shot from close range in the top left corner. The assist is by Stefan de Vrij following a corner conceded by Danny Rose.

Here is INTER official starting lineup – formation by Coach Luciano Spalletti:

INTER (3-4-2-1): Handanovic; Asamoah, De Vrij, Miranda, Skriniar; Vecino, Brozovic; Nainggolan, Politano, Perisic; Icardi.

Here is TOTTENHAM official starting lineup – formation by Coach Pochettino:

TOTTENHAM (3-4-1-2): Vorm; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Lamela, Son; Kane.

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Inter 2 – 1 Tottenham
Tuesday 18 September 2018
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium
Milan, Italy

20:45CET

Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant referees: Nicolas Danos (FRA) and Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Additional assistant referees: Ruddy Buquet (FRA) and Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Fourth official:Guillaume Debart (FRA)

Goals: 53′ Christian Eriksen (T), 86′ Mauro Icardi (I), 92′ Matías Vecino (I)

Official lineups – formations:

INTER (3-4-2-1): Handanovic; Asamoah, De Vrij, Miranda, Skriniar; Vecino, Brozovic; Nainggolan, Politano, Perisic; Icardi.

Subs: Padelli, Bern Ranocchia, D’Ambrosio, Borja Valero, Keita, Politano.

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

TOTTENHAM (3-4-1-2): Vorm; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Lamela, Son; Kane.

Subs: Gozzaniga,Alderweireld , Winks, Trippier, Wanyama, Lucas Moura.

Coach: Pochettino

 

Champions League: INTER vs TOTTENHAM, Official starting lineups, Tuesday 18 September 2018

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Here are INTER vs TOTTENHAM official starting lineups – formations for the Champions League Group Stage, Matchday 1 game on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan, Italy at 20:45.

INTER (3-4-2-1):  Handanovic; Asamoah, De Vrij, Miranda, Skriniar; Vecino, Brozovic; Nainggolan, Politano, Perisic; Icardi.

Subs: Padelli, Bern Ranocchia, D’Ambrosio, Borja Valero, Keita, Politano.

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

TOTTENHAM (3-4-1-2): Vorm; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Lamela, Son; Kane.

Subs: Gozzaniga,Alderweireld , Winks, Trippier, Wanyama, Lucas Moura.

Coach: Pochettino

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Inter – Tottenham
Tuesday 18 September 2018
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium
Milan, Italy

20:45CET

Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant referees: Nicolas Danos (FRA) and Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Additional assistant referees: Ruddy Buquet (FRA) and Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Fourth official:Guillaume Debart (FRA)

 

4 Italian Serie A Teams in the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League Group Stage: Juventus, AS Roma, Napoli, and Inter

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What an excitement!  There are 4 Italian Serie A teams in the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League Group Stage:  Juventus, AS Roma, Napoli, and Inter.   It’s a very good season and we hope one of our Serie A team win the Champions League.   You bet, there is much expectation for Juventus signing the ex-Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo.   The road is open for all 4 teams.

Here is the draw situation for our Serie A teams.

  • Inter Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV
  • Napoli Group C: PSG, Liverpool, Crvena
  • AS Roma Group G: Real Madrid, CSKA, Plzen
  • Juventus Group H: Man United, Valencia, Young Boys

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Champions League Result AS ROMA 4 – 2 LIVERPOOL, Wednesday 2 May 2018, Semifinal


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60% Ball Possession AS ROMA and 40% Ball Possession LIVERPOOL

AS Roma AS Roma 4 – 2 Liverpool

15′ James Milner (own goal)          9′ Sadio Mané
52′ Edin Dzeko                                   25′ Georginio Wijnaldum
86′ Radja Nainggolan
94′ 86′ Radja Nainggolan (pen)
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Sour victory for AS Roma.  The victory was not enough for Roma to qualify to the Final because the aggregate result 6-7 favored Liverpool.  Sadly, it is Liverpool to play the Champions League Final against Real Madrid on May 26, 2018 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

Here is AS ROMA official starting lineup – formation by Coach Eusebio Di Francesco:

AS ROMA: Alisson; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Lo. Pellegrini, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Schick, Džeko, El Shaarawy.

Here is LIVERPOOL official starting lineup – formation by Coach Jurgen Klopp:

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Karius; Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mané.

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AS Roma 4 – 2 Liverpool
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Olimpico di Roma Stadium
Rome, Italy

20:45

Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant referees: Jure Praprotnik (SVN) and Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional assistant referees: Matej Jug (SVN) and Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Fourth official: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)

Goals: 9′ Sadio Mané (L), 15′ James Milner (own goal), 25′ Georginio Wijnaldum (L), 52′ Edin Dzeko (R), 86′ Radja Nainggolan (R), 94′ Radja Nainggolan (pen)(R),

Official lineups – formations:

AS ROMA: Alisson; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Lo. Pellegrini, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Schick, Džeko, El Shaarawy.

Subs: Skorupski, B. Peres, Jesus, Gerson, Gonalons, Ünder, Antonucci.

Coach: Eusebio Di Francesco.

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Karius; Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mané.

Subs: Mignolet, Clyne, Klavan, Moreno, Ings, Solanke, Woodburn.

Coach: Jurgen Klopp.

Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia).