Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson chops Paris St Germains superstars down to size

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson chops Paris St Germain\s superstars down to size
Liverpool vs. Paris Saint-Germain – Football Match Report – September 18, 2018
Alex Mott d M Y18th September 2018 20:24 The Champions League is back in business! Keep up with all the latest from around Europe right here.

23:00 – Thank you to everyone who joined us this evening. We’ll be back tomorrow. Cheers

The actions begins as Lionel Messi and Barcelona host the Netherlands PSV and is followed by the biggest match of the day, Liverpool vs. Paris Saint-Germain.  

22:57 – Holy F. What a first night of Champions League action. Late drama in Milan and Liverpool with Lionel Messi laying a marker down for everyone else. Here’s the full-time results.

The long road to next Junes UEFA Champions League Final at Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain begins Tuesday with the opening matchday of the group stage.

Goal Firmino! Liverpool-PSG 3-2. What a match! #LIVPSG #LiverpoolPSG #ChampionsLeague #Anfield #Firmino pic.twitter.com/moXRRdQPFB

From England to Turkey, eight matches will be played, featuring some of Europes most prestigious soccer clubs. 

22:51 – WE PROMISED DRAMA AND HERE IT IS! In the 91st minute a jinking run from Roberto Firmino sees him in a few yards of space and the Brazilian fires in from 18 yards. 3-2!

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22:50 – It’s late, but it’s not really that dramatic. Galatasaray have a penalty and Selçuk İnan tucks it home to make it 3-0.

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Thanks to the way UEFA seeds the Champions League, with winners of the top leagues getting automatic top seeds and everyone else getting judged on five years of cumulative performance, its possible to get some serious marquee matchups in the group stage, like Tuesdays best game — Liverpool vs. PSG.

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22:43 – GOOOOAAALLLL PSG! Salah gives the ball away inside his own half. Neymar gets it, tries to beat two defenders, sees the ball ricochet off his shin, and Mbappé is there to fire in from close range. 2-2!

The draw didnt give us a great set of Week 1 games, and the crowds might be more entertaining than the soccer. Chelsea will have to deal with one of European soccers most intimidating atmospheres at PAOK, while Rangers should have a ton of traveling support singing as they get whooped by Villarreal.

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22:41 – GOOOOAAAAALLLL DORTMUND. We’ve no idea how but Christian Pulisic has broken the deadlock for Dortmund against Bruges. Just hold tight and we’ll get the goal for you.

If you live in the United States, you also have a new rights holder this year. Turner Sports now has the Champions League and Europa League in English, while Univision has taken over the Spanish rights. Take some time to familiarize yourself with your TV guide before games get underway.

22:39 – And just to top it off Choupo-Moting, last seen stinking the place out for Stoke, comes on in place of Angel Di Maria. Amazing.

Also, there are new timeslots! UEFA figured out that putting every game on at the same time was pretty dumb, and broadcasters werent thrilled with paying a ton of money for a product where they could only show two games per week. The games are split up into two timeslots now.

22:37 – Napoli meanwhile are all over Red Star but have so far failed to find the back of the net. Callejon in particular has already created seven chances – the most for a Partenopei player in the competition’s history.

#PSG are being totally outplayed here. They are a team in transition, they will get better, but there's a hell of a lot of work to do. Their ball retention has been abysmal.

22:33 – GOOOAAALLLL PORTO! At the second time of asking the Portuguese side stroke home from the penalty stop. Schalke 1-1 Porto.

Day two has a deeper pool of games, and its unfortunate that one of the good ones didnt get moved into the early window. The early TNT game might be the least interesting of the week.

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22:30 – Remember we said Liverpool had a goal disallowed? Here’s why. Can’t even go studs in on someone’s balls anymore. Game’s gone.

During the late window, youve got some excellent options. Clearly Liverpool-PSG is the marquee matchup of the week, but Monaco-Atléti is worth your time on replay or a second screen.

22:23: GOOOOAAAALLLL GALATASARAY. Derdiyok with a free kick from 25 yards out, that somehow goes through the wall and in. Gala 2-0 Lokomotiv Moscow.

This post is to help American viewers figure out which games to watch and how to watch them, but if youre not in America, you can find listings for your country at Live Soccer TV.

22:20 – GOOOAAAALLLL SCHALKE! Breel Embolo scores a lovely goal as he sweeps it past Casillas. Schalke 1-0 Porto.

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22:20 – We’re aware this is a Champions League live blog, but with Bielsa they’ll be there in three years anyway. Leeds have just gone 2-0 up against Preston.

So its different now and this is a process of building still, Man Utd arent where they want to be as a team yet and theyre building towards that so I dont think anyone can sit there and say Man Utd should be semi-finalists or finalists because even in their own league theyve not won it yet, theyre still building.

22:17 – GOOAA….No ! Salah taps in from three years but the goal is disallowed for Sturridge’s initial challenge on Areola.

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22:15 – BIG NEWS FROM ANFIELD!  Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting is now warming up and looks almost ready to come on.

It wasnt the ideal scenario seeing them go out like that, against a team that you would probably have expected them to beat on paper, but thats football, he said of the Sevilla setback. I think looking forward to this season its a tough group but its an exciting group.

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22:08 – The second 45 looks to be mirroring the first in Belgium, with Bruges well on top against Dortmund. Still though, no goals at the Jan Breydel Stadium.

22:07 – We neglected Schalke vs Porto in the first half so we’ll start there. It’s the away team who are doing all the early running in the second half with the Portuguese side getting a free kick wide on the right in a dangerous position. It’s floated over but the hosts clear the danger. Nervy times.

21:50 – Wow, what a breathless first 45 minutes it’s been. Here’s the scores as the teams go into the break:

Jose Mourinhos side begin their European campaign on Wednesday with a first-ever trip to face Young Boys in Group H, and many are expecting them to improve on their showing last season when they were eliminated by Sevilla in the Round of 16.

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21:46 – GOOOOAALLLLL ATLÉTI. A header from José Giménez completes the turnaround for the Spanish side. Monaco 1-2 Atléti right on half-time.

21:43 – And the curse of the live blogger – as I type that Liverpool are leading comfortably, Thomas Meunier makes it 2-1 with a volleyed finish inside the area.

But BT Sport pundit Ferdinand, who spent 12 years with the club and captained them to the 2008 Champions League title, believes United still have a long way to go to match their status under Sir Alex Ferguson.

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21:41 – If you’re after a visual representation of how dominant Liverpool have been this half, here you go…

The pressures now on Gareth Bale, can Bale step up and be that man? We all know hes got the ability and potential to do it, the stage is there for him now so Id love to see him be that guy.

Video: Liverpool 3-2 PSG | Jurgen Klopp Press Conference

#Milner pour le 2-0 sur penalty. Ça se complique pour le #PSG. #LIVPSG #UCL @Europe1 @Europe1Sport pic.twitter.com/2C1CK9lgze

The former England defender says that Ronaldos exit from Real Madrid leaves the field wide open for English clubs to be successful after the Spanish giants three successive European crowns.

21:38 – GOOOOAAAALLLL LIVERPOOL! James Milner, never in doubt, puts it low to Areola’s left to make it 2-0.

Despite the disappointment of last years campaign, Ferdinand says he is hopeful of United getting out of a tough group which also pits them against Valencia and Cristiano Ronaldos Juventus.

21:36 – And have a butcher’s on this from Daniel Sturridge. Thiago Silva and Alphonse Areola: hang your heads in shame

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21:33 – GOOOALLLLL LIVERPOOL!  On his first Champions League start in six years, Sturridge opens the scoring. A great cross from the left finds the Englishman, who heads in from close range. 1-0!

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21:32 – GOOALLLLL ATLÉTI. Diego Costa goes through one-on-one after a beautiful pass from Griezmann, and the Spain international slots home with ease.

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21:29 – Van Dijk booked for dragging back Neymar. Could that come back to cost Liverpool late on I wonder?

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21:27 – The camera’s just cut to a very dour looking Thomas Tuchel at Anfield. His side may have had 55% of the ball, but they’ve done nothing with it so far.

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21:25 – We didn’t see this one coming, but Bruges are definitely on top against Dortmund. As yet though, the deadlock’s yet to be broken.

Video: Liverpool Fans Go Wild Celebrating Roberto Firmino Goal vs PSG

21:21 – Another chance for Liverpool, but once again they can’t convert. A superb pass from Henderson was in the direction of Mané, but the Senegal international couldn’t quite get on to the end of the ball with Areola in no man’s land.

21:19 – Bruges go close! A cross from the right looked like it was going to be poked home by Jelle Vossen, but Marco Reus slid in to clear away.

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21:18 – GOOOALLLL MONACO. Grandsir scores. A very scrappy one, but they all count. A cross from the left wasn’t cleared and the 21-year-old was there to stab home.

21:17 – Sorry Red Star fans, we haven’t mentioned your side yet after two decades away, but to be honest, there’s not much to report. You’re putting all your men behind the ball and waiting for Napoli to make a mistake. So far, it’s still goalless.

21:15 – AND IT’S SAVED. Alex Telles hit it low to the goalkeeper’s left, but Färhmann was there to palm it round the post, Still Schalke 0-0 Porto.

21:11 – PSG look like rabbits in the headlights right now as Liverpool go searching for an opener. TAA is the latest man to scare Les Parisiens defence, but the Ligue 1 side clear. Klopp’s definitely got his men up for this one.

21:09 GOOOAAALLLL! Our first of the evening for the late kick offs. Garry Rodrigues jinks past a few defenders and fires a low shot from the edge of the area. Galatasaray 1-0 Lokomotiv Moscow.

21:08 – First chance for Klopp’s men as Van Dijk volleys a shot at Areola’s goal. The France international saves well though. Pressure building for the Reds.

21:06 – We’re getting our first glimpse of those Marketing Project Saint-Germain/Jordan shirts at Anfield this evening. What do you reckon? Cool, new kit or cold-hard cash grab?

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21:04 – Not much else going on in the early stages, but the atmosphere at Schalke and Liverpool sounds electric. Monaco less so, to be quite honest.

21:03 – Just to let everyone know that Atléti are playing in that rascal third kit they released a few weeks ago. Not for us.

21:01 – Almost the perfect start for Dortmund, but Marco Reus couldn’t quite get on to the end of a mis-hit backpass.

21:00 – And we’re off. Just a reminder, these are the six games we’ll be following tonight:

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20:55 – Meanwhile this is the scene inside Anfield just moments before Liverpool get underway against PSG.

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20:51 – Ol’ Big Ears: how we’ve missed you. The early kick offs have produced two brilliant games on the first matchday. Lionel Messi doing Lionel Messi things with a hat-trick fro Barcelona in their 4-0 win over PSV, whilst Inter scored twice in five minutes late on to beat Tottenham.

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20:44 – GOAL INTER. In the very last minute a header from Vecino is flicked into the far corner to send Tottenham home empty-handed. Heartbreak for Spurs. 2-1!

20:41 – As if it was ever in doubt. With just a few moments remaining Messi has completed his hat-trick with a sweet right-foot finish. 4-0 to Barcelona.

20:37 – This the walk the Napoli players will be making tonight in Belgrade. You might need the sound on for this one. *gulp*

20:32 – We’re undecided here in the office whether this is a shocking piece of goalkeeping or just lucky for Eriksen?

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20:31 – In the early kick off, Barcelona are currently 3-0 up at home to PSV – thanks to an outrageous free kick from You Know Who and an equally brilliant second by Ousmane Dembélé.

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20:25 – The biggest game tonight sees Liverpool host Paris Saint-Germain. Have a look at the quality in these XIs.

For stat fans, this is the first time Daniel Sturridge has started a Champions League game in six years!

20:20 – Welcome, one and all, to the first Onefootball Champions League live blog of the season. I’m Alex Mott and I’ll be guiding you through all the action as it happens on this mouth-watering night of action.

And what an evening we have in store. Paris Saint-Germain travelling to Anfield. Red Star Belgrade hosting their first Champions League game in over two decades. Schalke back amongst the big time after three years away.


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