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Champions League: Dark Monaco face Porto, Ronaldo and Real dominate Dortmund

Ⓒ AFP – VALERY HACHE – | The defender ported Miguel Layun crucified the defense of Monaco by scoring the 3rd goal to Louis-II, the 26 of September of 2017

Monaco, unbeaten in their last 14 home games in the Champions League, were trapped by Porto (3-0) on Tuesday in the second group stage of the Champions League, while Real Madrid , double of the title, tame Dortmund in his den (3-1) with a double Cristiano Ronaldo.

. Gr.G: Monaco sink in front of Porto

The return to France of Sergio Conceiçao proved to be a winner. The former coach of Nantes played a bad turn to his counterpart and compatriot of Monaco Leonardo Jardim with his FC Porto giving a lesson of realism to the semi-finalist of the previous edition. And to say that the Portuguese had undergone the law of Besiktas during the 1st day …

Vincent Aboubakar, also a former resident of L1, has scored two of the three Portuguese goals, synonymous with the first defeat at home for the Monegasques for fifteen games (11 victories, 3 draws). 3-0 against Porto, it was already the score of the final of Champions League in 2004 …

Consequence in the ranking: Monaco shares the last place with Leipzig, fell on the ground of Besiktas (2-0) which takes sole control of this very homogeneous group.

. Gr.H: Ronaldo and Real in Champions League mode

The “Merengue” had not managed to win against the BVB since six meetings of C1, with in particular the two draws of last year? It is now done thanks to a double of his star Cristiano Ronaldo and a volley of Gareth Bale, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could only save the honor in front of his audience.

With this success of prestige, the Real of Zinédine Zidane, badly in point in the championship, shows that it does not count to give up its title easily. Ronaldo has also scored a bit more the history of his club in scoring for his 400th match with Real Madrid more than ever in the history of European competition (110).

In the other game of the group, Tottenham won a second success in a row (3-0) against Apoel Nicosia thanks to a hat-trick of Harry Kane. In only two meetings of C1, it is with five goals.

. Gr.E: Liverpool in check, Ben Yedder gate Sevilla

Ⓒ AFP – CRISTINA QUICLER – | Wissam Ben Yedder triple goalscorer for Sevilla against NK Maribor at Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, 26 September 2017

If Sevilla FC has taken over, he can thank his French! With three players in the line-up (Sébastien Corchia, Clément Lenglet, Steven N’Zonzi and Wissam Ben Yedder), the Andalusian club was not worried by the modest Slovakian club of Maribor (3-0). And it is precisely thanks to a triple of the old Toulouse, that the Spaniards could make the difference.

On the Liverpool side, the Reds were able to do better than a second consecutive draw on the lawn of Spartak Moscow (1-1). The men of Jürgen Klopp, quickly led to the score after a free-kick from Fernando, reacted in the stride thanks to Coutinho, on the way of its best form. But the Muscovites did well …

. Gr.F: Manchester City unfolds, Naples relaunch

Ⓒ AFP – Sophie RAMIS – | Point of the 2nd day of the Champions League 2017-2018

The “Citizens” are unstoppable. Unbeatable in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola’s men won their second C1 victory by beating Shakhtar Donetsk (2-0), thanks in particular to a sublime strike from Kevin de Bruyne after the card against Feyenoord Rotterdam ( 4-0) when they enter the competition. They take control of the group, while Napoli, defeated in the first day, revived against Rotterdam (3-1).

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