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Champions League: Sanusi Helps Porto Beat Marseille To Claim Second Win; Onyeka Suffers Defeat Again With Midtjylland

Champions League: Sanusi Helps Porto Beat Marseille To Claim Second Win; Onyeka Suffers Defeat Again With Midtjylland

Zaidu Sanusi helped FC Porto claimed a second win as they beat visiting Marseille 3-0 in Tuesday’s Champions League tie in Group C, Completesports.com reports.

Sanusi was in action for 90 minutes as the Portuguese giants recorded six points, after three games to occupy second position behind Manchester City who have nine points.

Moussa Marega put Porto 1-0 ahead in the 4th minute while Dimitri Payet missed a 10th minute penalty for Marseille.

Porto were awarded a penalty of their own on 28 minutes which was scored by Sergio Oliveira.

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And in the 69th minute Luis Diaz made it 3-0 for the two-time Champions League winners.

In Denmark, Frank Onyeka featured for 90 minutes for Midtjylland who once again suffered defeat as they lost 2-1 at home to Ajax in Group D.

The defeat to Ajax means Midtjylland have now lost all three of their group games and are rock bottom. 

Antony and Dusan Tadic scored on 1st and 13th minutes while Anders Dreyer pulled a goal back for the Danish club on 18 minutes.

In Group’s D other game, Liverpool thrashed Serie A club Atalanta 5-0 to make it third straight wins.

Summer signing Diogo Jota, who bagged a hat-trick and strikes each from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, sealed the emphatic win for the Reds.

In Group B, Real Madrid recorded their first win after a hardfought 3-2 home victory against Inter Milan.

Madrid raced to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Karim Benzema in the 25th minute and Sergio Ramos in the 33rd minute.

Just two minutes after Ramos’ goal, Lautaro Martinez scored for Inter to make it 2-1.

In the 68th minute Ivan Perisic completed the comeback to bring score to 2-2.

But with 10 minutes left in the game Rodrygo scored the winner for Madrid.

The Spanish giants are now second on four points behind leaders Monchengladbach who have five points.

Inter who are yet to win after three group games are bottom with two points.

And in other results, Monchengladbach destroyed Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 away, champions Bayern Munich thrashed Salzburg 6-2, Lokomotiv Moscow held Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw and Manchester City beat Olympiacos 3-0.

By James Agberebi 

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  • pompei 9 months ago

    Take a bow, DIOGO JOTA! Wow, looks like we now have someone who can really start competing with Messi and CR7. Jota was simply on another level in the center forward position. It sure looks like Firmino has entered ONE CHANCE at Liverpool, because as long as Jota continues to play like this, no sane coach will bench him! Unless Firmino wants to challenge Salah and Mane (who are both also in red hot form) on the wings.
    It would be a shame to leave Firmino on the bench though. He may not score much, but his link up play with Salah and Mane is so valuable to the team.
    A possible solution is for Klopp to play Jota and Firmino in the attack together. With Mane and Salah on the flanks. Then instead of his trademark 3 midfielders, go with 2, holding strongly in front of the back four, with the full backs bombing forward in the usual Liverpool style. Whatever miniscule advantage is lost in the midfield, will be compensated for by a razor sharp attack.

    • NA ME TALK AM 9 months ago

      @Pompei … JOTA to compete with MESSI and RONALDO … hahaha very funny joke . He needs to compete with NEYMAR , MBAPPE , HAALAND , SANCHO , DE BRUYNE and others before dreaming about MESSI and RONALDO .

      JOTA aint even the best player in LIVERPOOL , Yet you talking about competing with MESSI and RONALDO .

      I repeat no player in the history of football is on their peak for long like MESSI and RONALDO .

      There’s Messi , Ronaldo and the rest ( Their records for both Club and Country proves that they are once in a lifetime kinda players ) .

      JOTA or any other players needs to stay at their best for more than ten (10 ) seasons before dreaming of coming close to RONALDO and MESSI .

      God bless Nigeria

      • pompei 9 months ago

        Indeed, Messi AND CR7 are way ahead of others based on historical achievements. However, their abilities are declining gradually with advancing age. Jota is nowhere near Messi and CR7 when they were much younger. Considering where the dynamic duo are now given there age, their levels are comparable with Jota’s current form. The fact is that if Jota continues to perform on that level he showed against Atalanta consistently for the foreseeable future, then he will likely achieve stats that rival Messi and CR7. Note, he grabbed a hattrick against a very solid Serie A team in Atalanta, a team that routinely gives other big football clubs a lot of problems. Watch the highlights. It wasn’t just the hattrick by itself, it was the way he went about doing it. Let’s just say we are now seeing the reason Klopp went all out to poach the guy from Wolves. He could have gone for Jimenez, but went for Jota. E get why, and we are now seeing it!

      • pompei 9 months ago

        Additionally, Jota does not have to be the best in Liverpool to be considered a competitor to Messi and CR7, BASED ON CURRENT FORM.
        Based on current form, the likes of Mbappe, Mane, Salah, Kane, and other similarly highly productive forwards, have stats that rival Messi and CR7.
        Again, if we are talking historical, all-time stats, then obviously Messi and CR7 are way ahead. But the comparison is based on current form.
        To drive the point home, if a decision is to be made about who to sign TODAY among a red hot 23 yr old Diogo Jota, a 33 yr old Messi, and a 35 yr old CR7, obviously that is going to be a tough decision. Jota has age on his side, and I get am before no be property. Based on what Messi and CR7 are capable of TODAY, Jota’s production is definitely comparable to the two greats.

  • This zaidu is a world class left back i took my time to follow his game yesterday and i was really impressed,he can fit in any big club in the world

    • Unique 9 months ago

      @Ubah my brother the dude na real gem. Even if telles remain for Porto Zaidu go bench ham. D guy na word class left back.

      • Nwanne de boy na real wahala for opponents he has Brasilian’s style of play,