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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | REAL MADRID WINS SEVILLA FC DRAWS

UEFA Champions League Group matches tonight with two of the fours Spanish Football teams scheduled. Here is a brief summary of events, along with goalscorers & final results.

Real Madrid CF 2017

REAL MADRID travelled to APOEL NICOSIA (Cyprus) looking for a win to assure their place in the next phase of the competition. The objective was reached after a final result of Apoel 0 - Real Madrid 6.

A therapeutic win for Real Madrid with Benzema & Roanldo getting two goals each & along with this relief, some breathing space from the hard criticisms locally due to their Liga performances. Coach Zidane left on the bench to rest Casemiro & Isco, giving Lucas Vazquez & Asensio a start. Later Ceballos, Theo & Mayoral got a run as well.

Match dominated by Real Madrid which was superior all game with Apoel giving little "trouble". Hats off to the local fans who were impressive cheering on their team under the adverse scoreline.

Here are the goalscorers:

  • Modric 23rd min, 0 - 1
  • Benzema 39th min, 0 - 2
  • Nacho 41st min, 0 - 3
  • Benzema 45th min, 0 - 4
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 49th min, 0 - 5
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 54th min, 0 - 6 
Real Madrid has its last Group match against Borussia next & independently of result has assure their pass onto the next stage.

Sevilla FC - Liverpool FC

SEVILLA FC host LIVERPOOL FC & a win for the locals would have assured their pass onto the next stage. However, the match turned out to be more complicated than anticipated, with a cliff-hanger comeback included. The final result was a 3 - 3 draw after Sevilla was down 0 - 3 at half time. This results allows Sevilla to control their future as they need a win or draw in their next game to stay in Champions.

Liverpool literally "steamrolled" Sevilla FC in the first 45 mins, with goals from:
  • Firmino 2nd m , 0 - 1
  • Mane 22nd  m , 0 - 2
  • Firmino 30th m, 0 - 3
It looked at half time that Sevilla was in authentic dire-straits. However the saviour, Sevilla forward BEN YEDDER came on in the second half & his two goals gave wings to the Spaniards. In fact, Sevilla FC was a different team & pulled from deep inside to find pride to eventually draw in the last moment by Pizarro. A real cliff hanger that made this match one of the most entertaining tonight of Champions. Heroic stuff from Sevilla. Goalscorers:
  • Ben Yedder 51st min, 1 - 3
  • Ben Yedder 60th min (penalty) , 2 - 3
  • Pizarro 90th min, 3 - 3
Tomorrow FC Barcelona & Atletico de Madrid are scheduled for their Champions League Group matches.

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