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Brilliant performance by Icardi in the Champions League! The star striker drags the Turks into the group

Date: July 19, 2024 Time: 01:45:32

Brilliant performance by Icardi in the Champions League! The star striker drags the Turks into the group

Anatoly Romanov August 24, 2023, 00:45 Moscow time

The Argentine scored two goals against Galatasaray in Norway. And Lodygin’s team lost in Portugal.

On Wednesday, August 23, three more games of the Champions League play-off round were played. On this day, the team of the only remaining representative of Russia in the Champions League, goalkeeper Yuri Lodygin, also played. The history of past meetings is in our review.

Highlights from Tuesday’s games

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Results of the day:

Braga (Portugal) – Panathinaikos (Greece) – 2:1 Molde (Norway) – Galatasaray (Turkey) – 2:3 Maccabi Haifa (Israel) – Young Boys (Switzerland) – 0:0.

“Panathinaikos” Lodygina recovered in the match with “Braga”

Panathinaikos Lodygin in the previous round of qualifying for the Champions League sensationally knocked out Marseille, and to get to the group stage the Greeks had to go through Braga. Our goalkeeper, as usual, started the game in Portugal on the bench, since he is a substitute for the Italian Alberto Brignoli. But at the heart of Panathinaikos were three former RPL legionnaires: Herdur Magnusson (CSKA), Tin Edvay (Lokomotiv) and Tonny de Villena (Krasnodar).

Surprisingly, defender Magnusson had the first two moments. First, the Icelander landed a dangerous header near the crossbar. Hördur then took a free kick from a good goal position, but just missed. In general, before the break, Panathinaikos was not much inferior to Braga. However, he was about to receive a penalty in his own goal. The referee even ordered a shot from 11 meters, but after being warned by VAR, he annulled it when he saw that it was the clever winger Bruma who had fouled the only Greek in the Panathinaikos base, Vayannidis, and not the other way around. The first part ended in a draw, but at the start of the second the Portuguese scored. Bruma himself made a pass to Abel Ruiz, and the Spanish youth striker freely took the ball and fired an accurate low shot from a semi-circle. Panathinaikos’ defenders did not improve.

With 20 minutes remaining, Lodygin’s team conceded the second goal, very offensive! The Portuguese shot, and Jedvay unsuccessfully played into the interception and gave the ball to the opponent. In the end, striker Álvaro Djalo finished off Brignoli’s goal without hindrance.

Braga – Panathinaikos

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Also, in the end, Braga should have brought the matter to a big win. Panathinaikos was saved from defeat thanks to Lodygin’s replacement: Brignoli made a good save. And instead of 3:0, it suddenly became 2:1. At minute 90+5, the Greeks scored with their first shot on goal after the break. Argentinian midfielder Daniel Mancini ran behind the defender’s back down the right midfield, avoided the offside and fired irresistibly from deep. The VAR checked the episode: everything was clean. Panathinaikos miraculously kept hope of reaching the group stage.

Galatasaray scored three goals against Molde with three shots on goal

The match between Molde and Galatasaray was the most interesting of this day in the Champions League. The Norwegians dominated the start of the game and opened the scoring as early as the 8th minute. After a corner, defender Martin Ellingsen scored with a header from the ground.

But then the Turks, who assembled a stellar lineup, pushed their advantage in individual play. They equalized with the first shot in the 25th minute. In addition, Galatasaray was also lucky. Sergio Oliveira finished off a free kick and the ball, after a rebound from Ellingsen, changed direction and entered the net.

After half an hour of the match, Mauro Icardi also showed a great level. The Argentine opened up for a shot into the keeper’s corner, after which he fired a spectacular volley under the crossbar. Icardi miraculous goal! In addition, before the break, Yunus Akgun also scored the third goal thanks to individual actions. But his beautiful goal was not counted, since the Turkish counterattack began thanks to a foul on a Norwegian footballer.

It looked like Galatasaray were ruining Molde, however shortly after the break the Norwegians rallied. In the game, unlike the composition, they were in no way inferior to the Turks. A quick attack ended with Knutson’s cross on full-back Hougan, who entered the box on the left half flank and finished off successfully.

Galatasaray players

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However, the match in Norway ended very disappointing for the locals. As a result of the match, Molde beat Galatasaray three and a half times: 21:6 shooting! The Turks hit three times and scored three goals. In added time, Icardi again played brilliantly, chesting the ball over the defender and laying a pass to Fredrik Midtsche, who opened in front of the goal. The Norwegian midfielder scored at home and brought Galatasaray closer to the group stage.

“Maccabi” and “Young Boys” gave the most boring match of the Champions League playoff round

The match “Maccabi” with “Young Boys” fans of the teams will hardly want to review. In the first half, the rivals made only one shot on goal for every two, which was done by the locals. Only two players with similar names caught the eye on the field: midfielder Ali Mohamed from Niger played for Maccabi and defender Mohamed Ali from Guinea played for Young Boys, so football could be expected from this match. brilliant and a good fight.

Sean Goldberg (Bonekin)

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In the second half, Ali, who plays for Maccabi, received a yellow card (for delaying the opponent). And the game continued just as inconsequential. If in the first half the teams lost xG by 0.24 goals, after the break by 0.29. The Israelis hit the target again, while the Swiss ended the match without a hit. In this couple everything will be decided in Bern, where they will have to score, at least in the penalty shootout.

The return matches of the Champions League play-offs will be played on August 29 and 30.

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