Under the night lights in stadia around Europe, match day 3 of the UEFA Champions League kicked of with permutations already gathering momentum as to what teams could top their groups
CHELSEA were held to a 3-3 draw by ROMA at The Stamford Bridge in what was an engaging contest pitting the Champions of England with one the best attacking Italian sides in Seria A.
The home side went ahead from a brilliant right foot shot from defender David Luiz which curled away from the Roma keeper Becker.
Chelsea’s second goal was to come not too long after in the 37th minute from a counter attack, and Eden Hazard receiving a pass from Alvaro Morata slotted from the right side.
Both goals really came against the run of play as Roma had most of the possession and were bossing the midfield.
Di Francesco’s side have one of the best midfield in the Italian Seria A, with the Belgian Radja Nainggolan in superb form of late. However is was new signing Aleksandar Kolarov from Man City, who halved the score before half time with a brilliant dribble and finish from the left side.
The second half proved to be even better entertainment for the traveling fans, as striker Eden Dzeko equalized for Roma with 64 minutes on the clock with an unbelievable left footed strike from a Federico Fazio’s cross that left Chelase’s keeper Courtois in no man’s land.
Dzeko would again prove to be deadly in the Chelsea penalty box as he headed from Kolarov’s inch perfect free kick, putting Roma ahead for the first time in the game.
At this point you could feel slight pity for the Blues fans who were hoping that their loss to Crystal Palace over the weekend would be put behind them.
Once again it was Eden Hazard who stepped up, with a deft header to the far left, leveling scores on night, with the result leaving Chelsea still topping Group C
The Champions League is filled with memorable moments, and another was made yesterday as Barcelona star Lionel Messi scored his 100th European goal, against Olympiakos.
His goal came in the 67th minute from a superb free kick after an own goal by Dimitris Nikolaou gave Barcelona the lead.
Lucas Digne was setup by Messi for a third, and Barcelona finished the game with 10 men, as Pique was sent off for two bookable offences.
Dimitris Nikolaou scored a 90th minute consolation goal leaving the Catalan Club top of D
Other Champions League results on the night:
Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum
FIFA has announced that John Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup jersey has been added to the FIFA museum following the team’s victory against Iceland.
FIFA announced the information via its official Instagram handle, stating that the Super Eagles achieved a feat Argentina could not attain in the 2018 World Cup.
FIFA wrote “Argentina couldn’t claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style
The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria’s 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection.”
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Argentina couldn't claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style 🤩🇳🇬 . The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria's 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection 🙌⚽ . #SuperEagles #WorldCup #Russia2018 #worldcup2018 #volgograd #Nigeria #Iceland #FootballKit #Football #Soccer #FootballHistory
The Super Eagles of Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Iceland at the Volgograd Arena by 2-0 after Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against the European country in the Group D opener.
Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis
American gymnast Simone Biles is set to go on with the sporting competition amidst Kidney stones diagnosis.
Simone Biles says she won’t let kidney stones stop her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championship which begins Saturday 27th October. Simone takes to her Twitter page sharing a photo of herself on the hospital bed on Friday 0ctober 26th with a promise to be strong. The gymnast reveals that she has kidney stones but promises to join her team at the World Gymnastics Championship.
Biles says she is not letting the disease take a toll on her. She writes:
“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships.
This kidney stone can wait, doing it for my team.”
nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships
this kidney stone can wait…. 👊🏾 doing it for my team! ❤️ I’ll be gucci girls ! pic.twitter.com/rKkvuEQrKc
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 26, 2018
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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game
Portuguese attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo visited his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson after his team Juventus outclassed Manchester United at Old-Trafford.
Ronaldo took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, stating that he learnt a lot of things from him.
He captioned the picture “A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”
A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss! pic.twitter.com/Ql4dcuJvCW
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 24, 2018
Ronaldo moved to United as a teenager in 2003 and was immediately handed the No.7 shirt vacated by David Beckham who, ironically, had joined Real Madrid.
Ronaldo won many laurels with Manchester United in his six years stay at Old Trafford, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards at Old Trafford, as well as lifting three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.