3rd round of Champions’ League group stage was exciting. We saw many dramatic matches. Let’s cover three key things you may have missed from round three.
Toni Kroos goal turned everything around
Real Madrid secured the first Champions League win this season. It was a tough match in Istanbul, but Los Blancos could score a goal and win the game.
Zidane’s team started the Champions League poorly. The team could not score or even shot on target in Paris against PSG. After a devastating match in Paris, Real Madrid could not win against Brugge as both sides scored two goals.
Zinedine’s team had to win the match in Istanbul, or chances for playoff would be under tremendous risk. Toni Kroos was the leader in Turkey and could score an admirable goal. Despite 26 goal attempts, Real Madrid could not score many goals, so Toni’s goal turned everything around.
Now Los Merengues has a higher chance of qualifying for playoffs. The club is in the second position with four points, while PSG has nine points and sits flat in the first position.
2 minutes magic from Paolo Dybala
Argentinian player has a very tough season. The youngster is struggling and lost spot in starting lineup. Sarri gave a chance to Dybala, so midfielder played from the start.
After Miranchuk’s goal, Lokomotive was leading for 77 minutes. On 77th minute, Paolo Dybala changed everything. Argentinian needed two minutes to change everything and gave a great comeback to Juventus. Dybala scored goals on 77th and 79th minutes and gave a lead to Juventus.
Who will be the top-scorer of Group Stage?
Salzburg’s youngster Haaland is in fantastic form. Haaland scored two goals against Napoli but could not help the team to secure the win.
Haaland has six goals after three matches. Journalists found fascinating statistics. It took three games to Haaland to score the first three Champions League goals while Ronaldo needed 32 games.
Robert Lewandowski is not going to give up. Poland striker scored two goals in Greece and secured a comfortable win for Bayern. Robert has five goals in three matches, and the player has a high chance of being top-scorer.
We should not forget players who have scored four goals in three matches. Sterling and Harry Kane will fight for a top-scorer spot. Manchester City and Tottenham strikers are unstoppable last matches, so we will what future brings.
Lastly, we should mention Mbappe’s three goals in one match. The French striker had an injury for the last two months, so he could not help Parisians. Mbappe returned against Brugge and scored a hat-trick in 20 minutes.