UEFA Champions League round 2 matches were played on Tuesday and Wednesday, 28th and 29th of September 2020. Most of the results were disappointing while other results were pleasing. Here are the 5 lessons learnt from the results.
1. Chelsea needs Creativity in Their midfield.
Chelsea were handed another defeat in the hands of Juventus. The Blues dominated the game from the first minute to the last minute. Despite being dominant, they loosed the game to the out of form Juventus. Chelsea's midfielders and attackers lacked a coordination. There was minimal chances created by Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel will need to help his midfielders to improve in their creativity.
Barcelona are going through one of the worst run since the club was established. They were defeated 3-0 in two consecutive Champions League games this season. Bayern Munich and Benfica thrashed them 3-0 in round 1 and 2 of the Champions League this season. The Spanish giants are struggling with even in Laliga. Undoubtedly, Lionel Messi's departure has left a big void in Barcelona's squad. They are struggling to score goals.
3. Manchester United is Overdepending on Christian Ronaldo.
Manchester United had their first win of the Champions League this season. Christiano Ronaldo scored a dramatic 95th minute goal against Villarreal to win the game for Manchester United. The Red Devils were lucky to bag all the 3 points. Villarreal was the best team at Old Trafford. They gave Manchester United's defence a nightmare and De gea saved his team. Manchester United waited for Ronaldo's moment of magic to win the game. If Ronaldo does not delivers no one is able to help Manchester United.
4. Paris Saint Germain Trio, Neymar Mbappe and Messi have started to proove doubters wrong.
Paris Saint Germain defeated Manchester City 2-0 to win their round 2 game of UEFA Champions League this season. Messi combined with Mbappe on a counter attack and scored a spectacular goal against Manchester City. The trio gave Manchester City's defence a hard time. The attacking trio attempted over 15 dribbles. They played the game with an understanding of each other. Neymar, Messi and Mbappe have started to get along.
5. Real Madrid is Totally inconsistent and Unpredictable this season.
Real Madrid were handed a painful defeat at their home stadium. FC Sheriff Tiraspol scored 2-1 against Real Madrid in their last Champions League game. It was the 3rd game which Real Madrid failed to win this season. Karim Benzema has been excellent infront of goal but his efforts are being wasted. Real Madrid's coach needs to be serious with his team. FC Sheriff played their second game in the Champions League's history and defeated the Spanish giants. Sheriff made their Champions League debut this season. Real Madrid has now failed to win in their 2 last games.
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