Just like October, we were treated to 2 rounds of Champions League games during November as we approached the business end of the 19/20 Champions League group stage.
The game of the group stage so far saw Chelsea host Ajax at Stamford Bridge as we were treated to an 8 goal thriller. A Tammy Abraham own goal after 2 minutes gave Ajax the lead before Jorginho converted a penalty 2 minutes later. Ajax took the lead once again through Quincy Promes, with a Kepa own goal doubling Ajax’s lead with 10 minutes left of the first half. Donny van de Beek put Ajax 4-1 up 10 minutes into the second half and made it look like the game was out of Chelsea’s reach. That didn’t turn out to be the case a 3 goals in 11 minutes from: Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho and Reece James rescued a point for Chelsea.
Another team who could only pick up a draw was Manchester City as they drew 1-1 with Atalanta at the San Siro, which saw Kyle Walker make an appearance in goal for City after Claudio Bravo was sent off. Liverpool and Tottenham on the other hand both enjoyed victories during gameweek 4, with Liverpool beating Genk 2-1 at Anfield, and Tottenham beating Crvena Zvezda 4-0 in Serbia. If you’d like a more in depth look at gameweek 4 of Champions League group stage, the link below will take you to our round-up.
Champions League week 4 round-up
Tottenham were the only English side to pick up a victory during gameweek 5, that didn’t look to be the case however as they went 2-0 down to Olympiacos after 19 minutes, but 4 goals from: Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Serge Aurier helped Tottenham to a 4-2 victory.
The remaining 3 English sides were only able to draw during gameweek 5, with Manchester City drawing 1-1 to Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad Stadium, Chelsea drawing 2-2 with Valencia in Spain, and Liverpool drawing 1-1 with Napoli at Anfield. If you’d like a more in depth look at gameweek 5 of Champions League group stage, the link below will take you to our round-up.
Champions League week 5 round-up