Champions League holders Liverpool were defeated from Napoli this week. Paris Saint-German wins against Real Madrid while Juventus played a draw with Atletico Madrid.
But after a first game week, we learned some things. Some of the team had their real tests. Some of the Champions League results show us some surprises, while some of the results were expected.
PSG can win without big players
They have their first real test without the suspended Neymar and the injured players against Real Madrid. Their head coach showed that he knows how to play against them without their main players.
PSG won 3-0. Maybe they were without their main players but in the transfer period, they bring some great players as a replacement. When Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe return, they will have a great chance to play in the Champions League final.
Liverpool lose after a 14-match winning streak in the Premier League
Sloppy defending, poor finishing cost Jurgen Klopp’s men in a 2-0 loss at the Stadium San Paolo. This was their second defeat from Napoli. All their chances were wasted. Some of their main players make some uncharacteristic errors.
This was the first defeat for Liverpool after a 14-match winning streak in the Premier League. This defeat will hurt them a lot because they have a chance.
Tottenham lose two points in the first round of Champions League
The second time in this season they let a two-goal lead slip at Olympiakos. Their head coach wasn’t satisfied after this match, his team loses a desire for a win. They lead with two goals, but they end up with a draw.
It is not a problem in the quality of the squad or tactics. The main problem is in preparing for the fight. If you want to win you need to bite.
Salzburg wants to be new Ajax
Australian champions Salzburg shows how much they worth after the first round. They didn’t play in the Champions League since 1994. Young player Erling Haaland scores a hat-trick in this game. Right now he is the best scorer in the League.
For them, it would be nice to be a new Ajax. They have a great squad with young Erling Haaland who is a player who knows how to score.
Atalanta didn’t know what is happening at the beginning of Champions League
Italian debutants Atalanta who ends the last season on the third place in Serie A suffered huge defeat. All their hopes that they will play on the same level in the Champions League disappeared after Dinamo Zagreb won 4-0. For Croatian champions, this was their second win in the 25 Champions League matches.
Atalanta will have a lot of jobs if they want to pass the group stage of the competition. The big fight in this group will be for second place. All information about the Champions League or the clubs you can find on Soccer10.