Benfica vs AjaxUefa Champions League 2018/19 Ajax will seal a place in the last-16 of the Champions League if they can get a result against Benfica on tonight. The Dutch giants are sitting pretty at the top of Group E with seven points from their opening three games, though Bundesliga behemoths Bayern Munich boast the same tally. A victory for Ajax would secure qualification to the knockout stages, but a win for Benfica could potentially blow open the group for the final two games. Follow all the goals with Standard Sport's LIVE blog! Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2018-11-07T20:34:44.506Z Ajax hand Benfica a gift! GOAL! 2018-11-07T20:29:53.710Z GOAL | Benfica 1-0 Ajax | Jonas 29' 2018-11-07T20:04:25.970Z KICK-OFF!We are underway in Lisbon. 2018-11-07T19:12:33.386Z Team newsBenfica XI: Vlachodimos, Andre Almeida, Dias, Jardel, Grimaldo, Fernandes, Fejsa, Pires, Salvio, Jonas, CerviSubs: Svilar, Seferovic, Semedo, Krovinovic, Pizzi, Rafa Silva, … [Read more...] about Benfica vs Ajax: Champions League – LIVE!
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The thunderstorm came just as Jurgen Klopp had predicted, a torrent of pressure from Manchester City that must have felt overwhelming at times, but when it was all over there was the proverbial golden sky of Anfield lore, and for the third time this season, Liverpool had done it. That is to say they had beaten the team once considered unbeatable to claim a place in the Champions League semi-finals, having first kept their heads while Pep Guardiola’s team unleashed hell upon them for the first 45 minutes. City played every moment of that first half as if it was the last minute of the last game of football of their lives and somehow, with heroic defending, and a little fortune, Liverpool were still in a position to win the game, and the tie after the break. When did the weather change? It might have been when Guardiola was sent off at half-time for telling the Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz that he had been wrong about the decision to disallow what would have been … [Read more...] about Liverpool reach semi-final as Man City’s Champions League dreams go up in smoke
10 April 2018 • 10:12pm By the time it was all over it was hard not to reflect on the line from that old Anfield song about enduring a storm and emerging on the other side triumphant and stronger for the experience, although Jurgen Klopp could never have imagined this would go as well as it did. The storm did come for Liverpool in the first half, when Pep Guardiola’s team seemed to occupy every critical part of the pitch in every moment and were ahead within two minutes in a torrent of pressure that made the head spin. Yet, by the end, it was not just that City had failed to score the three goals required to level the tie, they had not even won the match, and it is Klopp’s side who go through to the Champions League semi-finals with an emphatic 5-1 aggregate win. Guardiola was sent off at half-time and obliged to watch from the stands, as his team derailed after a goal from the sublime Mohamed Salah in the 56th minute that changed the mood as … [Read more...] about Liverpool reach semi-final as they send Man City Champions League dream up in smoke
10 April 2018 • 9:44pm Auto update On Off 9:43PM Player ratings 9:42PM Liverpool reaction James Milner "They're a good team, we knew that, we couldn't get out needed to put on pressure but it shows how we went in the second half, put in a performance and got the result. "In a way maybe it woke us up. To go 1-0 down early on got the crowd up but second half we got hold of it slightly more. "We wanted to improve, we didn't get high enough. We wanted to get about them second half and defended well. " Mo 'media trained beyond belief' Salah "That goal was on time for us, they were pressing very high. We came back and got the result and that's the most important thing. "I changed my position many times, but we play as a team and we are happy with the result. "I said many times I play for the team, try to help win the game and get the points, that's the most important thing for me." I can only imagine if you said, 'Mo, do you like chairs?' it'd … [Read more...] about Manchester City vs Liverpool, Champions League: live reaction
10 April 2018 • 8:54pm Auto update On Off 8:54PM 54 mins That's what Guardiola did to get sent off. He said some things in Spanish too, which probably didn't help. 8:53PM 53 mins Robertson is breaking to a striker position to track and press the Man City player on the ball. I don't know where that boy gets his energy but jeeeez he has a lot of it. Mikel Arteta is in charge of directing play from the manager's technical area now. 8:51PM 51 mins De Bruyne can shoot... but scoops a pass over the top towards Sane's run! The goalkeeper claims it. City are taking their time with buildup now and have Liverpool pinned back in their own box. Only Mo Salah isn't in that little red box. 8:49PM 49 mins Liverpool have had more of the ball so far in this half than for most of the first. Mane gets in behind the defence but Fernandinho steams in and wins the ball off him with a strong … [Read more...] about Manchester City vs Liverpool, Champions League: live score updates