To sum up all we learned from Matchday 4, Legit brings the list of the most surprising results in Champions League. Henry’s team crashed by Belgians, Barca could not win in Italy and 3 other unexpected scores below.
1. Monaco vs Brugge, 0:4
It wasn’t about lack of luck, and nobody can choose one single factor that prevented Monaco to play well. In a combination of bad defense, poor pass accuracy and almost no chances created, 0:4 it is the score Monaco deserved.
Presently, it’s hard to understand when the situation will change. In the moment when Thierry Henry was just was appointed head coach fans were inspired and had some hope for big wins. But for now, none of them can say what reserves can help the team to turn out of the crisis.
2. Inter vs Barcelona, 1:1
If Barcelona won and took 3 more points, Catalans would pass to next round two games before the end of the group stage. And if you watched the game, you’d probably agree that it would be a logical outcome. But it is not if Icardi plays among rivals.
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Lets just say, that Barcelona as a team performed well, and Coutinho with Suarez were good leaders on the field (even though they didn't score). Moreover, the substitution from Valverde was excellent and that would surely lead to victory, if there wasn’t goal from Icardi in the last minutes.
In the end, Barca now has to win the game with PSV to get to the next stage, but for now it really has to be easy for them. Even without Messi Barcelona is still one of the main favorites of the UCL.
3. Red Star Belgrade vs Liverpool, 0:2
After solid 4:0 win at Anfield it was really hard to believe that Red Star can improve and earn any points in a match with Liverpool. But, looking at Klopp’s team calendar now, we can say it was fatigue that prevented them to achieve the good result.
Anyway, now the situation in a Group C is very difficult for all four teams. None of them now can't guarantee the pass to knock-out stage even if they win in a Matchday 5. We have long been reconciled with the fact that one of the teams among Liverpool, Napoli and PSG will not go further. But what if two of them will be left behind?
4. Man City vs Shakhtar Donetsk, 6:0
Man City’s victory over any team can hardly surprise anyone, but last year even Guardiola couldn’t beat Shakhtar with the score like that. Is it means that EPL champions became stronger, or it’s a club from Donetsk in a serious crisis now?
We can't be sure, but seems like Man City is taking this UCL season seriously. This defeat is just another confirmation of the fact that Guardiola is still perceived as one of the best in the world, that could win the Cup too.
5. Juventus vs Man United, 1:2
One of the most discussed games at Matchday 4 ended with an unexpected Red Devils victory. Fans will long argue about how fair this result can be considered, but one thing we know for sure: despite all the problems, Man United certainly will pass to knock-out stage.
In the current Premier League season you also should not underestimate any victory like this. It can be a strong impetus to fight for the EPL’s top-4, just the kind that Mourinho lacked.
As for the postgame gestures and comments, we love football for emotions and words like that. But it should not always be taken seriously. Man United and Juve have a long history of confrontation between them, but for now it is only results metters.
Earlier Legit.ng told how Liverpool fans blast Adam Lallana for the Reds Champions League defeat to Red Star Belgrade.
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