Capital game. On Wednesday, there were all eyes on the Parc des Princes where PSG was facing Liverpool on behalf of the fifth UEFA Champions League day. But other meetings were held in the four corners of the Old Continent. In London, Tottenham (3rd, 4 points) welcomed Inter Milan (2nd, 7 points) for almost certainly a shock in the group B. English was totally hoping to stay alive while drawing enough for Italians to apply FC Barcelona. In order to achieve this goal, Mauricio Pochettino chose, deprived of Trippier or Dembélé, 4-2-3-1 with Harry Kane ahead. Eleven places we met with the French Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko. On his behalf, Luciano Spalletti used the same system as Mauro Icardi Infernol to lead the assault. Initially, the English interfered with their opponents thanks to a good game and weight and carried on.
Tottenham provides the essentials
After Harry Kane, his center in the remote post was not far from Handanovic (7th), Lucas spoke his speed before being moved to the box. The referee thought there was no fault (8th). Then in the 11th, Kane was killed between a number of players before serving Dele Alli, who did not fit his shot. Despite the opportunities, Londoners were not dangerous. Initially unfortunately by the Spurs's aggression, Nerazzurri committed many mistakes before taking the lead as Icardi provoked (he blamed Alderweireld on the 28th). But Tottenham did not leave. In the 30th, Moussa Sissoko launched an anti-blocking side before touching Dele Alli in the axis. The English left the ball pass for Lucas. But Brazil has a sharp shot on the right. Moments later, Winks, served by Lucas at the center, sent a powerful shot over the right. Beaten, Handanovic was saved by his cross (38).
In the beginning, Milanese could also open the scoring. Joining the 43th to replace Nainggolan injured, he got Valero, just in the middle of the box, the ball. But the Spaniard was too hungry and was rejected by an opponent. Both teams returned to the locker room at this score (0-0). After the break, Inter Milan was attacking. After a good co-operation started by Valero, Vecino, who served when he pulled back, he did not fit his shot (48). Conversely, English also gives intensity and hurts the protection converts with Lucas (52), Dele Alli (67) or Vertonghen (70). Under pressure, the Spurs had not found the lack of good disciplinary Lombardians who played the pictures with Perisic, whose powerful blow in the area forced Loris to continue barry. He turned the game for a few minutes later, hit Sissoko against the Italian defense before finding Eriksen, came into play a little earlier. Dane Handanovic adjusted with flat feet (1-0, 80th). After the new Lloris parade against Ambrosio (84th), he did not move the score. Tottenham won 1-0. Success that allows English to return to the height of Inter Milan. Everything will be played on the last day for both teams (7 points each). The Spurs will go to Barcelona when Inter receives the PSV.
Naples is doing a good job
In the same group, Barcelona FC (1st, 10 points) just off PSV Eindhoven (4th, 1 point). On this occasion Ernesto Valverde had to compose without a number of injured players including Suarez, Umtiti or Sergi Roberto. So the Spanish technician bets at 4-3-3 with the Coutinho-Messi-Dembélé turtle. Quickly, both teams multiplied the opportunities. In the 16th, De Jong compressed control of the left before turning into the Stegen ter post. Contradictory, Coutinho (19th), Vidal (35) or Messi (42th) answered. But in the 45th, De Jong blamed Ter Tergen's cross. Bergwijn followed well, but the German goalkeeper saved the ball on his line (0-0). The second phase began again at the same speed. But Barça got the way through the nets thanks to the inevitable Messi, and eliminated a number of players before scoring (0-1, 61). On a free kick from the Pulga, Pique drove the PSV to 70 (0-2). Despite the goal of De Jong (83), Barça won 2-1. The Catalan club (13 points) reinforces its first place.
In Group C, the poster between PSG and Liverpool made the front page. But the supporters in Paris also looked at another Group C meeting that opposed Naples, co-leader (6 points), to Red Star of Belgrade (4 points). Partenopei had to win to go away. But they had to deal with a surprise Serbian team who had taken a shot in the first leg (0-0). However, Naples opened the scoring in the 11 minutes. After kicking a corner by Mertens, Hamsik moved the leather into the net (1-0, 11th). Obviously, the men of Carlo Ancelotti dominated despite a great opportunity for the Red Star with Simic, in one against Ospina. But in the 34th, Mertens returned the right foot (2-0). Then he signed a double in the 52st (3-0). Despite losing Ben-y-bounene 3-1, 57th to Belgrade, Naples was not shaking and motivating. Italians who lead the Group C.