Published: Wed, December 12, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk believes challenge on Napoli's Dries Mertens was fair

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk believes challenge on Napoli's Dries Mertens was fair

After 65 minutes, it was really wild, counter and counter without finishing. Paris Saint-Germain topped the table a comfortable 4-1 win at Red Star Belgrade, pulling away after the hosts had made it a one-goal game in the second half.

The English club had plenty of half-chances against a much-changed Barca, who had already won the group, but Philippe Coutinho nearly made it 2-0 when his low shot struck the post.

Manchester City are guaranteed a last 16 berth and a draw at home to Hoffenheim will make sure of top spot.

Salah just loves scoring at Anfield.

However, the Reds finally did take the lead after the half-hour mark with a tightly-marked Salah pushing off Mario Rui and going past Kalidou Koulibaly to slot the ball home at the near post. In the Champions League.

Klopp knows keeping Liverpool's best players is hugely important, which is why he was so pleased when Sadio Mane signed a new long-term contract a few weeks ago.

Liverpool responded to the German's challenge, coping with a tense situation to deliver a confident display, much more reminiscent of last term's swaggering form, as they avoided the angst of an early exit from the competition they have won five times. But Alisson, spreading himself, imposing himself and reacting superbly to Milik's close-range opportunity, made all the difference for Liverpool.

Following Liverpool's dramatic qualification to the next round of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night, manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he would have paid double for a certain star of his had he known just how good he is. Until Tuesday. Liverpool's freakish inability to score despite having 22 shots meant Napoli was still in it at the end, but the truth is that Liverpool could easily have won by three or four.

Moura provided the crucial moment as Spurs snatched second in Group B
Moura provided the crucial moment as Spurs snatched second in Group B

Napoli are unbeaten in their last eight Serie A games but are still eight points back of Juventus.

"A draw was enough, but we lost".

The Reds were not as clinical as they have been in front of goal either, but even with the chances they missed I nearly always felt as if they were in control of the tie.

Galatasaray were the big winners on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) in Group D, getting a place in the Europa League round of 32 despite their first home loss this season, 3-2 against Porto. You saw against Napoli, obviously we have triggers to press and then make it hard for them.

"Maybe your question is the first one about the market and maybe the next press conference I have two more questions, and maybe the next press conference I have three more".

He was part of the Senegal team that failed to advance beyond the group stage of this summer's FIFA World Cup tournament in the European nation of Russian Federation. Within seven minutes, though, Spurs were behind.

Even with that point, Tottenham still needed Inter Milan to fail to beat winless PSV Eindhoven - and it ended 1-1 in the San Siro.

Sandwiched in between was another pick-out for Hamsik from which the Napoli man narrowly guided his shot over the bar - all of which happened within the opening 10 minutes itself.

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