Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: A record goal scoring day in the Champions League

Yesterday's Scores
UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid3-2 Borussia Dortmund
(Mayoral 8', Ronaldo 12', Vazquez 81')-(Aubameyang 43', 48')

Liverpool 7-0 Spartak Moscow
(Coutinho PK 4', 15', 50', Firmino 18', Mane 47', 76', Salah 86')

Maribor 1-1 Sevilla
(Tavares 10')-(Ganso 75')

RB Leipzig 1-2 Besiktas
(Keita 87')-(Negredo PK 10', Talisca 90')

Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 APOEL Nicosia
(Llorente 20', Son 37', N'Koudou 80')

FC Porto 5-2 AS Monaco
(Aboubakar 9', 33', Brahimi 45', Telles 65', Soares 88')-(Glik PK 61', Falcao 78')

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City
(Bernard 26', Ismaily 32')-(Aguero PK 90+2')

Feyenoord Rotterdam 2-1 Napoli
(Jorgensen 33', St. Juste 90+1')-(Zielinski 2')

A couple of significant Champions League goal records were set yesterday. First, Ronaldo became the first player ever to score in all six games of a Champions League group stage. Today's goals also broke the record for most goals in a single group stage. A total of 306 goals were scored in the entire round, shattering the previous mark of 292, set n 2000.

Napoli were the main big team to get sent home yesterday as Dortmund were already eliminated. Both will sink down to the Europa League for the spring. Meanwhile Shakhtar Donetsk advanced thanks to their victory over an apathetic Manchester City.

Continental Tables

The final four MLS expansion markets made their final presentations to the expansion committee yesterday. The meetings were held behind closed doors and nobody was revealing what went on or what anyone thought of them. All four parties appeared to leave satisfied with proceedings, however. Sacramento Republic even had some cheering fans on hand outside the MLS offices to aid their cause.

U.S. Soccer announced its nominees for Men's and Women's Player of the Year. The list of men's candidates is headlined by Christian Pulisic, but he's joined by Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, and Jordan Morris. As for the women, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan, and Samantha Mewis are up for the award.

Today's Matches
Europa League
Rijeka v. AC Milan- 1pm- ESPN3
Atalanta v. Olympique Lyonnais- 1pm- FS2
Villarreal v. Maccabi Tel Aviv- 1pm- ESPN Deportes
Austria Vienna v. AEK Athens- 1pm- ESPN3
Dynamo Kiev v. Partizan Belgrade- 1pm- ESPN3
Slavia Prague v. FC Astana- 1pm
Young Boys v. Skenderbeu Korce- 1pm
TSG Hoffenheim v. Ludogorets Razgrad- 1pm
Istanbul Basaksehir v. Sporting Braga- 1pm
Apollon v. Everton- 1pm
FC Zlin v. Lokomotiv Moscow- 1pm
FC Copenhagen v. Sheriff Tiraspol- 1pm
Arsenal v. BATE Borisov- 3:05pm- FS1, ESPN Deportes
Red Star Belgrade v. FC Koln- 3:05pm- FS2
Olympique Marseille v. Red Bull Salzburg- 3:05pm- ESPN3
Real Sociedad v. Zenit St. Petersburg- 3:05pm
Vitesse v. Nice- 3:05pm- ESPN3
Vitoria Guimaraes v. Konyaspor- 3:05pm
Hapoel Be’er Sheva v. Viktoria Plzen- 3:05pm
Vardar v. Rosenborg- 3:05pm
Zulte-Waregem v. Lazio- 3:05pm
Zorya Luhansk v. Athletic Bilbao- 3:05pm
Hertha Berlin v. Ostersunds FK – 3:05pm
FCSB v. FC Lugano- 3:05pm- ESPN3

Liga MX Playoffs- Final First Leg
Tigres UANL v. Monterrey- 9pm- Univision Deportes

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