Tag: 2023-24 Champions League Group H

Galeno Nets Twice as Porto Cruises to a 3-1 Victory Against Ukrainian Side Shakhtar in the Champions League
Champions League

Galeno Nets Twice as Porto Cruises to a 3-1 Victory Against Ukrainian Side Shakhtar in the Champions League

By Score More Shakhtar Donetsk, the reigning Ukrainian champion, kicked off its 2023-24 Champions League campaign at its new temporary home in Germany. The team was greeted by a near-capacity crowd of over 46,700 at the Volksparkstadion, a move forced by UEFA's decision not to allow home European games in Ukraine due to the ongoing Russian invasion. Despite spirited support for Shakhtar, Porto wasted no time and took less than eight minutes to open the scoring. Shakhtar's goalkeeper, Dmytro Riznyk, who had recently returned from injury, deflected a speculative shot into the path of Galeno, who capitalized on the opportunity to score. Shakhtar, once known for signing talented Brazilian players, has shifted its focus to younger, locally developed talent since the invasion last yea...
Barcelona Dominates Royal Antwerp with a 5-0 Victory in Champions League Opener
Champions League

Barcelona Dominates Royal Antwerp with a 5-0 Victory in Champions League Opener

By Score More Barcelona made a stunning start to their 2023-24 Champions League campaign with a commanding 5-0 victory over Royal Antwerp at the Olympic Stadium in Montjuic. The early ignition came courtesy of Joao Felix, who capitalized on a pass from Ilkay Gundogan. Felix found the net at the near post, providing Barcelona with a perfect start. Felix played a pivotal role in the second goal as well, delivering an exquisite cross to Robert Lewandowski at the back post. The Polish international marked his 100th goal in UEFA club competitions, extending Barcelona's lead to 2-0. Barcelona's third goal arrived just four minutes later, with Raphinha's cross deflecting off Jelle Bataille and into the net, further solidifying Xavi Hernandez's team's impressive halftime lead. Ten minutes...