Champion League is back and we have got amazing highlights and performance from the week. Here is a overview of the best and worst champion league football highlights you need to know for this week.
As for next week champion league we might see some crazy wins and more better performances from Premier League team.
Let's begin with some of our best and worst performance in champion league football.
Champion League Best and Worst Highlights February 21 2023
Let's begin with Tuesday night champion league football highlight.
Best: Real Madrid Vinícius Júnior and Karim Benzema
Real Madrid's Vinícius Júnior and Karim Benzema were the stars of the show in their team's 5-2 victory against Liverpool in the Champions League Round-of-16 first leg on Tuesday. Vinícius Júnior scored twice in the first half, including a sensational finish from the left side of the penalty area that curled into the bottom-right corner, to bring Real Madrid level with Liverpool. He then won the free-kick that led to Éder Militão's headed goal that put Real Madrid in front for good. Karim Benzema sealed the deal for Real Madrid with two second-half goals.
Vinícius Júnior's performance in the match was a highlight, with two goals and one assist. His spectacular finish in tight space from the left side of the penalty area and his attempted clearance that went off Vini's foot and ended up in the back of the net were the pick of his two goals. Vinícius Júnior also won a free-kick just outside the left side of the box that led to Real Madrid's go-ahead goal.
Karim Benzema's two goals put the final nail in Liverpool's coffin and ensured Real Madrid's victory. His first goal was a bit lucky, as it deflected off Joe Gomez and past Alisson. However, his second goal was a clinical finish that silenced Anfield for good. Benzema's goals were his first of the current Champions League campaign, and he became the second player after Lionel Messi to score a goal in 18 consecutive Champions League seasons.
Worst: Liverpool Defense and Form
Liverpool's defense was their undoing, with Alisson's mistake on Vinícius' second goal being the beginning of their demise. Liverpool's defense let them down again on Militão's goal, and Benzema's shot deflected off Gomez for the fourth Madrid goal. Liverpool gave up five goals in a single game for the first time this season, and the poor defensive performance may doom the club from getting back to the Champions League next season.
Best: Napoli Attack
Napoli's Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia were the key players in their team's 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. Osimhen scored the first goal, and Kvaratskhelia provided a lovely assist to Giovanni Di Lorenzo. Napoli has one foot in the final eight, as they are up two goals and do not have to deal with Eintracht's leading scorer, Randal Kolo Muani, in the second leg since the striker was sent off.
Champion League Best and Worst Highlights February 22 2023
We are moving forward to Wednesday night champion league football. Let's take a closer look at the best and worst of the day.
Best: Joško Gvardiol: RB Leipzig Comeback
RB Leipzig's young Croatian defender, Joško Gvardiol, was one of the top performers of the day. Gvardiol's towering header in the 70th minute found the back of the net and brought his team back on level terms with the English Premier League champions, Manchester City. This goal gave Leipzig a lifeline in the two-legged tie, and it came at a crucial time in the match when the home side was putting the visitors under immense pressure. This was only Gvardiol's second goal of the season, but his performance against City and Real Madrid in the group stage proves that he is a big-game player.
Worst: Man City Erling Haaland
The Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, one of the most dangerous forwards in world soccer, had a quiet game against RB Leipzig. He failed to register a single shot on target, and this was his fourth such game in five matches. Haaland has scored just five goals since the turn of the year, and his lack of goals and shots on target could be a concern for Manchester City. City has the perfect chance to bounce back in the Premier League against Bournemouth, and Haaland needs to find his scoring boots soon to help his team in the second leg.
Best: Good to see Lukaku Smiling
Inter Milan's star forward Romelu Lukaku came up with a crucial goal in the dying minutes of their match against FC Porto. His strike off his own rebound in the 86th minute gave the Italian side a slim advantage ahead of the second leg in Portugal. This goal was a testament to Lukaku's quality and his ability to produce goals when his team needs them the most. His recent performances against Udinese and Porto are positive signs for Inter, as they aim to make a deep run in the competition.
Wednesday's matches in the Champions League Round-of-16 provided some exciting moments and performances. While some players shone brightly, others struggled to make their mark. The second leg of the Champions League Round-of-16 promises to be an exciting affair, with plenty of drama and excitement in store.
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