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Champions League: Doku changes everything, Giroud misses everything… The tops and flops of the fifth day


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Champions League: Doku changes everything, Giroud misses everything… The tops and flops of the fifth day


What a debut from the former Stade Rennais striker! The untenable Belgian, who replaced Jack Grealish in the 54th minute, not very successful this Tuesday evening, dynamited the Leipzig defense. The will-o'-the-wisp of the Citizens put Amadou Haidara and Mohamed Simakan through an ordeal with his dribbles of which only he has the secret. Doku completely changed the destiny of this meeting, where the Mancunians were off to a bad start, and was the initiator of the revolt of the European champions. Decisive.

What a match from Loïs Openda. Despite his team's defeat (3-2), the former RC Lens striker put in a great performance this Tuesday, scoring twice on his only two attempts of the match. The Belgian allowed his team to lead 2-0 after half an hour of play. Effective. Very strong physically and killer in the last gesture, Loïs Openda delivered a world-class score. He even scored one more goal than Erling Haaland this evening. What more can I add?

The performance of the evening goes to Borussia Dortmund. The German club won on the San Siro pitch against AC Milan (3-1) and is guaranteed to be in the round of 16. Edin Terzic's men managed to put in place their very well-honed and formidable collective game, with a very good Marco Reus at the helm, who cracked the Milan defense three times at home. Just that. PSG has been warned.


Olivier Giroud can blame himself. The AC Milan striker had a golden opportunity to open the scoring for the Rossoneri against Dortmund in the fifth minute. The top scorer in the history of the Blues missed the penalty which could have completely changed the fate of this meeting. Beyond this fatal action for his team, Giroud only shot twice on goal during the entire meeting and seemed to be in difficulty in the Milan game. The Lombard club is almost eliminated from the Champions League.

Feyenoord Rotterdam scored two goals against their camp this Tuesday evening during the defeat against Atlético Madrid (1-3). The first was signed Lutsharel Geertruida a quarter of an hour into the game and the second was Santiago Giménez in the 81st minute. Even if these two actions sound like two twists of fate, they are symptomatic of a lack of mastery and technical accuracy, which weighed down the Rotterdam players, filled with enthusiasm from the first minutes of the match. This is far too much to hope to qualify for the round of 16 of the C1.

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