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Champions League Tuesday a few quick thoughts

  • Where else to start but Barcelona
  • An absolutely emphatic win for the Catalan giants as they battered Celtic into submission
  • 7-0 it ended which in turn was Celtic’s heaviest ever European defeat
  • In fairness it could have quite easily been double figures
  • How different it could have been had Moussa Dembele slotted home a first half penalty
  • He had the perfect opportunity to level the scores at 1-1 but he saw his spot kick well saved by Marc Andre ter Steffen
  • And that was as good as it got for Brendan Rodgers’ side
  • Ever the spin doctor, the former Liverpool boss went on to say that there can be no embarrassment after that performance
  • Whereas Captain Scott Brown called the performance unacceptable
  • All depends what point of view you want to take I guess
  • I said in my preview that Barcelona were going to be a wounded animal after being beaten by Alaves on Saturday and they were exactly that
  • Whoever had the misfortune of playing them next where going to be in for a long night and that is exactly what it was for Celtic
  • It was a very short night in Manchester as the rain got the better of Manchester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach
  • The rain hands out Pep Guardiola’s first defeat of the season
  • The two sides will try again Tonight
  • Arsenal will count themselves lucky that Edinson Cavani left his shooting boots behind last night
  • I did predict a draw but PSG should have put that game to bed way before Alexis Sanchez’s equaliser
  • They got off to the perfect start when Cavani proded home within 45 seconds
  • And the Uruguayan failed to take chance after chance to put PSG clear
  • The longer the night sent on you had a feeling that Arsenal may just nick something
  • And they did so late on, did they deserve it? Probably not but Arsene Wenger will have been delighted to come away from the French Capital with a point
  • It could have nearly been all three had Alex Iwobi not seen his effort saved in the final few minutes
  • A win for Arsenal would have been incredibly harsh on PSG but they only have themselves to blame for wasting so many chances
  • Bayern Munich steamrollered Champions League new boys FC Rostov last night with a 5-0 win at The Allianz Arena
  • The manager may have changed in Bavaria but things seem to be the same
  • Can Carlo Cancellation add another Champions League title to his trophy haul
  • Last year runners up Atletico Madrid came away from Eindhoven with a 1-0 win in a night of questionable refereeing
  • PSV had an early effort ruled out and then were awarded an incredibly soft penalty which was subsequently saved by Jan Oblak
  • There were also question marks of whether or not Saul Hughes’s winner should have stood
  • A night to forget for the English officials
  • Napoli came from behind to win against Dynamo Kiev. New signing Arkadiusz Milik was on hand to score a brace
  • While 1-1 was the order for the rest of the evening as Benfica had to make do with a share of the points against Hesitate
  • While Basel were held at home to Ludogorets
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