1. Arsenal came to Sanchez Pizjuan with many worries
Returning from the national team gathering, Arsenal immediately made fans restless when they let Chelsea draw 2-2 in the Premier League. Although they tried to regain 1 point in the final minutes of the match, the performance of Mikel Arteta’s teachers and students was really disappointing compared to initial expectations.
In the third match of the Champions League, the “Gunners” marched to the dangerous place of Sanchez Pizjuan under the suspicious eyes of the fans. Sevilla will not be an easy challenge when they play at home. Can the home team at Emirates Stadium bring home at least 1 point or accept empty-handed like what happened in the confrontation with Lens?
Sevilla is not in good form in La Liga this season. After the first 9 rounds, the Andalusian team had only 2 wins, 3 draws and had to receive 4 defeats, temporarily ranked 13th on the rankings. However, Diego Alonso and his team just shared points with Real Madrid on Saturday, which will give more motivation to Sergio Ramos and his teammates before welcoming Arsenal at home.
2. Manchester United must win if they want to keep hope alive
After two consecutive defeats against Bayern Munich and Galatasaray, Erik ten Hag’s team is temporarily at the bottom of Group A. Theoretically, they still have the right to self-determination if they win all four remaining matches, but Manchester United will have to guest in Turkey, and will they get a positive result against Bayern Munich despite playing at home?
However, before thinking about those two difficult confrontations, The “Red Devils” need to defeat Copenhagen in both matches. The representative from Denmark is considered the weakest team in Group A. If they cannot win all 6 points, Bruno Fernandes and his teammates will likely have to consider the option of dropping down to play in the Europa League.
Copenhagen is leading the Danish national championship. In the previous confrontation with Bayern Munich, Jacob Neestrup and his team almost brought a surprise when they took the lead thanks to a goal from midfielder Lukas Lerager in the 55th minute. Unfortunately, the home team then lost. 1-2.
3. AC Milan must win points in France
AC Milan temporarily ranked 3rd in Group F with 2 points after two matches. They should have achieved more favorable results if stars in attack like Olivier Giroud, Rafael Leao or Christian Pulisic had taken more chances. The “Rossoneri” have yet to score a goal in the Champions League this season.
PSG is different. After disappointing results in the domestic arena and especially the 1-4 defeat to Newcastle, Luis Enrique and his team brought many optimistic signs to the fans. Kylian Mbappe also scored again. Welcoming AC Milan, surely the home team at “Princes’ Park” will aim for a victory to advance, raising hopes of getting a ticket to the knock-out round.
Huy Truong | 05:23 October 24, 2023