Liverpool's rescue and Klopp's black streak
The main event of the gaming day was the meeting of Manchester United and Liverpool in the Premier League. The current Champions League winner approached her with a winning streak of 17 matches in the national championship, while Ole Gunnar Solskher experienced serious problems with the roster due to injuries of a number of players. Not without losses, and Liverpool, and missed the game, including Mohammed Salah.
And as a result, without its leader, the team of Jürgen Klopp almost defeated. Acting strictly from the defense of Manchester United towards the end of the first half, he got a chance to launch a counterattack and unexpectedly opened an account. True, Sadio Mane immediately managed to restore the status quo, but the judge, after watching the replay, scored canceled due to a foul of the Senegalese defender.
In the second half, the hosts did their best to defend the minimum advantage and were close to winning an unexpected victory, but still missed five minutes before the final whistle. Substitute Adam Lallan closed the cross from the flank. However, a draw could be called a great success for Manchester United, because Sulscher's wards were the first to manage to take points from Liverpool in the current Premier League season. Klopp again failed to win at Old Trafford. In five matches at this stadium, he only achieved four draws and lost once.
Seven goals and incredible touchdown
In Italy, “Inter” after losing to “Juventus” on the road beat Sassuolo - 4: 3. Forwards in the composition of the Milanese team were hitters Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez. The hosts failed to score points in the first fight after the death of club president Giorgio Squintzi. Before the game, a minute of silence was announced, and fans unfolded a huge photo of Squintzi in the stands.
Another significant event occurred right in the course of the meeting. In principle, the appearance on the field of the fan is hardly an excess. This happens regularly in football. However, in Sassuolo, a young man descended onto the lawn by parachute. The stewards immediately ran up to the brave fan and, with the applause of the audience, took him to the tribune room. And after the final whistle, the Italian media reported that the man had nothing to do with football, and landed at the Mapey - Citta del Tricolor stadium by mistake.
My friend is at the stadium and just sent me this. @Inter_en was taking a penalty when this happened 😆 # SassuoloInter # SASINTpic.twitter.com / uI0d4FMnwk- Simone (@bocedi) October 20, 2019
Pioli's unsuccessful debut and Donnarum's save
A little later, the neighbor and principal rival of Inter, Milan held the first match under the leadership of the new head coach Stefano Pioli. Moreover, on the day of the debut game with Lecce, the specialist turned 54 years old. But the wards could not give him a victory.
Milan was close to this. Hakan Chalkhanoglu tried especially hard, who in the first half opened the scoring with a stunning blow to the near corner, and shortly before the final whistle broke into the penalty area and gave the pass to Krzysztof Pöntek.
Gianluigi Donnarumma was also good. The young goalkeeper in the second half took a penalty from Houma Babakar, but could not do anything with finishing.
The goalkeeper was not able to save the team in the 92nd minute, when Marco Calderoni delivered a powerful blow from a distance to the far nine. Thus, “Milan” again remained without victory and is still located in the second half of the standings.
The defeat of the Genoa and high-speed hat-trick
Meanwhile, “Parma” defeated the outsider “Genoa” with a score of 5: 1 thanks to a hat-trick by Andreas Cornelius. Moreover, the Genoese kept their gates intact for almost the entire first half, but, having missed from Yuri Kutsky, literally fell down.
Cornelius didn’t fail to take advantage of a football knockdown of his opponent, who, before the break, designed a double. And before the team returned to the field, the Dane scored the third goal. Thus, to make a hat-trick, the attacker took only ten minutes. At the same time, the striker leased from Atalanta had never before distinguished themselves three times per match at the club level and, in principle, was not famous for its very high performance.
The victory of “Monaco” without Golovin and the decisive goal in the end
Meanwhile, “Monaco” in the absence of the disqualified Alexander Golovin won a major home victory over the “Renn”. And as it happens regularly this season, the Monegasques made the fans seriously nervous. Initially, nothing promised the team problems. Already in the second minute, Wissam Ben-Yedder scored the seventh goal in the current season of League 1 and put the team ahead.
However, even before the break, “Rennes” recouped, and at the very beginning of the second half came forward. Islam Slimani managed to quickly restore the status quo, and already in the time added by the referee Ben-Yedder scored twice and brought Monaco his third victory in the last four matches of the national championship. It is also worth noting once again the killer bunch of newcomers to the Slimani team - Ben-Yedder. For two, they have already scored 13 goals and lost six assists.