There were goals and dramatic moments galore last night in the Champions League as some of Europe's elite players dazzled their fans and VAR made an appearance again.
Here are the highlights.
🔥 Chelsea and Ajax play out eight-goal thriller
Where do we even start with this one? Chelsea fought back from 4-1 down to secure a 4-4 draw at a rocking Stamford Bridge, but much of the post-match talk will surround VAR. Ajax had Daley Blind and Joel Veltman sent off at the same time, both for second bookings when the score was 4-2 to Ajax, and Chelsea capitalized.
Rewind back to the start. Ajax took the lead with two minutes on the clock and less than two minutes later, Chelsea was level through a typically quirky Jorginho penalty, after Christian Pulisic went down in stages under a challenge in the box. Moroccon wizard Hakim Ziyech took charge of the midfield and Ajax was 3-1 up at halftime as a result of the dominance he helped to exert on the contest. Talented midfielder Donny van de Beek put the visitors further in front with 55 minutes on the clock and surely there was no way back for Lampard's men. However, with more than 20 minutes still to elapse, Ajax pushed the self-destruct button with Veltman and Blind receiving their marching orders and Jorginho slotting home his second penalty of the night and it was 4-3 Ajax and the visitors were down to nine men. Prior to that incident, César Azpilicueta's close-range effort to make it 4-2 could easily have been ruled out for offside but the VAR let the goal stand. Teenage fullback Reece James fired Chelsea level as the scoreboard read 4-4 with more than 15 minutes and injury time still to play. There was even time for more drama, as Azpilicueta thought he had completed the turnaround but his smart finish was ruled out by the VAR this time. What a game.
🧐 Inter still has teething problems to address
It will be massively concerning for Antonio Conte to have seen his Inter side squander a two-goal lead in Germany last night to lose 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund's hostile Signal Iduna Park stadium. It's back to the drawing board for them and they simply have to win in Prague on matchday 5 to keep their qualification hopes alive. After four draws in five Bundesliga matches, Dortmund will be boosted by this dramatic come-from-behind win, thanks to a brace from Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi.
🇳🇴 Håland can't stop scoring
The 19-year-old Norwegian striker has started life in the Champions League brilliantly. Two weeks ago, he became the only teenager in Champions League history, after Karim Benzema, to score in each of his first three appearances in the competition. After his goal last night in Salzburg's 1-1 draw away to Napoli, he's now got seven in the competition. That's the most goals in a single UCL campaign, breaking Kylian Mbappé and Raúl's record of six.
The Champions League is back tonight, with Juventus, Real Madrid, Manchester City and a host of other sides all in action.
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