UEFA Champions League

Jameson Smoothest Goals from the UEFA Champions League Matchday 3 you must watch!

09:59 WAT 02/12/2021
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Jameson brings you five thrilling goals from the Champions League matchday three...

With the biggest clubs in Europe going head-to-head, the UEFA Champions League always throws up thrills and spills. But along with it, it also throws up delectable football which culminates in eye-catching goals.

In any case, football has never been a single-flavour game. The Beautiful Game sees the proponents and fans from all walks of life - irrespective of race, sex or region - Mix In together. Football leaves a distinct and indelible mark on supporters, in triumphs and defeats. Fans' acceptance of multicultural festivities, rituals & celebrations is what gives football its global, exciting flavour and this happens when fans accept differences and are Always In to Mix In - to form one flavourful toast to football. 

Jameson raises its glass to this Always In to Mix In philosophy, and celebrates a world where there are no strangers, just new friends you haven’t met yet!

Here are five of the best goals from the recently concluded UEFA Champions League matchday three, something to relive the thrilling action and bond with your friends.

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1) Cristiano Ronaldo’s late winner against Atalanta

Manchester United were staring down the barrel at one point in their crucial matchday 3 encounter against Atalanta at home. They were 2-0 down at half-time and pressure was mounting on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But they managed to claw their way back with two goals but that was not enough.

With an expectant home crowd eagerly searching for a hero, Cristiano Ronaldo decided it was time to endear himself to the fans once again. Luke Shaw swung in a cross in the 81st minute and the Portuguese superstar rose highest to power a header in and kick-start a party among the Old Trafford faithful.

2) Joao Cancelo starts a five-star party

Manchester City laid down their credentials as one of the favourites for the Champions League title with a dominant 5-1 win over Club Brugge but the crown piece of that performance was the opening goal from Joao Cancelo.

The Portuguese full-back latched on to a beautiful through ball from Phil Foden slotted past the Brugge goalkeeper in the smoothest of fashion to hand City the lead. Cancelo has fast turned into a fan favourite at Man City and this goal would only have further endeared himself to the fans.

3) Leroy Sane produces an outrageous free-kick

Bayern Munich have been scoring goals galore this season under Julien Nagelsmann but against Benfica on matchday three, the German champions were struggling to find the net until the 70th minute.

The fans were understandably getting nervous but only for Leroy Sane to go and turn that anxiousness into delirium. The German winger smashed in a freekick in outrageous fashion, from 30 yards out to break the deadlock and ultimately Bayern would win 4-0. But Sane’s insane opener was definitely the smoothest moment of the game.

4) Naby Keita volleys in a stunning goal

Naby Keita certainly knows how to make an appearance. In what turned out to be a thrilling Champions League match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid, it was Keita’s moment of magic that stood out.

Keita has been struggling with fitness ever since he moved to Liverpool but served a timely reminder of his talent to everybody at the Wanda Metropolitano by pouncing on a loose ball outside the area and volleying it in with panache to make it 2-0 to Liverpool who would eventually win the game 3-2.

That was the sort of goal that makes you a favourite among the fans.

5) Vinicius Jr bamboozles Shakhtar Donetsk

Vinicius Jr is a player who has always had questions raised about his ability to deliver the end product at Real Madrid. But the young winger has answered his critics this season in style.

It was there to see again in Real Madrid’s 5-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk where he scored a brace. But it was his second goal that encapsulated him as a player. Embarking on a mazy dribble down the left wing, he bamboozled several defenders inside the penalty box and smashed a finish past the goalkeeper.

Vinicius Jr. had come to the party alright.