Champions League

City, Liverpool dominate: A look at the talking points from UCL fixtures

Arjun Singh Devgan
Manchester City are tipped as favourites to win the Champions League this season
Manchester City are tipped as favourites to win the Champions League this season / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

The Champions League is widely considered to be the most prestigious club competition in the world and the fixtures last night gave us some interesting results, with a number of top clubs in action.

Here, we take a look at the talking points from the fixtures.

1. Guardiola's City side show just why they are considered favourites for the title

Bernardo Silva
Manchester City v Paris Saint-Germain: Group A - UEFA Champions League / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Manchester City have been touted as the favourites to win the Champions League title this season and they showed just why they are being tipped to do so, by completely dominating proceedings against Paris Saint-Germain during their 2-1 win.

Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva were brilliant at times on the pitch, and their win ensured that they will finish top of their UCL group for the fifth consecutive season.

2. Liverpool's perfect start continues

Thiago Alcantara, Takumi Minamino
Liverpool FC v FC Porto: Group B - UEFA Champions League / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Liverpool have been brilliant in the competition and continued their perfect start with a 2-0 win over Porto, with Mohamed Salah and Thiago scoring on the night.

The Reds are 10 points ahead in their group with a game to spare, which shows how dominant they have been this season.

3. Benzema continuing to score goals for fun

Karim Benzema
Granada v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Karim Benzema has scored 13 goals in his last 13 Champions League group stage games for Real Madrid, with the Frenchman taking his game up by a notch following Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from the club in the summer of 2018.

The striker has established himself as the Los Blancos' most important player and if he can continue this brilliant form, then Madrid have a good chance of challenging for the trophy this season.