Round 2 of the UEFA Champions league matches will take place today and tomorrow.
Manchester City will take on the French side Marseille. City will hope to consolidate their position at the top of group C with a win. Marseille will try to make things difficult for the English side and hope to get their first points of the campaign.
Liverpool will have their change to top group D as they take on Midtjyland. Real Madrid will get to winning ways if they can beat B. Mgladbach. InterMilan will have Real Madrid conquerors; Shakhtar Donetsk to contend with.
On Wednesday, Chelsea will take on Krasnodar in game must win game to make things easier for them in group E. In a mouthwatering clash, Juventus will play Barcelona. whoever wins this match will top group G
Manchester United will consolidate their position in group H if they can beat RB Leipzig. PSG must beat Basaksehir after their 2-1 home loss to Manchester United.
The US Presidential election will be held on Tuesday 3rd November 2020. The two main contestants are President Donald Trump of the Repulican party and Joe Biden of the Democratic Party.
How the US presidential election system works.
The US uses the electoral college system, so winning the most votes does not guarantee winning the election. Voters will vote to select Presidential electors who will in turn vote on December 14,2020 to elect a new President or retain the incumbent.
Each state is assigned a number of Presidential electors based on the population in each state. Whichever party that wins the presidential election in a particular state wins all the number of presidential electors assigned to that state. The presidential electors themselve are to remain faithful and vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate that won the election in their respective states. There are 538 presidential electors in total and for a presidential candidate to win, 270 or more must vote in favour.
Since the US presidential election is not simply based on the number of votes cast, presidential candidates usually concentrate their campaign on states that have high number of presidential electors. Below are some states with high number of electors;
New York: 29
Florida : 29
electoral map of the 2020 November election
Who is going to win the US presidential election, Trump or Biden?
National opinion polls currently predict that Biden will win the election as he is leading by 7% over his incumbent rival, Trump. However it is still a close call as no one can clearly say who will win. In 2016 Hillary Clinton led in the polls and had about 3 million more votes than Trump but she still lost because she won fewer presidential electors.
The winner of the US 2020 presidential election will be inaugurated on Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 according to latest reports.
If Biden wins the election,he will be the first candidate to defeat an incumbent president in 28 years since Republican George H. W Bush’s defeat to Bill Clinton in 1992.
Real Madrid were defeated at home 3-2 by Shakhtar Donetsk. At the end of the first half, the home side was already down 3-0. Real Madrid produced a much improved performance in the second with two quick goals in the 54th and 59th minute. Federico Valverde thought he had drawn the game level but the goal was ruled out by VAR for offside.Real Madrid start their champions league campaign bottom of group B.
Bayern Munich Vs Atletico. (4-0)
The German Champions easily dispatched Atletico Madrid in a spectacular match with 2 goals in each half. Atletico as usual came with the defensive game strategy but the Germans were too hot for them on the night. Bayern now move top of group A with 3 points and Atletico is bottom with 0 points. In an earlier group A match, Red Bull played a 2-2 draw with Lokomotive Moscow
Manchester City Vs FC Porto.(3-1)
Manchester City beat hard fighting Porto to start their campaign on a winning note. Porto drew first blood through Diaz 14th minute strike, but Aguero quickly levelled 20 minutes after. In the second half, City took the initiative and exerted pressure on the visitors. Consequently, City won a free kick which Gundogan converted with a class of bend to give his side the lead on 65 minutes. Ferran made sure of the 3 points after scoring from a neat one two pass to make it 3-1 final score.
Ajax Vs Liverpool. (0-1)
Liverpool managed to win at Amsterdam thanks to an own goal by Taglifico in the 35th minute of the first half. He sliced Sadio Mane’s cross into his own net. Liverpool now second in group D with 3 points but inferior goals difference to Atlanta.
Chelase Kicked off their champions league campaign with a goalless draw against Sevilla. It was a game of little chances but Sevilla were the closest to score as Mendy’s excellent save from Nemanja Gudelj’s header prevented the visitors from going in front.
In the other game of the group Rennes were held to a 1-1 draw at home by FK Krasnodar. This means all teams in the group have one point each.
Chelsea’s next game is against Krasnodar next Wednesday in Russia.
Manchester United on the other hand started their campaign on a winning note as they beat PSG at their home. Manchester United had taken the lead through a penalty in the 23rd minute but a Own goal by Martial level scores on 55minutes.
Rashford sealed the win for the visitors with a stunning strike 3 minutes from time.
In other matches,Barcelona hit Ferencvarosi 5-1 at home while Juventus defeated Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 away.
See results of all matches played below.
Match Day 1 Champions League Matches Played Oct. 20