The Sport360 team are here bringing you our top stories on Wednesday.
The Brazil international was set to miss the Champions League opener because of an abrasion on the cornea of his left eye sustained in Saturday’s win over Tottenham.
He did not train with the squad on Monday but, having said he was ready to play, came off the bench to score the added-time winner in the thrilling 3-2 victory over PSG at Anfield.
To read more from last night’s thrilling Champions League clash CLICK HERE
All eyes of the cricketing world will be on Dubai on Wednesday when arch-rivals India and Pakistan go head-to-head in the Asia Cup. The spotlight will also be on two players for completely contrasting reasons – Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir and India’s stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma.
Read why in our preview for the clash CLICK HERE.
Elsewhere in the Champions League Lionel Messi ran riot with a sublime hat-trick against PSV, his eighth in the Champions League.
Messi moved ahead of his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally of trebles in the competition after paving the way for a 4-0 win with a stunning 32nd-minute free-kick.
The Argentinian scored twice more after Ousmane Dembele had got his name on the scoresheet with a brilliant solo strike, prompting Valverde to sing Messi’s praises in the post-match press conference.
The Springboks have been in the news for all the right reasons after their stunning upset win over world No1 the All Blacks in Wellington last Saturday.
Much of the credit for the victory goes to the inspirational captain Siya Kolisi. But Kolisi’s journey to become Springbok captain is an extraordinary story, following in the footsteps of the legendary Nelson Mandela.
Antoine Griezmann says he is at the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 18, 2018
Sergio Ramos responded to his claim... pic.twitter.com/9yi7VNjtIl
Messi's free-kick from the stands. 😍 pic.twitter.com/R589bXTrhM— Arthur Kogan (@TheRealArturK) September 19, 2018
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