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Fantasy AnalysisLudogorets fell behind 1-0 in the 82nd minute, but Abalo silenced Anfield with his goal nine minutes later. Unfortunately for the Bulgarian side, Steven Gerrard banged home a penalty two minutes later, keeping the three points for the English club. Up next in Champions League play is an incredibly difficult home match against Real Madrid, who beat FC Basel 5-1 on Tuesday.
Fantasy AnalysisMario Balotelli put the Reds up 1-0 after 82 minutes, but Dani Abalo netted the equalizer one minute into stoppage time to silence Anfield. However, Javier Manquillo drew a foul in the penalty area to set up Gerrard's game-saving score, something he's done countless times in his career.
Fantasy AnalysisWith Daniel Sturridge still sidelined with a thigh injury, Balotelli continues to lead the line for the Reds. Despite just joining the squad, he seems to have good chemistry with those around to set him up, and he'll take that into Saturday's Premier League match against West Ham.
Fantasy AnalysisAfellay helped Olympiacos in a big way by taking a valuable three points before they face Malmo on Oct. 1, potentially getting them to six points through two matches.
Fantasy AnalysisAnsaldi, who is on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg, was an unused substitute in two of the last three La Liga matches, although he was able to grab a clean sheet in the season-opener. Atletico are a very good defensive team, so if he can solidify a spot in the starting XI, he should get his fair share of clean sheets.
Fantasy AnalysisKoke has now picked up an assist in three straight club matches in all competitions, with two coming during La Liga play. He is excellent at setting up others, as evidenced by the 13 assists he had during league play last season.
Fantasy AnalysisGriezmann has yet to break through into a starting role at Atletico after transferring from Real Sociedad last month. He scored 16 goals in 35 La Liga appearances last season, so it's likely only a matter of time before he earns a starting role and the goals start to come.
Fantasy AnalysisMandzukic is coming off an 18-goal season for Bayern Munich, and while he will have to work harder for his goals this season, he is still expected to easily reach double-digit goals. He now has two goals in his last three club matches in all competitions and he'll look to keep it going Saturday against Celta Vigo.
Fantasy AnalysisAsamoah took six shots during the game as well, making him very active on the attack. He only had two goals and three assists in 32 Serie A matches last season, so an explosion in offensive output is probably not warranted.
Fantasy AnalysisBuffon is in excellent form right now, as he has yet to allow a goal this season while wearing a Juve shirt, with one clean sheet in the Champions League and two in Serie A play. Up next is a trip to face AC Milan on Saturday.