A quick summary of all matches of champions league played on 17 and 18 september, 2013. Ronaldo hatrick to bale debut, messi on fire and many more.
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Madrid were rampant in Istanbul, where they grabbed a 6-1 victory courtesy of a
Cristiano Ronaldo hatrick, a brace by Karim Benzema and a goal by Isco. Gareth
Bale came off the bench to make his Champions League debut for Real, when they
were already 3-0 up, immediatly assisting a goal for Ronaldo from a free kick
and then getting involved in the 2nd one.
in Europe, Bayern Munich took just four minutes to get the defence of their
crown up and running at home to CSKA Moscow, as David Alaba won and then fired
home a free-kick.
minutes from the break, Bayern - who next visit Manchester City - made it two
from another free-kick.
Robben swung over a teasing cross and Mario Mandzukic beat two teammates to the
ball to power home a header before Robben made it 3-0 midway through the second
Cavani grabbed his first Champions League goal for Paris Saint-Germain when he
put them in front of Olympiacos with a tap-in only to see Manchester City old
boy Vladimir Weiss level after 25 minutes.
PSG secured the points when Thiago Motta scored twice in five minutes midway
through the second half to make it 3-1 and Marquinhos added a late fourth.
Jorgensen gave Copenhagen a surprise early lead against Juventus when the
visitors failed to deal with a free-kick and Jorgensen pounced, only for Fabio
Quagliarella to grab a point early in the second half.
eased to a 2-0 win at home to Anderlecht, with Filip Djuricic and Luisao both
netting in the first 30 minutes.
Manchester United's group, Shakhtar Donetsk sprung a surprise on Real Sociedad
by winning 2-0 in Spain, with Alex Teixeira opening the scoring after 65
minutes and sealing the win with a second in the 87th.
on wednesday night..
Messi wasted no time in getting among the Champions League goals this season,
when he matched Cristiano Ronaldo's feat from the night before and plundered
another hat-trick for Barcelona.
Argentine was at his usual unstoppable best in Barca's 4-0 thrashing of Ajax,
when he became the first player to score four hat-tricks in Europe's leading
competition, moving onto 62 total goals, only nine behind Raul's record.
were unable to spring another Champions League surprise following their shock
win over Barcelona last season, when two goals in the last ten minutes meant
they fell to a 2-0 defeat in Group H.
2-1 win over Marseille was matched by Napoli, who saw off 10-man Borussia
Dortmund to join the Gunners as the early leaders in Group F. Former Arsenal
target Gonzalo Higuain notched up the first goal for the Italians.
scrapped home 1-0 over Austria Vienna thanks to a strike from Argentine midfielder
Lucho Gonzalez, with the other Group G game seeing Brazilian forward Hulk
netting for Zenit St Petersburg but his side lost 3-1 at Atletico Madrid.
side Schalke were frustrated for more than an hour by Steaua Bucharest but
broke through late on with three goals to become early leaders of Group E,
following Chelsea's loss to Basel. Saad Khan