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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.



Real 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.

Elsewhere 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.
Four minutes from the break, Bayern - who next visit Manchester City - made it two from another free-kick.
Arjen 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 half.

Edinson 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.
But 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.

Nicolai 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.

Benfica eased to a 2-0 win at home to Anderlecht, with Filip Djuricic and Luisao both netting in the first 30 minutes.

In 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.

Meanwhile, on wednesday night..

Lionel 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.
The 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.

Celtic 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.

Arsenal's 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.

Porto 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.

Bundesliga 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

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