Champions League review: Holders Real Madrid make winning start

Champions League holders Real Madrid beat APOEL Nicosia 3-0 in Group H on Wednesday night, with Cristiano Ronaldo straight back in the goalscoring groove.

Ronaldo is currently serving a domestic ban for pushing the referee after being sent off in the Spanish Supercopa clash with Barcelona last month.

But the Portuguese superstar scored twice on his return - taking his Champions League career goals tally to a record 107 - and Sergio Ramos added a spectacular overhead kick.


Man City, who won 4-0 at Feyenoord, now have back-to-back home Group F games against Shakhtar Donetsk and Napoli and it is the Ukrainians who have joined Pep Guardiola's side on three points.

Shakhtar won 2-1 against Napoli with Taison and Facundo Ferreyra on target, before the Italian side's Arkadiusz Milik grabbed a consolation from the penalty spot.

Liverpool were held 2-2 at home by Sevilla in Group E and the other game in the group saw Spartak Moscow draw 1-1 at NK Maribor, Aleksandr Samedov putting the Russians ahead before Damjan Bohar equalised five minutes from time.

In Group G, Monaco drew 1-1 at RB Leipzig with Emil Forsberg's goal for the hosts quickly cancelled out by Youri Tielemans.

Besiktas won 3-1 at Porto with Talisca, Cenk Tosun and Ryan Babel all on target. Porto's consolation came from a Dusko Tosic own goal.

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