UEFACL: Madrid Runs Riot, As Leicester Maintains Perfect Start

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Real Madrid remain second in Champions League Group F after a thrilling 5-1 win over a spirited Legia Warsaw at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.

First-half goals from Gareth Bale, a Tomasz Jodlowiec own goal and Marco Asensio put Real in control despite Miroslav Radovic’s 22nd-minute penalty threatening to spark a fightback for the away side.

Substitutes Lucas Vazquez and Alvaro Morata put the game beyond doubt in the second half as Zinedine Zidane’s side cruised to victory.

The result means Real Madrid are level with Borussia Dortmund on seven points, while Legia remain rooted to the bottom of the table with no points from their opening three matches.

Leicester maintained their perfect start in the Champions League as they beat Copenhagen 1-0 on Tuesday evening.

The Foxes had won their two previous Group G games going into the match at the King Power Stadium, with Riyad Mahrez scoring his third goal in three European appearances to seal the three points. Chelsea’s forgotten winger Juan Cuadrado struck a magnificent winner to enable Serie A giants Juventus to navigate past Lyon to remain undefeated in Champions League Group H.

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette failed to capitalise as he saw a first half penalty saved by goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. The veteran stopper then pulled off a remarkable reflex save before team-mate Mario Lemina was sent off for a second hasty challenge.

Borussia Dortmund tasted victory for the first time in almost a month as a gripping 2-1 victory over Sporting CP preserved top spot in Champions League Group F. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s third goal of the competition settled early nerves and set in motion a dazzling display from Dortmund’s star striker.

Julian Weigl’s sumptuous first goal for the club doubled Dortmund’s advantage but Jorge Jesus’ hosts redoubled their efforts after the interval and substitute Bruno Cesar’s indirect free-kick set up a thrilling finale, where few could have begrudged them a share of the spoils.


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