Champions League review: Holders Real Madrid make winning start
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 14/09/17 12:02am
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.