Ronaldo brace beats Dortmund as Madrid stay top

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to help defending champions Real Madrid maintain their 100% record in Group H by beating Dortmund on Tuesday night.

Gareth Bale had opened the scoring with a superb volley 18 minutes into the game, before the Portuguese striker doubled their lead minutes into the second half.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for the home side on 54 minutes, but Ronaldo converted from Bale’s cutback and lashed in Real’s third about 10 minutes before stoppage time.

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Ronaldo’s brace on Tuesday took his tally to 109 in the Champions League.

In the group’s other game, Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur thumped Apoel Nicosia of Cyprus 3-0, thanks to a hattrick by England striker Harry Kane.

Dortmund are now without a point in the group from two games, having been beaten 3-1 by Tottenham at Wembley in the opening game.

Real will be against Tottenham on matchday 3, while Dortmund will play Apoel away.


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