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UCL: Liverpool on fire, Man City win, as Spurs share points with Madrid

Liverpool secured a 7-0 win against Maribor on Tuesday night, to set the record for the biggest ever away win by an English side in Champions League history.

The Reds dominated throughout the game, opening the scoring on four minutes and netting the seventh in stoppage time, as they thrashed Maribor to go top of Group E.

A brace by Roberto Firmino, another by Mohamed Salah and a goal each by Philippe Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold sealed the rout in Slovenia.

The victory takes Liverpool level on points with Spartak Moscow who defeated previous leaders Sevilla 5-1.

Elsewhere, Premier League leaders, Manchester City put up an impressive display to beat in-form Serie A leaders, Napoli, to maintain their perfect start to this season’s Champions League.

Goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus – both neat close-range finishes – took the hosts 2-0 up just 13 minutes into the game, before a 73rd-minute penalty converted by Amadou Diawara ended the tie on 2-1.

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The Pep Guardiola side are atop Group F, three points clear of Shakhtar Donetsk who also won 2-1 at Feyenoord.

At Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo’s 43rd-minute penalty helped Real share points with visiting Tottenham Hotspur who led 1-0 by a Raphael Varane own goal on 28 minutes.

The result moved Tottenham ahead of Madrid at the top of Group H at the halfway stage, having now scored more away goals than their opponents.

And the possibility of Spurs reaching the knockout stages was strengthened following Apoel Nicosia’s 1-1 home draw against Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund got their first point of the Champions League season with the away draw in Cyprus, and are on the verge of joining the Europa League if they finish third in the group.

In the other games of the night, French champions, Monaco, lost 2-1 at home to their Turkish counterparts, Besiktas, while RB Liepzig defeated FC Porto 3-2 to stay second under leaders Besiktas.

 

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