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UCL: Liverpool thrash Red Star as Messi-less Barca ease past Inter; Spurs held

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Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were all scorers as Liverpool thrashed Red Star Belgrade 4-0 in a Champions League clash at Anfield on Wednesday.

While Firmino and Mane scored one each, Salah bagged a brace to help the Reds seal their second victory at the continental competition this season.

The win takes them top of the Group C, ahead of napoli who drew 2-2 against their hosts PSG in France also on Wednesday night.

At Camp Nou, Barcelona, who were without Lionel Messi, eased past Inter Milan 2-0 to maintain their winning run in the Champions League.

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Rafinha opened the scoring for the hosts before Jordi Alba netted the second late on to keep the Spanish giants at the top of Group B.

The other game of the group between PSV and Tottenham ended in a 2-2 draw – a result that earned both teams their first points of the competition.

Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund continued their good recent run as they thrashed Atletico Madrid 4-0 at home stay top of Group A.

Club Brugge and Monaco, the other teams of the group, played a 1-1 draw to earn their first respective points in the competition.

FC Porto defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 3-1 to hold their grip at the summit of the group, ahead of Schalke who drew goalless away to Galatasaray.

 

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