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UCL: Man City thrash Feyenoord; Madrid, Spurs win; Liverpool draw



UCL: Man City thrash Feyenoord; Madrid, Spurs win; Liverpool draw

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City got their Champions League campaign under way with a thumping 4-0 win over Dutch side Feyenoord in Rotterdam on Wednesday night.

John Stones bagged a brace while Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus scored one each to put the Premier League side atop the group table.

In the group’s other game, Shakhtar Donetsk beat Napoli 2-1 in a heated encounter in Ukraine.

In England, Harry Kane’s double spurred Tottenham Hotspur to a positive start as they beat Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at Wembley.

Son Heung-min’s opener early in the game was cancelled by Andriy Yarmolenko’s equaliser for Dortmund in the 11th minute, before Kane grabbed his brace on 15 and 60 minutes to hand the hosts the win.

The other group game played at Bernabeu, Spanish champions, Real Madrid beat Apoel Nicosia 3-0 thank to a Cristiano Ronaldo brace and Sergio Ramos goal.

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At Anfield, Premier League giants, Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw by their Spanish counterparts, Sevilla.

It was the Reds’ first game in the Champions League since 2014 and the two teams met at the 2016 Europa League final, where Sevilla won.

Sevilla took the lead 5 minutes into the game as Wissam Ben Yedder tapped in from close range, and Roberto Firmino finished off a fine team move to bring both teams on level ground.

Mohamed Salah’s strike put the hosts ahead on 37 minutes and Firmino could have doubled their lead but failed to convert an awarded penalty before halftime. And with 18 minutes to the end, Sevilla struck an equaliser.

In the other group game, Maribor came from behind with five minutes remaining to draw 1-1 against Spartak Moscow.

Elsewhere, Turkish champions, Besiktas put up an excellent display to down their hosts FC Porto 3-1, as German side RB Leipzig drew 1-1 with French champions Monaco in Germany.

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