Real Madrid and Manchester City thrashed in the Champions League
Real Madrid and Manchester City, two of the favorites in the title started Wednesday in the group stage of the new Champions League with comfortable victories at home against Nicosia’s Apoel (3-0) and in Holland against Feyenoord (4-0) respectively.
After a Tuesday in which Barcelona Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich had also recorded victories with goals in their Champions League, ‘merengues’ and ‘citizens’ also, present their symbolic candidacy for this edition. In the case of Real Madrid, European champion in the last two seasons, the opponent was affordable, Apoel Nicosia (3-0), who did not submit hardly opposition. Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the competition with the white team after several weeks sanctioned did so with a double.
Just as Lionel Messi had for Barça on Tuesday: first opened the scoring when he struck on the second post a pass from the left of Gareth Bale (12), before making the second to transform a penalty (51) and Sergio Ramos struck back 3-0 (61). Zinedine Zidane, in spite of the entity of the rival, took the gala team with Cristiano Ronaldo in tip accompanied by Bale and Francisco Alarcón ‘Isco’ behind. Cristiano rounded at all times the opposite goal and made it clear why Real Madrid is looking forward to his return to the League, where he has not yet made a debut for sanction.
We started the competition eagerly, we cannot be very happy about the first half, but the second much better, it is always important to start well in this competition said Zidane. The White men started their European crown well to secure three points against Group H’s weakest rivals, where Tottenham also beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in one of Wednesday’s most balanced matches. Spurs star Harry Kane contributed two goals (15 and 60), although the score was opened by South Korean Son Heung-min (4). By the Germans marked the Ukrainian Andrei Yarmolenko (11).
The City, unstoppable
Another English team also celebrated a win on Wednesday, Manchester City, which had a comfortable match in the Netherlands, where they beat Feyenoord 4-0 in Rotterdam. John Stones (2, 63) took two of Josep Guardiola’s team goals.
We did not play defensively, we were very aggressive, we went very deep for the bands ,” celebrated Guardiola. In their group, F, Ukrainian Shakhtar Donetsk began surprising 2-1 to Italian Naples with two South American goals, from Brazilian Taison (15) and Facundo Ferreyra (58). Besiktas was placed as surprising first leader of the group G, after prevailing 3-1 in his visit to Porto.
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