Champions League: Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, Lyon and Leicester City impress in their first Champions League commitments

City, Dortmund, Lyon and Leicester registered comfortable wins in their first Champions League matches to sustain their hopes of going far in Europe.

Sergio Aguero celebrating after completing a hat trick against Borussia Moenchengladbach
Sergio Aguero celebrating after completing a hat trick against Borussia Moenchengladbach

Manchester City vs Borussia Moenchengladbach (4-0)

In Manchester, Sergio Aguero stole the show by completing a hat trick against the German team. The Argentine opened the score after  nine minutes and doubled it on the 28th minute. Thirteen minutes from time, the Manchester City forward found the net once more. City made the score 4-0 on the 90th minute through Kelechi Iheanacho.

Bayer Leverkusen vs CSKA Moscow (2-2)

The German side were held to a 2-2 draw by CSKA Moscow. Admir Mehmedi opened the score for Leverkusen, while Hakan Calhanoglu made it 2-0 on the quarter of an hour mark. However, the Russians hit back and scored two goals in two minutes. On the 36th minute, Alan Dzagoev reduced the margin of the score. Two minutes later, CSKA pulled an equaliser through Roman Eremenko.

Tottenham Hotspurs vs Monaco (1-2)

Monaco produced a surprising result after overcoming Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Monaco opened the score on the 16th minute when Bernardo Silva finished past Lloris. Fifteen minutes later, Thomas Lemar doubled the score. Toby Alderweireld reduced the gap for Tottenham on the brink of half time.

Legia Warszawa vs Borussia Dortmund (0-6)

In Poland, Dortmund found it easy against Legia Warszawa as they managed to hit six past them. Mario Goetze opened the score after seven minutes. On the 15th minute, Dortmund doubled the score through Sokratis Papastathopoulos. A minute later, the German side made them three when Marc Bartra saw his effort ending up in the net. Dortmund kept on pushing in the second half and scored three more goals. Raphael Guerreiro scored their fourth goal, while Gonzalo Castro and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a goal each to thrash their Polish opponents.

Real Madrid vs Sporting CP (2-1)

Sporting CP were close to force an upset when Bruno Cesar opened the score three minutes into the second half. However, Zidane’s side managed to score two goals late in the game to take the three points. Cristiano Ronaldo equalised on the 89th minute, and a minute later, Alvaro Morata made it 2-1.

Club Brugge vs Leicester City (0-3)

The English champions started their Champions League adventure in the best possible manner by registering a 3-0 win against Club Brugge. Marc Albrighton opened the score after five minutes. Riyad Mahrez completed Ranieri’s perfect night by scoring two other goals on the 29th and 61st minute.

FC Porto vs FC Koebenhavn (1-1)

Porto and Koebenhavn had to settle for a point each after cancelling each other out in a 1-1 draw. The Portuguese side opened the score after thirteen minutes through Octavio. However, Ivan Marcano scored the equalising goal for Koebenhavn.

Juventus vs Sevilla (0-0)

At the Juventus stadium, the Italian champions were held to a 0-0 draw by Sevilla. Despite being the most dangerous side, Juventus could do nothing to break the Sevilla defence as they had to settle for a draw.

Lyon vs Dinamo Zagreb (3-0)

Lyon registered a comfortable 3-0 win against the Croatian team. Corentin Tolisso opened the score on the 13th minute. Four minutes into the second half, Jordan Ferri made it 2-0. Gnaly Maxwell Cornet sealed the issue on the 57th minute by scoring Lyon’s third goal.