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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WRAP: Real Madrid hit five, Leicester win again as Juventus, Sevilla edge ahead

The first half of fixtures for Matchday 3 of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season took place on Tuesday night.

Groups E, F, G and H were all in action across Europe as the group tables really started to take shape on the back of the eight results.

To kick things off, Group E saw Bayer Leverkusen and Tottenham Hotspur play out a 0-0 draw at the BayArena in Germany as AS Monaco stayed unbeaten thanks to a late goal from Bernardo Silva to force a 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow in Russia.

The point for the French club has them sitting on top of the standings with five points form three matches, one ahead of Spurs who are one clear of Leverkusen, with CSKA at the foot on two points.

In Group F, Real Madrid blitzed Legia Warsaw 5-1 at the Santiago Bernabéu thanks to goals from Gareth Bale, an own-goal from Tomasz Jodlowiec, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez and Alvaro Morata.

Los Blancos now sit even with Borussia Dortmund on seven points after the Germans outlasted Sporting CP to win 2-1 in Lisbon following first-half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Julian Weigl.

Group G saw Leicester City continue their flawless start to life in the Champions League with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen at King Power Stadium.

Riyad Mahrez's 40th-minute goal separated the two sides as the Foxes secured a third-straight group win in their debut European campaign.

FC Porto came over the top of Club Brugge to win 2-1 in Belgium thanks to Andre Silva's injury-time winner having trailed early in the match, which sees them sitting third on the standings equal on points with Copenhagen, and five behind the Foxes.

And Group H had Sevilla and Juventus kick away from their rivals with 1-0 wins over Dinamo Zagreb and Olympique Lyon respectively.

Samir Nasri scored the only goal in Croatia for the Sevillistas while Juan Cauadrado was the hero for the Bianconeri in France as they both moved to seven points, four ahead on Lyon and seven clear of the winless Zagreb.

Matchday 3 will be completed on Wednesday night which includes the tantalising Group C encounter between Barcelona and Manchester City at the Nou

Camp.

2016/17 UEFA Champions League - group stage scores

Group E

Bayer Leverkusen (GER): 0
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG): 0
BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany - 28,887


CSKA Moscow (RUS): 1 (Lacina Traore 34')
AS Monaco (FRA): 1 (Bernardo Silva 87')
Arena CSKA, Moscow, Russia - 24,125


Group F

Real Madrid (ESP): 5 (Gareth Bale 16', Tomasz Jodlowiec (OG) 19', Marco Asensio 37', Lucas Vazquez 68', Alvaro Morata 84')
Legia Warsaw (POL): 1 (Miroslav Radovic (PEN) 22')
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain - 70,251


Sporting CP (POR): 1 (Bruno Cesar 67')
Borussia Dortmund (GER): 2 (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 9', Julian Weigl 43')
Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal - 46,609


Group G

Leicester City (ENG): 1 (Riyad Mahrez 40')
FC Copenhagen (DEN): 0
King Power Stadium, Leicester, England - 31,037


Club Brugge (BEL): 1 (Jelle Vossen 12')
FC Porto (POR): 2 (Miguel Layun 68', Andre Silva 90+3')
Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - 23,325


Group H

Dinamo Zagreb (CRO): 0
Sevilla (ESP): 1 (Samir Nasri 37'
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb, Croatia - 6,021


Olympique Lyon (FRA): 0
Juventus (ITA): 1 (Juan Cuadrado 76')
Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, France - 53,907

Andrew Slevison
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