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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUNDUP; October 17 2017: Liverpool Cruise Past Maribor, Tottenham Earns Good Draw With Real Madrid, Early Goals Help Man City Win

Eight games saw a total of 31 goals scored in the Champions League, including big wins for Liverpool and Spartak Moscow.

Maribor 0-7 Liverpool

Roberto Firmino opened the scoring for Liverpool on 4 minutes, as Liverpool brushed aside their Slovenian opponents with incredible ease.

Philippe Coutinho doubled their lead on 13 minutes, before Mohamed Salah added a third six minutes later on 19 minutes.

Salah scored his second of the game on 39 minutes, before Roberto Firmino added his own second on 54 minutes.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a sixth on 86 minutes, before Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold completed the rout on 90 minutes.

Maribor never really offered a threat – making just two attempts on goal in the game – compared to Liverpool’s sixteen.

Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham played out a hard-fought but impressive draw away with Real Madrid.

Spurs opened the scoring on 28 minutes when Madrid defender Raphael Varane put through his own net.

Madrid equalised via a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty, which the talismanic Portuguese attacker dispatched on 43 minutes.

Tottenham could have claimed the victory from a Harry Kane strike, with the shot looking destined for the bottom corner, but for a fingertip save from Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Manchester City 2-1 Napoli

Two early goals helped Manchester City claim victory over Napoli.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for Man City on 9 minutes, before Gabriel Jesus added a second on 13 minutes.

Napoli had a golden opportunity to get some momentum back on 38 minutes, but star striker Dries Mertens failed to convert from the penalty spot – Man City goalkeeper Ederson saving the very poor penalty with his legs.

The rebound came back out to Mertens, too, but heroic defending from Fernandinho to deny the Napoli man his goal at the second attempt.

Amadou Diawara showed his teammate how it was done when he did successfully convert a penalty on 73 minutes to get the Italians back into the game, but Man City’s early goals proved to be enough.

APOEL Nicosia 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

Mickael Pote opened the scoring for Cypriot side APOEL on 62 minutes, looking like it could set up a stunning victory for the home team.

The home side weren’t ahead long, with Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos equalising for the visitors on 68 minutes.

Feyenoord 1-2 Shakhtar Donetsk

Feyenoord’s Steven Berghuis opened the scoring after 8 minutes, before the Ukrainian side’s Brazilian attacker Bernard equalised on 24 minutes.

Bernard added his and his team’s second goal of the game on 54 minutes.

Monaco 1-2 Besiktas

Radamel Falcao opened the scoring on 30 minutes for the home side, though their lead only lasted four minutes.

Besiktas’ star striker Cenk Tosun netted the equaliser on 34 minutes, before completing the turnaround for his side on 55 minutes.

RB Leipzig 3-2 Porto

Willi Orban scored the first goal of the game on 8 minutes for hosts RB Leipzig in a back-and-forth clash with Porto.

Vincent Aboubakar netted an equaliser for the visitors on 18 minutes, before quickfire goals from RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg on 37 minutes and Jean-Kevin Augustin on 40 minutes put the home side confidently ahead.

Ivan Marcano pulled a second goal back for Porto on 44 minutes to round of an high-intensity, action-packed first half.

It proved to also be the final goal of the game, as home side RB Leipzig held on to win the game.

Spartak Moscow 5-1 Sevilla

A clinical performance from Spartak Moscow at home allowed the hosts to coast past Sevilla.

The Russians had a total of eight attempts on goal, with all off them on target.

Quincy Promes opened the scoring for Spartak on 18 minutes, before Simon Kjaer got the visitors back on level terms.

Lorenzo Melgarejo then netted on 58 minutes to put the home side ahead once more, and open the floodgates against the visitors.

Denis Glushakov added a third for the Russian side on 67 minutes, before a goal by Luiz Adriano on 74 minutes made it four to the home side.

Promes completed the rout at the Otkrytiye Arena on 90 minutes, as the home side comfortably brushed aside their Spanish opposition.

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