Liverpool hit seven, City and Besiktas perfect, Spurs hold Madrid




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Raheem Sterling celebrates opening goal for City Photo Credit: AFP




  • Liverpool put seven past Maribor and Spartak shock Sevilla 5-1 in Group E

  • Man City beat Napoli and Besiktas win at Monaco to move onto nine points out of nine

  • Spurs hold Real Madrid 1-1 but both now six points clear of Dortmund and APOEL after they draw





Manchester City beat Napoli and Besiktas won at Monaco to move onto a perfect nine points as Tottenham held Real Madrid and both Liverpool and Spartak Moskva scored freely on Tuesday.

Here is a breakdown of Tuesday night uefa champions league 2017 fixtures and results.

Group E ( Maribor vs Liverpool and Spartak Moskva vs Sevilla)

Maribor 0-7 Liverpool




Liverpool equalled the record away margin of victory in a UEFA Champions League game as they claimed their first group win after two draws. Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both struck twice.

Spartak Moskva 5-1 Sevilla

Spartak are level with Liverpool on five points, one above Sevilla, after notching their first UEFA Champions League win for nearly five years.

QuincyPromes opened the scoring on 18 minutes from a swift counterattack, and although Simon Kjær headed an equaliser on the half-hour, substitute Lorenzo Melgarejo, Denis Glushakov, Luiz Adriano and Promes won it for Spartak after half-time.




Group F ( Manchester City vs Napoli and Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk)

Manchester City 2-1 Napoli

City could potentially qualify if they win at Napoli on 1 November after this hard-fought victory kept their 100% record.

Thein-form English leaders seemed to be cruising to maximum points when Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jeses put them two up on 13 minutes, and even more so when Ederson saved a Dries Martens penalty late in the first half.

But Napoli kept pressing and a second spot kick was converted by Amadou Diawara with 17 minutes left, though City held on.

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Feyenoord 1-2 Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar came from behind to stay within three points of City and condemn Feyenoord to a third defeat. Bernard was the visitors’ hero with goals on 24 and 54 minutes after Steven Berghuis had nodded Feyenoord in front.


Group G ( Monaco vs Besiktas and RB Leipzig vs Porto)

Monaco 1-2 Besiktas

Beşiktaş made it three wins out of three in the group thanks to goals either side of half-time by Cenk Tosun.

RadamelFalcao had given Monaco a 30th-minute head start but that lasted all of four minutes and they still have just one point.

RB Leipzig 3-2 Porto

Leipzig leapfrogged Porto into second, five points behind Beşiktaş, as they registered a first-ever UEFA competition victory. In an extraordinary first half, Leipzig had an early lead cancelled out before – in the last seven minutes before half-time – Emil Forsberg and Jean-Kévin Augustin struck for the hosts and Iván Marcano pulled one back.



Group H ( Real Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL vs Borussia Dortmund)

Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Both teams had maximum points at kick-off but had to settle for a draw after Raphaël Varane’s own goal under heavy pressure from Harry Kane was matched in the 43rd minute by a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty, his 110th UEFA Champions League strike. Hugo Lloris performed excellently in the Tottenham goal to deny Madrid a win.

APOEL 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

These two remain six points adrift of the top two after finally getting off the mark. APOEL lost Igor De Camargo and goalkeeper Boy Waterman to first-half injuries but went ahead on 62 minutes through De Camargo’s replacement Mickaël Poté.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos equalised five minutes later.

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