Sergio Aguero struck a second hat-trick of the season as Manchester City dominated Borussia Monchengladbach in their Champions League group opener.
In Pep Guardiola’s first group game in charge, Aguero pounced to prod in an Aleksandar Kolarov cross and added a penalty when Ilkay Gundogan was fouled.He rounded the keeper for his third in front of around 32,000 fans,Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho completed the scoring, firing in from 12 yards.
Leicester City celebrated the first Champions League match in their history by cruising to victory against Club Brugge in Belgium.Marc Albrighton scored with the Foxes’ first shot after a defensive error from right-back Luis Hernandez’s long throw.
Riyad Mahrez curled in a masterful free-kick for 2-0 before half-time.Mahrez smashed in a penalty after Jamie Vardy was brought down by the keeper, before Brugge’s Jose Izquierdo hit the post, adding to his bad miss at 0-0.
Holders Real Madrid staged a dramatic late comeback, including a 94th-minute winner, to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 in their Champions League opener.
Sporting took the lead through a low shot from Bruno Cesar but Cristiano Ronaldo equalised in the 89th minute with a superb long-range free-kick.And Alvaro Morata – back at Real after two years with Juventus – won it with a stoppage-time header.
Elsewhere Borussia Dortmund won 6-0 and Juventus were held to a 0-0 draw.Tottenham’s Champions League campaign opened in desperately disappointing fashion as they slumped to defeat against AS Monaco at Wembley.Bernardo Silva’s fine angled finish and a near-post shot from substitute Thomas Lemar put Monaco in control.Alderweireld scored in the 45th minute but Spurs couldn’t get the vital equaliser against a resolute Monaco side.