ICYMI: Leicester City Continues Impressive Form As Dortmund Hold Madrid In Champions League Round-Up

It was another set of interesting games in the Champions league last night as Leicester City became the first English team ever to win their opening two group games, while Andre Schurlle scored late to savage a draw for Dortmund and Son continues his impressive form to earn Tottenham their first win.

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Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring for Real Madrid.

 

Former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle hit a late equaliser as Borussia Dortmund came from behind to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid in Champions League Group F.

The La Liga side took the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo’s drilled finish after Gareth Bale’s backheeled pass in the 17th minute.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled in the 43rd minute after keeper Keylor Navas’s error, but Raphael Varane restored Real’s lead in the second half before Schurrle’s thumping strike in the 87th minute savaged a draw for the home side.

In the other group game, Sporting Lisbon picked up their first win as they beat Legia Warsaw 2-0. Former Fulham man Bryan Ruiz and Bas Dost were on the scoresheet for the Portuguese side in Group F.

Son Heung-min continued his superb recent form to give Tottenham the first win of their Champions League campaign at CSKA Moscow.The South Korean scored his fifth goal in five games to win the game, slotting in after collecting Erik Lamela’s pass in the 71st minute.

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Spurs were sloppy in their opening-game loss to Monaco but were better in an entertaining game in Russia and could have won by more.The Russians came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Leverkusen in their opening game, but they were managed well by Spurs after Son’s goal to prevent another late rally.

Bayer Leverkusen thought they were on their way to victory at Monaco in Group E courtesy of ex-Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez’s header, but Poland international Kamil Glik equalised deep into stoppage time to savage a draw for the home side.

Leicester beat Porto in their first home Champions League game to maintain the winning start to their first season in Europe’s premier club competition.Islam Slimani, who had a prolific scoring record against Porto with his former club Sporting Lisbon, headed the only goal from a Riyad Mahrez cross.Porto substitute Jesus Corona hit the post, but the Foxes held on.

Thomas Delaney’s stunning long-range strike helped Copenhagen trounce Club Brugge 4-0, as the Danish club moved second in Group G behind Premier League side Leicester, who beat Porto 1-0.

In Group H, Serie A champions Juventus thrashed Dinamo Zagreb 4-0.Miralem Pjanic, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Dani Alves were all on target for the Italians.In the same group, Europa League holders Sevilla edged past French sideLyon 1-0 through Wissam Ben Yedder’s second-half goal.

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