Pep Guardiola dedicated his team’s 2-1 win over Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday to the two Catalan separatist leaders detained in Spain.
With Madrid and Tottenham on seven points after their 1-1 draw in Madrid, Dortmund, with one point, faces a tall order to emerge from the group.
John Stones struggled to deliver under weight of expectations when he joined City from Everton last season, then as the world’s second most expensive defender behind Chelsea’s David Luiz.
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Aguero’s goal in the 5-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday took him to within one goal of equalling Eric Brook’s record for City with his 176th goal for the club in all competitions.
The Russian champions face a confident Liverpool in their second Group E match in Moscow, with the English side coming off a 3-2 Premier League win at Leicester City.
Brazilian defender Eric Botteghin was ruled out of the Champions League tie between Feyenoord and Napoli.
Ben Woodburn, who scored on his international debut to give Wales a World Cup qualifying win over Austria this month, remained with Liverpool’s under-19 squad while the 20-man senior squad prepared to fly to Russia on Monday.
Atletico was chosen ahead of Baku, the only other candidate to stage the match and which was awarded the Europa League final the same season. Atletico inaugurated the new stadium, which is officially known as the Wanda Metropolitano and holds 67,500 people, on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Malaga.
Ronaldo coolly rolled Gareth Bale’s cross into the far corner to score in the 12th minute and could have scored on three further occasions before he doubled Real’s lead from the penalty spot in the second half, while he was later denied a hat-trick by an offside flag.
Defender John Stones bagged a brace of headed goals and Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus netted the other as City inflicted the heaviest-ever home defeat in UEFA club football on the Dutch champions and former European Cup holders.
Competing in only their second Champions League group stage in eight years, Liverpool had plenty of chances to win the game after coming from behind, but defensive lapses — and a penalty miss from Roberto Firmino — cost them two points as Sevilla salvaged a 2-2 draw.
Harry Kane had failed to score in August before scoring twice against Everton at the weekend and showed he was back to his lethal best with a fine left-foot finish in the 15th minute.
UEFA have also charged PSG for damaging seats at Celtic Park that were left broken during the first match of the European tournament group stage. Both cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on Oct. 19.
Barcelona vs Juventus Champions League: Barcelona beat Juventus 3-0 at the Camp Nou.