Big wins for Barcelona, Dortmund, Paris and City

18 Sep


Group A
Hull 1-4 Arsenal (Snodgrass 79pen; Alexis Sánchez 17 83, Walcott 55, Xhaka 90+2)
Alexis Sánchez might have had a hat-trick, missing a penalty on 40 minutes after Jake Livermore was dismissed for handling in the box. Substitute Granit Xhaka’s first goal for his new club capped a third successive league win for the Gunners.






Zug 0-1 Basel (Høegh 45)
Basel edged their way through to the third round of the Swiss Cup thanks to a narrow victory at fourth-tier Zug, Danish defender Daniel Høegh making the difference on the stroke of half-time.

Caen 0-6 Paris (Cavani 12 23pen 38 45+1, Lucas 67, Augustin 78)
Edinson Cavani bounced back from his missed chances against Arsenal to collect his first ever four-goal haul with Paris, hitting all of his efforts in the opening half. Unai Emery’s side ended a stuttering run of three matches without victory in all competitions.

Ludogorets 3-1 Slavia Sofia (Moţi 12, Wanderson 44, Jonathan Cafú 75; Velkov 60)
The Bulgarian champions are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions, taking all three points against resurgent Slavia. Jonathan Cafú scored the third after making his mark in the 1-1 draw at Basel in midweek.

Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli)Arkadiusz Milik struck twice for Napoli©Getty Images

Group B
Napoli v Bologna (Callejón 14, Milik 67; Verdi 56)
José Callejón scored his fifth of the season and Arkadiusz Milik took his total to six – including two against Dynamo Kyiv in the week – as the Partenopei fought off Bologna, who ended the game with ten men. Napoli remain unbeaten this season.

Akhisar v Beşiktaş
To be played on Sunday at 19:00.

Benfica v Braga
To be played on Monday at 21:00.

Dynamo Kyiv v Zorya
To be played on Sunday at 18:30.

Group C
Leganés 1-5 Barcelona (Gabriel 80; Messi 15 55pen, Suárez 31, Neymar 44, Rafinha 64)
Promoted Leganés felt all three prongs of Barcelona’s famous trident in the first half, Lionel Messi’s second-half penalty taking his tally to five for the week, following his treble against Celtic. Gabriel’s strike for the home side was the first goal the Spanish champions have conceded on the road this season.

Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth (De Bruyne 15, Iheanacho 25, Sterling 48, Gündoğan 66)
İlkay Gundoğan, who made his City debut in the 4-0 defeat of Gladbach, scored his first for his new club as they made it eight wins from eight games under Josep Guardiola. Aleix García made his City debut, Nolito’s late dismissal taking little gloss off the Sky Blues’ second 4-0 success of the week.

Inverness 2-2 Celtic (King 28, Fisher 89; Rogic 17, Sinclair 34)
Celtic had four league wins from four this season and twice took the lead, but had to settle for a share of the spoils. They are nevertheless three points clear at the Scottish Premiership summit with a game in hand.

Thorgan Hazard & Fabian Johnson (Mönchengladbach)Thorgan Hazard and Fabian Johnson enjoy a Gladbach goal©Getty Images

Mönchengladbach 4-1 Bremen (Hazard 11 17, Raffael 21pen 41; Gnabry 73 )
The game was won by half-time against point-less Bremen, Thorgan Hazard and Raffael both on target twice each. Hazard stuck the post after the break. Had that shot gone in, he would have taken his 2016/17 tally to seven goals from seven games.

Group D
Atlético Madrid 5-0 Sporting Gijón (Griezmann 2 31, Gameiro 5, Torres 72 90+1pen)
Fernando Torres scored his first of the season as Atlético made it three wins in a row in all competitions. Diego Simeone’s side have not conceded in four matches since a 1-1 draw in their opening fixture of the season.

Bayern München 3-1 Ingolstadt (Lewandowski 12, Xabi Alonso 50, Rafinha 84; Lezcano 8)
The German champions conceded their first goal in a competitive game under new coach Carlo Ancelotti, but won regardless, Franck Ribéry setting up all three goals, including Rafinha’s first strike in three years.

Krasnodar v Rostov
To be played on Sunday at 19:00.

PSV 0-1 Feyenoord (Botteghin 82)
The hosts, beaten by Atlético Madrid in midweek, last lost two matches in a row in February/March 2015. Phillip Cocu’s side now trail Feyenoord, the Eredivisie leaders, by five points.

Group E
Monaco 3-0 Rennes (Falcao 42, Lemar 90 90+2)
Fabinho’s 100th Ligue 1 game for Monaco was marked with a seventh successive win in all competitions, captain Falcao scoring his first domestic goal of the season, before Thomas Lemar struck twice in the closing stages.

Frankfurt 2-1 Leverkusen (Meier 53, Fabian 79; Hernández 60)
Javier Hernández scored his first of the season, but had little to celebrate come full-time, having hit the post with a late penalty. Leverkusen have lost both of their league away games this season by the same scoreline.

Krylya Sovetov v CSKA Moskva
To be played on Sunday at 16:15.

Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland
To be played on Sunday at 17:30.

Dortmund players celebrateDortmund salute their fans after Saturday’s win©Getty Images

Group F
Borussia Dortmund 6-0 Darmstadt (Castro 7 78, Ramos 48, Pulišić 54, Rode 84, Emre Mor 88)
Against ten-man opponents, Dortmund won 6-0 for the second game in succession, following their UEFA Champions League trouncing of Legia Warszawa. Summer arrival Emre Mor, 19, scored his first goal for the club.

Espanyol v Real Madrid
To be played on Sunday at 20:45.

Legia Warszawa v Zagłębie
To be played on Sunday at 18:00.

Rio Ave v Sporting CP
To be played on Sunday at 21:15.

Group G
Leicester 3-0 Burnley (Slimani 45+1 48, Mee og 78)
A second 3-0 win in three days for the English champions represented a tremendous home debut for summer signing Islam Slimani, the former Sporting CP man scoring his first goals for his new club – both headers.

Horsens v København
To be played on Sunday at 18:00.

Tondela v Porto
To be played on Sunday at 19:00.

Club Brugge 3-1 Eupen (Vossen 27p 80pen, Denswil 64; Henry Onyekuru 9, Luis García 88pen)
One of his side’s top marksmen as they took last season’s Belgian title, Jelle Vossen opened his 2016/17 account with two penalties as Club Brugge ended a four-game wait for a victory.

Group H
Marseille v Lyon
To be played on Sunday at 20:45.

Inter v Juventus
To be played on Sunday at 18:00.

Eibar 1-1 Sevilla (Pedro León 64; Vietto 27)
The home side had their goalkeeper sent off in the first half, after Luciano Vietto had put Sevilla ahead, and had a second player dismissed in the closing stages, but still managed to hold Sevilla to a third draw in their last four games.

Rijeka v Dinamo Zagreb
To be played on Sunday at 19:00.

All times CET

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