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Group stage contenders’ weekend results

22 Aug

There were big wins for some of the UEFA Champions League group stage teams as the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain all made light work of domestic opposition.

Liga champions Barça began their new season in blistering form, with Luis Suárez hitting a hat-trick and Lionel Messi registering twice in a 6-2 defeat of Betis. UEFA Europa League holders Sevilla also racked up half a dozen goals, downing Espanyol 6-4, before Gareth Bale scored two in Madrid‘s 3-0 victory at Real Sociedad.

Robert Lewandowski hit the ground running as well with a hat-trick for Bayern in their 5-0 German Cup success at Jena, and Alexandre Lacazette fired a double as Lyon saw off Caen 2-0. That kept up OL’s perfect Ligue 1 record – a feat matched by Paris as they brushed aside Metz 0-0, while Premier League champions Leicester and Arsenal still await first wins in England following their goalless stalemate.

Weekend results (league unless otherwise stated)
2-0 Caen
Jena 0-5 Bayern (German Cup, first round)

Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace
Leicester 0-0 Arsenal
Barcelona 6-2 Betis
Juventus 2-1 Fiorentina
Sevilla 6-4 Espanyol
Paços Ferreira 0-1 Sporting CP
Dynamo Kyiv 2-1 Volyn
Beşiktaş 4-1 Alanyaspor
Zenit 1-1 CSKA Moskva
Kortrijk 2-1 Club Brugge
Basel 4-1 Lugano
Zwolle 0-4 PSV

Pescara 2-2 Napoli
Paris 3-0 Metz
Benfica 1-1 Setúbal
Real Sociedad 0-3 Real Madrid
Atlético Madrid 1-1 Alavés
Hauenstein 1-2 Leverkusen (German Cup, first round)

Eintracht Trier – Dortmund (German Cup, first round)

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