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 3-0, while Premier League champions Leicester and Arsenal still await first wins in England following their goalless stalemate.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 20, 2016
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
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 20, 2016
Eintracht Trier – Dortmund (German Cup, first round)
— PSG English (@PSG_English) 21 August 2016
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