Group stage contenders’ weekend results

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.

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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