Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo rampant as Real Madrid ease past Dortmund

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo rampant as Real Madrid ease past Dortmund

The result was made all the better as it was Real's first win at Dortmund in seven trips, having lost three and drawn three of their last six visits.

But why is this game so special?

While difficulty can be debated, there's no question that the Premier League is the most popular football league in the world. On Tuesday they finally succeeded so it is perhaps no surprise that the Portuguese was all smiles after his 150th game in UEFA club competition, his 400th in all for Madrid.

Andriy Yarmolenko starts in place of Christian Pulisic and former Real Madrid man Nuri Sahin comes in in place of Julian Weigl at the base of midfield.

Marcelo and Karim Benzema have suffered injuries and out of the clash along with longtime absentees Hernandez and Kovacic on Tuesday.

Real Madrid will face off against Borussia Dortmund at Germany's Signal Iduna Park in the Champions League this evening.

Peter Bosz will also be without long-term absentee Marco Reus, who continues to recover from a serious knee injury, while new signing Jadon Sancho is not in the squad for the competition.

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It won't blow anybody out of the water, but against a good defense, the Saints offense made use of its chances and came through. Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin didn't return after suffering a left knee injury on the final play of the first quarter.

Harry Kane bagged a hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur beat APOEL Nicosia 3-0 at the GSP Stadium. Harry Kane is in excellent shape, and the best English striker improved his form since the global break significantly. We wanted to find again the best Madrid, with a lot of personality, and we showed that today.

Liverpool was held to a second draw in two Champions League games, struggling for fluency in a 1-1 draw away to Spartak Moscow. It is obvious who is the favorite and who is going to be the victor of this match.

A brilliant Kevin De Bruyne strike just after halftime broke the deadlock at the Etihad, as Manchester City beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 despite a missed penalty from Sergio Aguero. Both clubs are entering this contest after winning in the opening contests, and they are fantastic at the moment.

Lorenzo Insigne put Napoli ahead after picking up a loose ball in the middle of the Feyenoord half and delivering a low shot from distance.

Buerki denied the Welsh forward another, and Carvajal got back with a timely clearance to stop Aubameyang at the other end.

"We're okay. We got a victory last time out and we're happy to play on a lovely pitch, where they breathe Champions League football", Zidane told a news conference.