3 goals for Ronaldo, 2 for Rooney as CL opens
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second Champions League hat trick to lead Real Madrid over Galatasaray 6-1 Tuesday night, and Manchester United, Manchester City and title holder Bayern Munich all opened with victories.
Ronaldo scored in the 63rd and 66th minutes of the Group B game, then added a goal in stoppage time in Istanbul. It was the 22nd club hat trick for Ronaldo, his first in Europe's top club competition since Oct. 3 last year at Ajax.
Wayne Rooney scored twice to reach the 200-goal mark for Manchester United in a 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen, the three-time champions' first match in the competition since David Moyes replaced Alex Ferguson as manager. Robin van Persie also scored for the Red Devils in the Group A match, and Simon Rolfes and Omer Toprak had goals for the visitors.