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.
City won 3-0 at the Czech Republic's Viktoria Plzen in Group D on goals by Edin Dzeko, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero early in the second half. In the group's other game, Bayern beat visiting CSKA Moscow 3-0 on goals by
David Alaba, Mario Mandzukic and Arjen Robben.
Juventus rallied on Fabio Quagliarella's 54th-minute goal for a 1-1 tie at Copenhagen, which got a 14th-minute goal from Nicolai Jorgensen in the Group B match.
Shakhtar Donetsk won 2-0 at Real Sociedad in Group A on a pair of second-half goals by Alex Teixeira.
In Group C, Paris Saint-Germain routed Olympiakos 4-1 behind two goals from Thiago Motta and one each from Edinson Cavani and Marquinhos.
Vladimir Weiss had tied the score in the 25th minute for the hosts. Benfica beat visiting Anderlecht 2-0 as Filip Djuricic and Luisao scored. American midfielder Sacha Kljestan played the entire match for the visitors and was given a yellow card in the 76th minute.
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