Zidane heaps praise on Ronaldo, Bale after Dortmund win

Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz, on the other hand, has an injury riddled roster to deal with ahead of the visit of Real Madrid.

Besiktas are the surprise early pace-setters in Group G, with former Liverpool star Ryan Babel setting the Turkish side on their way to a 2-0 win over RB Leipzig.

Meanwhile, Wissam Ben Yedder scored a hat trick with the help of two fine Franco Vazquez assists as Sevilla became the first team in Group E to win, 3-0 at home over Maribor. The game abounded not only with goals scored, but also cards (five warnings and one removal).

He marked his 400th appearance for Madrid in total with another pair to leave him with 411 goals in the famous white shirt.

But in Europe, he's been lights out, netting a brace in Real Madrid's 3-1 road win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

However, it were the visitors who worked out the first chance of the game when Daniel Carvajal tested Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki from the edge of the box with ten minutes played.

Dortmund will need all their big guns including Andriy Yarmolenko and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to be on top of their game if they are to beat Real. Real are favored at 2.50, whilst Dortmund comes in at 2.70.

Napoli took a 1-0 lead into halftime due to the bright attacking play of Insigne and Dries Mertens.

"It's a good question, these things happen naturally but maybe the president can give a better response than I can", Ronaldo said.

Dortmund pulled a goal back on 54 minutes when Aubameyang slipped his marker to convert Gonzalo Castro's cross, then hit the side netting as Borussia pushed for the equaliser.

As the game was further stretched in the closing stages, Ronaldo took full advantage with 11 minutes to go as he coasted into the area, before smashing a low shot beyond Burki at the goalkeeper's near post.

Before Bale's goal, should Dortmund have gotten a penalty for this Sergio Ramos handball?

"It wasn't easy to play our system at this level, to enforce our way of playing, pressing high up the pitch, against the top favorites", Sahin said.

The Spanish giants will hope to continue their unbeaten start in the European competition this season, after they beat APOEL 3-0 in gameweek 1.

  • Leroy Wright