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European wins for Real, Dortmund and Foxes

Title holders Real Madrid have crushed Legia 5-1 in the Champions League.
European wins for Real, Dortmund and Foxes
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Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Leicester City have cruised towards the knockout stage of the Champions League.

Holders Real crushed feeble Legia 5-1, Dortmund won 2-1 in Lisbon and Leicester edged Copenhagen 1-0 on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT).

Real's Gareth Bale opened the scoring with his first goal in the Champions League since December 2014.

An own-goal by Tomasz Jodlowiec, followed by further strikes from Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez and Alvaro Morata, then sealed an emphatic victory for the holders.

The win at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium allowed Madrid to keep pace in Group F with Borussia Dortmund.

Madrid and Dortmund have seven points each after three matches, with Sporting staying on three points and Legia with zero.

Real Madrid star Ronaldo remains two short of 100 career goals in Europe.

He had scored six goals in his previous three matches, including five for Portugal in World Cup qualifying, but the forward failed to find the net on Tuesday despite a few good scoring chances.

"We always want Cristiano to score goals," Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said.

"But he did well and created a lot of chances. He scored on Saturday and hopefully he will score again in the next match."

Meanwhile, Juventus won 1-0 in Lyon and Sevilla prevailed by the same scoreline at Dynamo Zagreb.

Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen were held 0-0 by Tottenham, Monaco battled out a late 1-1 draw at CSKA Moscow and Porto came from behind to win 2-1 at Brugge.

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