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Real Madrid Stays Perfect in Champions League

October 23, 2013

EFE Ingles

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Madrid, Oct 23 (EFE).- Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich triumphed on Wednesday in Champions League play, giving each club the maximum possible 9 points after three rounds of the group stage.

Those three sides and Atletico Madrid are the only teams in the 32-club tournament to have won all their matches so far.

Two first-half goals by Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a 2-1 victory over Juventus, seen by some as the team best-placed to challenge the Blancos for dominance in Group B.

The loss leaves the Italian club in third place with 2 points, trailing Real Madrid and second-place Galatasaray, which has 4 points after beating Copenhagen 3-1 on Wednesday.

The other Spanish team in action Wednesday, Real Sociedad, was shutout 1-0 by Manchester United.

With no points after three matches, Real Sociedad has slim hopes of advancing out of Group A, led by Man United with 7 points. Beyer Leverkusen routed Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 Wednesday to secure second place in the group.

PSG tightened its grip on the Group C lead with a 5-0 demolition of hapless Anderlecht, powered by four goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Benfica and Olympiacos battled to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday and remain knotted in the Group C standings with 4 points apiece.

Bayern Munich remains in the driver's seat in Group D after inflicting a 5-0 embarrassment on Viktoria Plzen, while Manchester City edged CSKA Moskva 2-1 on Wednesday and sits second in the group with 6 points. EFE


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Original headline: Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern stay perfect in Champions League

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