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Champions League wrap:Leicester beat Porto, Tottenham edge CSKA Moscow, Dortmund-Real draw

By Michael Abayateye
Ronaldo was on target for Real Madrid

LEICESTER have enjoyed a maiden UEFA Champions League home win, with Islam Slimani’s goal edging Porto 1-0.

The Premier League champions have now two from two to start life in Europe.

Meanwhile, Tottenham prevailed 1-0 at CSKA Moscow, while Borussia Dortmud scored late via Andre Schurrle to hold Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw.

Slimani kept up his hot streak against Porto by grabbing Leicester’s first-half winner in a 1-0 victory in the Champions Legaue,maintaining the English champions’ 100 percent start to Group G.

The Algeria striker headed home from close range off a pinpoint cross by international teammate Riyad Mahrez in the 25th minute. It was Slimani’s sixth goal in four games against Porto in 2016, with the other five coming for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese league before his offseason move to Leicester.

Leicester opened group play with a 3-0 win at Club Brugge and is in good shape to advance to the knockout stage in its first-ever season in the Champions League.

Porto couldn’t translate second-half dominance to goals at King Power stadium, with Jesus Corona smashing a volley against the post in the 83rd minute. The two-time European champions have one point from two games.

-Copenhagen needed an own-goal in the second half to kick-start a 4-0 victory over Club Brugge in Group G of the Champions League on Tuesday.

After a dull first half in which Copenhagen had most of the scoring chances, the home team only really came to life after Club Brugge defender Stefano Denswil slid in to divert Peter Ankersen’s cross past his own goalkeeper, Ludovic Butelle, in the 53rd minute. The Belgian keeper then saved a penalty taken by Ludwig Augustinsson but it was only a brief respite. In the 64th, Thomas Delaney fired home a left-foot shot from 30 meters.

Federico Santander volleyed in the third goal five minutes later, and Mathias Jorgensen completed the scoring in stoppage time.

-Tottenham coped well despite injury problems to put its Champions League campaign back on track with a 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow.

Son Heung-min scored the winning goal, his fifth of the season, to keep up his good form in the absence of injured Harry Kane.

-Borussia Dortmund have twice fought back to hold Champions League holders Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Real in 17 minutes on Tuesday but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled in 43 following an error from keeper Keylor Navas.

Raphael Varane converted from close range after the break but Andre Schuerrle scored three minutes from time to keep Dortmund unbeaten at home to Real in six meetings.

-Sevilla took a big step towards reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League for the first time in six years as Wissam Ben Yedder’s header ensured a 1-0 win over Lyon on Tuesday.

Ben Yedder was left with the simple task of heading into an empty net from Luciano Vietto’s knockdown early in the second-half, but Vietto had a night to forget in front of goal as he skied a penalty over the bar 20 minutes from time.

Lyon hit the woodwork either side of half-time through Nabil Fekir and Corentin Tolisso, but were overrun in the second period as Sevilla held on for a deserved win.

Victory takes Jorge Sampaoli’s men level with Juventus at the top of Group H on four points after the Italian champions were 4-0 victors at Dinamo Zagreb. Lyon slip to third a point further back.

SCOREBOARD:

Group E

At Monaco Monaco (FRA) 1 (Glik 90+4) Bayer Leverkusen (GER) 1 (Hernandez 73)

At Moscow CSKA Moscow (RUS) 0 Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) 1 (Son 71)

Group F

At Dortmund, Germany Borussia Dortmund (GER) 2 (Aubameyang 43, Schuerrle 87) Real Madrid (ESP) 2 (Ronaldo 17, Varane 68)

At Lisbon

Sporting (POR) 2 (Ruiz 28, Dost 37) Legia Warsaw (POL) 0

Group G

At Copenhagen FC Copenhagen (DEN) 4 (Denswil 54-og, Delaney 64, Santander 69, Jorgensen 90+2) Club Brugge (BEL) 0

At Leicester, England Leicester City (ENG) 1 (Slimani 25) FC Porto (POR) 0

Group H

At Seville, Spain Sevilla (ESP) 1 (Ben Yedder 52) Lyon (FRA) 0

At Zagreb Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 0 Juventus (ITA) 4 (Pjanic 24, Higuain 31, Dybala 57, Semper 85-og).

 

 

Source: Fox Sports

 

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