Champions League: Real Madrid C.F., Liverpool F.C. Emerge Triumphant

Real Madrid C.F. thumped five goals past Basel while Liverpool registered a 2-1 dramatic win against Ludogorets in Champions League.

updated: September 17, 2014 09:34 IST
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Real Madrid players celebrate one of their five goals against Basel.


Paris: Real Madrid C.F. started the defense of its Champions League crown with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Basel on Tuesday, while Liverpool F.C. celebrated its return to Europe's top club competition with a dramatic 2-1 win against Bulgarian side Ludogorets. (Other news: Monaco Upset Leverkusen | Borussia Dortmund beat Arsenal | Juventus defeat Malmo)

Madrid's win should end talk of crisis following a poor start to the club's domestic season.

Goals by Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Karim Benzema and a Basel own-goal secured the 10-time champions' a very comfortable victory in Group B.

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