Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the equaliser in a 1-1 Champions League draw with Spurs.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the equaliser in a 1-1 Champions League draw with Spurs. Francisco Seco

English clubs enjoy success in Champions League

ENGLISH clubs enjoyed a good night in the UEFA Champions League with Liverpool smashing a record, Manchester City defeating Napoli and Spurs drawing with the regning champion Real Madrid in Spain.

Cristiano Ronaldo equalised from the penalty spot after Raphael Varane's own goal gifted Spurs the lead on 28 minutes at the Bernabeu.

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris pulled off some stunning saves to keep visitors in front, including a remarkable stop to thwart Karim Benzema from point-blank range.

Visiting captain Harry Kane had a great chance to win the game but was foiled by home keeper Keylor Navas as both teams remained unbeaten at the top of Group H.

At Eastlands, Raheem Sterling put English Premier League leader City into a ninth-minute lead, with Gabriel Jesus tapping home a second three minutes later from Kevin De Bruyne's precise low cross.

City hit the crossbar through De Bruyne, while Ederson saved a Dries Mertens penalty to keep the home team in charge.

The visitors did pull one back through an Amadou Diawara penalty with 17 minutes left but City held on to defeat the Serie A leader 2-1.

Liverpool recorded the biggest away win by an English club in the history of the competition with a 7-0 win over Maribor in Slovenia.

Mohamed Salah netted a first-half brace, while Brazilian Roberto Firmino also scored twice.

Philippe Coutinho was also on target with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold adding late goals to complete a resounding victory.

Liverpool moved to the top of its group ahead of Spartak Moscow on goal difference after the Russians routed Sevilla 5-1.

Jurgen Klopp's side just missed out on matching the Reds' 8-0 win over Besiktas a decade ago, with Real Madrid also thrashing Sweden's Malmo by the same scoreline two years ago.

Liverpool moved top of the section on five points, ahead of Spartak Moscow on goal difference after the Russians routed Sevilla 5-1.

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