Champions League: Real Madrid Sink Liverpool, Narrow Escape for Arsenal
Real Madrid registered a 3-0 victory vs Liverpool at Anfield while late goals for Arsenal helped them walk away with three points against Belgian side Anderlecht.
Real Madrid kept their 100% record in this year's Champions League going as they beat Liverpool 3-0 at the latter's home in Anfield (All images AFP).
Liverpool's home ground Anfield was buzzing with anticipation before the game. The last time these two teams met in this venue, Liverpool had won 4-0.
Unfortunately for Liverpool fans, their team couldn't repeat performance.
Cristiano Ronaldo hit his 70th Champions League goal -- one short of the all-time record 71 held by Raul.
Ronaldo maintained his majestic start to the season with a dazzling display capped by the predatory opening goal
Real's victory leaves the 10-time European champions top of Group B with maximum points from their three fixtures, while Liverpool head to the Bernabeu for the rematch on November 4 knowing their hopes of progressing to the last 16 are hanging by a slender thread after successive defeats.
Carlo Ancelotti's Real had won their last seven matches in all competitions, scoring 32 goals in the process, while Liverpool have spluttered for much of the season as they adapt to life without Luis Suarez.
Atletico Madrid routed Malmo 5-0 while Bayer Leverkusen saw off Zenit Saint Petersburg 2-0.
In Brussels, late goals by Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski handed Arsenal a dramatic 2-1 win away to Anderlecht.