Ronaldo stars as Real win

  • Last Updated: October 3 2012, 23:18 BST

A review of Wednesday night's Champions League action not involving English clubs, including a victory for Real Madrid.

  • Ronaldo: Scored a hat-trick for Real Madrid
  • Porto stunned big-spending PSG 1-0 
  • AC Milan won a five-goal thriller against Zenit 

Cristiano Ronaldo notched his second hat-trick of the week as Real Madrid edged a step closer to the Champions League knockout stages with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Ajax in Amsterdam.

Ronaldo, who also struck three in Sunday's 5-1 Primera Division win over Deportivo La Coruna, netted in the 42nd, 79th and 81st minutes with Karim Benzema getting Madrid's other goal (48).

Ajax's goal came from Niklas Moisander in the 56th minute but they could not get any closer as Madrid warmed up for this weekend's mouthwatering league trip to Barcelona in style.

Jose Mourinho's side now boast two wins from two in Group D and have opened up a two-point lead after Borussia Dortmund's 1-1 draw at Manchester City.

  • Sergio Aguero and Manchester City are hoping to bounce back from their defeat at Real Madrid as they host Borussia Dortmund
  • Arsenal meanwhile host Olympiacos looking for their second victory of their Group B campaign.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger watches the clash from the stands
  • Olympiacos fans show support at the Emirates Stadium
  • Edin Dzeko and Mats Hummels battle for the ball at the Etihad Stadium
  • Gervinho celebrates after scoring the opener for the Gunners
  • But the lead doesn't last long as Arsenal go into the break level at 1-1
  • Lukas Podolski finds the net as Arsenal go back in front against the Greek outfit
  • Aaron Ramsey seals all three points for Arsenal with the third goal against Olympiacos
  • Marco Reus gives Dortmund the lead at Manchester City
  • Joe Hart looks dejected as his side fall behind
  • The travelling supporters are now in celebratory mood
  • But Man City will have a golden opportunity to level the scores from the penalty spot as Sergio Aguero's shot is blocked by the hand of Neven Subotic
  • And Mario Balotelli keeps his cool to rescue a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium
  • At the Amsterdam ArenA, Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after opening the scoring for Real Madrid before half-time
  • Karim Benzema doubles Real Madrid's advantage
  • Ronaldo completes a hat-trick as Real triumph 4-1
  • Schalke celebrate in their clash against Montpellier
  • Malaga storm to a 3-0 victory against Anderlecht in Belgium
  • Gusev scores for Dynamo Kiev in their 2-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb
  • Souleymane Camara strikes late for Montpellier to deny Schalke victory
  • James Rodriguez grabs the only goal as Porto stun PSG 1-0 at home
  • Earlier, AC Milan claimed a 3-2 Group C triumph over Zenit St Petersburg in the night's opening match
Pictures from Wednesday night's Champions League with Manchester City and Arsenal both in action.

Malaga continue to impress in their maiden Champions League campaign as they downed Anderlecht 3-0 away.

Eliseu Pereira netted two superb finishes - the first an unstoppable 25-yard thunderbolt and the second a delicate chip - either side of a Joaquin Sanchez penalty as Manuel Pellegrini's men matched the 3-0 victory they recorded at home to Zenit St Petersburg in their Group C opener.

The Spanish side are now two points clear of second-placed AC Milan who had earlier edged out Zenit 3-2 in an exciting encounter at the Petrovski Stadium.

In a battle between two sides searching for their first win, Milan stormed into a 2-0 lead after 16 minutes through Urby Emanuelson's deflected effort and a fine individual goal from Stephan El Shaarawi.

Zenit drew level with goals either side of half-time through Hulk and Roman Shirokov, but it was Milan who took the points thanks to a 76th-minute own goal from Tomas Hubocan as well as some brilliant goalkeeping from Christian Abbiati.

In Group B, Schalke are in second spot behind Arsenal after moving onto four points following a 2-2 draw with 10-man Montpellier.

Karim Ait-Fana gave the French champions a 13th-minute lead but Schalke drew level through the impressive Julian Draxler soon after before Klaas Jan Huntelaar put the home side ahead in the 53rd minute from the penalty spot.

Montpellier also saw Garry Bocaly sent off in that incident but Schalke could not make the most of their numerical advantage or a host of good opportunities and they paid the price when Souleymane Camara scored a 90th-minute equaliser.

In Group A, Porto moved three points clear after James Rodriguez's 83rd-minute goal earned them a 1-0 home win over big-spending Paris St Germain.

Dynamo Kiev, who lost 4-1 to PSG in their first outing, joined the French outfit on three points after beating Dinamo Zagreb 2-0, the goals coming in the first half from Oleg Gusev and a Josip Pivaric own goal.


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