By Chineze Ogugua
It was goals galore in Slovenia as Liverpool became the English club to score that many away from home in the tournament after a 7-0 routing of Slovenian champions Maribor.
The pair of Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino combined to put Liverpool three goals up in the first half.
The Firmino-Salah combination struck again with the former turning provider after winning possession and playing in the winger who then struck the ball past goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovic.
From then on it was Firmino, Oxlade Chamberlain scoring his first goal for the Reds and then Trent Alexander-Arnold albeit by a deflection, all running riot in the second half to condemn Maribor to their heaviest defeat this season.
In the tightly contested match at the Etihad,Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored the important goals Manchester City needed to subdue Napoli as the match ended 2-1.
The match was not devoid of suspense as Kevin De Bruyne missed a sitter, Napoli missed a penalty in the first half and scored another penalty for the consolation goal.
At the Bernabeu, current champions of Spain, Europe Real Madrid could only settle for a draw with a spirited Tottenham.
Raphael Varane turned in Serge Aurier’s cross to give Tottenham the lead before Cristiano Ronaldo score from the spot after a foul from Aurier.
Even though Real Madrid dominated for much of the period, they could not break down the resilient defence of Spurs.
In other results:
Spartak Moscow 5-1 Sevilla
Feyenoord 1-2 Napoli
Monaco 1-2 Besiktas
RB Leipzig 3-2 FC Porto
Apoel Nicosia 1-1 Borussia Dortmund
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