Gareth Bale scored twice in his first home start for Real Madrid before Cristiano Ronaldo added a hat trick in a 7-3 win against Sevilla in Spain’s La Liga.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals as Real Madrid routed Galatasaray 6-1 in soccer’s Champions League, while Bayern Munich opened its title defense with a 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Karim Benzema got the only goal as Real Madrid won at Granada to start the Spanish soccer’s La Liga with back-to-back victories.
Real Madrid defeated Osasuna 4-2 in Jose Mourinho’s final game as coach of the record nine-time European soccer champion.
Barcelona opened the defense of its Spanish soccer title under new coach Gerardo Martino by routing Levante 7-0, while Real Madrid rallied to give Carlo Ancelotti a winning start with a 2-1 victory against Real Betis.