Chelsea hit Maribor for 6, Bayern crush Roma

2014-10-21 22:48

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Chelsea crushed Maribor 6-0 in a predictably one-sided Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge that saw José Mourinho’s side stretch their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 12 matches.

Veterans Didier Drogba (36) and skipper John Terry (33) were both on the scoresheet tonight along with Loïc Rémy, Eden Hazard – who scored twice, once from the spot – and an own goal.

Remy opened the scoring after 13 minutes before Drogba doubled the lead from the penalty spot after 23 minutes with his first goal since returning to the club.

He had replaced Rémy, who injured himself scoring.

Terry made it 3-0 after 31 minutes before Mitja Viler put through his own net to make it 4-0 nine minutes into the second half.

Agim Ibraimi then fired a Maribor penalty against the post after 64 minutes before Hazard made it 5-0 with Chelsea’s second spot kick of the night.

Hazard added a superb stoppage-time sixth to complete the rout and leave Chelsea top of the group with seven points from three matches.

Meanwhile, a ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at AS Roma that left the home players and supporters shell-shocked.

Arjen Robben scored twice, while Mario Götze, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller, from a penalty, also chipped in before halftime as the Bavarians exploited the many gaps left by the Roma defence in the Group E match.

Gervinho pulled one back for Roma after halftime only for further goals from substitute Franck Ribéry and Xherdan Shaqiri to give Bayern their biggest ever away win in Europe, while Roma equalled their heaviest ever defeat.

It was Bayern’s 12th match without defeat in all competitions and left them top of the group with nine points from three games, five clear of Roma.

Manchester City have two points and CSKA Moscow one after the sides drew 2-2 earlier today.

In other results, a stoppage-time penalty from Schalke 04’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting snatched a 4-3 win against Sporting for their first victory and a winning return to the competition for new coach Roberto Di Matteo.

Neymar and Lionel Messi maintained their lethal partnership with a goal apiece as Barcelona swept aside Ajax 3-1; while a 75th-minute blunder by goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz handed Porto a 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao.

Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano struck five times, becoming the first player in Champions League history to score four goals in the opening half, as Shakhtar Donetsk trounced BATE Borisov 7-0.

On a record-breaking night, Luiz Adriano joined Messi as the only players to hit five goals in a Champions League game.

Shakhtar's 6-0 halftime lead also set a new record for Europe’s elite club competition.

Meanwhile, Paris St Germain’s Edinson Cavani made up for the absence of talismanic frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic by netting in the 87th minute to give the French side a 1-0 win over APOEL Nicosia.

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