Bayern, Real, United romp in openers

September 18, 2013
By ESPN.com news services


Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick as Real Madrid thrashed Galatasaray 6-1 on Tuesday, while Bayern Munich opened the defense of its Champions League title with a comfortable 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow.

All eyes were on Gareth Bale as he made his Champions League debut for Madrid in the second half. But it was Ronaldo -- the player Bale usurped as the world's most expensive footballer -- who was the star of the show.

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