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Champions League: Leicester City edge out FC Copenhagen, Spurs draw

Champions League: Leicester City edge out FC Copenhagen, Spurs draw
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CSKA Moscow were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Monaco in their Champions League Group E clash in Russia.

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CSKA Moscow were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Monaco in their Champions League Group E clash in Russia.

Ivory Coast international Lacina Traoré scored from close range to put the hosts ahead in the 34th minute but it wasn’t to be for Igor Akinfeev’s team-mates as Bernardo Silva equalised in the dying moments of the game.

This win sees Monaco retain top spot ahead of Tottenham after the Premier League side drew against Bayer Leverkusen in Germany.

Real Madrid unstoppable

In group F, Real Madrid celebrated their 500th match in all European competitions with an emphatic win over Legia Warsaw at the Bernabeu.

Welsh international Gareth Bale opened the scoring and former Juventus striker Álvaro Morata completed the rout as Los Merengues triumphed 5-1 on home soil.

Zinedine Zidane’s men are now just behind current leaders Borussia Dortmund following their narrow 2-1 win against Sporting.

FT Real Madrid 5-1 Legia Warsaw
Goals from Bale, Jodlowiec (OG), Asensio, Vazquez and Morata. #HalaMadridpic.twitter.com/8PaW2GrY5o

— Real Madrid Fan Base (@RealMadrid__BBC) October 18, 2016

Elsewhere, reigning Premier League champions Leicester kept their composure to beat FC Copenhagen 1-0 at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes struck just before half-time courtesy of Riyad Mahrez who capitalised on good work by Algeria team-mate Islam Slimani.

Leicester are currently top of their group with 9 points, giving them a major boost ahead of their next game against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Juventus’ experience pays off

In group H, Italian giants Juventus overcame Mario Lemina’s sending off in the 54th minute to down Lyon by the narrowest of margins at the Stade des Lumières.

Chelsea outcast Juan Cuadrado beat Anthony Lopes with a venomous shot with only 15 minutes to go before the final whistle to hand his side all three points.

This result sees Juventus retain top spot alongside Sevilla who edged out Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 in Croatia.

JUAN CUADRADO MAGISTERIAL GOOOL MY LORD!!!!!

JUVENTUS UP 1-0 OVER LYON WITH 10 MEN pic.twitter.com/F083vCapS6

— ItalianFootballTV (@IFTV_Official) October 18, 2016

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