Flat track bully? Every team Ronaldo scored against in CL last season failed to qualify - Goal.com
Cristiano Ronaldo struck 16 goals in the Champions League last season as Real Madrid claimed the title - but none of the teams he scored against have qualified for this season's competition. The Portuguese forward hit a hat-trick (which included two penalties) in the 4-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk as Madrid kicked off their campaign with a resounding result in September at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Sporting Gijón 2-1 Leganes - ESPN
Sporting Gijon will spend the week sitting ahead of champions Barcelona in LaLiga following a 2-1 win over top-flight new boys Leganes at El Molinon. Nacho Cases profited from some poor defending and Duje Cop netted a penalty before half-time to pave the way for a second successive home win to start the season.
Valencia 2-3 Real Betis - ESPN
Ruben Castro's stoppage-time winner clinched Real Betis a 3-2 win for their first league success of the season and consigned 10-man Valencia to a third straight defeat. Betis striker Ruben Castro fired home from close range in the second minute of time added on after Valencia had fought back from two goals down in the second half despite midfielder Enzo Perez's straight red card in the 50th minute.