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Goals galore in UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo gave birth to a hat trick in Istanbul. (EPA) Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo gave birth to a hat trick in Istanbul. (EPA)

The UEFA Champions League group stage got off to a roaring start Tuesday with 30 goals in eight matches, 18 by visiting clubs. Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Wayne Rooney, Thiago Motta and Alex Teixeira combined for 11.

Ronaldo led the way with a hat trick over the last 30 minutes in Real Madrid’s 6-1 demolition at Galatasaray.


You might enjoy watching Slovakian midfielder Vladimir Weiss‘ sweet goal for Olympiakos in a 4-1 home loss to Motta and Paris Saint-Germain:

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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