MADRID/BUCHAREST, Sep 26 (SW) - Real Madrid easily defeated Dynamo Kiev 5-1 in Champions League Group E, while Olympique de Lyon were too strong for Steaua Bucharest in Romania.
Real Madrid - Dymano Kiev 5-1
Real Madrid needed twenty minutes to open the score at Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Ruud van Nistelrooy, who became a father early on Tuesday, netted in the rebound when Olexandr Shovkovskiy failed to control a shot from Roberto Carlos.
And seven minutes later, it was Raul to add a second. The Spanish striker headed past the goalkeeper from a dangerous right-winged cross by Reyes.
The clash was really decided in the 45th minute, when Reyes himself received a cross from Diarra befre volleying home for 3-0.
Two minutes into the second half, Artem Milevskiy gave the guests some hope by scoring in the rebound of a Carlos Correa strike and setting the score to 3-1.
Raul, who has recently been the subject of discussion at Real Madrid, showed what he is still capable of by taking advantage of bad defense in the 61st minute and beating Shovkovskyi a second time.
That same Shovkovskyi was sent off in the 68th minute, as result of a foul on Van Nistelrooy in the penalty area.
Van Nistelrooy himself stepped up to take the following spotkick and beat substitute goalkeeper Rybka for 5-1.
Steaua Bucharest - Olympique de Lyon 0-3
French champions Olympique de Lyon visited Bucharest with three points already in the pocket from their win over Real Madrid two weeks ago.
The deadlock was broken in the 43rd minute, when a Juninho free kick was horribly misjudged by goalkeeper Carlos Alberto, allowing Fred to open the score for Lyon.
And the lead was doubled ten minutes after the break. Juninho was again of influence, having his corner headed home by Tiago for 0-2.
The French would score a third in the 89th minute. An intelligent back-heel by Juninho gave Karim Benzema the opportunity to beat goalkeeper Fernandes and set the final score to 0-3.
Lyon lead group E with six points, and both Real Madrid and Steaua Bucharest have three. Dynamo Kiev are still without points.