Bayern Munich and Chelsea record resounding Champions League victories

Bayern Munich beat AS Roma 7-1 in Italy. (©GettyImages)

Bayern Munich thrashed AS Roma 7-1 at Stadio Olimpico in the pick of Tuesday's Champions League fixtures that delivered an astounding 40 goals from the eight matches played in groups E, F, G and H.

Pep Guardiola's side maintained their 100 per cent start to the European campaign with another resounding victory in Italy. The Bavarians were 5-0 up at half-time thanks to two goals from Arjen Robben and one each from Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski, and Thomas Mueller.

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After the interval Juan Bernat, Franck Ribery and Xherdan Shaqiri also added their name to the scoresheet while Gervinho scored a consolation goal for Rudi Garcia's team.

Earlier this evening Manchester City were pegged back in Russia after CSKA Moscow came from two goals down to record a 2-2 draw in the behind closed doors clash at Arena Khimki.

Sergio Aguero and James Milner's first-half strikes looked to have wrapped up all three points for the Citizens, who dominated the majority of the game. But, Seydou Doumbia gave the hosts a lifeline when he bundled home midway through the second-half before Bibras Natkho earned the Russian Premier League side a point when he tucked home a controversial penalty in the 86th minute.

Paris Saint-Germain recorded a narrow 1-0 victory over Cyprian outfit Apoel Nicosia, thanks to an 87th minute strike from Edinson Cavani at the GSP Stadium, ensuring the Ligue 1 champions stay top of Group F despite Barcelona beating Ajax 3-1 at Camp Nou.

Neymar, Lionel Messi and Pedro secured victory for Luis Enrique's side, who conceded a late consolation goal when Anwar El Ghazi netted for the Eredivisie champions with a little over two minutes remaining.

In Group G, Chelsea made very light work of NK Maribor, beating the Slovenian outfit 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, courtesy of goals from Loic Remy, Didier Drogba, John Terry, Eden Hazard (2) and an own goal.

However, Jose Mourinho suffered another injury setback when Remy was forced off soon after breaking the deadlock in west London. The Frenchman will now join Diego Costa on the sidelines, leaving Drogba as the Blues only fit and recognised striker.

Meanwhile, Schalke ran out 4-3 winners against Sporting Lisbon at the Veltins-Arena, as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's 93rd minute penalty proved to be the difference between the two sides.

Nani gave the visitors a surprise lead in Germany before Chinedu Obasi levelled for Roberto Di Matteo's side. His strike was followed up by second-half goals from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Benedikt Howedes, but Sporting hit back again with a quick fire brace from Adrien Silva to square the tie at 3-3 with a little over ten minutes remaining.

And finally, in Group H Shakhtar Donetsk thrashed BATE Borisov 7-0 in Belarus thanks to a five-goal haul from Luiz Adriano. Alex Teixeira and Douglas Costa grabbed the other goals for Mircea Lucescu's side, while FC Porto ran out 2-1 winners against Athletic Bilbao in Portugal.

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