Munich teach City a lesson

The German club have made it two wins from two games in Group D.

Bayern Munich’s French midfielder Franck Ribery celebrates scoring the opening goal with Austrian defender David Alaba during the UEFA Champions League group D match against Manchester City. Picture: AFP

LONDON - Holders Bayern Munich left Champions League aspirants Manchester City chasing shadows with a 3-1 win on Wednesday to serve notice Pep Guardiola will leave no stone unturned to re-establish their continental dominance.

Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben scored as Bayern left shell-shocked City chasing shadows for much of a one-sided Group D encounter that ended the Premier League team's five-year unbeaten run at home in Europe.

Shell-shocked City manager Manuel Pellegrini told reporters his side had "played very badly".

"It was an important game to see what level we are playing at so we must revise a lot of things," added the Spaniard, tasked with getting City out of the group stage at the very least after two successive failures in the last two seasons.

Cristiano Ronaldo's hot form continued with a double in Real Madrid's 4-0 rout of FC Copenhagen but he was not the only revered striker among the goals with Zlatan Ibrahimovic also netting twice as Paris St Germain brushed aside Benfica 3-0.

Both, though, were outshone by Greece forward Kostas Mitroglou who grabbed a hat-trick in Olympiakos Piraeus's 3-0 romp at Anderlecht.

A dramatic finale in Turin saw Galatasaray, with manager Roberto Mancini taking charge for the first time, snatch a 2-2 draw with Juventus thanks to Umut Bulut's late goal.

Brazil forward Taison's 76th-minute strike earned Shakhtar Donetsk a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United after the visitors had led through Danny Welbeck.

Veteran United midfielder Ryan Giggs set a Champions League record by making his 145th appearance, including qualifiers, to surpass former Spain and Real Madrid striker Raul.

Manchester United manager David Moyes was pleased to take a point in Donetsk which left the former European champions and Shakhtar both on four points in Group A.

Wayne Rooney was forced to watch from the stands after picking up a shin injury in training.

Shakhtar sporadically threatened in a largely lacklustre clash but got the break they needed when a stray Nemanja Vidic clearance fell to Taison who gave keeper David de Gea no chance from six metres.

"They've got a great record against English teams, Shakhtar, so I thought the team stood up well to it tonight," Moyes said.

Bayer Leverkusen left it late to pick up their first win in Group A. They beat Real Sociedad 2-1.

Earlier, CSKA Moscow secured their first points in Group D with a 3-2 home triumph over Viktoria Plzen who have lost their first two games.