Cologne - Not for the first time, the international press have been talking up the Bundesliga after three of its four UEFA Champions League representatives rode to victory on Matchday 2.

bundesliga.com rounds up the reaction to impressive wins for Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Bayern München's trying success in lonely Moscow and FC Schalke 04's draw at home to Slovenian champions NK Maribor…
R.S.C Anderlecht 0-3 Borussia Dortmund

Germany

Ruhrnachrichten: Not quite so spectacular as the win again Arsenal, but it was faultless and just as effective all the same. The 3-0 success over Anderlecht gave BVB the chance to get back on track following their poor run in the league.

Der Westen: Dortmund put paid to their mini-crisis with a 3-0 win over Belgian champions Anderlecht as they made a huge step towards the last 16 of the Champions League.

England


The Guardian: Borussia Dortmund leave domestic blues behind at expense of Anderlecht.The home side struggled to make their possession count against a tight Dortmund defence, which had the midfield pair of Sebastian Kehl and Sven Bender just in front of them.

Belgium


Het Laatste News: Two classes apart: Anderlecht went into the game brimming with confidence, but were battered by Borussia Dortmund.

Sud Info: Anderlecht were put to the sword by Dortmund on Wednesday. [Ciro] Immobile set the German side on the road to victory, with Anderlecht offering up little fight in response. A routine victory without breaking sweat. There's nothing more that can be said. Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3-1 SL Benfica

Germany

Rheinische Post: The fourth official was already having words with Benfica head coach Jorge Jesus for pushing the boundaries of his technical area after just six minutes. He was gesticulating wildly to get his team in shape, but it was to no avail as Leverkusen took his team apart.

Die Welt: An impressive power play gave Leverkusen the sought-after three points in the Champions League. Benfica had no chance against the relentless Bundesliga side, who put on a fine display and ran out deserved 3-1 winners.

England


The Guardian: Bayer Leverkusen outclassed former European champions Benfica 3-1 on Wednesday to earn their first points in the Champions League Group C and bounce back in style from an opening defeat to Monaco.

Portugal


Correio da Manhã: The German side were dominant in the first half. Benfica just couldn't cope with wave after wave of Leverkusen attacks.

Netherlands


De Telegraaf: Leverkusen recorded a dominant 3-1 win over Benfica in the Champions League. Stefan Kießling, Heung-Min Son and Hakan Calhanoglu grabbed the goals for the German big boys. PFC CSKA Moskva 0-1 FC Bayern München

Germany


Süddeutsche Zeitung: FC Bayern win 1-0 in a near-deserted stadium. Bayern were dominant in attack, but looked cumbersome in defence. Not for the first time, Thomas Müller came to their rescue.

Frankfurter Rundschau: Bayern win 'Ghost Match' in Moscow. Thomas and Co. were happy to leave the Arena Khimki after the match, which was played in a bizarre atmosphere.

England


Guardian: The lack of atmosphere made life more comfortable for the visiting five-times champions, who largely controlled the game against injury-hit CSKA. They could have scored several goals but had to settle for victory from Müller’s 21st-minute spot-kick.

Daily Mail: In the second half, Bayern showed more intent to put the tie to bed. CSKA sat back and parked the bus, allowing waves of Bayern attacks to commence.

Italy


Gazetta dello Sport: The Germans record all three points and are well on their way to securing qualification for the knockout stages. Moscow were better than they were against Roma [in their opening match], but not good enough.

Russia


Sport Express: The lack of atmosphere transformed the stadium into a graveyard. FC Bayern press spokesman Markus Hörwick described the encounter as a Geisterspiel ("Ghost Match").FC Schalke 04 1-1 NK Maribor

Germany


Rheinische Post: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar saves Schalke from defeat. The Royal Blues' defence and attack left a lot to be desired.

Express: This time, the team in yellow were celebrating at Schalke. Jens Keller's side missed the chance to record a valuable home victory against a supposedly weaker opponent.

Netherlands


De Telegraaf: Huntelaar rescues point for Schalke. The striker once again highlighted his importance to the Royal Blues with the equaliser against Maribor.

England


Daily Mail: Underdogs Maribor stun Schalke to 1-1 draw. Damjan Bohar gave the visiting Slovenians a surprise lead against the run of play in the 37th minute with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar levelling 11 minutes after the restart before Schalke missed several good chances to win the game in the second half.

Slovenia


Ekipa: Maribor return from Gelsenkirchen with a great point and have proved they deserve to be competing with the best in Europe.