Champions League MD3
David Alaba (no. 27), Bastian Schweinsteiger (31) and Franck Ribery (7) were all on target as FC Bayern
Ribery, UEFA's Best Player in Europe, put Bayern in front from the penalty spot midway through the first half
Alaba added the second with three Plzen defenders unable to do anything to stop the Austrian versatile full-back
Ribery added a third before Schweinsteiger made it four as Bayern ran riot in the rain
Schweinsteiger (l.) was being watched closely, but Bayern always had a man over
Mario Götze then got in on the act to round off a 5-0 victory to make it three wins out of three for a Bayern side who are now within
Stefan Kießling was up to his usual tricks of scoring goals with his head, only there was no doubt about the legitimacy of this stooping effort
The delight on Kießling's face said it all - nobody was going to dispute his opener at the BayArena
Shakhtar struggled throughout to provide a serious sparring partner for a dominant Leverkusen
After Kießling was felled inside the penalty area...
...captain Simon Rolfes doubled their advantage from the spot
Sidney Sam added a third before Kießling (c.) completed the rout late on to earn Leverkusen a worthy 4-0 victory.
Robert Lewandowski struck nine minutes from time as Borussia Dortmund recorded a 2-1 win over Arsenal FC in UEFA Champions League Group F
Watching from the stands, suspended BVB head coach
Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski combined to tee up
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud (l.) was keeping
... drawing Arsenal level after a mix-up between Dortmund duo Roman
Arsenal asked all the questions, but it took just one trademark BVB break to settle the contest, with
Fernando Torres (r.) hit a brace as Chelsea downed Schalke 3-0 in Group E, his second goal was set up beautifully by the Brazilian playmaker Oscar (l.)...
...and his first goal came in the fifth-minute with a far-post header from a poorly-defended corner
The first-half then descended into a tight affair, with
...but Torres' (l.) 69th-minute finish put paid to any hopes of a Schalke revival
Hazard then put the game to bed with a lovely jinking finish in the closing stages...