Cologne - Four games played, four games won - it's been quite a week for the Bundesliga's clubs in the UEFA Champions League. rounds up what the world's media made of the four impressive victories for FC Bayern München, FC Schalke 04, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Europe's premier club competition...Galatasaray SK 0-4 Borussia Dortmund


kicker: Once again Borussia Dortmund showed their best Champions League form to win 4-0 in Istanbul. With renewed confidence, BVB dominated Galatasaray SK from the first whistle, despite enjoying far less possession, with a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace and a Marco Reus effort from distance putting them on the road to victory, from which they never strayed.

Ruhrnachrichten: Part one of BVB's crisis management has been negotiated in impressive fashion in Istanbul's Türk Telecom Arena. That the Champions League is a comforter of the soul for Dortmund proved the case once again on Matchday 3, as BVB retained a firm grip on the group by winning 4-0.

Sport-Informations-Dienst (SID): They may be have been searching for a Bundesliga win in five games, but in European competition Dortmund seem to be putting their Bundesliga worries behind them. Some 2,500 BVB fans witnessed a team solid at the back and a constant threat in attack. Their performance should give them hope they can return to winning ways in the Bundesliga against Hannover 96 on Saturday. The “first step” coach Jürgen Klopp had asked for has been made.


Guardian: Dortmund have been struggling for form in the Bundesliga but three first-half goals, including two from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and another from the excellent Marco Reus, put Dortmund out of sight before Adrian Ramos added a fourth late on. […] Reus has been finding his rhythm again of late and the Germany winger was at his scintillating best at the Türk Telecom Arena, scoring one and setting up another in an impressive individual display.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-0 FC Zenit


Rheinische Post: Giulio Donati’s personal struggle in the Champions League is over. The Italian has hardly featured this season after a weak performance in the competition’s play-offs, but against Zenit he enjoyed a surprise comeback, replacing shooting star Tin Jedvaj at right-back and opening the door for Leverkusen in their 2-0 victory.

Sport1: Bayer Leverkusen edged a lot closer to the Champions League last 16 thanks to their deserved win against Zenit. With two wins from three, they are in a very promising position halfway through the group phase.

Kölner Express: Leverkusen ran out well-deserved winners against FC Zenit, putting them top of their group and evoking memories of last season when the Werkself bounced back from a Matchday 1 defeat to go on and win their next two games to progress to the last 16.


Reuters: Zenit, who had beaten Leverkusen 4-1 on their last visit to Germany in the UEFA Cup six years ago, had only a trickle of chances themselves, conceding their first goals in the Champions League this season. Leverkusen's pressing style and attacking fullbacks gave them the edge.
AS Roma 1-7 FC Bayern München


Süddeutsche Zeitung: Rome was plundered in a single night. On Tuesday evening, a city known for its beauty and nonchalance was the victim of a storm, a conquest, a sacking.

kicker: Alonso, Robben and Co. had the precision of a surgeon. They relentlessly exposed their opponents' shortcomings, pairing brilliant football with ice-cool efficiency. Bayern are marching towards victory in the group - a win at home to Roma in two weeks will guarantee that after just four games, while a draw will be enough for the last 16. Is there any doubting they'll reach it now?

Die Zeit: Bayern are the best team in Europe. The 7-1 win against Roma showed how dominant their style of play is, and in this form, the likes of Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid will have their work cut out.


Gazetta dello Sport: Roma were taught a lesson in football by the professor Robben. This was a technical victory, not tactical. Of good feet, carefully measured passes and beautifully weighted crosses. In a nutshell, Bayern expressed the very essence of our beautiful game.

Tutto Sport: Roma were humbled, and that's putting it lightly. They conceded 7 - yes, SEVEN - to FC Bayern. The night will be remembered as the Giallorossi's heaviest ever Champions league defeat at the Olimpico. It looked a lot like Germany vs. Brazil.


BBC Sport: Bayern Munich stunned Roma with their biggest ever away win in Europe to maintain their 100% record in Group E. They are now five points clear of Roma and seven ahead of Manchester City. A win when the Italian side visit the Allianz Arena in two weeks will guarantee Bayern's progress to the knockout stages, but it is the manner of this win which will worry Europe's elite.

The Telegraph: Pep Guardiola's ruthless Bayern Munich side emulated the German national side with a club-record 7-1 away win in Rome to take a commanding position in Group E. Just as Germany did in Belo Horizonte three months ago, Bayern enjoyed a scarcely believable spell midway through the first half when their opponents' defence imploded and every attack resulted in a goal.

The Guardian: A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 36 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at Roma that left the home players and supporters stunned.


Marca: Bayern left Rome's Stadio Olimpico in ruins. An historic win in Rome confirmed Bayern's status as the team to beat in Europe this season. Pep's team went to the break 5-0 to the good and finished the job with two more goals in the final minutes of the match.

AS: Bayern wounded and humiliated Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in a game resembling the Mineirao. The Bavarians were 5-0 up inside the first half hour, completing their masterpiece with two more goals in the second half, just as the case in Germany's historic semi-final against Brazil in the World Cup.
FC Schalke 04 4-3 Sporting Clube de Portugal


derwesten: Thanks to a last-minute penalty from Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, Schalke succeeded in avoiding a major disappointment against Sporting Lisbon.

Die Welt: Just when the fans had given up hope of a Schalke win, the referee pointed to the penalty spot - a debatable decision. Substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting couldn't care less, converting with aplomb to give Roberto Di Matteo victory on his return to the competition, 885 days after his great triumph with Chelsea.


Daily Mail: It's only two weeks since Roberto Di Matteo was appointed as Schalke manager, but he looks to already have instilled some of the team spirit that brought him the Champions League trophy on his last appearance on this stage. While Didier Drogba was reliving 2012's Champions League final with a penalty to mark his first goal back at Chelsea, his former manager was guiding Group G rivals Schalke to a vital 4-3 win over Sporting Lisbon.