Real Madrid, Valencia, Arsenal Win
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LONDON (AP) _ Defending champion Real Madrid defeated Belgium’s Racing Genk 6-0 Wednesday in the Champions League while Spanish champion Valencia and England’s Arsenal also won.
Ronaldo was to debut for Real Madrid, but was held out with a minor injury. Genk’s Zokora scored an own-goal in the first half, and Real Madrid scored four times in the second half.
Valencia won its second straight game, 3-0 over Moscow Spartak, with goals from Miguel Angulo, Miguel Mista and Juan Sanchez.
Thierry Henry scored two goals to lead Arsenal past PSV Eindhoven 4-0 _ the Gunners’ first away win in the Champions League in 19 months.
The victories will help put the three into the second round of Europe’s top club competition. Four matches remain in the first round.
In other games, Borussia Dortmund beat Auxerre 2-1. Jan Koeller scored in the 6th minute and teammate Marcio Amoroso added a goal in the 78th.
Liverpool and FC Basel tied at 1. Liverpool dominated the first half, but Basel tied the score in the 43rd minute off Julio Hernan Rossi’s goal.
AEK Athens also tied AS Roma 0-0. The draw gave AEK two points in the group with Roma getting its first point after two matches.
French champion Lyon defeated Rosenborg 5-0 after taking a 4-0 halftime lead.
Striker Hernan Crespo scored his third goal in two Champions League matches this season to give Inter Milan a 1-0 victory over Ajax. Crespo’s 74th-minute goal came on a delicate touch off a forward pass from fellow Argentine Matias Almeyda.
The next Champions League matches are scheduled for Oct. 1. Feyenoord plays Dynamo Kiev, Juventus plays Newcastle, Maccabi Haifa plays Bayer Leverkusen, Manchester United plays Olympiakos, Bayern Munich plays AC Milan, Deportivo plays Lens, Galatasaray plays FC Brugge and Lokomotiv Moscow plays FC Barcelona.