That was confirmed after the defeat to a resurgent Dortmund, which was followed by a four-goal loss by Manchester City in the Spanish club's last home game in Group G. Fans chanted Lopetegui's name as he left the pitch.

The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football

Associations and contested by top-division European clubs, deciding the competition winners through a round robin group stage to qualify for a double-legged knockout format, and a single leg final

Paris Saint-Germain saved for the first time in a 1-1 draw with Benfica despite Lionel Messi's beautiful opener

Erling Haaland was only needed on the pitch in the first half but still scored twice in Man City's regular defeat this season, 5-0 at home to Copenhagen.

Now five goals in three Champions League games and a total of 19 in 12 club games for the tireless Norwegian striker.

Madrid made less impressive progress in retaining their title but had 35 shots on target as they beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1.

UEFA Champions League clash: Manchester City and Real Madrid cruised to their third successive Champions League win

Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked by Sevilla minutes after the 4-1 home defeat by Borussia Dortmund.

First-half goals from two young Brazilian forwards, Rodrigo and Vinicius Junior, give Shakhtar a five-point lead in Group F ahead of their second leg in Poland next week.