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Ronaldo gets 70th Champions League goal as Real Madrid beats Liverpool 3-0; Arsenal hits back

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, walks past Liverpool's Steven Gerrard after Karim Benzema scored his side's third goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, walks past Liverpool's Steven Gerrard after Karim Benzema scored his side's third goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arsenal's Lukas Podolski, right celebrates scoring the winning goal as teammate Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez leaps onto his back during the Group D Champions League match between Anderlecht and Arsenal at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. Arsenal won the game 2-1.(AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    Arsenal's Lukas Podolski, right celebrates scoring the winning goal as teammate Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez leaps onto his back during the Group D Champions League match between Anderlecht and Arsenal at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. Arsenal won the game 2-1.(AP Photo/Yves Logghe)  (The Associated Press)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal and Mario Balotelli again failed to deliver as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win at Liverpool on Wednesday to take complete control of Group B with a third straight win.

While Tuesday night's 40-goal bonanza never looked like being matched, there was still drama elsewhere as Arsenal scraped a 2-1 win at Anderlecht with late goals from defender Kieran Gibbs and forward Lukas Podolski — a peripheral player this season.

German sides continue to score for fun, too, as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 4-0 win at Galatasaray the day after Bayern Munich's magnificent 7-1 in Roma and Schalke beat Sporting Lisbon 4-3.

But it was a bad night for Italian champion Juventus, which lost 1-0 at Greek side Olympiakos.