LIVE – Champions League half time update: Blowouts! Get your blowouts here!
Groups E-H are in action on Wednesday in Europe as eight games take place.
And there are some gaudy score lines after just 45 minutes.
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Let’s get into it.
AS Roma 0-5 Bayern Munich
Many of the big guns have fired their way in front of the Italian hosts. What began with Arjen Robben in the 8th minute has continued with Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski, Robben again and Thomas Muller all netting by the 36th. It certainly will have Manchester City breathing a bit easier following their problems in Russia.
Apoel Nicosia 0-0 Paris Saint-Germain
Not much to speak of here, as the sides are even on shots and chances, with no Zlatan Ibrahimovic and plenty of starpower (Yohan Cabaye, Serge Aurier) on the bench.
Barcelona 2-0 Ajax
Have you heard of these two guys: Neymar and Lionel Messi? Cause they’ve both scored before halftime.
Chelsea 3-0 NK Maribor
Your goal scorers are Loic Remy, Didier Drogba and John Terry as The Special One’s side is cruising. Drogba came on for Remy in the 16th minute, so keep an eye on the Frenchman’s health.
Schalke 1-1 Sporting Lisbon
We have a Nani sighting, but more important to this one is the red card to Lisbon’s Dos Santos Nascimento. Chinedu Obasi has equalized for the hosts.
BATE BORISOV 0-6 Shakhtar Donestk
A first-half double brace from Luiz Adriano (28′ (pen), 37′, 40′, 44′) has this one entirely out of hand. Teixeira and Douglas Costa have also scored for the visiting Ukranian side. And no red card, just a Sunderland-like showing. Brazil call-up, anyone?
Porto 1-0 Athletic Bilbao
Viva Herrera! Hector, that is, whose 45th minute goal has the hosts in front at the break.