While Juventus scored four against Catania in Serie A this evening, there were also goals galore elsewhere for the Bianconeri’s Champions League Group B rivals as FC Copenhagen matched them against Odense and Real Madrid managed to put seven past Sevilla.
Gareth Bale put Carlo Ancelotti’s men in front at the Bernabeu with an unstoppable diagonal shot that flew into the roof of the net, and he then doubled their lead when a free-kick took a wicked deflection off the wall.
Not to be outdone by the summer signing, Karim Benzema went on to score a brace of his own and the irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo even managed one better as he completed a hat-trick that dashed Sevilla hopes after their spirited three-goal recovery.
It was also an action-packed night in Denmark, where FC Copenhagen came back from a goal down three-times in total to eventually emerge 4-3 winners against Odense in the Danish Cup.
Cesar Santin’s double and goals from Pierre Bengtsson and Marvin Pourie mean that Stale Solbakken’s side progress to the quarter-finals of the competition ahead of their return to domestic league action against Nordsjaellend - one of Juve’s European rivals last season - on Saturday.