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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Real Madrid Derails Lokomotiv 4-0

ReutersReal Madrid?s Aitor Karanka, left, running to challenge Lokomotiv?s Ruslan Pimenov during their Group A Champions League match at the Bernabeu in Madrid on Wednesday.
MADRID, Spain -- Real Madrid made it two wins out of two as it cruised to a comfortable 4-0 win against an overcautious Lokomotiv Moscow in their Group A Champions League match at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Following an opening 2-1 win away to Roma, Real now tops the group with a maximum six points.

Spanish international Pedro Munitis made the most of a rare first-team appearance to strike Real's first on 39 minutes and won the penalty that allowed Luis Figo to hit home the second 19 minutes into the second half.

Despite the deficit, Lokmotiv refused to push forward and effectively handed the initiative to Real, which never appeared to miss the suspended Zinedine Zidane.

The Spanish champions accepted the invitation and proceeded to notch two goals in the last 10 minutes courtesy of the effervescent Roberto Carlos and his Brazilian compatriot, Savio.

Real had attacked from the start, with Roberto Carlos and Figo making good ground on the flanks to create several early half-chances.

Lokomotiv seemed content to cede territory to the Spanish champions and wait for opportunities on the break, and both Murat Izmailov and Nigerian international James Obiorah looked sharp on the rare occasions when they received the ball.

Obiorah did manage to outpace the Real defense on 21 minutes, but his snap shot was saved sharply by Iker Casillas and the remainder of the half was dominated by Real.

It was keeper Ruslan Nigmatullin who emerged as Lokomotiv's best player.

The Russian international reacted magnificently to divert a drilled shot from Savio wide of the post on 29 minutes. Four minutes later he pulled off a spectacular point-blank stop to deny Raul from scoring with a precise header.

But he was unable to prevent Munitis from opening the scoring for Real six minutes before the break.

Raul found space on the right, swivelled past a defender and directed a pinpoint pass just ahead of the advancing Munitis, who directed the ball past the helpless keeper into the net.

Just when Real looked to be flagging in the second half the pocket-sized Munitis popped up in the area once more to win a penalty as he was brought down by Lokomotiv defender Yury Drozdov, leaving Figo to convert from the spot.

Roberto Carlos added Real's third on 81 minutes as he made the most of some slack defending to cut in from the left, check past Igor Chugainov and send his angled shot spinning into the corner.

Savio wrapped up victory with the fourth three minutes from time as he slotted into an open net after Nigmatullin had pushed an Albert Celades shot into his path.

Anderlecht drew 0-0 with Roma in the same group in Brussels, leaving Real top with six points, already four clear of Anderlecht and Lokomotiv Moscow on two points each.

Panathinaikos was the third team on the night to pick up a second successive victory thanks to its 2-0 home win over Real Mallorca in Group C.

The Greeks moved to the top of Group C with a confident win over Mallorca, Goran Vlaovic (25) and Michalis Konstantinou (28) scoring the goals.

In the same group, Arsenal led 2-0 and 3-1 thanks to goals from Fredrik Ljungberg (33) and Thierry Henry (35 and 47 pen).

But Schalke gave the London side a fright with goals from Marco van Hoogdalen (43) and Emile Mpenza (59) and they almost stole a point when substitute Gerald Asamoah hit the crossbar after 74 minutes. .

French champions Nantes, languishing at the bottom of their domestic league, continued their schizophrenic start to the season with a 3-1 win at Lazio to go top of Champions League group D.

The defeat puts renewed pressure on coach Dino Zoff whose job was already looking shaky.

His future is likely to be decided at a meeting on Thursday morning with Lazio's general manager Massimo Cragnotti saying it was being held to discuss their poor start to the season.

Italian media reports have suggested Zoff could return to a position such as technical director or club president, with former AC Milan coach Alberto Zaccheroni taking charge.

Nantes' victory against Lazio was a real shock as before the match even most of the French team wrote off their own chances after starting the new season with two draws and five defeats in their opening seven French league matches.

Nantes were also without five first team regulars but once they went ahead after only three minutes they were too good for Lazio.

Nantes took an early lead through Nestor Fabbri (3), and although Fernando Couto scored Lazio's equaliser just three minutes later, further goals from Sylvain Armand (63) and Stephane Ziani (86) secured Nantes the points.

In the same group PSV Eindhoven beat Galatasaray 3-1 in a match played in Arnhem because UEFA banned PSV from using their own ground after crowd trouble against Kaiserslautern last season.

Nantes have six points, and PSV and Galatasaray each have three.

In Group B Liverpool returned to Dortmund where they won the UEFA Cup beating Spanish side Alaves 5-4 in May, but there were no goals on Wednesday as Borussia's defence proved far tougher to break down and the sides played out a 0-0 draw.

Boavista defeated Dynamo Kiev 3-1 in the other match in the group to go top with four points followed by Liverpool and Dortmund on two and Kiev with one.