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Published 2211 GMT (0611 HKT) September 16, 2014
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Striker Mario Balotelli registered his first goal for his new club Liverpool late in its European Champions League tie with Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets, prodding home neatly from inside the area. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
But after Dani Abalo had equalized for the visitors right on the 90-minute mark, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard scored from the penalty spot deep in injury time to seal a 2-1 success. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Gerrard is mobbed after securing victory for Liverpool over Ludogorets and later told ITV: "It's always nice to win a game, especially when you think you're going to drop two points. The game as a whole, we didn't do better than OK and have a lot to learn." Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both scored as Spanish giants Real Madrid got its Champions League defense off to a flying start with a 5-1 win over Swiss side Basel. Denis Doyle/Getty Images
Pierre-Emmerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring Borussia Dortmund's second goal as it beat English side Arsenal 2-0 in Germany. Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images