BRUSSELS (AP) – Colombian international Adrian Ramos struck twice after forward Ciro Immobile had opened the scoring in the third minute as Borussia Dortmund swept to a convincing 3-0 victory over Anderlecht in Group D of the Champions League on Wednesday.
Dortmund immediately shrugged off its Bundesliga struggles, and when Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa sent Italy’s Immobile through for an easy goal, the difference in class was immediately clear.
Ramos stabbed home a pinpoint deep pass from Lukasz Piszczek in the 65th minute for the second and followed up with a show of close control in the 79th, taking the ball from the wing, turning and curling a third goal past Silvio Proto.
The victory left Dortmund with six points from two games, three ahead of second-place Arsenal, which beat Galatasaray 4-1.
Anderlecht and Galatasaray have one point each.
Even before Ramos’ double, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should have put the game away for Dortmund in the 10th minute, but after more fine preparatory work from Kagawa, the Gabonese forward inexplicably missed an open goal.