The Champions League group phase started with a bang on Tuesday night, with giantkillings, another Cristiano Ronaldo record and Bayern Munich once again humiliating Barcelona.
Chelsea’s win over Manchester City in Porto feels like some time ago, but the defending champions got their title defence off to the perfect start, beating Zenit 1-0 with Romelu Lukaku once again on the scoresheet.
Elsewhere, Ronaldo equalled Iker Casillas’ record for most Champions League appearances against Young Boys, but the Swiss champions spoiled the party by coming from a goal down to beat 10-man Manchester United 2-1.
Bayern thrashed Barca 3-0, Juventus mimicked that scoreline against Malmo, Salzburg had three penalties at Sevilla but could only muster a 1-1 draw, while Lille vs Wolfsburg (0-0), Villarreal vs Atalanta (2-2) and Dynamo Kyiv vs Benfica (0-0) all finished in stalemates.
For Wednesday’s fixture list, Liverpool have been placed into a potential Group of Death, alongside Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan, the latter bringing up memories of those two Champions League finals in 2005 and 2007.
There will also be a reunion between Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola with Manchester City drawn against Paris Saint-Germain, as well as RB Leipzig and Club Brugge.
Champions League group stage fixtures | Matchday 1 | Latest
Tuesday 14 September
Sevilla 1-1 Red Bull Salzburg
Young Boys 2-1 Manchester United
Lille 0-0 Wolfsburg
Villarreal 2-2 Atalanta
Chelsea 1-0 Zenit
Malmo 0-3 Juventus
Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich
Dynamo Kyiv 0-0 Benfica
Wednesday 15 September
Besiktas vs Borussia Dortmund (17:45 UK time)
Sheriff vs Shakhtar Donetsk (17:45 UK time)
Inter Milan vs Real Madrid (20:00 UK time)
Atletico Madrid vs Porto (20:00 UK time)
Club Brugge vs Paris Saint-Germain (20:00 UK time)
Liverpool vs AC Milan (20:00 UK time)
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig (20:00 UK time)
Sporting CP vs Ajax (20:00 UK time)
How to live stream the Champions League online:
UK: Subscribers can stream the Champions League live online via the BT Sport app.
US: Fubo* are streaming a selection of Champions League fixtures live for account holders. Those without a Fubo account already can take advantage of their seven-day free trial by following the simple steps below.
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