Benfica 1 – 2 CSKA Moscow
CSKA had to rally from 1-0 down after Haris Seferovic gave Benfica the lead in the 50th minute, beating CSKA defender Alexei Berezutsky to a cross at the near post from Richairo Zivkovic. The Russian team hit back in the 63rd when Vitinho blasted the ball into the top-left corner from the penalty spot, after a hotly disputed hand-ball call against Andre Almeida.
Manchester United 3 – 0 Basel
Marouane Fellaini scored the opener after coming off the bench to replace injured Paul Pogba in the 19th minute. Fellaini pounced on a cross from Young with a timely header. Romelu Lukaku also scored with a header in the 53rd minute after Daley Blind delivered a sublime cross. Marcus Rashford wraps things up after Marouane Fellaini directs a ball squarely in the box and Henrik Mkhitaryan miskicked completely.
Bayern Munich beat 10-man Anderlecht in their Champions League opener, although the German champions were unconvincing. Anderlecht had Sven Kums sent off after 11 minutes for fouling Robert Lewandowski to concede a penalty, which the Pole scored his seventh goal in six games this season.Joshua Kimmich then crossed for Thiago to score their second and Jerome Boateng in his first game of the season after a thigh injury set up Kimmich’s 90th-minute goal.
Celtic 0 – 5 Paris Saint Germain
Celtic sustained their heaviest ever home European defeat as Neymar led the way for Paris St-Germain in the Champions League group-stage opener. The world’s most expensive player coolly finished and then had a hand in PSG’s second, which was finished emphatically by Kylian Mbappe. Edinson Cavani converted a penalty for the visitors’ third before the break. Mikael Lustig’s own goal was followed by Cavani’s second of the night, a superb diving header.
Davide Zappacosta scored a spectacular goal and Michy Batshuayi netted twice as Chelsea equalled their biggest Champions League win with a thrashing of competition debutants Qarabag. The Blues – making their return to European competition having failed to qualify last season – rested several first-team players for the visit of the Azerbaijani champions, but still won with ease. Pedro opened the scoring with a 20-yard curler from Willian’s lay-off. Italy right-back Zappacosta, on his first Blues start, ran 50 yards down the right wing, before sending over a cross that flew past Ibrahim Sehic. Cesar Azpilicueta headed home a third after the break from Cesc Fabregas’ cross. Willian hit the crossbar, and substitute Tiemoue Bakayoko scored his first Blues goal with a deflected shot from close range. Batshuayi then scored twice in the final 15 minutes – firing in from outside the box after being picked out in space by Bakayoko and then scrambling home Zappacosta’s cross.
Roma 0 – 0 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid’s stated bid to finally break through and win the Champions League got off to a slow start with a scoreless draw at Roma on Tuesday. Diego Simeone’s Spanish side had the majority of the chances – including one first-half effort that was cleared off the line by a defender – but were largely inaccurate in front of the goal. Atletico and Roma shared the points in their opening Champions League tie. Host’s keeper Alisson was in inspired form after a number of impressive saves. Atletico’s Saul should have found the breakthrough, hitting the post twice.
Barcelona 3 – 0 Juventus
Two fine goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 win over last season’s Champions League finalists Juventus at the Nou Camp. Messi struck right on half-time, drilling his shot in off the post after a brilliant one-two with Luis Suarez. Ivan Rakitic scored Barca’s second after Messi’s shot was cleared off the line. The Argentine then wrapped up victory with a superb left-footed goal from 20 yards. Running in from the right wing, he beat several Juve defenders before placing the ball past goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
Olympiacos 2 – 3 Sporting CP
Olympiakos conceded a goal after just 69 seconds of its Champions League campaign and went on to lose 3-2 to Sporting Lisbon at home in Group D on Tuesday. Doumbia headed in Marcos Acuna’s free-kick, leaving the home side looking stunned for the rest of the game. Olympiakos was outpaced by the Portuguese, with the home team’s recklessly forward-leaning defense again punished in the 13th minute when Gelson Martins burst through on goal and beat ‘keeper Stefano Kapino. Sporting stayed on the attack and Bruno Fernandez made it 3-0 two minutes before the break. Despite encouragement from the home fans, Olympiakos struggled to find a way back for most of the second half. Substitute Felipe Pardo rescued some pride for his team by scoring twice in the final minutes, but it was too little and too late to earn a point.