liverpool 2 – 2 sevilla
It had taken Sevilla just five minutes to take the lead as Wissam Ben Yedder tapped in from close range after home defender Dejan Lovren fell over while trying to clear the ball. Liverpool managed to get back in the game when Roberto Firmino finished off a fine team move from close range. The five-time winners continued to push forward and were rewarded as Mohamed Salah’s strike looped in via a huge deflection off Simon Kjaer, but then Firmino, presented with the chance to give the home side breathing space, struck a penalty against the post. The English side were punished for not adding to their advantage when they conceded with 18 minutes remaining. Reds defender Joe Gomez was dismissed for a second bookable offence. Midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who requested a transfer in the summer, made his first appearance of the season for Liverpool, coming on for Emre Can on 75 minutes.
Maribor 1 – 1 Spartak Moscow
Two second half goals from both teams made sure that the game would not end goalless. Aleksandr Samedov grabbed the first goal for the Russian side in the 59th minute before Damjan Bohar pulled things level late on in the 85th minute. Spartak Moscow fans face possible Uefa action after it appeared that a flare was fired at the referee, A projectile fired from the away stand came close to hitting German official Deniz Aytekin as he walked near the halfway line. There had been clashes before kick-off between visiting fans and police.
Feyenoord 0 – 4 Manchester City
Stones registered City’s fastest ever goal in the competition with a header after two minutes as Pep Guardiola’s men made a perfect start. Sergio Aguero doubled the lead after 10 minutes, latching on to Kyle Walker’s cross and volleying into the roof of the net to claim his 23rd goal in 41 Champions League games for the club. Gabriel Jesus netted on his Champions League debut as City went 3-0 up after 25 minutes, the Brazilian calmly slotting into an empty net after Benjamin Mendy’s shot had been palmed out by Brad Jones. Feyenoord improved after the break but City still had too much for them, Stones adding his second with another header from a corner to wrap up a one-sided win for the Premier League side.
Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – 1 SSC Napoli
Taison opened the scoring for the home side in the 15th minute before Facundo Ferreyra Donetsk added a second with a header. There would however be a consolation in the 72nd minute as Arkadiusz Milik slotted in a cool finish from the penalty spot.
FC Porto 1 – 3 Besiktas
Anderson Talisca grabbed the first goal for Besiktas with a header in under 15 minutes . An own goal by Dusko Tosic however brought things level and gave the home side some hope but then Cenk Tosun and Ryan Babel sealed proceedings from then.
RasenBallsport Leipzig 1 – 1 Monaco
The game result was sealed from the first half as two goals in the space of two minutes wrapped things up. Emil Forsberg opened scoring for the home team in the 33rd minute before Youri Tielemans levelled things up just about a minute later
Real Madrid 3 – 0 APOEL Nicosia
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid began the defence of the Champions League by easing past Cypriot side Apoel Nicosia. Forward Ronaldo opened the scoring by slotting home from close range and added a penalty in the second half. Defender Sergio Ramos scored the third with an acrobatic overhead kick from close range.
Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 1 Borussia Dortmund
Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat Borussia Dortmund to get their Champions League campaign off to a positive start and end their winless run at Wembley. Kane’s instinct in front of goal was the difference as Spurs were largely forced on the back foot by an impressive German side who dominated territory and possession. His first goal – a rising angled finish following a determined run down the left – capped a frantic opening 15 minutes in which Son Heung-min’s opener from an angle was cancelled out by a superb curling finish from Dortmund’s Andriy Yarmolenko. The England forward’s second was a low finish inside the far post on the hour mark to give his side the edge they needed as they overcame the threat of their dangerous and relentless opponent. However, the home side ended the game with 10 men as defender Jan Vertonghen was shown a second yellow card for catching Dortmund substitute Mario Gotze with a swinging arm. The visitors can point an accusing finger at the officials, who ruled out a perfectly good goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for offside.