UCL match day one, Napoli,Valencia,Ajax,Liepzig and Salzburg win…

Dortmund unable to defeat Barcelona

Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved a Marco Reus penalty as Barcelona just about did enough to draw 0-0 at Borussia Dortmund. Lionel Messi’s second-half return from injury was not enough to inspire Barcelona to UCL victory at Borussia Dortmund as Marc-Andre ter Stegen played a vital role in securing a 0-0 draw on Tuesday.

Talismanic forward Messi made his first appearance of the season after recovering from a calf injury, though he was a peripheral figure for Barca, who only secured a point thanks to Ter Stegen saving Marco Reus’ penalty.

Napoli beat Liverpool 2-nil

For the second season in a row, Liverpool lost away to Napoli in the Champions League group stage.

Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente struck late to earn Napoli a 2-0 win at home to holders Liverpool in the first game of the Reds’ Champions League defence.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men won the corresponding fixture last term with Mertens’ spot-kick and Llorente’s injury-time goal enough to ensure history was repeated in the Group E clash at the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday.

Inter Milan share points with Slavia Prague

Peter Olayinka scored on his Champions League debut as Slavia Prague drew 1-1 with Inter Milan at the San Siro in Tuesday evening’s Group F fixture.

The Nerazzurri were obvious favourites considering their strong start to the season, where they have won all their Serie A games and top the table.

Their Czech opponents, however, had other ideas and Olayinka gave them the lead in the 63rd minute, tapping the ball in from Samir Handanovic’s tame save.

The hosts would equalise in the second minute of injury time via substitute Nicolo Barrela, who poked the ball in from a Stefano Sensi’s free-kick that rebounded off the crossbar.

Valencia defeats Chelsea

Ross Barkley missed a late penalty as Chelsea’s Champions League campaign under Frank Lampard began with a 1-0 loss to Valencia in Group H.

Valencia’s off-the-field issues have overshadowed their on-field exploits since Marcelino’s sacking last week, but Albert Celades’ side bounced back from their 5-2 defeat to Barcelona with a resilient performance at Stamford Bridge.

UCL FULL RESULTS

Champions League – Group E

September 17

Napoli 2 – 0 Liverpool

Salzburg 6 – 2 Genk

Champions League – Group F

September 17

Inter 1 – 1 Slavia Prague

Borussia Dortmund 0 – 0 Barcelona

Champions League – Group G

September 17

Lyon 1 – 1 Zenit St. Petersburg

Benfica 1 – 2 RasenBallsport Leipzig

Champions League – Group H

September 17

Ajax 3 – 0 Lille

Chelsea 0 – 1 Valencia

 
UCL Today’s fixtures
Champions League – Group A

September 18

17:55 Club Brugge ? – ? Galatasaray

20:00 Paris Saint-Germain ? – ? Real Madrid

Champions LeagueGroup B

September 18

17:55 Olympiacos ? – ? Tottenham Hotspur

20:00 FC Bayern München ? – ? FK Crvena Zvezda

Champions League – Group C

September 18

20:00 Dinamo Zagreb ? – ? Atalanta

20:00 Shakhtar Donetsk ? – ? Manchester City

Champions League – Group D

September 18

20:00 Atletico Madrid ? – ? Juventus

20:00 Bayer Leverkusen ? – ? Lokomotiv Moscow

 

Read also : UCL Group E Round-Up

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