UCL match day one, Napoli,Valencia,Ajax,Liepzig and Salzburg win…
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
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
Napoli 2 – 0 Liverpool
Salzburg 6 – 2 Genk
Champions League – Group F
Inter 1 – 1 Slavia Prague
Borussia Dortmund 0 – 0 Barcelona
Champions League – Group G
Lyon 1 – 1 Zenit St. Petersburg
Benfica 1 – 2 RasenBallsport Leipzig
Champions League – Group H
Ajax 3 – 0 Lille
Chelsea 0 – 1 Valencia
UCL Today’s fixtures
17:55 Club Brugge ? – ? Galatasaray
20:00 Paris Saint-Germain ? – ? Real Madrid
Champions League – Group B
17:55 Olympiacos ? – ? Tottenham Hotspur
20:00 FC Bayern München ? – ? FK Crvena Zvezda
Champions League – Group C
20:00 Dinamo Zagreb ? – ? Atalanta
20:00 Shakhtar Donetsk ? – ? Manchester City
Champions League – Group D
20:00 Atletico Madrid ? – ? Juventus
20:00 Bayer Leverkusen ? – ? Lokomotiv Moscow
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