Champions League football is finally back, and we have had some massive actions from big games and big teams.
Here we are with the round-up of Champions League Day One, with Barcelona, Man City, and Paris Saint-Germain grabbing huge victories. At the same time, Milan and Atletico Madrid were frustrated against their opponents.
Champions League Results
- AC Milan 0-0 Newcastle United
- Young Boys 1-3 RB Leipzig
- Barcelona 5-0 Antwerp
- Feyenoord 2-0 Celtic
- Lazio 1-1 Atletico Madrid
- Man City 3-1 Crvena Zvezda
- PSG 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
- Shakhtar Donetsk 1-3 FC Porto
Champions League Highlights
Mbappe leads PSG to win against Dortmund
PSG kicked off their European brilliantly with Kylian Mbappe on target against a familiar opponent: Dortmund.
The French forward scored the opening with a second-half penalty before former Bundesliga side Achraf Hakimi doubled the tally with a sensational goal at the Parc des Princes.
It was only the third win in six competitive games this season for the Ligue 1 champions, and it gave them some much-needed relief after their first defeat at the weekend as they dutifully applied Enrique’s possession game.
PSG top Group F with three points, two ahead of AC Milan and Newcastle, who drew 0-0 earlier on Tuesday.
Barcelona thrash Royal Antwerp
Two goals and an assist for Joao Felix in 66 minutes on his UCL debut for Barcelona.
Blaugranas’ new signing continued his top form as he struck twice in the 5-0 rampant against Royal Antwerp at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.
After successive group stage eliminations, Barca showed their class in a dominant game against the visitors as Felix, Robert Lewandowski, and Gavi all scored.
Felix opened the scoring with the home side’s first attempt in the 11th minute, netting with a low strike inside the near post.
The Portuguese set up Lewandowski inside the box to double their lead eight minutes later. Barca’s league top scorer last season became the third player to score 100 goals in European competition after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Raphinha helped make it 3-0 to the five-time European champions after 22 minutes when his strike from a tight angle deflected off defender Jelle Bataille for an own goal.
Gavi and Felix put two more goals in a huge win to start the UCL campaign.
Lazio held off Atletico Madrid with last minute equalizer
Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel scores 95th-minute equalizer to secure draw La Liga giants against Atletico Madrid.
Provedel becomes the first goalkeeper to score in a Champions League match since Nigeria’s Vincent Enyeama achieved the feat for Hapoel Tel Aviv 13 years ago.
On Tuesday, he secured a crucial point for his team in the closing moments of their Champions League Group E match against Atletico Madrid when he headed in the equalizer, giving his team a 1-1 draw.
Five minutes into stoppage time, the goalkeeper, after venturing up the pitch for a last-ditch corner, headed home a cross from Luis Alberto with one of the final touches of the game.
Similar case for Atletico Madrid was AC Milan, who were the better side against Newcastle but failed to register a goal. Rossoneri had nine shots on target compared to a single one from the English side.