The European club action kicked off on Tuesday night, as the UEFA Champions League 2015/16 was underway. The giants have their eyes set on lifting the trophy in Milan. For the rest, it is just thrilling football action at the grandest level, on the road to Milan, as they faced some of the greatest clubs in Europe.
The first set of fixtures were exciting. Some results came out as predicted and some were surprising. The action continued as the remaining four groups kick start their journey in Europe this season.
- Bayer Leverkusen 4 – 1 BATE Borisov
Venue – BayArena.
LEV – Leno; Hilbert, Papadopoulos, Tah, Wendell; Bellarabi, Kampl, Bender, Mehmedi; Calhanoglu; Hernandez.
BAT – Chernik; Polyakov, Dubra, Milunovic, Mladenovic; Baga, Aleksievich; Stasevich, Hleb, Gordeychuk; Signevich.
LEV – Mehmedi 4’, Calhanoglu 47’, Hernandez 59’, Calhanoglu (pen) 75’.
BAT – Milunovic 13’.
LEV – Papadopoulos.
BAT – Baga, Mladenovic, Signevic.
LEV – None.
BAT – None.
- AS Roma 1 – 1 Barcelona
Venue – Stadio Olimpico.
ASR – Szczesny; Florenzi, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Keita; Falque, Dzeko, Salah.
BAR – Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Mathieu, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic; Neymar, Suarez, Messi.
ASR – Florenzi 31’.
BAR – Suarez 21’.
ASR – Nainggolan.
BAR – Pique.
ASR – None.
BAR – None.
- Dinamo Zagreb 2 – 1 Arsenal
Venue – Stadion Maksimir.
ZAG – Eduardo; Pinto, Sigali, Taravel, Pivaric; Machado, Ademi, Antolic; Pjaca; Soudani, Fernandes.
ARS – Ospina; Debuchy, Paulista, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Cazorla; Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud.
ZAG – Pivaric 24’, Fernandes 58’.
ARS – Wacott 79’.
ZAG – Antolic, Pinto, Rog.
ARS – Giroud, Campbell.
ZAG – None.
ARS – Giroud (Second Yellow).
- Olympiakos 0 – 3 Bayern Munich
Venue – Karaiskaki Stadium.
OLY – Roberto; Elabdellaoui, Costa, Siovas, Masuaku; Cambiasso, Salino, Kasami; Dominguez; Pardo, Ideye.
FCB – Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Alaba, Bernat; Alonso, Vidal, Alcantara; Muller, Lewandowski, Costa.
OLY – None.
FCB – Muller 52’, Gotze (2nd half sub) 89’, Muller (pen) 90’.
OLY – Kasami, Cambiasso, Elabdellaoui.
FCB – Muller, Kimmich.
OLY – None.
FCB – None.
- Chelsea 4 – 0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Venue – Stamford Bridge.
CHE – Begovic; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Cahill, Baba; Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.
MAC – Rajkovic; Shpungin, Ben Haim, Tibi, Harush; Alberman; Ben Haim, Mitrovic, Igiebor, Rikan; Zahavi.
CHE – Willian 15’, Oscar (pen) 45’, Costa (1st half sub) 59’, Fabregas 79’.
MAC – None.
CHE – Loftus-Cheek.
MAC – Rajkovic, Igiebor, Ben Haim.
CHE – None.
MAC – None.
- Dynamo Kyiv 2 – 2 FC Porto
Venue – Stadion NSK Olimpiyskiy.
DYN – Rybka; Silva, Khacheridi, Dragovic, Antunes; Rybalka, Garmash; Gusev, Veloso, Gonzalez; Moraes.
FCP – Casillas; M. Pereira, Maicon, Indi, Layun; Andre, D. Pereira, Neves, Herrera; Brahimi, Aboubakar.
DYN – Gusev 20’, Buyalsky 89’.
FCP – Aboubakar 23’ & 81’.
DYN – Gusev, Rybalka.
FCP – Maicon, M. Pereira, Aboubakar, D. Pereira.
DYN – None.
FCP – None.
- K.A.A Gent 1 – 1 Olympique Lyonnais
Venue – Ghelamco Arena.
GEN – Sels; Nielsen, Mitrovic, Asare; Foket, Kums, Neto, Dejaeghere; Milicevic; Depoitre, Simon.
LYO – Lopes; Rafael, Yanga-Mbiwa, Umtiti, Morel; Ferri, Gonalons, Tolisso; Valbuena; Beauvue, Lacazette.
GEN – Milicevic 68’.
LYO – Jallet (2nd half sub) 58’.
GEN – Depoitre.
LYO – Ferri, Umtiti, Malbranque.
GEN – Dejaeghere (Straight Red), Foket (Straight Red)
LYO – None.
- Valencia 2 – 3 Zenit St. Petersburg
Venue – Estadio Mestalla.
VAL – Jaume; Cancelo, Mustafi, Abdennour, Gaya; Fuego, Parejo, Perez; Feghouli, Negredo, Piatti.
ZEN – Lodigin; Smolnikov, Garay, Lombaerts, Criscito, Anyukov; Danny, Garcia, Witsel; Dzyuba, Hulk.
VAL – Cancelo 55’, Gomes (2nd half sub) 73’.
ZEN – Hulk 9’ & 45’, Witsel 76’.
VAL – Alcacer, Mustafi, Gomes.
ZEN – Smolikov, Witsel, Hulk.
VAL – None.
ZEN – None.
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