Barcelona, Man U and Bayern Munich winners while former champs Chelsea lose points at home

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Last season’s beaten finalists Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Manchester United were victors on the second day of action in the European Champions League. Bayern Munich was gifted goals by Bastien Schweinsteiger and Tony Kroos  and finished with a 2-1 win over 10-man Valencia in a repeat of the 2001 final.

The Germans are now atop of Group F with 3 points, the same as Bate Borisov who had a 3-1 victory over Lille.

Barcelona led by a Lionel Messi brace registered a come from behind 3-2 win over Spartak Moscow to go top of Group G with 3 points. Benfica and Celtic are joint second with a point each after playing to a scoreless draw at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

Action in Group H saw Manchester United carving out a 1-0 win over Turkish giants Galatasaray thanks to Michael Carrick’s lone goal, and Club Cluj running out 2-nil winners over Sporting Braga.

  

Defending champions Chelsea in the meantime failed to get off to a winning start in Group E after playing to a 2-2 draw with Italian title holders Juventus at Stamford Bridge.

But the Italian champions, unbeaten domestically in 42 Serie A matches, demonstrated their pedigree and strength to mount a recovery and earn a point.

Arturo Vidal’s goal put them back in contention before half-time and substitute Fabio Quagliarella ensured the points were shared with an equaliser nine minutes from time.

Elsewhere Shakhtar Donesk moved to the top of the table after posting a 2-0 win over Norwegian opponents FC Nordsjælland.

The teams will next be in action on match day two on October 2 and 3 respectively.

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Andrew Mcleod
7 years ago

Man City for the win.