The UEFA Champions League is back for a new season and here you can find the results of the first round.
Real Madrid defused the tense atmosphere in Glasgow by scoring three goals in the second half as they beat Celtic 3-0.
Elsewhere, Manchester City and PSG got off to the best start with wins, but the biggest win of the evening came against Germany when Shakhtar Donetsk edged out RB Leipzig by four.
After five failed attempts, Benfica finally kicked off their Champions League campaign with a win.
Eventually Benfica opened a clear pass on goal thanks to Rafa Silva leading to a hard shot on goal that was saved by Josh Cohen.
After threats in the first half, this did not stop Silva, and when Alex Grimaldo sent the ball into the zone, the Portuguese striker was duly forced to turn to zero to put Benfica in the lead.
Having secured the first goal, Grimaldo was not going to be left behind, and his eyes were fixed on his own goal, but few expected him to find it the way he did.
With time and space 30 yards from goal, Grimaldo stepped forward to score the second goal.
Man of the Match: Alex Grimaldo (Benfica).
Celtic, hardworking in the early skirmishes, the Israeli player had his best opportunity shortly before the quarter-hour mark when Jota picked him up with an outstanding pass, but he fired straight at Thibault Courtois.
Celtic were filled with confidence as they stayed at the top with Reo Hatate delivering a shot that was deflected before Callum McGregor’s attempt hit the post.
However, shortly before the half-hour mark, the hosts were spooked as Federico Valverde found space on the edge of Celtic’s penalty area but shot wide.
In the second half, Real Madrid still scored the first goal, and took the lead, the author of which was Junior Vnisius with Valverde in the 56th minute.
Taking advantage of Celtic’s stunned state, the visitors doubled their lead just four minutes later when Luka Modric beat Hart with the outside of his boot.
The hosts had no turning back and Real Madrid’s third goal came 15 minutes into the match when Toni Kroos found Dani Carvajal to spur Hazard on.
Man of the Match: Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
An incredible performance by two PSG strikers threw that plan out the window as the Parisians opened the scoring just five minutes later.
Neymar threw the ball superbly behind the defenders, finding Kylian Mbappe, who landed a terrifying volley into the corner behind Mattia Perin.
Massimiliano Allegri’s men could not hold back PSG’s incredible offensive line and the lead doubled soon after.
Incredibly fast action on the edge of the penalty area between Ashraf Hakimi, Messi and Mbappe allowed the French sensation to land another furious volley into the net.
Wards of Christophe Galtier continued their ruthless attack on the Juventus goal after the break. Both Neymar and Mbappe squandered chances to widen the lead before the visitors closed the gap.
A Filip Kostic cross from the left found substitute Weston McKenney, who towered over the defense and scored the goal.
Juventus tried their best to score the second goal, but the French team was better in this match.
Man of the Match: Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
|RB Leipzig||1-4||Shakhtar Donetsk|
After a 15-minute period of constant pressure from RB Leipzig, the Germans instantly lost all their momentum thanks to a terrible mistake by goalkeeper Peter Gulaci.
The Hungarian goalkeeper flew far out of his penalty area and returned the pass to his defender, while Marian Shved pounced on a free ball and shot into an empty net.
In the second half, the hosts hit the scoresheet ten minutes into the second period, when Mohamed Simakan completed a well-practiced move from a quality pass by Dominik Soboslai before a defender fired to equalize.
However, Shakhtar almost immediately regained the lead in a dramatic way.
After a quality counter-attack, the Swede again took advantage of the huge luck as his shot deviated heavily from Gulaci’s wrong foot.
Having withstood strong pressure from Leipzig, Mykhailo Mudrik was beaten back by Georgiy Sudakov, and the striker calmly scored the ball, leaving only the goalkeeper to shoot, doubling Shakhtar’s advantage.
Lassina Traore scored the fourth goal of the guests in the last minutes, shortly before the final whistle.
Man of the Match: Marian Shved (Shakhtar Donetsk)
|RB Salzburg||1-1||AC Milan|
Competing in consecutive group campaigns for the first time in eight years, the guests responded appropriately to Philippe Kehn instinctively not letting Olivier Giroud’s shot break the deadlock.
Salzburg took the lead after the Swiss international scored on Pierre Kalulu to get a shot on goal and then shot a frustrated Mike Meignan in the legs.
Alexis Salemakers scored his first goal of the competition when he set up a well-placed shot in the box, followed by a superb shot into the bottom left corner.
However, despite the dominant possession of the ball in the final stages, Milan were content with a point.
Man of the Match: Noah Okafor (Red Bull Salzburg).
Guests dominated in the first period. Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland have worked together brilliantly this season so far, and the pair sent a warning when the Norwegian crossed the Belgian wide early on.
Efforts by Grealish and De Bruyne followed before a cheap loss of possession by the hosts opened the game.
A neat pass from Phil Foden gave De Bruyne just enough room to put a shot on goal, giving a flying Haaland a near-empty net.
After collecting just two tries before half-time, Sevilla started the second half more aggressively, but nearly cooled off when De Bruyne grabbed a loose ball.
After almost an hour, the guests finally added a well-deserved second, when Foden carefully worked out some space in a crowded penalty area for a wire shot on goal.
Julen Lopetegui looked visibly upset by this point and things only got worse for the Spanish club when Haaland grabbed his second after Bunou parried a low blow from Foden.
Man of the Match: Phil Foden (Manchester City)