Best football in the world started tonight. Champions League opened this year’s edition with several magnificent games.
After more than two months of the break, once again we can see world’s best players and best teams.
The leading match of this night’s schedule was between Barcelona and Juventus.
The Catalonians were extremely convincing, and they smashed the Italian champion completely avenging the brutal beating in last year’s quarter-finals. In the end, the hosts were victorious with 3-0. The Old Lady didn’t have anything efficient against Lionel Messi who scored two goals and in some occasions showed his magic. The third goal was added by Ivan Rakitic.
In the same group, Sporting Lisboa picked up an extremely important when away from home. They have defeated Olympiacos in Athens with 2-3. After the first half, the guests had three goal advantage, and everything was clear even then.
The English champions Chelsea welcomed the rookies from Azerbaijan, Qarabag with 6 goals in their net, 6-0. Antonio Conte and boys did not want to stop and decided to show the message to all other teams what are they going to experience when they come to Stamford Bridge. The best player of the game was Michy Batshuayi with two goals.
The derby of that group, Group C was played in Rome where the home team AS Roma welcomed Atletico Madrid. We have seen a fierce fight, but unfortunately, there were no goals.
The most expensive player in the world Neymar and his Paris Saint-Germain travel to Scotland to meet the Scottish champions Celtic. And they humiliated them at the legendary Ibrox Park, with 0-5. The Brazilian international opened the match with the first goal, and following that, the second big arrival among the Saints, Kylian Mbappe scored too. Until the end of the game, Edinson Cavani placed his name twice on the scoresheet.
Bayern Munich routinely defeated Anderlecht with 3-0. The Bavarians had enormous help from the guests who were playing with one player less on the field since the 11th minute. But we have to say that they were not convincing as they should be.
In Group A Manchester United started with a convincing win against their old debtors, Basel. The Swiss team eliminated them from the Champions League six years ago, and since then Red Devils haven’t participated in this competition.
Jose Mourinho made perfect tactics, and the host was convincing with 3-0.
The only surprise of the night was seen in Lisboa Benfica lost against CSKA Moscow 1-2. The Eagles had one goal advantage, but the Spanish referee Alberto Undiano made a terrible mistake when he awarded the penalty for the guests. Everything turned around since, and the Russians are celebrating their first away victory in the group stage after a long time.
The other for groups are scheduled for tomorrow, and we advise you not to miss them, because more fantastic games are ahead of us.