Winning start for UEFA Champions League favourites

  • Favorites' Night at Champions
    1/12 Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG started on the right foot his participation in the Champions League 2015-16. The surprise was the defeat of Manchester United. CR7 shone with his hat-trick.
  • Benfica 2-0 Astana
    2/12 Benfica 2-0 Astana: Mitroglou stars in routine home win: Portuguese champions Benfica surged to a routine 2-0 home victory against Champions League group stage newcomers Astana. Nicolas Gaitan opened the scoring in the 51st minute following a neat move involving Konstantinos Mitroglou. Mitroglou found himself on the end of Eliseu's low cross to tap home.
  • Sevilla 3-0 Borussia Monchengladbach
    3/12 Sevilla 3-0 Borussia Monchengladbach: Visitors routed in second-half show: Sevilla stepped up to the Champions League stage with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach. There were questions lingering around the home side following a poor domestic start but penalties from Kevin Gameiro and Ever Banega and a first Sevilla goal from Yevhen Konoplyanka completed a 3-0 demolition job of their Group D opponents for Unai Emery's men.
  • PSV 2-1 Manchester United
    4/12 PSV 2-1 Manchester United: Shaw suffers horror injury as Red Devils lose out: Manchester United endured a nightmare return to the Champions League as they lost 2-1 at PSV in a match marred by Luke Shaw sustaining a suspected broken leg. After Memphis Depay opened the score for United, Hector Moreno equalized for PSV. Luciano Narsingh grabbed the crucial goal in Group B opener at the Philips Stadion, compounding Louis van Gaal's misery sparked by Shaw's early exit.
  • Galatasaray 0-2 Atletico Madrid
    5/12 Galatasaray 0-2 Atletico Madrid: Griezmann double downs hosts: Atletico Madrid kicked off their Champions League campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Galatasaray in Istanbul thanks to two goals from Antoine Griezmann. Diego Simeone's side dominated the opening stages, and took the lead courtesy of an exquisite 18th-minute strike from the France international. Griezmann then moved the visitors further ahead shortly after.
  • Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Malmo
    6/12 Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Malmo: Di Maria and Cavani give French champions winning start: Angel Di Maria scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain as the French champions beat Malmo 2-0 in their opening Champions League game at Parc des Princes. The former Manchester United man opened his account just four minutes into the Group A clash in the French capital, while the in-form Edinson Cavani headed home his fifth of the season just after an hour.
  • Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Malmo
    7/12 Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Malmo: Di Maria and Cavani give French champions winning start: Angel Di Maria scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain as the French champions beat Malmo 2-0 in their opening Champions League game at Parc des Princes. The former Manchester United man opened his account just four minutes into the Group A clash in the French capital, while the in-form Edinson Cavani headed home his fifth of the season just after an hour.
  • Manchester City 1-2 Juventus
    8/12 Manchester City 1-2 Juventus: Morata strike condemns Pellegrini's men to disappointing defeat: Alvaro Morata's brilliant late goal gave Juventus a 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League. Juventus responded superbly to Giorgio Chiellini's controversial own goal to steal the points through strike duo Morata and Mario Mandzukic.
  • Manchester City 1-2 Juventus
    9/12 Manchester City 1-2 Juventus: Morata strike condemns Pellegrini's men to disappointing defeat: Alvaro Morata's brilliant late goal gave Juventus a 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League. Juventus responded superbly to Giorgio Chiellini's controversial own goal to steal the points through strike duo Morata and Mario Mandzukic.
  • Real Madrid 4-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
    10/12 Real Madrid 4-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Ronaldo hat-trick gets Blancos off to perfect start: Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick helped Real Madrid to a 4-0 victory over 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League although it came at a cost with injuries to three key players. Ronaldo's treble helped mask knocks to Gareth Bale, Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos. The Portugal international struck twice from the penalty spot before heading a third after Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Benitez's side.
  • Real Madrid 4-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
    11/12 Real Madrid 4-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Ronaldo hat-trick gets Blancos off to perfect start: Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick helped Real Madrid to a 4-0 victory over 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League although it came at a cost with injuries to three key players. Ronaldo's treble helped mask knocks to Gareth Bale, Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos. The Portugal international struck twice from the penalty spot before heading a third after Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Benitez's side.
  • Wolfsburg 1-0 CSKA Moscow
    12/12 Wolfsburg 1-0 CSKA Moscow: First Draxler goal earns Bundesliga side all three points: Julian Draxler's first goal for Wolfsburg gave the German side a 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow in their Champions League group stage opener. And Draxler wasted little time in endearing himself to the home faithful, firing in from close range with five minutes remaining in the first half at the Volkswagen Arena.