The Champions League returned for its 2nd matchday of the season and yet once again it provided all the drama we required.
From drama in the early start to scraps later in the night, Tuesday’s video games included lots of terrific objectives and remarkable home entertainment. There was likewise the high profile return of a particular Robert Lewandowski to previous club Bayern Munich.
Here’s the roundup of action from the night’s play.
Liverpool 2-1 Ajax
There was just one video game played in Group A on Tuesday night, as Rangers’ component with Napoli was pressed back a day.
Liverpool proceeded versus Ajax through Mohamed Salah however were pegged back when Mohammed Kudus swept in a streaming relocation from the visitors assisted by some slack protecting.
However, Joel Matip turned up in the 89th minute to put the Reds ahead and make their very first points in Europe this season.
Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Two objectives in 3 late second-half minutes saw Bayer Leverkusen protect an important success over Atletico Madrid.
In a match which saw Antonio Griezmann subbed on around the 63rd minute mark – once again – the deadock was ultimately broken as Robert Andrich guided in 6 minutes from time.
The Bundesliga side ensured of the success with another strike from speedster Moussa Diaby.
Porto 0-4 Club Brugge
Arguably the greatest shock of the night was available in Portugal where Belgian attire Club Brugge went out 4-0 victors over Porto.
Ferran Jutglà had visitors ahead with a 15th-minute charge prior to the visitors took the video game far from the Primeira Liga side. Kamal Sowah and Andreas Skov Olsen struck within 5 minutes prior to Antonio Nusa made the scoreline 4-0 late in the 2nd half.
Brugge are now leading of Group B with 2 wins currently.
Bayern Munich 2-0 Barcelona
Bayern Munich ultimately whacked Barcelona aside thanks to strikes from Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane.
Robert Lewandowski went back to the Allianz Arena after his high profile departure from Germany and the Polish striker had a hard time on his old grass, missing out on a host of exceptional possibilities.
He and Barça were made to spend for their inadequacy as Hernandez headed in from a corner prior to Sane finished a sweeping relocation by completing beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Viktoria Plzen 0-2 Inter
Inter got their very first European points on the board as they conveniently saw off minnows Viktoria Plzen 2-0.
Edin Dzeko’s opener helped by Joaquin Correa had the Nerazzurri up and running and they were assisted by a 61st-minute red card for house midfielder Pavel Bucha.
Denzel Dumfries ensured of the outcome right after, completing from Dzeko’s help to finish a simple night’s work for Inter.
Sporting CP 2-0 Tottenham
Tottenham were made to rue a bad efficiency in Portugal as 2 late strikes saw Sporting CP emerge 2-0 winners.
Spurs had a hard time for any assaulting fluency with both Harry Kane and Son Heung-minutes off the rate, and they ultimately fell back when alternative Paulinho headed in from a corner.
The disorganisation in Spurs’ ranks was clear to see when Arthur Gomes, just off the bench for a minute, made it 2-0 by weaving through and completing beyond Hugo Lloris.
Marseille 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Europa League holders Eintracht Frankfurt recuperated from their opening day beat to Sporting CP by beating high-flying Ligue 1 attire Marseille 1-0.
Jesper Lindstrom’s effort on the stroke of half time sufficed to separate the 2 sides, with Marseille now requiring to reverse a magnificent deficit following 2 beats from 2 video games.