Report: UEFA Champions League Matchday 1 – (Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015)

By Prince Dulzy

Wednesday night saw Ex Manchester United striker, Javier Hernandez score his first Bayer Leverkusen goal as Roger Schmidt’s men beat BATE Borisov 4-1 in Champions League Group E.

At Stamford Bridge Chelsea cruised to a comfortable 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Willian, Oscar, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas grabbed the goals as the hosts eased to three Group G points.

Elsewhere, Arsenal slipped to a disappointing 2-1 Champions League defeat as Olivier Giroud saw red and Dinamo Zagreb recorded their first win in the group stages of the competition for nearly 16 years.

While Dinamo Kiev and Porto fought to a 2-2 draw, Bayern Munich en route to a comfortable 3-0 win over Olympiakos with Thomas Muller grabbing a double.

Also, Lyon were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw in their Champions League opener in Gent with Alexandre Lacazette missing a late chance to win the game, seeing his 88th minute penalty saved by goalkeeper Matz Sels.

Elseweher, at the Stadio Olimpico Lionel Messi failed to mark his 100th Champions League appearance with a goal as he was overshadowed by a stunning strike from Alessandro Florenzi that earned Roma a 1-1 draw with holders Barcelona.

Meanwhile, at the Estadio de Mestalla Valencia were shocked by Russian outfit Zenit in a five-goal thriller.

Axel Witsel’s scored a late goal that to secure a 3-2 Champions League win for Zenit at the Mestalla on Wednesday.

Wednesday 16/09/15

Fulltime scores:

Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 BATE Borisov

Chelsea 4-0 Maccabi Tel Aviv

Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 Arsenal

Dynamo Kiev 2-2 FC Porto

Olympiakos 0-3 Bayern Munich

Lyon 1-1 Gent

AS Roma 1-1 Barcelona

Valencia 2-3 Zenit