In North London, Arsenal kickstarted their champions league campaign with a 2-0 win over previously undefeated Bayern Munchen. Substitute Olivier Giroud headed home in the 77th minute before Mezut Ozil ensured 3 points in overtime after Hector Bellerin’s great work on the right side.
In Zagreb , the match seemed to be heading towards a stalemate before Brown Ideye scored in the 79th minute somehow managing to beat Goalkeeper Eduardo from an acute angle to hand Olympiacos a 10 win over Dinamo Zagreb for their second consecutive win.
Reigning champions Barcelona won 20 away to BATE Borisov courtesy of a second half brace by substitute Ivan Rakitic as he followed up his ferocious first by a subtle dink over the keeper to wrap up all three points and take control of the group.
Bayer Leverkusen and Roma shared the spoils in an 8 goal thriller. A penalty and a close range finish from Javier Hernandez gave Leverkusen a 20 lead inside 20 minutes only for the half to end 22 courtesy of 2 scrappy goals by captain De Rossi. Roma came out firing in the second half as Pjanic’s freekick followed by Iago Falque’s goal made it 42. But Leverkusen hit back with Kevin Kampl’s amazing strike followed by Mehmedi’s goal to make it 44 in a 4 minute blitz.
In Portugal, Porto scored 2 first half goals as they beat Maccabi Telaviv 20. Vincent Aboubakar opened the scoring before setting up Yacine Brahimi for their second.
In the other group G match , Dynamo and Chelsea played out a goalless draw with Hazard and Willian both hitting the woodwork.
At the Mestalla, Valencia beat Gent 21. Feghouli opened the scoring before Foket hit back for the visitors. A Mitrovic own goal on the 72nd minute sealed the three points for the hosts.
Zenit St. Petersburg made it 3 wins out of 3 with a 31 victory over Lyon. Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette cancelled out Dzyuba’s goal before second half goals from Hulk and Danny put them in control of group H.