Matchday 1 Gr.F, Villarreal – Atalanta (2-2): Remo Freuler scores the first goal for Atalanta who ends with a score of 2-2 at Villarreal
Gr.E matchday 1, Barcelona – Bayern Munich (0-3): Bayern Munich crushes Barça at Camp Nou
Matchday 1 Gr.G, Sevilla FC – RB Salzburg (1-1): the two teams neutralize each other for this first meeting of Group G
1st day Gr.G, Lille – Wolfsburg (0-0): Lille clearly dominate the Germans in this meeting but they do not score
Served by Zapata, the Swiss international scored strongly from the penalty spot in the 6th. The Spaniards, holders of the Europa League, equalized by Trigueros (39th) before taking the advantage thanks to Groeneveld (73rd). The Italians snatched the draw in the 83rd by Gosens.
In Group H, Chelsea began the defense of their title victoriously. The Blues, however, struggled a bit to take the measure of Zenit Saint Petersburg 1-0. For their part, Juventus took a walk in Sweden. The Italian team won 3-0 in Malmö with first-half successes from Alex Sandro, Dybala and Morata.
In the poster of the evening (group E), the Catalans were beaten 3-0 at home by a more solid and realistic Bayern Munich. Müller (34th) and Lewandowski (56th / 85th) concretized the superiority of the Bavarians. The other meeting of the group saw Dynamo Kiev and Benfica Lisbon (Seferovic on the bench) share the stake 0-0.
Thomas Müller, author of the 1-0 for Bayern, did not shy away from his pleasure after the victory of the Germans: “From the half of the first period we did not concede much, we could have scored a goal or two more, but we had fun. When you win 3-0 in Barcelona for the first match of the Champions League, it is a clear signal. “
Gerard Piqué did not hide when it came time to face the microphones: “I remember that we ended the match with I do not know how many 18-year-old guys, and that the team did not demobilize. Immediately, it’s true that it’s complicated, they were superior. But I know that with our very young players, we will end up competing, they will accumulate experience, and at the end of the season, you will see … Currently, there is a clear difference, it is clear. To be frank, today we are not one of the big favorites, but that does not matter. There are years where we was and where we did not win “.
The two meetings of Group G ended in draws. Lille and Wolfsburg (with Mbabu the whole match and Steffen until the 61st) remained at 0-0. Sevilla FC and Salzburg have meanwhile made 1-1, both goals being scored from the penalty spot. The Austrians also missed two more!