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And that's that for matchday one of the Champions League. Just one of the four Premier League clubs involved tasted victory this week and even that was only thanks to a last-minute penalty. We'll be back right here from 17:00 BST on Thursday to bring you updates from the first batch of Europa League fixtures, including Partizan Belgrade v Tottenham and Everton v Wolfsburg. See you then!
Before we head off, you can check out reports and ratings from all eight of tonight's fixtures right here...
Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City
Roma 5-1 CSKA Moscow
Ajax 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona 1-0 APOEL
Chelsea 1-1 Schalke
Maribor 1-1 Sporting
Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Porto 6-0 BATE Borisov
...but killer instinct still lacking. That's the assessment of Goal's Wayne Veysey, at Stamford Bridge to witness the 1-1 draw this evening, and you can check out a detailed look at how the Belgian got on below.
Hazard still lacking killer instinct
Just as Roma looked on course for the result of the night, Porto ran riot against BATE Borisov as summer signing Yacine Brahimi struck a hat-trick in a 6-0 thumping. In the group's other game, it was a bore draw between Athletic Bilbao and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Shakhtar Donetsk | Porto 6-0 BATE Borisov
A frustrating night for Laurent Blanc and Paris Saint-Germain. The Ligue 1 club desperately want to succeed in the Champions League but had to settle for a draw against Ajax despite taking the lead through Edinson Cavani. As for Barcelona, just the one goal - a Gerard Pique header - was enough to see off APOEL.
Ajax 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain | Barcelona 1-0 APOEL
A late goal from Jerome Boateng, which took a deflection off Mario Gotze, sealed the win in the end for Bayern Munich against Manchester City. Elsewhere, crowd violence marred an impressive 5-1 win for Roma against CSKA Moscow. Two CSKA fans were stabbed outside the ground before the game but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City | Roma 5-1 CSKA Moscow
“He made a series of saves in either half that kept City in the game. However, his handling could have been better,” says our player rater on the performance of Joe Hart. Check out how all the players on show at the Allianz Arena fared in our ratings. Hint: There’s a surprise flop of the match...
Player Ratings: Bayern Munich 1-0 Man City
A disappointed Bacary Sagna tells BeIN Sports: "It's really disappointing and harsh to concede a goal in the 90th minute. We were good in defence until that goal, we also had some opportunities to score. We would have got some points here in Munich, that's why we are so disappointed. Now, we just have to go back to work, to improve. There are still five games in the group stages."
And more reaction from the Bayern boss: “Everybody is happy we have our first three points in this hard group. We had many chances against a very good team. At the start we had some problem with the possession. We then switched from three at the back to four at the back and it got better. You have to see that Rafinha and Benatia played very little recently. They played well and showed big heart.”
The Bayern forward tells Sky Germany: “There is never a guarantee you win these matches. But we really pushed for this goal in the second half. We controlled a very good opponent and had several chances. Joe Hart had a very good match. It is always important to win the first match. The first pressure vanishes, especially when it is against City, probably the most difficult opponent in the group.”
The Special One has had his say on how Messrs Drogba and Costa performed, but so has our player rater. You can check out how Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas linked up and whether Filipe Luis got the all-important five-star rating on his full debut below. Clue: He didn't.
Player Ratings: Chelsea 1-1 Schalke
But it's still The Best League In The World, OKAY? RIGHT...?
2 - Between 04-05 & 13-14 English sides in the CL lost just two opening group games in total, as many as there have been this week. Slump.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 17, 2014
The Chelsea manager adds: “Of course Didier needs more – he did his job, he had a positive game, he had a good contribution if he scores that goal. A couple of inches the other way, we are standing here talking about Didier scoring again in the Champions League. Didier has lots of experience. He is not crying now because of that miss. He is stable and confident and we are all confident.”
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to Sky Sports: “Diego Costa is not in a condition to play three matches in a week. He has problems at this moment. When he plays one game he needs a week to recover to be in condition to play in the next game. We play now in midweek – he can’t do it. If he starts today maybe I have to change him after 25 minutes.”
LIVE commentary: “Barcelona manage to close out an unconvincing 1-0 win over APOEL, but the hosts will be merely glad of three points in their Champions League group. The second goal proved elusive, with the away side very organised, but Gerard Pique's first-half header was enough in the end.”
The Chelsea captain tells Sky Sports: “The manager stressed that we looked a bit sloppy late on and not to throw it away and that’s exactly what we’ve done. That’s what he predicted. It’s disappointing. The first half of games we’ve been killing teams off but we didn’t do that tonight. It’s disappointing to concede the way we did on the counter.”
Keeghann Sinanan reports: “Bayern edge out the victory that they probably deserved in the end, though they have the most unlikely source to thank for the three points. Jerome Boateng's late wondergoal, his first ever in the Champions League, did the damage. City, defending on the edge for so long, were finally beaten and in truth, did not threaten enough in the final third. Not the start that the suspended Manuel Pellegrini would have wanted.”
Wayne Veysey reports: “There is frustration in the stands at Chelsea as the home side fail to record a victory for the first time this season. In an uplifting encounter, Mourinho's team had countless chances to add to Fabregas' early goal but were made to pay for failing to take them. Schalke played their part and were ultimately good value for a surprise share of the points.”