That's all, folks!
Thanks for sticking with us today throughout all the action across Europe, and we'll be back here tomorrow to do it all over again!
Peace out. ✌️
What a way to seal yourself as early frontrunners 😉
No Ronaldo, no problem?
🗣 Solskjaer: 'That is football at the highest level'
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "That is football for you at the highest level. A lack of concentration, make a mistake and you get punished.
"We did that last year in Europe, we conceded two sloppy counter attacks against Basaksehir.
"Today in the last seconds Jesse [Lingard] wants to play it safe and one misplaced pass and you concede a goal. If Jesse gets that chance again he would swivel and clear it but we will learn from it."
Thomas Tuchel, clean sheet maestro 🧼
🗣 Tuchel: 'That's why Lukaku is here'
Thomas Tuchel to BT Sport: "You need the energy from the crowd and it was a fantastic atmosphere.
"It was an excellent header [from Lukaku for the goal], a well timed cross by Azpilicueta. He was brave enough to step up and we had bodies in the box.
"That's why he [Lukaku] is here. He likes to score and he's decisive for us."
WATCH: Lukaku's first UCL goal for Chelsea (UK only)
When will the misery end...?
Lille 0-0 Wolfsburg
Hang on – we're into six minutes of added time at Lille, who thought they won a penalty at the death, but looked to have been just outside of the box!
It's a free-kick and not a penalty, after VAR review. Golly!
The game ends 0-0.
Full-time scores as they come in...
A tough battle for Koeman
Ronald Koeman has been tasked with the difficult job of guiding Barcelona in their post-Messi haze, and while the Blaugrana looked sharp in the opening few minutes, their showing tonight won't be inspiring further confidence – let alone be considered a frontrunner for this year's Champions League title.
Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich 🍽 pic.twitter.com/TttsRAT2Xe— Goal (@goal) September 14, 2021
GOAL! Barcelona 0-3 Bayern
And that's done and dusted. Robert Lewandowski adds a THIRD to Bayern's tally against Barcelona, and while it's not an 8-2 rout, it's still been a wholly spectacular showing from the German giants.
Robert Lewandowski is unstoppable!
We are entering a Romelu Renaissance 🖼
GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Zenit
Lille 0-0 Wolfsburg
GOAL!!! Barcelona 0-2 Bayern
Barcelona 0-1 Bayern
🗣 Harry Maguire: 'That's football'
Harry Maguire: "That’s football. People make mistakes – we’re not blaming Jesse [Lingard]. I’m sure everyone on that pitch today has made a mistake. I’m sure Jesse will pick himself up.
"It’s the first game in the group. We’ve got many games to bounce back and we must do. We’ll try and pick up three points in our next game and build momentum from there. "We started the second half well. I think the changes helped us defend crosses a lot better.
"We couldn’t really control the box with a back four. They didn’t really have any major chances. It’s disappointing to take at the end."
Malmo 0-3 Juventus
Looks like Juventus aren't missing Cristiano Ronaldo *that* much, as Alvaro Morata has slotted in the side's third goal against Malmo just before the half-time break!
We head into half-time!
What a week for the birthday boy!
Chelsea 0-0 Zenit
This is not a great game.— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) September 14, 2021
An unfortunate deflection by Garcia...
GOAL! Barcelona 0-1 Bayern
And there you have it! Muller kicks off the scoring for Bayern against the Blaugrana!!!!
It only took 30 minutes...
His 125th Champions League game, as well!
Barcelona 0-0 Bayern
Scuffles in the Barcelona box once again, and Ter Stegen comes to the rescue as the Catalan side defend in numbers. Some great link-up between Thomas Muller and Jamal Musiala.
There's that Bayern attack, it's only a short matter of time before it all clicks...
Barcelona 0-0 Bayern
Barcelona 0-0 Bayern
Chelsea fans are out in full force...
Barcelona 0-0 Bayern
And we're off in the second round of fixtures!
Here we go...
2 - Manchester United managed just two shots in this match, the fewest Opta have on record in any of their 138 UEFA Champions League matches since 2003-04. Their second and final shot of the match came in the 25th minute from Cristiano Ronaldo. Stalled. pic.twitter.com/tDuX3CSn87— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2021
Dybala and Morata lead the line for Juve
Malmo XI: Diawara; Innocent, Ahmedhodzic, Brorsson, Nielsen; Birmancevic, Rakip, Christiansen, Rieks; Colak, Berget
Juventus XI: Szczesny; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Locatelli, Rabiot; Dybala, Morata.
Pefok's late winner
It's disappointment for Man Utd, as Young Boys snatch it late in Switzerland!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 14, 2021
Jesse Lingard makes a costly error and Jordan Siebatcheu nips in to apply the finish and send the home crowd wild! ⚽#UCL pic.twitter.com/vZimQoMaIz
Lukaku leads the line for Chelsea
Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso, Mount, Ziyech, Lukaku.
Zenit: Kritsyuk, Sutormin, Chistyakov, Rakitsky, Santos, Malcom, Wendel, Barrios, Kuzyayev, Claudinho
We now turn our focus towards the next slate of games, headlined by Bayern Munich's clash with Barcelona.
Here are the lineups for that heavyweight clash:
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Araujo, Pique, Eric Garcia, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Jordi Alba, Luuk de Jong, Depay.
Bayern Munich XI: Neuer, Pavard, Sule, Upamecano, Davies, Kimmich, Goretzka, Musiala, Müller, Sane, Lewandowski.
Salzburg split points with Sevilla
In the other game, RB Salzburg and Sevilla have split points in a game that included four penalties (and two misses).
Rakitic and Sucic with the goals, but it was Adeyemi that stole the show by drawing three penalties in the first half.
And it's all over!
Young Boys take all three points thanks to a last-second winner from Jordan Pefok. Man Utd can't overcome Aaron Wan-Bissaka's red card and Jesse Lingard's horrible giveaway as they lose in Switzerland.
Young Boys take the lead!
What a moment for Young Boys!
Jordan Pefok with the goal as Young Boys seemingly win it in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
A horrible, horrible giveaway from Lingard to tee up the USMNT striker, who makes the score 2-1 with just seconds remaining.
Five minutes of added time
Save from De Gea!
Long shot from Lauper tests De Gea, who pushes it up and over the bar.
Young Boys now pushing for a winner here in the 88th minute.
What it meant to Young Boys
Off comes Ronaldo
Manchester United's will continue on without their goalscorer.
Jesse Lingard is on to replace him, while Nemanja Matic is on for Bruno Fernandes here in the 72nd minute.
Goal Young Boys!
It's level in Switzerland in the 68th minute!
Young Boys have taken advantage of the Wan-Bissaka red as Ngamaleu scored the equalizer. It's been coming for the Swiss champions, who now have 22 minutes to find a winner.
Adeyemi nears Robben record after just one game
Not bad company for the young German star.
3 – Karim Adeyemi is the first player to have won three penalties in a first half of a #UCL match (since det. data collection 2003/04). The record for a full Champions League season since at least 2003/04 is four (Arjen Robben in 2013/14). Unstoppable. #SFCSAL pic.twitter.com/JbN7E8VlNG— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 14, 2021
Ronaldo's penalty appeal denied
Ronaldo gets in alone in the 54th minute but is bumped down by Camara just inside the box.
The referee immediately waves it off, though, despite Ronaldo's protests for a penalty.
Sevilla down to 10!
Another sending-off, and this one is for Sevilla!
En-Nesyri is given a second yellow card for diving as RB Salzburg will now be up a man for the last 40 minutes.
The Chelsea team is out
Varane on for Van de Beek to start second half
And there it is.
Varane on, Van de Beek off as Man Utd will switch to a back five for the second half.
Man Utd set to make a change
And we've reached halftime
Eventful starts to both games as Man Utd lead Young Boys 1-0 while Sevilla and RB Salzburg are level at one apiece.
Four penalties, three goals and a red card? The Champions League really is back!
What is going on in this game?!?
We have a FOURTH penalty of the first half, but the first for Sevilla.
Rakitic steps up and buries it to make it 1-1 in the 42nd minute!
A third penalty for Salzburg
Adeyemi is hacked down in the box and RB Salzburg are given their THIRD penalty of the first half.
However, they've missed two of them as this one from Sucic hits the post!
Sancho taken off
Sancho is the player forced to come off to make up for Wan-Bissaka's absence.
In his place comes Dalot, who will jump into the Man Utd defence in the 37th minute.
Red card to Wan-Bissaka!
That'll change things!
Wan-Bissaka is setn off with a straight red card in the 35th minute for a very poor challenge.
The Man Utd defender steps right on Martins Perreira's ankle, and now the Red Devils will have to hold on with 10 men.
New opponent, familiar result
With his goal tonight against Young Boys, Ronaldo has now scored against 36 different opponents in the Champions League.
The only player to match that mark? You guessed it: Lionel Messi, who has also scored against 36 different opponents.
After seeing Adeyemi miss a penalty in the 13th minute, Salzburg have converted from the spot to take the lead in the 21st minute.
It's Sucic with the goal, giving the Austrian side a 1-0 lead over Sevilla.
135 goals and counting for Ronaldo
It's not a pretty one, but they all count!
Ronaldo scores on his first chance of the match as he's played in by a perfect pass from Bruno Fernandes.
His shot just squeezes between Von Balmoos' legs in goal, giving Man Utd the 1-0 lead in the 13th minute.
A lively start for Young Boys
After testing David de Gea early on, Young Boys have created another chance in the 13th minute.
Elia gets some space out wide and flashes a ball across the six-yard box but no one is there.
Fairly open game so far!
A closer look at Ronaldo's appearance record
The appearance record is only Ronaldo's latest Champions League mark.
With today's start, Ronaldo equals Iker Casillas' record for most Champions League appearances with 177.
Equals Iker Casillas' Champions League appearance record ✅— Goal (@goal) September 14, 2021
Record Champions League goalscorer ✅
Five Champions League titles 🏆
Cristiano Ronaldo is a 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 👑 pic.twitter.com/Ov4JXD6Ahv
Kickoff and we're off!
Teams heading to the pitch
Cue the music: THE CHAMPIONS!
The Premier League's highest-rated player
As he gears up for his Champions League return with Man Utd, Cristiano Ronaldo was also unveiled as the Premier League's top-rated player in FIFA 22.
He's joined by the likes of Harry Kane and Kevin de Bruyne in the league's Best XI in the game this season.
A look at Goal's Champions League Power Rankings
As we near kickoff, it would be a good time to look over Goal's Champions League Power Rankings, where we break down this season's top contenders and pretenders.
Aaronson and Adeyemi lead RB Salzburg
RB Salzburg's team is, predictably, very young as they're led by rising stars Karim Adeyemi and Brenden Aaronson.
Adeyemi has been linked to Liverpool in recent weeks while Aaronson recently scored twice for the USMNT in World Cup qualifiers.
Strong XI for Sevilla
Sevilla have had a decent start to the season with seven points in three games in La Liga, and their lineup for today's group stage opener against RB Salzburg includes plenty of familiar faces.
USMNT striker Pefok on bench for Young Boys
U.S. men's national team striker Jordan Pefok has been named to the bench by Young Boys.
Pefok, who scored 15 goals for the club last season while on loan before signing permanently this summer, has five goals in seven games for the club this season.
Young Boys starting XI: Von Ballmoos; Hefti, Camara, Lauper, García; Fassnacht, Sierro, Martins Pereira, Aebischer, Ngamaleu; Elia.
Ronaldo starts for Man Utd!
As if there was any doubt...
The Champions League's all-time top scorer is in the lineup for Manchester United as Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his second appearances since his return to the club.
He's joined by the likes of Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in the attack, while Donny van de Beek earns a start next to Fred in the midfield.
🎉 ⚽️ Welcome to Goal Matchday Live! ⚽️ 🎉
The Champions League is back!
Hello all, and welcome to Goal's matchday coverage of what will certainly be a busy day in the Champions League as the group stage kicks off today.
It all begins with two games on the early slate, with Manchester United facing Young Boys and Sevilla taking on RB Salzburg.
The day's main event comes a bit later, though, as Bayern Munich face Barcelona in a clash of heavyweights.
Juventus and Chelsea are also in action, facing Malmo and Zenit, respectively, while Lille's clash with Wolfsburg, Villarreal's clash with Atalanta and Benfica's visit to Dynamo Kiev round out the schedule.