Roma held UEFA Champions League holders Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico as Luis Suárez’s opener was cancelled out by a memorable Alessandro Florenzi effort from near halfway.
Meanwhile Dinamo Zagreb ended their 16-year wait for a group stage win with a 2-1 defeat of Arsenal in the Croatian capital, Bayern Munich produced another strong second-half showing to earn victory at Olympiacos, Thomas Müller scoring either side of a Mario Götze goal – although the German champions were made to work for their win.
Javier Hernández marked his full Bayer Leverkusen debut with a goal as the Werkself eased to a comfortable 4-1 victory over BATE Borisov who knocked Irish Champions Dundalk out of the competition. Gent had a 1-1 draw at home to Lyon, kiev and Porto played out a 2-2 draw and Valencia were beaten by the odd goal in 5 at home to Zenit.
The other British representitives Chelsea brushed aside the challenge of Maccabi Tel-Aviv to put a smile back on Stamford Bridge after a difficult start to the season. Goals from Fabregas, Oscar (2,1p) and Willian saw them open their campaign with a 4-0 win at the Bridge!