2023/2024 UEFA Champions League matchday one games were completed on Wednesday September 20. SportsRation presents a summary.
BAYERN MUNICH 4-3 MANCHESTER UNITED
Bayern Munich FC survived a late-fightback by Manchester United FC, inspired a Casemiro brace.
Leroy Sane fired the Bavarians ahead in the 27th minute, howbeit with the aid of a gaffe be Andre Onana who has endured a difficult start to life with the Red Devils.
Serge Gnabry, Harry Kane and Mathys also got on the scoresheet for Bayern Munich while Holjund and a Casemiro brace made the scoreline respectable for Manchester United FC – but this is their fourth loss in all competitions.
SEVILLA 1-1 LENS
Two teams with enduring a rough patch this season, just like we predicted, both teams walked away with a point.
ARSENAL 4-0 PSV EINDHOVEN
A comfortable win to mark their return to the UEFA Champions League for Arsenal FC.
Bukayo Saka, Trossard, Gabriel Jesus and skipper Martin Odegaard scored to the delight of Gunners faithfuls at the Emirates Stadium.
BRAGA 1-2 NAPOLI
Sporting Braga will rue their luck after watching Napoli snatch a late winner to take all three points back to Italy.
BENFICA 0-2 SALZBURG
Another Portuguese side fell flat to Salzburg on matchday one of the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League season.
Benfica were pre-match favourites but a red card and a fantastic performance by the visitors, left the home crowd stunned.
REAL SOCIEDAD 1-1 INTER MILAN
Last seasons UEFA Champions League runners-up Inter Milan will have in-form striker Lautauro Martinez to thank for the late equalizer in Spain.
Real Sociedad scored in the first half and looked like they were taking the maximum points before Martinez struck, late in the game.
Not one of Inter Milan’s best game of the season, especially for a team that spanked local rivals AC Milan 5-1 last weekend.
GALATASARAY 2-2 FC COPENHAGEN
Copenhagen put in a battling performance to force Turkish club Galatasaray to a draw – true to our matchday one predictions.
REAL MADRID 1-0 UNION BERLIN
England midfielder Jude Bellingham continued his fine start to life as a Madridsta with the winner vs Union Berlin.
Carlo Ancelloti’s men dominated proceedings but we’re short in the final third but Bellingham made sure the 14-time Champions started well.