Tuesday round-up: Wins for Paris, Man City, Real Madrid as Mbappé and Haaland set new records | UEFA Champions League

Paris, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Dortmund, Benfica and Shakhtar all recorded opening-night UEFA Champions League wins, while Dinamo Zagreb stunned Chelsea in Croatia.

UEFA.com rounds up all the action from the opening set of group stage fixtures in 2022/23.

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Group E

Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 Chelsea

Highlights: Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 Chelsea

Mislav Oršić was the match-winner as Dinamo stunned Chelsea. It was the Blues’ first ever game against a Croatian side and it proved one to forget as Oršić skipped clear to score the only goal early on. The home side almost doubled their lead but Kepa pushed Stefan Ristovski’s shot on to the bar. Chelsea finished strongly, Reece James hitting the post, but it was not to be for the 2021 winners.

Key stat: Oršić has scored five goals in seven appearances against English opposition.
14/09: AC Milan vs Dinamo, Chelsea vs Salzburg

Salzburg 1-1 AC Milan

Highlights: Salzburg 1-1 Milan

Two fine goals meant the points were shared in an entertaining encounter. The game started at pace, and the home side took the lead through Noah Okafor, who skipped past Fikayo Tomori and fired under Mike Maignan. Milan leveled when a fine team move was finished by Alexis Saelemaekers. The second half lacked the verve of the first, but Fernando blazed over for Salzburg and Milan almost won it when Rafael Leão’s deflected effort hit the post in added time.

Key stat: Milan have lost only one of their 15 Matchday 1 fixtures, while Salzburg are unbeaten in their five.
14/09: AC Milan vs Dinamo, Chelsea vs Salzburg

Group F

Celtic 0-3 Real Madrid

Highlights: Celtic 0-3 Real Madrid

The holders began their defense with a strong second-half showing in Glasgow. Celtic came closest to opening the scoring before the break when Callum McGregor’s fierce drive hit the post, but Los Blancos regrouped and two goals in the space of five minutes through Vinícius Júnior and Luka Modrić turned the tide. Eden Hazard, a first-half substitute for Karim Benzema, added a third with a close-range finish following a neat move.

Key stat: Modrić (36 years and 362 days) is the oldest player to score for Real Madrid in the European Cup since a 38-year-old Ferenc Puskás in September 1965.
14/09: Shakhtar vs Celtic, Real Madrid vs Leipzig

Leipzig 1-4 Shakhtar

Highlights: Leipzig 1-4 Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar started their campaign with a win after a fine performance in Germany. After containing early pressure, they went ahead when Marian Shved capitalized on Péter Gulácsi’s mistake to roll into an empty net from distance. The hosts drew level through Mohamed Simakan’s rising finish, yet Sweden stuck again almost immediately to restore the lead before a classy third on the break from Mykhaylo Mudryk. Lassina Traoré added late gloss.

Key stat: Shakhtar’s win is just their second in 11 attempts against German clubs in the Champions League and ends their run of seven games without a win in the competition.
14/09: Shakhtar vs Celtic, Real Madrid vs Leipzig

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Group G

Sevilla 0-4 Man City

Highlights: Sevilla 0-4 Man. City

Haaland continued his charmed start to life at City as he scored twice in an impressive victory in Spain. Haaland took his tally to nine goals in his last five games midway through the first half, tapping in from Kevin de Bruyne’s cross, and after Phil Foden made it 2-0 before the hour the Norwegian struck again. Rúben Dias sealed the biggest win of the night in added time.

Key stat: Haaland has taken just 20 appearances to score 25 Champions League goals, eclipsing Ruud van Nistelrooy’s previous record of 30 games. The Norwegian is also the youngest to reach the landmark – surpassing Mbappé by 33 days.
14/09: Man City vs Dortmund, Copenhagen vs Sevilla

Dortmund 3-0 Copenhagen

Highlights: Dortmund 3-0 Copenhagen

Two goals towards the end of the first half from Marco Reus and Raphaël Guerreiro set the dominant German side on course for a comfortable win. Jude Bellingham’s late strike afforded the scoreline a truer reflection of the one-way traffic for much of the sun-drenched early evening, with Copenhagen’s disappointment with a first ever Matchday 1 defeat compounded when Rasmus Falk’s late effort was chalked off for offside.

Key stat: Goalkeeper Alexander Meyer marked his first Dortmund appearance with a clean sheet. The 31-year-old, one of two thirty-somethings making their Champions League debuts in the German side’s line-up, has never played a top-flight game.
14/09: Man City vs Dortmund, Copenhagen vs Sevilla

Group H

Paris 2-1 Juventus

Highlights: Paris 2-1 Juventus

Mbappé scored twice in the opening 22 minutes to set Paris on course for victory. The France striker volleyed Neymar’s deft chip beyond Mattia Perrin and added a second with a clinical first-time strike to complete a dazzling passage of passing. Substitute Weston McKennie headed a 53rd-minute reply and Gianluigi Donnarumma denied Juventus an equalizer by clawing away Dušan Vlahović’s header.

Key stat: At 23 years and 260 days, Mbappé is the youngest player to reach 35 Champions League goals. He surpasses Lionel Messi by 47 days; Cristiano Ronaldo was 27 years and 59 days old.
14/09: Juventus vs Benfica, Maccabi Haifa vs Paris

Benfica 2-0 Maccabi Haifa

Highlights: Benfica 2-0 M. Haifa

Two goals in five second-half minutes were enough to take Benfica past Maccabi Haifa in Lisbon. The hosts dominated the first half but it wasn’t until five minutes into the second that dangerman Rafa Silva tucked in a close-range volley from Grimaldo’s cross. Five minutes later Grimaldo turned goalscorer, unleashing a fizzing drive which flew past Josh Cohen and in via the underside of the crossbar.

Key stat: This was Benfica’s first Matchday 1 win in the UEFA Champions League group stage in their last six attempts.
14/09: Juventus vs Benfica, Maccabi Haifa vs Paris

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