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Who scored the first goal of every group stage?

Mislav Oršić wrote his name into the history books on Tuesday and joined an elite club by scoring the opening goal in the group stage.

Watch the first goal of every Champions League season

Mislav Oršić had the honour of scoring the first goal of this season's UEFA Champions League group stage. The Dinamo Zagreb schemer produced a superb clipped finish after sprinting through from his own half in their opening game against Chelsea.

Cristiano Ronaldo may not be taking part in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2002/03, but the Manchester United forward remains the only player to score the opening goal of the group stage in the competition on two occasions.

This season is the 31st in the UEFA Champions League era. UEFA.com looks back through the archives to see which players were quickest off the mark in every season since the competition was rebranded in 1992/93.

1992/93 Daniel Amokachi, Club Brugge 1-0 CSKA Moskva (17 minutes)
1993/94 Domingos Paciência, Porto 3-2 Werder Bremen (7 minutes)
1994/95 Nikolai Pisarev, Dynamo Kyiv 3-2 Spartak Moskva (12 minutes)
1995/96 Andreas Möller, Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Juventus (1 minute)
1996/97 Jari Litmanen, Auxerre 0-1 Ajax (4 minutes)
1997/98 Stéphane Chapuisat, Galatasaray 0-1 Dortmund (74 minutes)*
1998/99 Joseba Etxeberria, Athletic Club 1-1 Rosenborg (6 minutes)
1999/00 Jan-Derek Sørensen, Boavista 0-3 Rosenborg; Robert Pirès, Marseille 2-0 Sturm Graz (9 minutes)
2000/01 Yegor Titov, Spartak Moskva 2-0 Leverkusen (51 minutes)*
2001/02 Marc Hendrikx, Lokomotiv Moskva 1-1 Anderlecht (15 minutes)*
2002/03 Zlatan Ibrahimović, Ajax 2-1 Lyon (11 minutes)
2003/04 Mikaël Silvestre, Manchester United 5-0 Panathinaikos (13 minutes)
2004/05 Vicente Rodríguez, Valencia 2-0 Anderlecht (16 minutes)
2005/06 Florent Sinama Pongolle, Real Betis 1-2 Liverpool (2 minutes)
2006/07 Andrés Iniesta, Barcelona 5-0 Levski Sofia (7 minutes)
2007/08 Brandão, Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Celtic (5 minutes)
2008/09 Sergio Agüero, PSV Eindhoven 0-3 Atlético de Madrid (9 minutes)
2009/10 Cristiano Ronaldo, Zürich 2-5 Real Madrid (27 minutes)
2010/11 Petri Pasanen**, Werder Bremen 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (12 minutes)
2011/12 Pato, Barcelona 2-2 AC Milan (1 minute)
2012/13 Isco, Málaga 3-0 Zenit (3 minutes)
2013/14
David Alaba, Bayern München 3-0 CSKA Moskva; Filip Djuričić, Benfica 2-0 Anderlecht (4 minutes)
2014/15 Hulk, Benfica 0-2 Zenit (5 minutes)
2015/16 Ángel Di María, Paris 2-0 Malmö (4 minutes)
2016/17 Edinson Cavani, Paris 1-1 Arsenal (1 minute)
2017/18 Seydou Doumbia, Olympiacos 2-3 Sporting CP (2 minutes)
2018/19 Lionel Messi, Barcelona 4-0 PSV Eindhoven (32 minutes) *
2019/20 Sardar Azmoun, Lyon 1-1 Zenit (41 minutes)*
2020/21 Álvaro Morata, Dynamo Kyiv 0-2 Juventus (46 minutes)*
2021/22 Cristiano Ronaldo, Young Boys 2-1 Manchester United (13 minutes)*
2022/23 Mislav Oršić, Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea (13 minutes)*

* Early kick-off (from season 2018/19 onwards, two matches have regularly kicked off earlier than the others on the opening night)
**Own goal