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Group stage contenders' weekend results

Bayern lifted the German Super Cup and Barcelona took a 2-0 lead in the Spanish version on a busy weekend for the group stage sides that brought defeats for Arsenal and Leicester.

Bayern lift the German Super Cup after defeating Dortmund
Bayern lift the German Super Cup after defeating Dortmund ©Getty Images

There was joy, misery and eye-catching games aplenty this weekend as the UEFA Champions League group stage teams continued to get into the early-season groove.

Bayern had the most to celebrate as they clinched the German Super Cup with a 2-0 victory against fellow group stage hopefuls Dortmund, with Manuel Neuer keeping the hosts at bay in the first half before Arturo Vidal and Thomas Müller earned coach Carlo Ancelotti a first trophy at the club after the break.

There was Super Cup action in Spain too, where Barcelona prevailed 2-0 in the first leg away to Sevilla thanks to goals from Luis Suárez and Munir El Haddadi. In Turkey, meanwhile, group stage representatives Beşiktaş suffered defeat in the nation's own traditional curtain-raiser, going down 3-0 on penalties to Istanbul rivals Galatasaray at the end of a 1-1 draw.

Elsewhere, league action dominated the agenda, with Arsenal losing 4-3 at home to Liverpool in the first round of Premier League games, which also featured a 2-1 loss for champions Leicester at Hull and Tottenham's 1-1 draw at Everton. As for French title holders Paris, they triumphed 1-0 at Bastia before Alexandre Lacazette fired a hat-trick in Lyon's 3-0 victory at Nancy.

The group stage contenders' weekend results (league unless otherwise stated)
Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool
Cádiz 1-1 Atlético Madrid (Cádiz win 3-2 on pens – friendly)
Sevilla 0-2 Barcelona (Spanish Super Cup)
Rapperswil-Jona 0-1 Basel (Swiss Cup)
Dortmund 0-2 Bayern (German Super Cup)
Tondela 0-2 Benfica
Beşiktaş 1-1 Galatasaray (aet, Galatasaray win 3-0 on pens – Turkish Super Cup)
Club Brugge 1-0 Lokeren
Ural 0-1 CSKA Moskva
Dortmund 0-2 Bayern (German Super Cup)
Stal 1-2 Dynamo Kyiv
Juventus 2-2 Espanyol (friendly)
Hull 2-1 Leicester
Leverkusen 2-0 Real Sociedad (friendly)
Nancy 0-3 Lyon
Hertha 1-4 Napoli (friendly)
Bastia 0-1 Paris
PSV 1-0 AZ
Real Madrid: no game
Sevilla 0-2 Barcelona (Spanish Super Cup)
Sporting CP 2-0 Marítimo
Everton 1-1 Tottenham

Alexandre Lacazette scored a hat-trick for Lyon
Alexandre Lacazette scored a hat-trick for Lyon©AFP/Getty Images