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Liverpool and Inter win late, Messi scores hat-trick

Liverpool and Inter both won in added time, while Lionel Messi opened his campaign with a hat-trick.

Roberto Firmino receives manager Jürgen Klopp's thanks after his late winner
Roberto Firmino receives manager Jürgen Klopp's thanks after his late winner ©Getty Images
  • Messi scores hat-trick in 4-0 victory for Barcelona
  • Liverpool win in added time after Paris comeback
  • Inter score two late goals to beat Tottenham
  • Also wins for Atlético, Dortmund and Galatasaray
  • Next games in these groups are on 3 October



Highlights: Monaco 1-2 Atlético

Monaco 1-2 Atlético Madrid
Samuel Grandsir put Monaco in front, only for Diego Costa and José María Giménez to give the visitors an advantage they would not surrender.

Club Brugge 0-1 Dortmund
This had seemed set to end in stalemate, but Christian Pulišić came off the bench and struck the winner with five minutes remaining – on his 20th birthday, too.


Highlights: Inter 2-1 Tottenham

Inter 2-1 Tottenham
Christian Eriksen's deflected first-half effort looked like being enough until Mauro Icardi's thumping volleyed equaliser late on. Matías Vecino then headed Inter's winner two minutes into added time.

Barcelona 4-0 PSV
Messi's superb hat-trick – his record-breaking eighth in the competition – helped the hosts to an emphatic victory. The gloss was only slightly taken off by the second-half dismissal of Samuel Umtiti.


Highlights: Liverpool 3-2 Paris

Liverpool 3-2 Paris
Last season's runners-up glided into a 2-0 lead, only for Paris to level through Thomas Meunier and Kylian Mbappé. Liverpool were not to be deterred, though, Roberto Firmino's fine low finish earning maximum points.

Crvena Zvezda 0-0 Napoli
The group stage debutants had a string of fine saves from Milan Borjan to thank for an opening-night point against Carlo Ancelotti's men.


Highlights: Galatasaray 3-0 Lokomotiv Moskva

Schalke 1-1 Porto
Breel Embolo's strike midway through the second half put Schalke ahead, but Porto – who had spurned a first-half spot kick – pulled level through Otávio's penalty 15 minutes from time.

Galatasaray 3-0 Lokomotiv Moskva
Garry Rodrigues, Eren Derdiyok and Selçuk İnan – the last with a penalty deep in added time – found the net as Galatasaray opened with a win despite a late red card for Badou Ndiaye.

Wednesday's matches (21:00CET unless stated)

Group E: Ajax v AEK Athens (18.55), Benfica v Bayern München
Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk v Hoffenheim (18.55), Manchester City v Lyon
Group G: Viktoria Plzeň v CSKA Moskva, Real Madrid v Roma
Group H: Valencia v Juventus, Young Boys v Manchester United

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