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Madrid, Juve, Bayern, United win, Lyon stun City

Real Madrid, Bayern, Manchester United and – despite a Cristiano Ronaldo red card – Juventus won while Lyon triumphed at Manchester City.

Gareth Bale enjoys his goal for Real Madrid
Gareth Bale enjoys his goal for Real Madrid ©Getty Images
  • Real Madrid make winning start; CSKA deny Plzeň
  • Pogba boosts United; Juve win despite Ronaldo red card
  • Lyon stun City; Shakhtar hold Hoffenheim
  • Bayern win at Benfica; Ajax see off AEK
  • Click on match links to watch highlights
  • Next games in these groups on 2 October

Group E

Highlights: Ajax 3-0 AEK

Ajax 3-0 AEK Athens
After Nicolás Tagliafico turned in David Neres's pass moments after half-time, Ajax continued to push and substitute Donny van de Beek made it two from Dušan Tadić's centre. Tagliafico's cross floated in near the end for the third.

Highlights: Benfica 0-2 Bayern

Benfica 0-2 Bayern München
Robert Lewandowski shot Bayern ahead in the tenth minute and early in the second half Benfica youth product Renato Sanches, given a start against his old side, made it two after starting and finishing a fine move.

Group F

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Hoffenheim 
Shakhtar twice came from behind to ensure the points were shared with the group-stage debutants. Florian Grillitsch chipped in early for Hoffenheim and although Ismaily equalised with a fine solo effort, Håvard Nordtveit headed the visitors into a half-time lead. The second equaliser came late when sub Maycon struck from distance.

Highlights: Man. City 1-2 Lyon

Manchester City 1-2 Lyon
Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir netted in the first half for Lyon. Bernardo Silva pulled one back with 23 minutes to go but City were beaten.

Group G

Viktoria Plzeň 2-2 CSKA Moskva
The Czech champions looked set for a winning start thanks to two first-half goals from Michael Krmenčík, the second a brilliant flicked finish from an equally fine cross by David Limberský. However, Fedor Chalov pulled one back early and then, deep in added time, Nikola Vlašić converted a penalty after Jan Kovařík fouled Mário Fernandes.

Highlights: Real Madrid 3-0 Roma

Real Madrid 3-0 Roma
Madrid's bid for a fourth straight title, but first of the post-Zidane and Ronaldo era, began with victory. Isco curled in a free-kick just before half-time, and close to the hour Gareth Bale ran onto a superb Luka Modrić ball and made no mistake. Near the end, sub Mariano Díaz – Ronaldo's successor as Madrid No7 – produced an excellent finish for the third.

Group H

Valencia 0-2 Juventus 
Cristiano Ronaldo's European debut for Juve was ended by a 29th-minute red card, his first in the UEFA Champions League, but Miralem Pjanić converted penalties either side of half-time to ensure victory.

Highlights: Young Boys 0-3 Man. United

Young Boys 0-3 Manchester United
Paul Pogba came to the fore in Berne as he scored twice in the last ten minutes of the first half, the second a penalty, before setting up Anthony Martial for the third.

Tuesday's results

Group A: Monaco 1-2 Atlético Madrid, Club Brugge 0-1 Borussia Dortmund
Group B: Internazionale Milano 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona 4-0 PSV Eindhoven
Group C: Crvena Zvezda 0-0 Napoli, Liverpool 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain
Group D: Schalke 1-1 Porto, Galatasaray 3-0 Lokomotiv Moskva