There were wins for Manchester United, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.
Two goals from Romelu Lukaku helped United win 4-1 at CSKA Moscow while a late Michy Batshuayi strike saw Chelsea come from behind to beat Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Elsewhere, PSG were too strong for Bayern Munich, a Sporting own goal gave Barcelona victory and Juventus, Roma, FC Basel and Celtic all picked up three points.
Manchester United coasted to victory in Russia, beating CSKA Moscow 4-1 with Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial the stars for Jose Mourinho’s side.
The result leaves United top of the group with two wins from two games, having made a perfect start on their return to the competition.
The other game in Group A saw FC Basel thrash Benfica 5-0. The visitors were reduced to 10 men after the hour mark, when Andre Almeida was sent off, and now lie bottom of the group, yet to pick up a point.
Paris-Saint Germain also have six points from two games after an impressive 3-0 win over Bayern Munich thanks to goals from Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar.
Neymar set up Alves brilliantly, with a strong run and pass, as PSG opened the scoring with less than two minutes on the clock.
Cavani’s first-time shot made it 2-0 before Neymar sealed the win.
The defeat is also likely to increase scrutiny on Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti, who has not enjoyed a good start to his second season in Germany, the champions third in the Bundesliga behind Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim.
Elsewhere in Group B, Celtic picked up their first win of the competition, beating Anderlecht 3-0 with Leigh Griffiths, Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair all on target.
The win sees Celtic move level on points with Bayern Munich but more crucially clear of Anderlecht with third place in the group offering a place in the Europa League.
Group C saw Chelsea mount a fine comeback to beat Atletico Madrid, who had gone ahead through an Antoine Griezmann penalty.
Alvaro Morata equalised for the visitors before Batshuayi slotted home from close range in injury time.
It was a superb win for Chelsea against elite opponents on their home turf who possess an excellent record in the Champions League, having been runners-up in 2014 and 2016.
The defeat leaves Atletico third in the group as Roma moved into second place after a 2-1 win over FK Qarabag, Kostas Manolas and Edin Dzeko on target for the visitors.
In Group D, Barcelona’s perfect start to the season continues, but they needed an own goal from Sebastian Coates to beat Sporting in Lisbon.
The win was not Barcelona’s best performance of the season, but under Ernesto Valverde, they seem able to grind out results when they need them.
Meanwhile, Juventus picked up their first win of the competition as they beat Olympiakos 2-0 in Turin.
Gonzalo Higuain came off the bench to open the scoring before Mario Mandzukic completed the win with 10 minutes to go.
The win kickstarts the campaign for last season’s beaten finalists, who lost at Barcelona in their opening fixture, and sets them up nicely to face Sporting next, with both sides on three points.
Here are the results from Wednesday’s Champions League matches:
FK Qarabag 1-2 Roma
FC Basel 5-0 Benfica
CSKA Moscow 1-4 Manchester United
Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Bayern Munich
Anderlecht 0-3 Celtic
Atletico Madrid 1-2 Chelsea
Juventus 2-0 Olympiakos
Sporting 0-1 Barcelona
You can check the scores of Tuesday Champions League games here.
Standings according to group
Manchester United 6 pts
FC Basel 3 pts
CSKA Moscow 3 pts
Paris Saint-Germain 6 pts
Bayern Munich 3 pts
Celtic 3 pts
Chelsea 6 pts
Roma 4 pts
Atletico Madrid 1 pt
FK Qarabag 0
Barcelona 6 pts
Sporting 3 pts
Juventus 3 pts