Champions League matchday one came to a thrilling finish on Wednesday (as always you can catch all the action on Paramount+) as a handful of European giants started their campaigns on winning notes.
In one of the earlier matches of the day, Jude Bellingham came to Real Madrid's rescue to secure a 1-0 win in second half stoppage time over Union Berlin. The Spanish team racked up 32 shots against the Champions League newcomers but were awfully wasteful with their chances and landed just seven on target. They almost seemed doomed to earn just a single point from a match they dominated until Bellingham's goal, which has them level on points with Napoli to start Group C play.
While Madrid left their finishing boots at home, Bayern Munich and Manchester United certainly did not. The teams traded seven goals between them at the Allianz Arena in a match eventually won 4-3 by Bayern. The goal scoring got underway in the 28th minute when Andre Onana gifted Leroy Sane a goal and then conceded again just five minutes later. United attempted to mount a comeback, with Rasmus Hojlund scoring his first goal for the club, but it was not enough for Bayern.
- Real Madrid 1, Union Berlin 0
- Galatasaray 2, Copenhagen 2
- Bayern Munich 4, Manchester United 3
- Benfica 0, RB Salzburg 2
- Braga 1, Napoli 2
- Arsenal 0, PSV 4
- Sevilla 1, Lens 1
- Real Sociedad 1, Inter Milan 1