The Champions League week 1 has ended with a lot of upsets, goals and teams having to make their first impressions count in week 1 of the arguable the most influential and entertaining football league of the universe. Find my predictions for week 1 here

Tuesday, September 15

Paris SG 2 - 0 Malmo

  • Ángel Di María opens scoring with excellent finish inside four minutes
  • Edinson Cavani doubles lead with second-half header

Best Player: Angel Di Maria - Ratings: 7.1

Wolfsburg 1 - 0 CSKA Moscow

  • Wolfsburg were too good for CSKA Moskva in first Group B outing
  • Julian Draxler scores his first goal in Wolfsburg shirt, which was the only goal of the game with double attempts.
  • CSKA Moskva continues their woeful run of loses (5 in a row) against Germany based clubs.

Influential Player: Julian Draxler - Ratings: 6.8

Real Madrid 4 - 0 Shakhtar Donesk

  • Karim Benzema banks on Shaktar's goalie's mistake
  • Cristiano Ronaldo bangs-in second-half hat-trick
  • Ronaldo is for now UEFA Champions League top scorer with 80 goals

Man of the Match:Cristiano Ronaldo - Ratings: 9.0

Man City 1 - 2 Juventus

  • Mario Mandžukić and Álvaro Morata gives Juve the upper hand in group D
  • Juventus gets their first ever victory this season
  • Man. City Loses their first game and concedes their first pair of goals.

Re-JUVE-nator: Álvaro Morata Ratings: 7.2

Benfica 2 - 0 Astana

  • Nicolás Gaitán and Kostas Mitroglou find the net in the second half
  • Benfica begins Champions League quest on a bright note

Sevilla 3 - 0 Mönchengladbach

  • Sevilla converts 2 penalties and misses 1
  • Yevhen Konoplyanka nets his first goal for the club

Player Highlighted: Kevin Gameiro Ratings: 7.0

PSV Eindhoven 2 - 1 Man United

  • Memphis Depay opens scores for the night against his former club
  • Héctor Moreno hits Shaw out and hits Utd with a goal before end of first half
  • Luciano Narsingh seals victory

Build-up Player: Juan Mata - Ratings: 6.5

Galatasaray 0 - 2 Atlético Madrid

  • Antoine Griezmann gets a brace in first half
  • Galatasaray's quest for a win in Europe continues (Nine matches without a win)

Best Player: Antoine Griezmann Ratings: 8.0

They were no draw in Week 1 - Match day 1 with only 2 away wins

Wednesday, September 16

Bayer Leverkusen 4 - 1 BATE Borisov

  • Hakan Çalhanoğlu scores two and gets one assist
  • Javier Hernández gets a goal in his first start for Leverkusen

Player Highlighted: Hakan Çalhanoğlu Ratings: 7.4

Chelsea 4 - 0 M.


  • Chelsea continue routine victory against Maccabi Tel-Aviv 4-0
  • Eden Hazard misses a penalty after six minutes
  • Willian scores and injured, then Oscar converts second penalty as Diego Costa and Cesc Fàbregas completes the goal haul

Best Player: Cecs Fàbregas - Ratings: 8.0

Roma 1 - 1 Barcelona

  • Luis Suárez puts Barcelona in front after 20 minutes
  • Alessandro Florenzi nets spectacular equaliser from the touchline

Spectacular Player: Alessandro Florenzi - Ratings: 7.0

Dinamo Zagreb 2 - 1 Arsenal

  • Dinamo Zagreb ends 15 group stage games without a win as they beat Arsenal 2-1
  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud sent off in first half, while Theo Walcott gave Arsenal a consolation goal

Olympiacos 0 - 3 Bayern Munich

  • Bayern records 12th successive matchday one victory in UCL
  • Thomas Müller gets a double and Mario Götze scores the second goal

Best Player: Thomas Müller - Ratings: 7.1

Dynamo Kyiv 2 - 2 Porto

  • Vitaliy Buyalskiy scores late equaliser in his UEFA Champions League debut
  • Vincent Aboubakar gets six goals in five outings this season

Highlighted Player: Vincent Aboubakar - Ratings: 7.0

Valencia 2 - 3 Zenit

  • Hulk guns down Valencia with a double goal as Axel Witsel completes victory
  • André Gomes marks return from injury by making it 2-2

Best Player: HULK - Ratings: 7.7

Gent 1 - 1 Lyon

  • Gent hold Lyon to dramatic draw on UEFA Champions League debut
  • Matz Sels saves Alexandre Lacazette's late penalty

Goalie Save: Matz Sels - Ratings: 5.2

The week 1 - Match day 2 ends with 3 draws, 2 away win and 2 home win.

The most rated player for week 1 is Cristiano Ronaldo with his second half hat - trick as he is the UEFA Champions League top scorer with 80 goals.

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