Uefa Champions League week 1 news & results
Champions League news: Big wins for Leicester City and Manchester City
The prestigious 2016-17 UEFA Champions League tournament kicked off with some interesting results including “fairy-tale” England Premier League champions Leicester City winning their debut Champions League clash 3-0 against Club Brugge in Group G. Big Match Week 1 wins were enjoyed by England Premier League clubs Manchester City, Leicester City; Spanish La Liga clubs FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid; Bundesliga team Bayern München; and French Ligue 1 titan clubs Paris Saint Germain, Lyon.
Barcelona won by seven points; Real Madrid and Bayern München both won by five; Manchester City won by four; while Leicester City and Lyon each had three-goal winning margins; as the 2016-17 Champions League Group Stage contenders went face-to-face with their opponents in the opening 2016 – 2017 Champions League tournament games on the way to the eventual Champions League Final battle in the spring to be named Kings of Europe on Saturday June 3, 2017 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
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Uefa Champions League group standings week 1
Group A: 1. Arsenal (ENG), 2. Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL), 3. Basel (SUI), 4. Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Group B: 1. Napoli (ITA), 2. Beşiktaş (TUR), 3. Benfica (POR), 4. Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Group C: 1. Barcelona (ESP), 2. Manchester City (ENG), 3. Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER), 4. Celtic (SCO)
Group D: 1. Bayern München (GER), 2. Atlético Madrid (ESP), 3. PSV Eindhoven (NED), 4. Rostov (RUS)
Group E: 1. Monaco (FRA), 2. CSKA Moskva (RUS), 3. Bayer Leverkusen (GER), 4. Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Group F: 1. Borussia Dortmund (GER), 2. Real Madrid (ESP, holders), 3. Sporting CP (POR), 4. Legia Warszawa (POL)
Group G: 1. Leicester City (ENG), 2. Porto (POR), 3. FC København (DEN), 4. Club Brugge (BEL)
Group H: 1. Lyon (FRA), 2. Juventus (ITA), 3. Sevilla (ESP), 4. Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Uefa Champions League match week 1 results by group
Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 Arsenal
Basel 1-1 Ludogorets Razgrad
Dynamo Kyiv 1-2 Napoli
Benfica 1-1 Beşiktaş
Barcelona 7-0 Celtic
Manchester City 4-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Bayern München 5-0 Rostov
PSV Eindhoven 0-1 Atlético Madrid
Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 CSKA Moskva
Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Monaco
Real Madrid 2-1 Sporting CP
Legia Warszawa 0-6 Borussia Dortmund
Club Brugge 0-3 Leicester City
Porto 1-1 København
Lyon 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb
Juventus 0-0 Sevilla
Club Brugge 0-3 Leicester City
Mahrez (29’minutes, 61’minutes pen)
Leicester City thrilled their supporters as the Foxes cruised to victory against Club Brugge, scoring three goals in the first Champions League match in their history! Marc Albrighton opened scoring in the match for the Foxes. Man of the Match Riyad Mahrez then scored the second as he curled in a masterful free-kick making it 2-0 before half-time. Mahrez smashed in a second half penalty after a foul on Jamie Vardy by Brugge keeper Jose Izquierdo.
Leicester City is now the third English side to win their first Champions League game, joining Manchester United (1994) and Newcastle (1997). Marc Albrighton became the first Leicester player to score in European competition since Muzzy Izzet against Red Star Belgrade in September 2000. Over the weekend, Leicester continued winning and defeated Burnley in Premier League action on Saturday. The Foxes next play in the Champions League on Tuesday, 27 September, hosting FC Porto. In the other match in Group G, Portuguese club FC Porto drew 1-1 at home to FC Copenhagen. Great legal Leicester City tickets are for sale securely online at LiveFootballTickets.com!
On his debut, Leicester club record signing Islam Slimani was booked for shoving Bjorn Engels in the back causing an apparent dislocated shoulder. "It's impossible to win the Champions League," Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said before the game. "There are so many big teams. To win it we have to write another fairytale." After the win Ranieri remarked, "I said to the players when you hear the Champions League music it charges the battery and makes you fight.
"It was an important win for us after the Liverpool defeat. We scored very early and that gave us more confidence during all the match,” added Ranieri. "Club Brugge moved the ball very well, they had the control of the ball but we had control of the match and that was good for us. Maybe at the beginning we surprised them." Leicester’s superstar striker Jamie Vardy said, "It's the perfect start. We showed exactly what we can do. No fear, we just played our football and let that do the talking."
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Mighty Manchester City travel to play Celtic at Celtic Park in Glasgow on September 28, and to face Spanish La Liga giants FC Barcelona at Camp Nou on October 19. Then City host Barca at Etihad Stadium on November 1. Buy Man City tickets now from LiveFootballTickets.com to enjoy these not-to-be-missed matches live!
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The Gunners host Basel on September 28 and Ludogorets Razgrad on October 19 at Emirates Stadium in London.
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England Premier League champions Leicester City will host Porto on September 27, and FC Copenhagen at King Power Stadium on October 18.
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The Spurs will host Bayer Leverkussen at Wembley Stadium in London on November 2nd!
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