The first round of fixtures for matchday two of the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League delivered excitement as always – on Tuesday as Bayern München continued their dominant run against FC Barcelona to retain their perfect record in this term’s competition alongside Club Brugge, Sporting CP recorded their first ever win against English opposition, Eintracht Frankfurt scored their fist ever goal in the Champions League as well as their first ever win and the duo of Liverpool and Inter Milan recorded their first win of this campaign.
FC Bayern München continued their show of recent dominance against FC Barcelona with a 2-0 win at Allainz Arena.
Lucas Hernández and Leroy Sané netted on 50 and 54 minutes for the Bavarians as they moved top of group C and maintained their perfect start, leaving a sour taste on the tongue of the returning Robert Lewandowski and his teammates.
Elsewhere, Inter Milan recorded their first win of the campaign with a 2-0 victory at Viktoria Plzen.
Edin Dzeko opened the scoring inside 20 minutes for Inter – but in the 61st minute Pavel Bucha was sent for Plzen – and the Italian giants capitalized as Denzel Dumfries secured the triumph with a second goal in the 70th minute.
Late goals at the José Alvalade helped Sporting CP record their first Champions League win over an English outfit as they stunned Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in group D‘s first game of the day.
Paulinho scored the first in the 90th minute and Arthur Gomes secured the points with a goal in the third minute of second half stoppage time.
Eintracht Frankfurt recorded their first ever win in the Champions League following a 1-0 win at Olympique de Marseille.
Jesper Lindstrøm scored the only goal of the contest for the Europa League champions two minutes before halftime – a goal which went down in the history books of the German side as it was their first ever goal in the competition.
Joël Matip’s late header helped Liverpool to their first Champions League win of the season in group A as the Reds defeated Ajax 2-1 at Anfield.
Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock with a goal on 17 minutes but Mohammed Kudus pegged Jürgen Klopp’s side back 10 minutes later.
However, Matip rose highest from a Konstantinos Tsimikas corner with seconds of normal time left to send Anfield into raptures.
In group B, Bayer 04 Leverkusen defeated Atlético Madrid 2-0, thanks to late goals from Robert Andrich and Moussa Diaby on 84 and 87 minutes respectively.
Club Brugge made it two wins in their opening two games as they thrashed FC Porto 4-0 at Estádio do Dragão.
Ferran Jutglà netted the opener on 15 minutes, Kamal Sowah doubled Brugge’s advantage on 47 minutes, Andreas Skov Olsen netted the third five minutes later and Antonio Nusa put the icing on the cake with a goal in the 89th minute.
Tuesday’s matchday one results in full
Liverpool 2-1 Ajax
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-0 Atlético Madrid
FC Porto 0-4 Club Brugge
Viktoria Plzen 0-2 Inter Milan
Bayern München 2-0 FC Barcelona
Sporting CP 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Olympique de Marseille 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Rangers vs Napoli – 8:00pm
AC Milan vs Dinamo Zagbreb – 5:45pm
Chelsea vs RB Salzburg – 8:00pm
Shaktar Donetsk vs Celtic – 5:45pm
Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig – 8:00pm
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund – 8:00pm
FC København vs Sevilla – 8:00pm
Maccabi Haifa vs Paris Saint-Germain – 8:00pm
Juventus vs SL Benfica – 8:00pm