The Champions League group stages returned this week with Europe's elite spoiling football fans with a mid-week schedule featuring new boots, new kits, upsets and last minute wonder goals! SoccerBible brings you a round-up of the best action from the prestigious tournament...
Manchester City kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Napoli. A stunning Kolarov free-kick rescued a point for the hosts after the Italians took the lead midway through the second half courtesy of Cavani's goal. Sergio Aguero played his first match as an official Puma player and rattled the crossbar as City pushed for an equaliser. The Argentine striker ended his boot saga by signing for the brand this week and wore his Green/Navy/White Puma v1.11 boots!Real Madrid held on for 1-0 win away at Dinamo Zagreb thanks to Angel Di Maria's second half winner. Los Blancos turned to Los Rojos as they debuted their new red adidas 3rd shirt! Fellow Spanish giants Barcelona could only manage a 2-2 draw at home to AC Milan after Alexandre Pato got Milan off to the perfect start by scoring in the first minute! Barca looked to have claimed all three points until Thiago Silva equalised in the last minute. Manchester United were another European heavyweight who had to settle for a 1-1 draw after falling behind in Benfica. Ryan Giggs was the hero after the veteran winger scored from range to peg back the Portuguese outfit after Oscar Cardozo showed great technique to open the scoring.Robin van Persie was the first player to score a UEFA Champions League goal in the new UCL edition adiPower Predator football boots as Arsenal were devastated by a last minute wonder volley from Borussia Dortmund's Ivan Perisic to share the points at Signul Iduna Park.Turkish side Trabzonspor were the surprise team of the fixtures after recording a famous 1-0 win at the San Siro against Inter Milan. A poor start for the 2010 winners against a committed and determined Trabzonspor, who sit proudly at the top of Group B.Let us know what you think about the first set of Champions League group stage games by having your say and sharing your thoughts with the SoccerBible community online, on Twitter and on Facebook.
the new madrid shirt sucks
Maybe a poor question, but why does Inter have the gold patch on their jerseys? Is that not for last year's champions, thus Barca?
left out the chelsea win
north2south... that's club world cup badge. inter won it last year 2010 so the badge will remain until this coming november or december. If barcelona win it, then the badge will go to barca again.
We played well, and had more possesion in the first half..Second half not as well, United had more possesion, but we had great chances to make it 2-1 Uniteds keeper did well
There's no such thing as a poor question. Especially on here. Everyone respects each other here at SoccerBible!
I love the milan away and the bayern munich cl shirt!
Haha arsenal choked again
@North2South Barca havent played the world clubs tournament yet so Inter is former champ for now.
Ivan Perisic goal sure be UCL best goal.
i like the new madrid top and gooo dinamo zagreb
Sergio Aguero.... What a BEAST!!!
He should have come to Chelsea! :(
can anyone tell me what boots stephen carr and wade elliott are wearing against braga?
lol inters still clinging onto the club world cup badge =\/
MILAN MILAN MILAN MILAN MILAN!!!!!!!!!
Barcelona can suck my balls
haha go ac milan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sergio Aguero and puma ok :S
ARSENAL SHOULDA WON
BARCA will do better for sure
arsenal's rubbish currently! I'm loving real Madrid's red jersey!
Chelsea or Bayern should win the tournament.
Will take a while to get used to Madrid in a color like red. Felt like I was watching Liverpool. lol.
Wasn't fair leaving Chelsea (completely) out. I strongly think they deserve more.
i love the new AC shirts