Five-times European champion Bayern Munich got their Champions League campaign off to the ideal start following a one nil win over English champions Manchester City.
Former Man City defender Jerome Boateng hit a 90th minute winner to hand Pep Guardiola’s side victory.
Elsewhere in Group E Ivory Coast international Gervinho scored twice to help AS Roma to a 5-1 thumping of CSKA Moscow which put the Italian’s top of the table.
Lasse Schoene scored in the 74th minute to help Ajax come from behind and salvage a one all draw with Paris St Germain who had
Edinson Cavani to thank for their 14th minute opener.
Gerard Pique meanwhile hit the mark on 28 minutes to hand four-times champions Barcelona a one nil home win against Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia.
Chelsea and Schalke shared the points in London following a one all draw – Cesc Fabregas hit his first goal for a wasteful Blues side while Klaas Jan Huntelaar hit the equalizer for the Jens Keller’s men.
Slovenian champions Maribor and portuguese outfit Sporting also saw out a one all draw leaving Group G evenly balanced ahead of matchday two.
There were no goals at the San Mames Stadium in Spain where Athletic Bilbao and the Ukrainians of Shakhtar Donetsk failed to break the deadlock.
It was goals a plenty however in Portugal where Porto thrashed BATE Borisov 6-0 – Algerian international and new signing Yasine Brahimi celebrated his competition debut for the club with a hat-trick.