FC Barcelona put the disappointment from their weekend defeat to Deportivo Alaves to rest with a seven goal walloping of Scottish side Celtic FC, led by Brendan Rodgers.
Boosted by the return of their strike force, the Blaugrana ripped their opponents to shreds with a seven star showing in the Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick, his 6th hat-trick in the Champions League, Luis Suarez bagged a brace and Neymar notched up a goal and 4 assists on the night as Brendan Rodgers was left ruing his return to the big time. Andres Iniesta also managed to register his name on the score sheet
FC Bayern Munich’s Champions League campaign was also off to a flying start with a 5-0 drubbing of Champions League debutants FC Rostov from the Russian Premier League.
New manager Carlo Ancelotti had cause to celebrate as both Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller hit the target while young defender Joshua Kimmich scored a brace. Left back Juan Bernat finished the scoring with a goal in stoppage time.
Paris St. Germain and Arsenal played out a pulsating draw at the Parc Des Princes with the scores tied at 1apiece after 90 minutes.
Uruguayan Edinson Cavani put the hosts ahead inside 44 seconds but missed a host of chances for Les Parisiens as they looked to put the Londoners away for good.
Chilean Alexis Sanchez scored the equaliser for Arsene Wenger’s side and Olivier Giroud and Marco Veratti were both given marching orders in second half stoppage time after an altercation between the pair.
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