Champions League holders Liverpool suffered defeat at Napoli this week, while Paris Saint-Germain laid down a marker by brushing aside Real Madrid and Juventus were held by Atletico Madrid. Here are five things we learned from the opening round of group-stage matches:
Fifteen Serie A clubs have come out against the European Club Association's controversial plans to reform the Champions League, which are being backed by Italian giants Juventus, according to reports in Italy on Tuesday.
Jürgen Klopp's pre-match prediction proved to be spot on – all good things do come in threes.And after the match he warned again: Liverpool's sixth UEFA Champions trophy is only the beginning under his watch.
Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said the Premier League club are wary of the threat posed by Champions League Group A rivals Shakhtar Donetsk after being tested by the Ukrainian side in last season’s competition.