Holders Manchester Metropolis recovered from falling a aim behind to outclass Crimson Star Belgrade 3-1 of their Group G opener with Julian Alvarez scoring twice at The Etihad on Tuesday.
Pep Guardiola’s facet dominated the opening interval however had been responsible of wayward ending and trailed to a sucker-punch simply earlier than halftime as Osman Bukari broke clear to complete in type.
Metropolis started the sport on a 26-match unbeaten run in Champions League dwelling video games and regular service was resumed nearly instantly after the restart as Alvarez levelled after combining with Erling Haaland.
A misjudgement by Crimson Star keeper Omri Glazer allowed an Alvarez cross to enter the online on the hour and Rodri made it 3-1 with a scientific end after 73 minutes as Metropolis made it 19 dwelling wins in succession in all competitions.
Massive win for Barca
Barcelona’s Joao Felix struck twice in a 5-0 demolition of visiting Royal Antwerp of their Champions League Group H opener on the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on Tuesday.
Final-minute signing Felix opened the scoring with a low strike within the eleventh minute earlier than organising Robert Lewandowski to double their lead eight minutes later because the Poland striker scored his a centesimal aim in European competitors.
Raphinha helped make it 3-0 when his strike from a good angle deflected off defender Jelle Bataille for an personal aim.
Gavi and Felix added one other two objectives for the five-time European champions after the break to finish the rout at Barca’s non permanent dwelling whereas Camp Nou is being redeveloped.