20 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 24, 1435

Champions League: Group Stages

Real Madrid fashioned a stunning comeback to beat ManchesterCity 3-2 in a classic Champions League match with a last-gasp Cristiano Ronaldo strike in their Group D opener on Tuesday.

There were also wins for Paris St Germain, who beat Dynamo Kiev 4-1 on their return to the competition after eight years, newcomers Malaga, who beat Zenit St Petersburg 3-0 and former Champions League.

Holders Porto who won 2-0 at Dinamo Zagreb. In a clash of ex-European title winners Borussia Dortmund beat Ajax Amsterdam 1-0 while seven-times European champions AC Milan were booed off after. a 0-0 home draw against Anderlecht. Arsenal rode their luck to beat French champions Montpellier 2-1 away after conceding an early penalty.

Montpellier's Moroccan midfielder Younes Belhanda vies with Arsenal's Ivorian forward Gervinho (Left) and Arsenal's British defender Kieran Gibbs during the UEFA Champions League. ? Photo by AFP
Montpellier's Moroccan midfielder Younes Belhanda vies with Arsenal's Ivorian forward Gervinho (Left) and Arsenal's British defender Kieran Gibbs during the UEFA Champions League. ? Photo by AFP
Arsenal's British midfielder Aaron Ramsey (Right) vies with Montpellier's French midfielder Remy Cabella during the UEFA Champions League. ? Photo by AFP
Arsenal's British midfielder Aaron Ramsey (Right) vies with Montpellier's French midfielder Remy Cabella during the UEFA Champions League. ? Photo by AFP
Arsenal's British defender Kieran Gibbs (Left) vies with Montpellier's Argentinian forward Emmanuel Herrera during the UEFA Champions League. Arsenal won 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Arsenal's British defender Kieran Gibbs (Left) vies with Montpellier's Argentinian forward Emmanuel Herrera during the UEFA Champions League. Arsenal won 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Christian Atsu of Porto (Front) vies with Mateo Kovacic of Dinamo during their UEFA Champions league Group A football match Porto vs Zagreb. ? Photo by AFP
Christian Atsu of Porto (Front) vies with Mateo Kovacic of Dinamo during their UEFA Champions league Group A football match Porto vs Zagreb. ? Photo by AFP
Porto's Steven Defour scores his team's second goal in front of Dinamo's goalkeeper Ivan Kelava (Left) during their Champions League group A football match.  Porto won 2-0. ? Photo by AFP
Porto's Steven Defour scores his team's second goal in front of Dinamo's goalkeeper Ivan Kelava (Left) during their Champions League group A football match. Porto won 2-0. ? Photo by AFP
Schalke's Lewis Holtby (Front) vies with an Olympiakos' player during their UEFA Champions league group B football match in Piraeus, near Athens. ? Photo by AFP
Schalke's Lewis Holtby (Front) vies with an Olympiakos' player during their UEFA Champions league group B football match in Piraeus, near Athens. ? Photo by AFP
Olympiakos' Rafik Djebour (Right) shoots the ball during a group B Champions League football match against Schalke at the Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus. ? Photo by AFP
Olympiakos' Rafik Djebour (Right) shoots the ball during a group B Champions League football match against Schalke at the Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus. ? Photo by AFP
Ajax Amsterdam's forward Derk Boerrigter and Dortmund's defender Marcel Schmelzer (Right) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group D. ? Photo by AFP
Ajax Amsterdam's forward Derk Boerrigter and Dortmund's defender Marcel Schmelzer (Right) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group D. ? Photo by AFP
Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart dives for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match Real Madrid vs Manchester City at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. ? Photo by AFP
Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart dives for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match Real Madrid vs Manchester City at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. ? Photo by AFP
Arsenal's Ivorian forward Gervinho (Left) vies with Montpellier's Brazilian defender Vitorino Hilton (Right) during the UEFA Champions League match Montpellier vs. Arsenal. ? Photo by AFP
Arsenal's Ivorian forward Gervinho (Left) vies with Montpellier's Brazilian defender Vitorino Hilton (Right) during the UEFA Champions League match Montpellier vs. Arsenal. ? Photo by AFP
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, down, celebrates with Marcelo from Brazil after scoring a goal against Manchester City during a Champions League Group D match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, in Madrid. ? Photo by AP
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, down, celebrates with Marcelo from Brazil after scoring a goal against Manchester City during a Champions League Group D match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, in Madrid. ? Photo by AP
Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward  Ivan Lavezzi  vies during the UEFA Champions League in Paris. ? Photo by AFP
Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Ivan Lavezzi vies during the UEFA Champions League in Paris. ? Photo by AFP
Arsenal's Ivorian forward Gervinho kicks the ball during the UEFA Champions League football match Montpellier Herault SC vs Arsenal. ? Photo by AFP
Arsenal's Ivorian forward Gervinho kicks the ball during the UEFA Champions League football match Montpellier Herault SC vs Arsenal. ? Photo by AFP
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid against Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. ? Photo by AFP
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid against Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. ? Photo by AFP
Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Jeremy M?nez (Left) vies with Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian defender Yevhen Khacheridi (Right) during the UEFA Champions League. ? Photo by AFP
Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Jeremy M?nez (Left) vies with Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian defender Yevhen Khacheridi (Right) during the UEFA Champions League. ? Photo by AFP
Schalke's midfielder Lewis Holtby vies  Olympiakos Rafik Djebbour (Left) during their group B Champions league. ? Photo by AFP
Schalke's midfielder Lewis Holtby vies Olympiakos Rafik Djebbour (Left) during their group B Champions league. ? Photo by AFP

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