Date: 14th September 2016 at 8:42am
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Arsenal managed to grind out a 1-1 draw at Group A favourites Paris-Saint Germain on Tuesday night.

PSG took the lead inside a minute, with Serge Aurier placing a cross onto the head of Edinson Cavani. Despite not being in the game at all, Arsenal grabbed a late equaliser, with Alexis Sanchez being quickest to react to Alphonse Areola’s save. Late drama at the Parc des Princes came through dismissals to Olivier Giroud and Marco Verratti.

Elsewhere in Group A, FC Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad played out a 1-1 draw at St. Jakob’s Park. Cafu gave Ludogorets a shock lead on the counter attack in the first-half, but Basel levelled it late on through Renato Steffen.

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PSG’s Cavani struck within 42 seconds against Arsenal inside the Parc des Princes – Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Celtic suffered their worst ever Champions League defeat, losing 7-0 at FC Barcelona. It may not have been that way though, after Moussa Dembele missed a penalty shortly after Lionel Messi’s opener.

The Bhoys in Green paid the price for the missed spot-kick, with Messi doubling his tally just five minutes later. Things only went from bad to worse for Brendan Rodgers’ men, with Neymar scoring a spectacular free-kick after the break.

Celtic’s nightmare continued with a glorious Andres Iniesta volley, quickly followed by Messi’s hat-trick goal – his 40th for club and country. Their misery was impounded with a late Luis Suarez brace.

However the other fixture in Group C saw Manchester City’s game with Borussia Monchengladbach postponed due to stormy conditions, and will instead be played on Wednesday night.

Robert Lewandowski’s first-half penalty set Bayern Munich on their way to a 5-0 win over Russian debutants FC Rostov. The German giants doubled their lead on the verge of half-time, with Thomas Muller converting David Alaba’s cross.

Joshua Kimmich made it 3-0 early in the second half, tapping in Douglas Costa’s cross, and then made it four after heading home Juan Bernat’s delivery. The Spanish left-back picked up a goal for himself in stoppage time to send the newcomers packing.

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Germany international defender, Kimmich, netted twice in Bayern’s 5-0 victory against FC Rostov – Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

A magnificent volley by Saul was all that separated PSV Eindhoven and Atletico Madrid at the Phillips Stadion. PSV will have felt hard done by, as Davy Propper suffered a gashed head during the build-up. PSV were given a penalty immediately, even though Jose Gimenez made no contact with Luciano Narsingh. However, Atletico will have felt justice was served as Oblak saved Andres Guardado’s penalty.

Napoli returned to the Champions League with an impressive 1-2 win at Dynamo Kyiv. However, it was the Ukrainians who took the lead, with Denys Garmash firing home with a volley. Napoli equalised before half-time, with Faouzi Ghoulam’s cross reaching Arkadiusz Milik, who headed over Oleksandr Shovkovskiy.

The Polish striker performed these same heroics on the stroke of half-time, putting Napoli ahead. Serhiy Sydorchuk’s night reached an early end, receiving a second yellow card for diving.

In Lisbon, Benfica’s Eagles played host to the Black Eagles of Besiktas. Franco Cervi put Benfica ahead in the opening stages with a close range finish. In a fixture filled with irony, Besiktas’ Anderson Talisca, on loan from Benfica, converted a free-kick in the last minute to secure a last-gasp draw.
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