Champions League 2020/21 Matchday 1: Highlights and reaction for all eight of Tuesday's games including Manchester United's sensational win in Paris

It's that time again! The Champions League was back with a bang as Europe's greatest teams began the battle on the grandest stage for the most coveted prize in club football - all exclusively live on BT Sport.

By George Mills Published: 21 October 2020 - 12.21am

It feels like we’ve barely had time to draw breath since Bayern Munich hoisted the Champions League trophy aloft following their victory over Paris Saint-Germain back in August, but on Tuesday night the competition ignited once more with eight fantastic ties across Europe.

Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester United began their group-stage campaigns with arguably the toughest ties they could have faced at this stage of the competition, while tournament hopefuls Barcelona and Juventus were also in action.

Read on, or jump to the game of your choice, for highlights and reaction from all eight Matchday 1 games in the 2020/21 Champions League on BT Sport - your home of European football.

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Dynamo Kyiv 0-2 Juventus - Watch Replay

Andrea Pirlo made the perfect start to life as a Champions League coach by emerging from a tricky trip to Kiev with all three points thanks to Alvaro Morata's double.

Juventus struggled to break down a resolute, organised Kiev side in the first half but 50 seconds in the the second period the deadlock was broken - Morata reacting quickly to fire home a rebound.

The Ukrainians showed more attacking intent from thereon after but were punished for some lapse defending as Morata evaded his marker to nod in the second late on.

Zenit St Petersburg 1-2 Club Brugge -Watch Replay

Club Brugge sprung a surprise in Russia as the Belgians emerged from St Petersburg with a sensational win thanks to Charles De Ketelaere's 93rd-minute winner.

Brugge went ahead just past the hour mark through Emmanuel Bonaventure  but a screamer from Dejan Lovren - rebounded off the goalkeeper - drew Zenit level.

The visitors had the last laugh though when 19-year-old De Ketelaere scored three minutes into added time.

Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Manchester United - Watch Replay

Manchester United were indebted to Marcus Rashford once again in Paris as the England forward lashed home the winner just as he did two seasons previously at the Parc des Princes.

United started well and went ahead through Bruno Fernandes' spot-kick - albeit after the Portuguese midfielder had the first effort saved.

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The first effort was called back due to Keylor Navas' starting position so Fernandes had another chance and made no mistake this time with yet another goal from the spot for United.

But PSG, despite looking sluggish throughout, drew level via a fortuitous own goal as Anthony Martial diverted Neymar's cross past David De Gea and into his own net.

It was up to Martial's strike partner to bail him out and Rashford did so with aplomb. Six minutes remaining and the 22-year-old burst past his marker and lashed into the bottom corner to seal all three points on Matchday 1 for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and United.

Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla - Watch Replay

Chelsea opened their Champions League campaign with a rather drab 0-0 draw at home to Europa League winners Sevilla at Stamford Bridge.

In a match where neither side had much in the way of big chances, Chelsea were glad to call on Edouard Mendy who saved well from Nemanja Gudelj's deflected header.

Sevilla had further chances through Suso, Lucas Ocampos and Joan Jordan - whose fierce volley went just wide - but couldn't find the breakthrough. 

For Chelsea, the best they could muster were decent headed chances from Kurt Zouma and Ben Chilwell and they now head to Krasnodar on Wednesday evening in Group E.

Lazio 3-1 Borussia Dortmund - Watch Replay

Lazio secured an impressive win over Borussia Dortmund as the Italians put aside a dismal domestic start to the season to earn a surprise 3-1 victory over Lucien Favre's men.

Playing in the group stages of the Champions League for the first time in 13 years, Lazio went ahead when Ciro Immobile netted against his former club before Dortmund goalkeeper Marwin Hitz's unfortunate own goal gave them daylight.

Erling Haaland pulled one back after being teed up by Gio Reyna but Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro sealed all three points for the home side 14 minutes from time.

RB Leipzig 2-0 Istanbul Basaksehir - Watch Replay

Last season's semi-finalists RB Leipzig eased to a comfortable win over newcomers Istanbul Basaksehir thanks to a double from Angelino.

The ex-Man City man, an unlikely hero, netted twice in four first-half minutes to put Julian Nagelsmann's side well on their way to victory. 

The pick of the goals? A sumptious turn and finish that Dennis Bergkamp would have been proud of as Leipzig earned three points ahead of their trip to Old Trafford.

Rennes 1-1 Krasnodar - Watch Replay

Rennes claimed a point from their Champions League debut as the Ligue 1 side were held 1-1 by Russian outfit Krasnodar at Roazhon Park.

The French side went ahead in the 56th minute through Serhou Guirassy's opener from the spot but the lead cancelled out three minutes later by Cristian Ramirez's strike.

Rennes now travel to Europa League winners Sevilla in Matchday 2 next week while Krasnodar play host to Frank Lampard's Chelsea.

Barcelona 5-1 Ferencvaros - Watch Replay

Barcelona began laying to rest the ghost of last season's 8-2 with an emphatic victory over Hungarian champions Ferencvaros at Camp Nou. 

Lionel Messi scored the opener from the spot - the 16th consecutive Champions League season where the Argentinian has found the net - before Ansu Fati made it 2-0 in the 42nd minute.

Philippe Coutinho finished off a well-worked move seven minutes into the second half before a special moment for the Hungarians as Ihor Kharatin scored a penalty kick.

Seventeen-year-old Pedri netted on his Champions League debut before Ousmane Dembele wrapped up the Barcelona - who finished with 10 men after Gerard Pique was shown red in the incident for Ferencvaros' penalty.