Champions League Recap: Roma shocked, Barca and Liverpool roll

Champions League Recap: Roma shocked, Barca and Liverpool roll

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Champions League Recap: Roma shocked, Barca and Liverpool roll

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Admit it. Before Tuesday you probably never heard of CFR Cluj.

After the Romanian clubbed knocked off Italian powerhouse AS Roma on Tuesday, you will be learning a bit more.

Cluj erased a 1-0 deficit in Rome and ralled for a stunning 2-1 win in the opening Champions League group match for both teams.

The Cluj upset was the biggest story of the first matchday of the new Champions League tournament, but not the only impressive showing by an obscure club. Anorthosis Famagusta went to Germany and returned to Cyprus with a 0-0 tie against Werder Bremen.

Here is a rundown of Tuesday’s Champions League results:

  • Chelsea 4, Bordeaux 0
  • CFR Cluj 2, Roma 1
  • Inter Milan 2, Panathanaikos 0
  • Werder Bremen 0, Anorthosis Famagusta 0
  • Barcelona 3, Sporting Lisbon 1
  • Shakhtar Donetsk 2, FC Basel 1
  • Liverpool 2, Marseille 0
  • Atletico Madrid 3, PSV Eindhoven 0

What performance impressed you the most on Tuesday? Was it Sergio Aguero’s for Atletico Madrid? Was it Chelsea’s romp? Was it Barcelona’s victory against Sporting?

Share your thoughts on Tuesday’s Champions League action below.

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