Manchester City eased to a comfortable 3-0 win away to Shakhtar Donetsk while Tottenham Hotspur let slip of a 2-0 lead, in their UEFA Champions opening clashes on Wednesday night.
The Citizens came into the tie following their shock 3-2 defeat against Norwich City in a Premier League encounter on Saturday.
The loss left Pep Guardiola’ side with one fit centre-back in Nicolas Otamendi for their crunch clash at the Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist.
Goals from Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan put the Etihad outfit in complete control at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv before Gabriel Jesus added a third late on to wrap up victory in the Group C opener.
Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid and Juventus played to an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, with French club Paris Saint-Germain hammering 2018 champions Real Madrid 3-0 at Parc de Princes.
UCL Group-stage Match day 1 results:
Shakhtar Donetsk 0 – 3 Manchester City
Atletico Madrid 2 – 2 Juventus
PSG 3 – 0 Real Madrid
Olympiakos Piraeus 2 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur
Bayern München 3 – 0 Crvena Zvezda
Club Brugge 0 – 0 Galatasaray
Dinamo Zagreb 4 – 0 Atalanta
Bayer Leverkusen 1 – 2 Lokomotiv Moscow