was also a surprise defeat for Tottenham Hotspur Feather Sporting LisbonAnd Atletico Madrid Bayer was beaten on his journey to play Leverkusen.
Both Spanish visitors to Germany went to the losing side, with Barcelona going 2–0 down at the Allianz Arena in Group C as Lewandowski returned to the club, which he left in the summer after eight prolific seasons in Bavaria.
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Pole scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut for Barca as the Catalans beat Viktoria Plzen 5-1 last week.
They were very close to opening the scoring in the first half in Munich, but it was Bayern who advanced five minutes into the second half when Lucas Hernández went from a corner.
Leroy Sane took a 2–0 lead four minutes later as Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern registered two out of two wins in the group.
They have now won their last five meetings with Barcelona, including two in last season’s group stage and their 8-2 victory in the 2020 quarter-finals.
“I think it was a really emotional game for ‘Levi’ – a bit like coming home, because he was very successful here,” Bayern captain Manuel Neuer told Amazon Prime of his old teammate. “Fate was not on her side in crucial moments – and she turned out to be our luck.”
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Barcelona next face inter Milanwho got their first point with a 2–0 win over Plze in the Czech Republic.
Edin Jako and Denzel Dumfries scored for Inter, while the home team dismissed Pavel Buka in the second half.
Liverpool got off to a disastrous start in Group A when they lost 4–1 to Napoli in Italy, but they bounced back after beating Ajax 2–1 at Anfield.
Mohamed Salah, in poor form, put Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead in the 17th minute, only for the Dutch champions to equalize on half an hour courtesy of their Ghanaian thriller Mohamed Kudas.
Liverpool went on for a third game without a win in all competitions, until Matip went head to head in the 89th minute in front of Kopp, with the ball crossing the line before being cleared.
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Klopp told BT Sport: “I think everyone can see that we have understood and we have to make a completely different change in the game. The boys did it.”
We played very well against the opposition in a tough match.
Before that match a minute’s silence was observed to commemorate the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The second game in Group A between Rangers and Napoli was postponed until Wednesday due to severe limitations on police resources in Scotland as a result of the Queen’s death.
Meanwhile, Antonio Conte’s Spurs lost 2–0 against Sporting in Group D in Group D, with the home team scoring both goals late at the José Alvalade Stadium.
It looked like the English side would avoid a point after a surprise late save by Hugo Lloris to deny Pedro Porro.
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But Paulinho advanced from the resulting 90th-minute corner, and Brazil’s Arthur Gomes came off the bench with a brilliant singles strike in injury time to lead 2-0.
“It was a difficult result. You’re not happy when you lose games,” Conte admitted.
Sporting top the group with six points, while Eintracht Frankfurt join Spurs on three points for a 1-0 win in Marseille, with Jesper Lindström scoring in the first half.
Leverkusen claimed their first point in Group B as they beat Atlético 2–0 with two late goals, both Robert Andrich and Moussa Diaby finding the net.
Belgian champions Club Brugge are on top with six points after a stunning 4-0 win over FC Porto.
Former Barcelona striker Ferran Jatgala started with a penalty before Kamal Sova, Andreas Skov Olsen and Norwegian teenager Antonio Nusa scored in the second half.