Italian clubs Inter Milan and Napoli had mixed results in Europe tonight as Edinson Cavani scored the latter sides first-ever Champions League goal. The first lot of group stage matches of the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League are now complete with Groups A through to D all playing tonight.
Group A saw Manchester City and Napoli make their Champions League debuts but they could not be split on the scoreboard as Aleksandar Kolarov's 74th minute free-kick canceled out Edinson Cavanis' opener five minutes earlier for a 1-1 draw at Etihad Stadium.
Spanish club Villarreal's nine game home European winning streak came to an end when German giants Bayern Munich produced a 2-0 result thanks to goals from Toni Kroos and Rafinha either side of the half-time break. It was Bayern's seventh match in a row without conceding.
In Group B, Trabzonspor caused the biggest upset of the first matchday by defeating 2010 winners Inter Milan 1-0 at the San Siro thanks to Ondrej Celustka's 76th minute goal which gave the Turkish club an historic win.
Moussa Sow and Benoit Pedretti netted for the home side before Seydo Doumbia's late double secured a point for the visitors.
Group C saw Swiss club FC Basel score a 2-1 home win over Romanian newcomers Otelul Galati with both sides reduced to ten men whilst Manchester United had Ryan Giggs to thank as they grabbed a point in Lisbon against Benfica.
The Portuguese club scored firs through Oscar Cardozo in the 24th minute before veteran Giggs powered home three minutes prior to half-time to give Sir Alex Ferguson's hugely-changed side a share of the points.
And in Group D, ten-man Real Madrid got hold of maximum points thanks to Angel Di Maria's first half strike to down Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 in Croatia whilst Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam and Lyon played out a scoreless draw in Holland.