Chelsea kick-off Champions League title defence with lone goal victory

Chelsea opened their defence of the Champions League with a victory as Romelu Lukaku’s second-half goal was enough to do the damage against a resilient Zenit St Petersburg at Stamford Bridge.

After a barren first half, Lukaku broke the deadlock with a 69th-minute header to help Chelsea begin their campaign on a favourable note.

Zenit missed a glorious chance to snatch a point late on, but in all, it was a deserved victory for the holders. 

Malmo 0 – 3 Juventus
In the other Group H fixture, put three past Malmo as they opened their champions league account with a victory, despite enduring a slow start in Series A. 

First-half goals from Alex Sandro, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata did the damage.

Allegri’s men will take on Chelsea next on September 29 in Turin. 

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