Dries Mertens: Napoli striker celebrates after scoring against Liverpool in the Champions League

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Ross Barkley: Chelsea midfielder reacts after missing a penalty against Valencia in the Champions League

Barkley blows Lampard's UCL bow

Ross Barkley wasted a late penalty as Chelsea lost their Champions League Group H opener 1-0 against Valencia at Stamford Bridge.

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Dries Mertens: Napoli striker celebrates after scoring against Liverpool in the Champions League1

Liverpool beaten in Naples

Champions League holders Liverpool got their title defence underway in disappointing fashion, with a 2-0 defeat at Napoli in Group E.

Ross Barkley: Chelsea midfielder reacts after missing a penalty against Valencia in the Champions League2

Barkley blows Lampard's UCL bow

Ross Barkley wasted a late penalty as Chelsea lost their Champions League Group H opener 1-0 against Valencia at Stamford Bridge.

Our best bets for the latest Champions League action3

Wednesday's Champions League tips

The Champions League continues on Wednesday with two heavyweight clashes at the top of the billing. Tom Carnduff looks at the betting.

Erling Braut Haland: Salzburg forward scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut4

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