Champions League round-up: Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund bounce back

Missing the injured Lionel Messi, Barcelona earned a workmanlike second win in Group H, courtesy of Cesc Fabregas' strike at the scene of last season's shock defeat. Atletico Madrid moved on to six points as second-half goals from Diego Godin and Arda Turan helped the Spanish side to a 2-1 win at Porto in Group G.

updated: October 02, 2013 08:30 IST
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London: Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea recovered from poor starts in the Champions League by winning their first group matches on Tuesday, while Barcelona beat 10-man Celtic 1-0 to avoid a second consecutive loss at Celtic Park.

Robert Lewandowski scored a brace as Dortmund, last-season's runner-up, defeated Marseille 3-0 in Group F. Arsenal leads the group with six points after a 2-0 win over Napoli.

Chelsea kick-started its campaign with a 4-0 rout of Steaua Bucharest in a Group E dominated by Schalke. Julian Draxler made sure the German side maintained its 100 percent record this season with a superb half-volley that earned his side a 1-0 win at Basel, where activists protesting against Champions League sponsor Gazprom abseiled from the stadium roof and forced the match to be briefly suspended.

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