The Champions League season starts on Tuesday with the first eight group matches. Ajax kicks off at 9 pm against Lille in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Follow everything here live.

Good evening and welcome to this live blog. My name is Robbert van der Linde and I will keep you informed of all developments in the Champions League, with special attention for Ajax of course .

  • LIVE:
  • AJAX-Lille 0-0
  • Chelsea-Valencia 0-0
  • Dortmund-Barcelona 0-0
  • Napoli-Liverpool 0-0
  • RB Salzburg-Genk 1-0
  • Benfica-RB Leipzig 0-0
  • Results:
  • Lyon Zenit 1-1
  • Inter-Slavia Prague 1-1

RB Salzburg-RC Genk · 2 minutes ago

2 'GOAL RB Salzburg! 1-0

Red Bull Salzburg does not take long to open the score against Genk. Erling Braut Haaland pushes flawlessly after a shot of Takumi Minamino's ball.

Ajax-Lille · 2 minutes ago

2 'The French immediately report to the Amsterdam penalty area and immediately claim a penalty. However, the arbitration does not like it and plays on.

Champions League · 3 minutes ago

1 'The ball also rolls on this beautiful European football evening in London, Lisbon, Dortmund, Naples and Salzburg. That's another city trip.

Ajax-Lille · 4 minutes ago

1 'The Johan Cruijff ArenA kicked off, a new Champions League season has also begun for Ajax!

Ajax-Lille · 8 minutes ago

In a few minutes there will be kicked off at six matches, where we naturally focus on Ajax-Lille. These are the other competitions:

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · 13 minutes ago

De Vrij and Inter at the last minute next to Slavia Prague
Internazionale has scarcely retained a point in the first group match in the Champions League. With Stefan de Vrij in the starting line-up the Italians against Slavia Prague will be 1-1 in the injury time via Niccolo Barella. Peter Olayinka gave the Czechs the lead after an hour.

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · 15 minutes ago

90 + 7 'Lukaku has the winning goal on his head just like that. The Belgian striker heads in hard, but sees Kolar tapping the ball over the bar with a reflex.

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · 16 minutes ago

Depay and Lyon start CL with a draw
Olympique Lyon has started the new Champions League season with a 1-1 draw against FC Zenit. The Russians take the lead in France just before the break via Sardar Azmoun. Shortly after the break, Memphis Depay brought the home team to the side with a penalty penalty. Despite a predominance for Lyon, no more runs are scored in the remainder of the game, leaving Lyon and Zenit each one point left to the game.

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · 21 minutes ago

90 + 2 'GOAL Internazionale! 1-1

Inter then seems to avert defeat. A free kick from Stefano Sensi bursts apart. The rebounding ball falls on the slipper of Niccolo Barella, who sees his attempt bounce through the far corner between a forest of players.

Ajax-Lille · 21 minutes ago

Daley Blind during the warm-up of Ajax. The defender will pass father Danny tonight when it comes to Champions League matches played. Blind junior enters the champions ball for the 26th time, which, unlike senior, he never finished winning.

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · 26 minutes ago

Slavia Prague striker Peter Olayinka celebrates his goal against Internazionale. With only a few minutes to go, it is still the only goal of the game, so Stefan de Vrij and co. on a defeat. Few will have predicted that.

Ajax-Lille · 30 minutes ago

The Ajax players start the warm-up.

Let's warm up! 🔥 #UCL #ajalil

Avatar AuthorAFC AjaxMoment of places20: 32 - 17 September 2019

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · 32 minutes ago

79 'Memphis Depay is played well in Zenit's sixteen. The attempt of the Dutch attacker, however, lacks strength and direction and ends up in the hands of the keeper.

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · 42 minutes ago

70 'Ozdoev nearly makes up for the penalty that he caused. The substitute sees his header turned by a handsome reflex from Lopes and therefore fails to give Zenit the lead again with a sparing counter-shot.

Ajax-Lille · 44 minutes ago

He is no longer as young as Ansu Fati, but Sergiño Dest is still a real champion in the Champions League. The right back is the youngest basic player on behalf of Ajax in the champion ball since Viktor Fischer in 2012.

18 - Sergiño Dest (18 years, 288 days) is the youngest player to start for @AFCAjax in a Champions League main stage game since Viktor Fischer in 2012. Prodigy.

Avatar Author OptaJohan Moment of Places 20: September 15 - 17, 2019

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · one hour ago

Memphis Depay celebrates the equalizer of Lyon against Zenit that he produced.

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · one hour ago

63 'GOAL Slavia Prague! 0-1

Stefan de Vrij and his teammates get the opening goal. Inter-keeper Samir Handanovic can stop a first attempt by Slavia Prague, but is hopeless in the rebound of Peter Olayinka. The striker hits the ball well from a difficult angle, even though the keeper is lying on the ground.

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · one hour ago

60 'Reine-Adelaïde gets an imposed chance to put Lyon ahead for the first time. The bet of the 21-year-old midfielder, however, goes wrong, he could have done more with it after he had all the space from the edge of the sixteen after a sharp counter-strike.

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · one hour ago

Serdar Azmoun gives Zenit the lead against Lyon just before the break. In the meantime, Memphis Depay has equalized a penalty on behalf of the home team.

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · one hour ago

51 'GOAL Olympique Lyon! 1-1

It is an unwritten rule that you should never take a penalty if the violation has been committed against you, but Memphis Depay does not care. The Orange-international shoots the penalty in flawlessly and puts Lyon again next to Zenit.

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · one hour ago

50 ' Penalty Lyon! Memphis Depay dribbles into the penalty area and is illegally interrupted by Ozdoev, who has just entered it. The attacker himself stands behind the ball.

Chelsea-Valencia · one hour ago

The other match in the group of Ajax is between Chelsea and Valencia. The Spanish visitors start with Jasper Cillessen under the bar.

🌟 XI INICIAL the nuestro @ valenciacf para estrenarse esta temporada and @ ChampionsLeague¡A por todas EQUIPO! 🖤 ​​#ChelseaVCF 🦇 #SomdeChampions

Avatar Author Valencia CF 🦇💯Moment of places19: 46 - 17 September 2019

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · one hour ago

46 'Striking moment at FC Zenit. Goal scorer Azmoun does start in the second half, but shuffles to the side within a minute. The striker got injured his ankle just before his goal, but still wanted to try. That attempt lasted 20 seconds, after which he was replaced by Ozdoev.

Champions League · one hour ago

46 'In Milan and Lyon the ball rolls for the second half. Will Stefan de Vrij get to see a goal with Inter after the break? And can Memphis Depay make up the deficit against Zenit with Lyon?

Borussia Dortmund-FC Barcelona · one hour ago

Frenkie de Jong is in the base at FC Barcelona. The Dutch midfielder will be joined by, among others, super talent Ansu Fasti, who is the youngest player in the Champions League ever on behalf of the Catalans with his 16 years and 322 days. Lionel Messi is missing in the starting line-up, but the Argentinian may be able to substitute.

Set up Barcelona : Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Arthur, Busquets, F. de Jong; Griezmann, Suárez, Ansu Fati.

Napoli-Liverpool · one hour ago

Defending champion Liverpool starts the game with Napoli without Georginio Wijnaldum. Virgil van Dijk leads the defense as usual, while in the front the 'big three' are kicking off.

Line-up Liverpool : Adrián; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Sané.

🔴 TEAM NEWS 🔴How we line up for our first #UCL game of the 19/20 campaign 👊

Avatar AuthorLiverpool FCMoment of places19: 42 - September 17, 2019

Ajax-Lille · one hour ago

The line-up of Ajax has arrived! The team from Amsterdam starts with the young Sergiño Dest as right back and Joël Veltman in the center of the defense.

Ajax setup : Onana; Dest, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico; Alvarez, Ziyech, Martinez; Neres, Tadic, Promes.


Avatar AuthorAFC AjaxMoment of places19: 46 - 17 September 2019

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · one hour ago

The teams also visit the changing rooms at Lyon-Zenit. Memphis Depay and his team mates look behind by a goal from Sardar Azmoun.

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · one hour ago

Peace! Internazionale and Slavia Praag do not score in the first 45 minutes and therefore go for tea with the glasses stand on the plate.

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · one hour ago

44 'Memphis Depay tries to give a quick answer on behalf of Lyon, but the attacker's attempt lacks strength and can easily be caught by Lunev in the short corner.

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · one hour ago

41 'GOAL FC Zenit! 0-1

There we have the first goal of this Champions League season. Sardar Azmoun is the lucky one. The Iranian striker of FC Zenit, who was just lying on the ground with a double ankle, plays with a flashy combination with Artem Dzyuba through the heart of the defense of Lyon and cools in.

Ajax-Lille · 2 hours ago

The Johan Cruijff ArenA is bathed in a nice evening sun. These stands will be packed for the match of Ajax against Lille in an hour and a half.

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · 2 hours ago

36 'This could and should have been a goal for Slavia Prague. Captain Soucek turned up free of play for Handanovic, but the ball went over in an incomprehensible manner.

Champions League · 2 hours ago

Only twice before did it take more than half an hour before the first goal fell in the main tournament of a Champions League season. Last season, Lionel Messi scored against PSV in the 31st minute and in 2000 it even took 51 minutes before Egor Titov opened the score against Bayer Leverkusen on behalf of Spartak Moscow.

Champions League · 2 hours ago

31 'No, we are not really spoiled on the opening night of the Champions League. Both at Lyon-Zenit and Inter-Slavia Prague, the players struggle to achieve well-played attacks, let alone goals. Memphis Depay, too, has not yet been able to do great things.

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · 2 hours ago

25 'We haven't been to a hit this evening tonight. Inter again found danger from a free kick, but D'Ambrosio saw his header beaten by Kolar.

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · 2 hours ago

24 'Dembele has a good opportunity, but the Lyon striker curls his attempt right over the intersection. Halfway through the first half, no score has been made on either field.

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · 2 hours ago

Memphis Depay in action on behalf of Olympique Lyon against FC Zenit. The Orange International has not been very threatening yet.

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · 2 hours ago

16 'Great chance for Lautaro Martínez! The Argentinian cleverly gives himself the space for a shot, but sees his attempt narrowly roll past. Internazionale seems to be the most motivated to make the opening goal of this Champions League season.

Champions League · 2 hours ago

It is wonderful to hear that familiar hymn again when it comes to 'the echoes'.

🎶 𝘋𝘪𝘦 𝘔𝘦𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳! 𝘋𝘪𝘦 𝘉𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯! 𝘓𝘦𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘴 é𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘱𝘦𝘴 ..._____ _____ 🎶 #UCL

Avatar AuthorUEFA Champions LeagueMoment of places18: 52 - September 17, 2019

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · 2 hours ago

12 'Stefan de Vrij gets the first real opportunity of the evening. The Dutch center defender heads in from a tightly cut free kick from close range.

Champions League · 2 hours ago

11 'The opening phase of both matches is not to write home about. Home teams Lyon and Inter have the upper hand, but are not yet converting them into great opportunities.

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · 2 hours ago

It could not have escaped Milan that football is taking place in San Siro tonight, as the Slavia Prague fans have been making their presence noisy throughout the day.

Champions League · 2 hours ago

1 'The ball rolls in Lyon and Milan, a new main tournament of the Champions League has officially started!

Champions League · 2 hours ago

This is the ball that will be played in the Champions League this season. In about ten minutes we will see the ball in action for the first time during the main tournament.

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · 3 hours ago

Antonio Conte makes his Champions League debut as coach of Inter.

Con Antonio Conte's 1st European game as Inter boss 🔜 #UCL | @Inter

Avatar AuthorUEFA Champions LeagueMoment of places18: 11 - 17 September 2019

Internazionale-Slavia Prague · 3 hours ago

And the basic formation of Internazionale has also been released. Stefan de Vrij is the central defender in the system of the Milanese, who also take the lead with top buy Romelu Lukaku in the rush. The team of Slavia Prague has no big acquaintances.

Setup Internazionale : Handanovic; D'Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Gagliardini, Brozovic, Sensi, Asamoah; Martinez, Lukaku.

Setup Slavia Prague : Kolár; Coufal, Kúdela, Hovorka, Boril; Soucek, Traoré, Husbauer; Masopust, Olayinka, Stanciu.

Olympique Lyon-FC Zenit · 3 hours ago

The arrangement of Olympique Lyon is known. There is of course a basic place for Memphis Depay. Kenny Tete is sitting on the couch at the game that starts in 45 minutes. At Zenit, Vyacheslav Karavaev, who has come over from Vitesse, is kicking off.

Setup Olympique Lyon : Lopes; Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, Koné; Pure-Adelaide, Tousart, Mendes; Traoré, Dembele, Depay.

FC Zenit set-up : Lunev; Karavaev, Ivanovic, Rakitskyi, Santos; Driussi, Barrios, Osorio, Zhirkov; Azmoun, Dzyuba.

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