UEFA Champions League: 7 Things We Learned from the Opening Matches

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UEFA Champions League: 7 Things We Learned from the Opening Matches
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The 2013-14 UEFA Champions League got underway with a bang, the opening round of 16 matches featuring 53 goals as the great and good of European football began on the road to Lisbon.

Champions Bayern Munich kicked off the defence of their crown with a regulation 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow, while beaten finalists Borussia Dortmund went down 2-1 to Napoli.

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were unsurprisingly amongst the goals, while more surprisingly Thiago Motta did likewise as he bagged a brace for PSG, and Austria Vienna's Champions League bow ended in a 1-0 home defeat by Porto.

Here's a look at seven things we learned from the opening round of fixtures:

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