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Dan Rozel


British Premier League teams struggle in opening round of European Champion League play

This week, the top four Barclays Premier League teams of the 2014 to 2015 season saw their first group stage action in the Champions League, and for everyone except the defending BPL champions, things did not go particularly well.  Chelsea FC was the only team that escaped with a positive result as Arsenal FC, Manchester City and Manchester United all fell in their first group games.  Manchester United and Manchester City both lost on Tuesday to Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven and Italian champions Juventus, respectively.  Arsenal lost on the road the next day to Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia while Chelsea defended Stamford Bridge with a win against Maccabi Tel Aviv.  United could not build on a slick goal from former PSV player Memphis Depay as Eindhoven initially drew level through Hector Moreno and took the lead for good on a header from Luciano Narsingh. Unfortunately, the main story of the match was the loss of Luke Shaw after a tackle by Moreno about 15 minutes into the first half.

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