Barcelona left Germany with a goalles draw thanks to Ter Stegen’s heroics , while Valencia defeated Chelsea at the bridge on Champions League opening day.
Barcelona and Valencia made trips to Dortmund and London respectively to represent Spain in matchday one of the 2019/202 UEFA Champions League season.
Following their 5-2 home win over Valencia in Laliga at the weekend, and the return of star man, Lionel Messi, expectations were high on the Catalan giants to come out of the battle with high flying Dortmund, victorious.
But it was the Bundesliga side who came out of the clash feeling like they’ve lost two points, while Barça thanked their stars for leaving with a point.
Ter Stegen confidently saved Marco Reus’ 57th minute penalty while Julien Brandt rattled the woodwork as the German outfit fumbled six big chances to secure a win against Barça.
Barcelona are now unbeaten in their last 15 UEFA Champions League group stage games.
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Meanwhile in London, Valencia pulled off the unexpected by securing thier first win over Chelsea in seven attempts and their first win over an English opposition since 2012.
Coming off a 5-2 league defeat at the hands of Barça, same scoreline with which Chelsea had pummelled Wolverhampton leading to the champions league match up, the result was certainly an unexpected turn of events.
Valencia took a late lead in the 74th minute after an unmarked Rodrigo pounced on Dani Parejo’s freekick.
But with less than three minutes of regulation time to play, Chelsea had the chance to rescue a point for themselves through the penalty that was awarded to them after VAR review.
Second half substitute, Ross Barkley stepped up and overkicked the penalty to ensure Frank Lampard recorded a loss on his first Champions League game as manager.