FC Bayern Muenchen managed a 2-1 win over Spain's Valencia with goals by(38th minute) and (76th minute). Valencia's Valdez spoiled Munich's clean sheet with a goal in the 90th minute.
Bayern took control of the game early on, demonstrating a lively offense. A tight Valencia defence made it difficult for Bayern to find the target.
Munich dominated the match and often broke into the penalty area with great combinations between Ribery, Robben and Kroos. Several opportunities, either slid by the target or flew over the net.
As the tempo of the game slowed down, Munich finally found the target in the 38th minute. Ribery moved the ball along the left side , andd passed to Robben, who moved the ball to the right to Schweinsteiger, who one timed it into the net. Although Valencia's keeper got a piece of it the ball found the target for a 1-0 lead.
The second half continued with Bayern's domination of the match. The flow of the game suffered slightly after several substitutions by both sides.
Bayern constantly pressured Valencia, without success. During this phase of the game Valencia seldom broke past the midfield. It wasn't until the 76th minute that Bayern increased its lead.
Badstuber captured the ball in the midfield area and passed it to Toni Kroos, who fired the ball from 18 yards into the top left hand corner of the net. 2-0 for Bayern.
A lack of concentration when a Valencia ball was passed from the left side into the penalty area, Valdez headed the ball into the right side of the goal. Neuer who had been hardly tested on this night had no chance. Final 2-1 for Bayern.
Bayern's win puts them in second spot in Group F, behind FC Bate Borisov who won their game against LOSC Lille 3-0.
Other noteworthy games to complete matchday one were Manchester United's 1-0 win over Galatasary at Old Trafford. Manchester United is in second spot in Group H.
Defending champion Chelsea played to a 2-2 draw against Juventus, while FC Barcelona edged out a narrow 3-2 win over Spartak Moscow. Chelsea presently hold third spot in Group E.
All Bundesliga clubs have won their champions league openers. It is a long road to Wembley for the final though.