Roma fightback denies Chelsea win in Europe
EDIN Dzeko inspired Roma to a comeback point at Stamford Bridge in a high-quality 3-3 draw at Chelsea in the Uefa Champions League.
Eden Hazard came to Chelsea's rescue after his side blew a two-goal lead.
Antonio Conte's team looked on course for a comfortable victory thanks to first-half goals from David Luiz and Hazard.
But Roma's Aleksandar Kolarov struck before half-time to spark a stirring fightback from the Serie A side.
Former Manchester City forward Dzeko bagged a brace after the interval to give Roma the lead, only for Hazard to spare Chelsea's blushes with a late leveller.
Chelsea remains two points clear of Roma at the top of Group C, but this was the latest in a growing list of alarming displays from the Premier League champions.
Benfica's Mile Svilar became the youngest goalkeeper to start a Champions League game when he lined up against Manchester United in Lisbon.
The Belgian, aged 18 years and 52 days, beat Iker Casillas's record.
But, he had a moment to forget when Marcus Rashford lobbed a seemingly harmless free-kick in from the left, which he carried behind the line as he misjudged the flight and lost his positioning to gift United a 1-0 win.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi scored his 100th goal in European competition to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 3-1 victory at home to Olympiakos.
In Germany, Jupp Heynckes, who replaced sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti, enjoyed a successful Champions League return as Bayern Munich got its Group B campaign back on track with a 3-0 home win against Celtic.
Bayern captain Thomas Mueller put the hosts ahead after 17 minutes before Germany defender Joshua Kimmich made it two with a header just before the half-hour mark.
The result leaves Bayern second in the group on six points, three behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain and three clear of third-placed Celtic.
Juventus' defensive frailties were again exposed as it labored to a 2-1 win at home to Sporting Lisbon.
Mario Mandzukic scored the winner six minutes from time after free-kick specialist Miralem Pjanic had cancelled out an own-goal by Juventus defender Alex Sandro in the first half.