Juve fight back, Messi pulls the strings again

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Updated: September 20, 2012

Brazilian Oscar was the new hero for Chelsea as he scored twice for the holders in a 2-2 draw against Juventus while Messi again starred for Barca in a 3-2 win over Spartak Moscow.

Manchester United began Group H with an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Galatasaray, while Bayern enjoyed a 2-1 victory over visiting Valencia in Group F.

BATE, the champions of Belarus, earned a first ever group stage win when they beat French side Lille 3-1 away in Group F.

Romanians Cluj impressed in a 2-0 victory at Portuguese side Braga with Rafael Bastos returning to score twice before halftime against his former club.

Scottish side Celtic drew 0-0 at home to Benfica on their return to the group phase for the first time since 2008. Danish newcomers Nordsjaelland got a taste of the challenges to come when they were beaten 2-0 by Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk.