Watch: The Champions League returns with a glut of glorious goals

We've caught our breaths after an explosive evening of elite Euro fare, but we just have to watch some of the goals again and again and again...

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The Champions League is back and what a night of sumptuous screamers Tuesday’s opening chunk of fixtures served up. French lorry drivers would struggle to match the quality of these strikes.

It was Spurs in Italy for the starter, and what a tasty morsel it was –  though Inter’s two late goal will have given Mauricio Pochettino plenty to chew on in the coming days.

Mauro Icardi cancelled out Christian Eriksen’s opener with a volley struck so sweetly it could rot your teeth.

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Meanwhile, at the Nou Camp, Lionel Messi was doing Lionel Messi things against a helpless PSV defence.

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The little maestro bagged yet another UCL hat-trick and closed some ground on his old rival Ronaldo in the all-time Champions League scorer stakes.

We want to see four on your European debut for Juve, Cristiano, we’re sure you’re up to the job.

Ronaldo-(R)

And youngster Ousmane Dembele pitched in with a peach of his own as the Catalans catapulted to a 4-0 win.

These were just the two early kick offs!

Maybe the UEFA suits really are on to something with these 5:55 starts?

It was Liverpool and PSG who dished out a marvellous main course, with Roberto Firmino’s bolt across the box sealing a statement win for Klopp’s charges.

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Phew.

We may need a lie down after that.

Maybe Mourinho can knock up a nil-nil draw tonight to settle things down.

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