Di Maria's was served with a cold cut trio of goals.

Die Meister! Die Besten! The main event returns with Angel Di Maria’s revenge, Thiago Alcantara’s no-look assist, the youngest hat-trick scorer since Wayne Rooney, and more. The best stories, comments, and highlights from UEFA Champions League 2019/20 Matchday 1 highest-rated eleven.

4-4-2 | Marc-Andre ter Stegen (8.23, Dortmund vs Barcelona); Kieran Trippier (8.39, Atletico vs Juventus), Joel Veltman (8.45, Ajax vs Lille), Mats Hummels (8.49, Dortmund vs Barcelona), Nicolas Tagliafico (10.00, Ajax vs Lille); Riyad Mahrez (8.60, Shakhtar vs Man City), Edson Alvarez (8.72, Ajax vs Lille), Thiago Alcantara (9.14, Bayern vs Red Star), Angel Di Maria (9.04, PSG vs Real Madrid); Erling Haaland (9.44, Salzburg vs Genk), Hwang Hee-chan (10.00, Salzburg vs Genk)

MARC-ANDRE TER STEGEN

@fcbarcelona

Player rating: 8.23
Team score: Dortmund 0–0 Barcelona
Individual highlights: 1 penalty save, 4 total saves

Marco Reus shot on target Marc-Andre ter Stegen save, Dortmund vs Barcelona, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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Jadon Sancho dribble Nelson Semedo foul, Dortmund vs Barcelona, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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Marco Reus penalty missed Marc-Andre ter Stegen penalty saved, Dortmund vs Barcelona, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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Marco Reus double shot on target Marc-Andre ter Stegen double save, Dortmund vs Barcelona, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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KIERAN TRIPPIER

@ktrippier2

Player rating: 8.39
Team score: Atletico 2–2 Juventus
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 1 clearance off the line

Kieran Trippier assist Hector Herrera goal, Atletico vs Juventus, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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JOEL VELTMAN

@joelveltman

Player rating: 8.45
Team score: Ajax 3–0 Lille
Individual highlights: 8 clearances, 97% pass success

MATS HUMMELS

@aussenrist15

Player rating: 8.49
Team score: Dortmund 0–0 Barcelona
Individual highlights: 9 clearances, 8 interceptions

NICOLAS TAGLIAFICO

@tagliafico3

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Ajax 3–0 Lille
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

Nicolas Tagliafico assist Quincy Promes goal, Ajax vs Lille, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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Hakim Ziyech assist Nicolas Tagliafico goal, Ajax vs Lille, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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RIYAD MAHREZ

@riyadmahrez26.7

Player rating: 8.60
Team score: Shakhtar 0–3 Man City
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

Riyad Mahrez goal, Shakhtar vs Man City, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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Riyad Mahrez assist Ilkay Gundogan goal, Shakhtar vs Man City, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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EDSON ALVAREZ

@edsonnalvarez

Player rating: 8.72
Team score: Ajax 3–0 Lille
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 91% pass success

David Neres assist Edson Alvarez goal, Ajax vs Lille, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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THIAGO ALCANTARA

@berni_fcb

Player rating: 9.14
Team score: Bayern 3–0 Red Star
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 130 touches

"

I design moves in my head when studying possible in-game scenarios.

Sometimes the same scenario repeats itself in different variations. I’ll put the idea into practice again and again, until it finally works out.”

– Thiago Alcantara on his creative process

Thiago Alcantara assist Thomas Muller goal, Bayern vs Red Star, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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ANGEL DI MARIA

@jbautissier

Player rating: 9.04
Team score: PSG 3–0 Real Madrid
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 4 dribbles

"

Real Madrid wanted to sign James Rodriguez after the World Cup. They were going to sell me to make room for him, so they didn’t want their 'asset' to be damaged in the final. It was that simple.

That’s the side of football that people don't always see."

– Angel Di Maria on him sitting out the final of World Cup 2014

Juan Bernat assist Angel Di Maria goal, PSG vs Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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Idrissa Gueye assist Angel Di Maria goal, PSG vs Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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Juan Bernat assist Thomas Meunier goal, PSG vs Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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ERLING HAALAND

@erling.haaland

Player rating: 9.44
Team score: Salzburg 6–2 Genk
Individual highlights: 3 goals, 3 shots

"

I look up to many footballers and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the biggest. The way he plays, the way he got to where he's at.

Also he’s Scandinavian, so another Scandinavian has to take over from him!"

– Erling Haaland on his football inspiration

Takumi Minamino assist Erling Haaland goal, Salzburg vs Genk, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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Hwang Hee-Chan assist Erling Haaland goal, Salzburg vs Genk, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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Hwang Hee-Chan assist Erling Haaland goal, Salzburg vs Genk, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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HWANG HEE-CHAN

@hwangheechan

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Salzburg 6–2 Genk
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 2 assists

Hwang Hee-Chan assist Erling Haaland goal, Salzburg vs Genk, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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Zlatko Januzovic assist Hwang Hee-Chan goal, Salzburg vs Genk, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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Hwang Hee-Chan assist Erling Haaland goal, Salzburg vs Genk, UEFA Champions League 2019/20
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