Dinamo have done it! A famous night in Zagreb as Mislav Orsic’s well-taken early goal gave them the three points on the opening night. The home side went close to a second too when Ristovski’s shot was pushed on to the crossbar. Chelsea huffed and puffed but couldn’t find the final ball. James and Mount went close late on but the 2021 winners start with a defeat.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea early-season woes continue as they struggled to find rhythm against Dinamo’s committed and disciplined display.
Mislav Orsic scores the first goal of the UEFA Champions League session.
Dinamo Zagreb skipper Ademi is named Player of the Match. The UEFA Technical team said: “He was superb in midfield. In the first half his control of the ball, marshaling the midfield defensively and constant pressing gave Zagreb the platform to defend a lead for most of the match.”