Bastian Schweinsteiger (l.) calmed any nerves FC Bayern may have had against Lille by curling in a delightful free-kick in the 5th minute
The 28-year-old started in central midfield alongside Javi Martinez, with coach Jupp Heynckes reshuffling his side, bringing in Arjen Robben and...
...Claudio Pizarro (r.), who soon got his own name on the scoresheet, before going on to fire a first half hat-trick as Bayern cruised to a 5-0 lead at the break
Franck Ribery was a constant thorn in the side of his former employers, who often resorted to underhand methods to slow him down
In-form midfielder Toni Kroos (r.) made a second half appearance as a substitute and found the net once again as Bayern ran out 6-1 victors
Ilkay Guendogan (r.) and Co. are up against Mesut Oezil's Real Madrid in the Estadio Santigo Bernabeu...
...and it's first blood to the visitors as Marco Reus (l.) gets ahead of Arvalo Arbeloa to hammer the Yelloow-Blacks in front
Pepe (2.l.) powers Real level not long after as Real rise to the challenge...
...but Dortmund's own response is not long in coming, Mario Goetze finishing off a devastating route-one move with a little help from Arbeloa on the stroke of half time
Congratulations on the one side...
...frustration on the other for Cristiano Ronaldo and Co, as the game wears on with BVB hanging hard to their advantage
...but a late free kick from Germany playmaker Oezil (r.) denies Dortmund a famous double - and salvages Real a point
Schalke 04 are at home to Arsenal FC in Group B - and go behind against the run of play in the 18th minute, Theo Walcott (l.) capitalising on some slack defending
The Royal Blues press on in search of the leveller - and have to absorb anbother sucker-punch instead, Olivier Giroud putting Arsenal two to the good ten minutes later
Right at the end of the first half, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar finally gets the hosts off the mark - his fourth Champions League goal in as many games
And midway through the second half, Jefferson Farfan hauls the battling Royal Blues deservedly level. That's as good as it will get for them on the night though - 2-2 it finishes