9/13/2016 11:46:33 PM

Wasteful PSG held by Arsenal

Wasteful PSG held by Arsenal

PARIS: Paris St Germain's stuttering start to the season continued on Tuesday when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Arsenal in their Champions League Group A opener.

The hosts enjoyed a dream start when Edinson Cavani put them ahead in the first minute but PSG wasted a handful of chances before Alexis Sanchez equalised in the second half.

Cavani headed home after just 44 seconds but gradually let Arsenal fight their way back into the game until Sanchez fired home from just inside the box in the 78th minute.

Both sides ended with 10 men after Arsenal's Olivier Giroud tangled with PSG's Marco Verratti and both were shown red cards.

French champions PSG, who took only one point from their last two Ligue 1 games, next travel to Ludogorets while Arsenal will host Basel on Sept. 28.

COLLATED RESULTS

Group A

At Paris

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) 1 (Cavani 1) Arsenal (ENG) 1 (Sanchez 77) 

At Basel, Switzerland

Basel (SUI) 1 (Steffen 80) Ludogorets (BUL) 1 (Cafu 45)

Group B

At Kiev

Dynamo Kiev 1 (Garmash 26) Napoli 2 (Milik 36, 45+2)

At Lisbon

Benfica (POR) 1 (Cervi 12) Besiktas (TUR) 1 (Talisca 90+3)

Group C

At Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona (ESP) 7 (Messi 3, 27, 60, Neymar 50, Iniesta 59, Suarez 75, 88) Celtic (SCO) 0

At Manchester, England

Manchester City (ENG) v Borussia Moenchengladbach (GER) - postponed

Group D

At Munich, Germany

Bayern Munich (GER) 5 (Lewandowski 28-pen, Mueller 45+2, Kimmich 53, 60, Bernat 90) Rostov (RUS) 0

At Eindhoven, Netherlands

PSV Eindhoven (NED) 0 Atletico Madrid (ESP) 1 (Niguez 43)

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