Manchester City on Tuesday started the defence of their title defeating Crvena Zvezda 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
City player, as Julian Alvarez scored twice to spearhead a second-half comeback.
It was a competitive game for the Champions as the Crvena Zvezda, Serbian champions took a shock lead on the stroke of half-time when Osman Bukari’s strike was allowed to stand after a VAR review for offside (45).
On their feat so far, for the past six years, they have fine European pedigree, having won the elite competition in 1991.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola had a plan which he executed with his side – who recorded 22 shots during a one-sided first half – rallied to ensure there would be no upset as Alvarez combined with Erling Haaland to round Omri Glazer and score within two minutes of the restart.
Alvarez scored his second goal while Rodri found the back of the net with the third and winning goal, extending City’s unbeaten run at home in the Champions League to 27 matches.