Italian Football Clubs performance in 2017-18 Champions & Europa League- Match Day 1

Here is how the Italian football teams participating in the group stages of the 2017/18 Champions League have performed in the first round.

Champions League
Roma vs Atletico Madrid 0-0
Barcelona vs Juventus 3-0
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli 2-1 (Milik PG)

Europa League

Austria Wien vs Milan 1-5 (Calhanoglu, Silva*3, Suso)
Atalanta vs Everton 3-0 (Masiello, Gómez, Cristante)
Vitesse vs Lazio 2-3 (Parolo, Immobile, Murgia)

As the results above show, Italian clubs were disappointing in the Champions League, where none of the three teams participating could win a fixture between them. Juventus and Napoli went down to Barca and Shakhtar respectively (both away), while Roma drew at home against Atletico.

They enjoyed better results in the Europa League, with all three teams winning. Atalanta were surprise 3-0 winners over Everton, while Milan thrashed Austria Wien and Lazio edged Vitesse in Arnhem.

In the Europa League, Italian teams scored 11 goals between them, while in the Champions League, they could muster only one- that too a penalty, from Napoli’s Milik.

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