- Mislav Orsic has scored 18 objectives in European contests for Dinamo Zagreb.
- Double cross victors Chelsea started their Champions League crusade with a shocking rout at Dinamo Zagreb.
The Croatian bosses have a dismal record in this opposition – winning only five of 43 games before this gathering – however, they tenaciously hung on after taking a first-half lead.
The risky Mislav Orsic got the thirteenth-moment victor, going through from the midway line and flawlessly dinking a completion past the progressing Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Dinamo came excruciatingly near a second; however, Stefan Ristovski’s loud, long-range exertion was significantly tipped onto the bar by Arrizabalaga.
Cutoff time day marking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was given his Chelsea debut and, albeit the ex-Arsenal captain had an objective precluded for offside, he generally looked off the speed.
Armando Borja supplanted Aubameyang not long before the hour mark. However, the Albanians had little effect in a generally disconnected execution from Thomas Tuchel’s men.
Chelsea sent off a late invasion on Dinamo’s objective, and the hosts were feeling better to see Reece James’ low shot clatter the foot of the post with five minutes remaining.
In Group E’s other game, Serie A heroes AC Milan drew 1-1 against Austrian bosses FC Salzburg.