LONDON -- Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona and AS Roma opened with victories Wednesday night in the European Champions League, while Internazionale of Milan lost on the road.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored against his former club with a diving header that redirected Wes Brown's cross in the 62nd minute, leading Manchester United to a 1-0 victory at Sporting Lisbon. Wayne Rooney returned to Manchester United after missing five weeks with a broken foot.
Arsenal beat visiting Sevilla, last season's UEFA Cup champion, 3-0 on goals by Cesc Fabregas in the 27th minute, Robin van Persie in the 59th and Eduardo da Silva in injury time.
Barcelona, the 2006 champion, defeated visiting Lyon 3-0. Barcelona went ahead in the 21st minute when defender Francois Clerc inadvertently put Lionel Messi's cross into the goal. Messi scored in the 82nd, and Thierry Henry added a goal in injury time -- his first goal in a competitive match since moving to Barcelona from Arsenal.
AS Roma beat visiting Dynamo Kiev 2-0 as Simone Perrotta headed in a cross from Max Tonetto in the ninth minute and Francesco Totti scored in the 70th.
Inter, the Italian champion, lost 1-0 at Turkish champions Fenerbahce, which got a 43rd-minute goal from Deivid De Souza.
American midfielder DaMarcus Beasley entered in the 67th minute of Glasgow Rangers' 2-1 victory over visiting Stuttgart, which went ahead on a 56th-minute goal by Mario Gomez. Charlie Adam tied the score six minutes later and Jean-Claude Darcheville converted a penalty kick in the 75th minute after Alan Hutton was fouled by Fernando Meira.
Slavia Prague beat visiting Steaua Bucharest 2-1, getting goals from Zdenek Senkerik and Tijani Belaid around Gorin Goian's equalizer. PSV Eindhoven won 2-1 at home over CSKA Moscow, building a two-goal lead behind Danko Lazovic and Kenneth Perez before Vagner Love scored for CSKA in the 89th.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press