Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone allowed himself to revel in the glory of securing a victory over "possibly the strongest team in the group" after Juventus left Spain empty-handed.
John Terry is chasing Champions League success on the field after admitting to shedding a few tears when Chelsea's pursuit of silverware fell short last season.
Arsene Wenger hailed "electric" Danny Welbeck after the England striker fired Arsenal to a 4-1 Champions League victory over Galatasaray.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard blasted his side for being "soft all over the pitch" after they lost 1-0 to Basle in Switzerland.
Danny Welbeck plundered a hat-trick as Arsenal got their Champions League campaign up and running with a 4-1 victory over Galatasaray at the Emirates Stadium, where play was halted in the first half after the Turkish away supporters threw flares onto the pitch.
Liverpool's stuttering start to the season got worse in Switzerland as Marco Streller's close range strike saw the Reds lose to Basle.