Julian Draxler’s first goal for Wolfsburg was enough for the Bundesliga runner-up to begin their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over Ahmed Musa’s CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.
Draxler, brought in from league rival Schalke to replace the departed Kevin de Bruyne, broke the deadlock in the Group B game five minutes before the break.
The midfielder was alert to a rebound from close range after Igor Akinfeev saved his initial effort from Ricardo Rodriguez’ cross.
Wolfsburg were the better side for most part of the game but they failed to take a number of chances to put the result beyond doubt.
PSV Eindhoven defeated visiting Manchester United 2-1 in the other Group B game.
ALL THE RESULTS
Paris Saint Germain 2 – 0 Malmoe FF
Real Madrid 4 – 0 Shakhtar Donetsk
PSV Eindhoven 2 – 1 Manchester United
Wolfsburg 1 – 0 CSKA Moscow
Benfica 2 – 0 FC Astana
Galatasaray 0 – 2 Atletico Madrid
Manchester City 1 – 2 Juventus
Sevilla 3 – 0 Borussia Moenchengladbach