Holders Atletico lose, Juve held, City win in Europa League
Javito was on target against his compatriots as Aris Thessaloniki stunned Spanish holders Atletico Madrid 1-0 in opening Europa League group stage action on Thursday, dpa reported.
Unbeaten at home in Europe in 42 years, the Greeks Aris contained Diego Forlan and company and the former Barcelona b-team player Javito volleyed the winner just before the hour.
Ambitious Manchester City did better with a 2-0 victory at Red Bull Salzburg and Patrick Helmes scored a hat-trick as ex-champions Bayer Leverkusen routed Rosenborg Trondheim 4-0.
Artjoms Rudnevs also got three goals, including a stoppage time equalizer, as his Polish club Lech Poznan fought to a surprise 3-3 draw at Italian giants Juventus Turin.
The first 12 games in groups A-F took place in the early evening, groups G-L were set to play later in the day, including a meeting of former European champions Liverpool and Steaua Bucharest.