Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb are ahead of the likes of AC Milan, Chelsea and Red Bull Salzburg in Group E after the first set of games in the group. Dinamo Zagreb are widely seen as the least ranked team in the group, but they have a two-point lead at the top after the first two games in the group.

Dinamo Zagreb were drawn in Group E with immediate past European champions Chelsea,AC Milan and Red Bull Salzburg after the Champions League group stage draw was held last month. They began their campaign in the group with a slim win over massive favourites Chelsea. It was a stunning win for the Croatians thanks to the first half strike from Miroslav Orsic. Chelsea came into the game as overwhelming favourites before they went on to suffer a third successive defeat away from home. The Blues had been beaten at Leeds United (3-0) and Southampton (2-1)on the road before the Dinamo Zagreb game.

With the narrow win over Chelsea,Dinamo Zagreb have a two-point lead over AC Milan and Red Bull Salzburg on the league table as far as Group E of this season’s Champions League group stage campaign is concerned. AC Milan and Salzburg had to settle for a point apiece in Austria after the Italian champions came from behind to secure a 1-1 with the two goals coming in the first half. Swiss attacker Noah Okafor scored the first goal of the game for the home team before it was cancelled out by the strike from Alexis Saelemaekers.

For the second round of games in Group E, Premier League giants Chelsea would be hoping to get back to winning ways with the home game against Red Bull Salzburg, while AC Milan are at home to Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.


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