Champions League: Best pictures

Chelsea won the Champions League trophy last season (©GettyImages)
Chelsea won the Champions League trophy last season (©GettyImages).

Champions League matchday three was a humbling experience for Premier League sides, as Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal all suffered devastating defeats.

City slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Ajax, while Chelsea returned from Ukraine with nothing to show for their visit, and Arsenal limped to a 2-0 home loss to Schalke.

Only Manchester United managed to secure three points - but that was a bit of a salvage job after they were stunned by a fast start from Braga - the Portuguese side raced into a 2-0 before Sir Alex Ferguson's side stormed back in customary fashion to win 3-2.

So, here are the best pictures from Wednesday's matches involving Arsenal, Schalke, Manchester City and Ajax...

Ajax 3-1 Manchester City

Manchester City's goalscorer Samir Nasri can't believe a decision


Joe Hart left slumped on the floor as Siem De Jong nets for Ajax


Sergio Aguero attempts the escape the attentions of two Ajax defenders


Cristian Eriksen celebrates a goal as Manchester City remain stuck on one Champions League point this season


Arsenal 0-2 Schalke

Aaron Ramsey looks to beat his man in the first half


Per Mertesacker enjoyed a considerable height advantage over his German opponent


Dutch winger Ibrahim Affelay goes down under the challenge of Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone


Lukas Podolski and Andre Santos shake hands with Schalke skipper Benedikt Howedes

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