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


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


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Sergio Aguero attempts the escape the attentions of two Ajax defenders


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


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Arsenal 0-2 Schalke

Aaron Ramsey looks to beat his man in the first half


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Per Mertesacker enjoyed a considerable height advantage over his German opponent


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


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


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