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Football: Wenger and Torres endure differing fortunes on landmark night

Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right) scores a goal against Arsenal during their Champions League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund beat Arsenal 2-1. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right) scores a goal against Arsenal during their Champions League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund beat Arsenal 2-1. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Arsenal's Mesut Oezil (centre) is closed down by Dortmund's Marcel Schmelzer (left) and Neven Subotic during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium in London on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund b
Arsenal's Mesut Oezil (centre) is closed down by Dortmund's Marcel Schmelzer (left) and Neven Subotic during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium in London on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund beat Arsenal 2-1. -- PHOTO: AP
Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud (left) vies with Borussia Dortmund's German defender Mats Hummels during the Uefa Champions League Group F football match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium, north London, on Oct 22,
Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud (left) vies with Borussia Dortmund's German defender Mats Hummels during the Uefa Champions League Group F football match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium, north London, on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund beat Arsenal 2-1. -- PHOTO: AFP
Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski (left) celebrates after scoring a goal during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium in London on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund beat Arsenal 2-1. -- PHOTO: AP
Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski (left) celebrates after scoring a goal during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium in London on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund beat Arsenal 2-1. -- PHOTO: AP
Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho (right) pats Chelsea's Ramires on the back after winning the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Oct 22, 2013. Chelsea beat Schalke 3-0. -- PHOTO: AP
Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho (right) pats Chelsea's Ramires on the back after winning the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Oct 22, 2013. Chelsea beat Schalke 3-0. -- PHOTO: AP
Schalke's midfielder Christian Clemens and Chelsea´s defender Branislav Ivanovic (right) vie for the ball during the Uefa Champions League Group E football match Schalke 04 vs FC Chelsea in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on Oct 22, 2013. Chelsea be
Schalke's midfielder Christian Clemens and Chelsea´s defender Branislav Ivanovic (right) vie for the ball during the Uefa Champions League Group E football match Schalke 04 vs FC Chelsea in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on Oct 22, 2013. Chelsea beat Schalke 3-0. -- PHOTO: AFP
Chelsea supporters watch a shot from Chelsea's Fernando Torres (left) hit the goal post during the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Oct 22, 2013. Chelsea beat Schalke 3-0.  
Chelsea supporters watch a shot from Chelsea's Fernando Torres (left) hit the goal post during the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Oct 22, 2013. Chelsea beat Schalke 3-0.  -- PHOTO: AP
Chelsea's Fernando Torres waves to the supporters at the end of the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Oct 22, 2013. Chelsea beat Schalke 3-0. -- PHOTO: AP
Chelsea's Fernando Torres waves to the supporters at the end of the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Oct 22, 2013. Chelsea beat Schalke 3-0. -- PHOTO: AP
Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud (right) and German midfielder Mesut Ozil react after Borussia Dortmund score their second goal during the Uefa Champions League Group F football match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadi
Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud (right) and German midfielder Mesut Ozil react after Borussia Dortmund score their second goal during the Uefa Champions League Group F football match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium, north London, on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund beats Arsenal 2-1. -- PHOTO: AFP
Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski is challenged by Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny (left) during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium in London on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund beats Arsenal 2-1. --
Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski is challenged by Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny (left) during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium in London on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund beats Arsenal 2-1. -- PHOTO: AP
Dortmund's Mats Hummels (left) battles for the ball with Arsenal's Oliver Giroud during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium in London on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund beats Arsenal 2-1. --
Dortmund's Mats Hummels (left) battles for the ball with Arsenal's Oliver Giroud during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium in London on Oct 22, 2013. Dortmund beats Arsenal 2-1. -- PHOTO: AP
Chelsea's Fernando Torres runs with the ball during the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres enj
Chelsea's Fernando Torres runs with the ball during the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres enjoyed differing fortunes on the former's 64th birthday and the latter's 100th start for Chelsea in Champions League action on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AP
Borussia Dortmund's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (C) vies with Arsenal's German defender Per Mertesacker (R) and French defender Laurent Koscielny (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (C) vies with Arsenal's German defender Per Mertesacker (R) and French defender Laurent Koscielny (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium, north London, on October 22, 2013. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres enjoyed differing fortunes on the former's 64th birthday and the latter's 100th start for Chelsea in Champions League action on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres enjoyed differing fortunes on the former's 64th birthday and the latter's 100th start for Chelsea in Champions League action on Tuesday.

Arsenal went down to their first defeat since the opening day of the Premier League campaign, as last season's beaten finalists Borussia Dortmund beat them 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

Olivier Giroud cancelled out Henrikh Mkhitaryan's opener before Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scored the winner, although he was fortunate to be on the pitch having elbowed Laurent Koscielny earlier in the second half.

After three rounds of games, Dortmund top the Group F table on goal difference from Arsenal, while Napoli also joined them on six points after disposing of Marseille 2-1 in France.

Arsenal's English rivals Chelsea enjoyed better fortune against German opposition as a double from Torres - taking his tally to 39 for the London club - and one from Eden Hazard saw them to a 3-0 win and inflict a first defeat of the campaign on Schalke 04 in Group E.

Both Chelsea and Schalke are on six points while Basel, surprise winners over Chelsea in the first match, are on four points after being held 1-1 by previously pointless Steaua Bucharest in Romania.

Steaua scored a late equaliser but have now gone a record 12 home matches without a win in the competition.

The night's highest profile match ended in a 1-1 draw in Italy between AC Milan and Barcelona as Argentina's four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi showed he had put behind him the thigh injury that kept him out for three weeks with a fine equaliser.

That goal cancelled out Robinho's opener but, despite dominating the second half, Barcelona were unable to break down an obdurate Milan defence and dropped their first points of the campaign.

They top Group H with a two-point advantage over Milan while Celtic kept their hopes alive of reaching the Last 16 for the second successive season with a 2-1 win at home to Ajax, which sees the Scottish champions move onto three points at the halfway stage.

Atletico Madrid had no trouble in making it three wins from three as they rebounded from their first league defeat of the season at the weekend to trounce Austria Vienna 3-0 away in Group G.

A double from Brazil-born striker Diego Costa - one a magnificent solo run from the halfway line - on his return from a European ban was the foundation of their victory.

They can wrap up their place in the knockout stages should they beat the same opponents in early November as they lead Zenit St Petersburg by five points and third-placed Porto by six.

Zenit ran out 1-0 winners over a Porto side that played with just 10 men from the sixth minute when Hector Herrera was sent off and Aleksandr Kerzhakov struck the winner shortly before full time in Oporto.