Premier League club, Chelsea have kicked off their Champions League campaign on a disappointing note on Tuesday night.
The Blues fell to a shock 1-0 defeat to their Croatian host, courtesy of a 13th-minute winner by Mislav Orsic.
Orsic ran through from the halfway line and beautifully dinked a finish past the advancing goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Kepa made a save later on to stop Stefan Ristovski’s thunderous strike that could have made it 2-0 for the hosts.
Chelsea had a goal rules out for offside. It was new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was making his debut, that scored the ruled out goal.
In Group E’s other game, Serie A champions AC Milan will take on RB Salzburg later on Tuesday.
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