Holders Inter are held but Barca cruise

HOLDERS Inter Milan opened the defence of their Champions League title with an unconvincing 2-2 draw at FC Twente.

Wesley Sneijder put Rafael Benitez’s side in front after 13 minutes but the Dutch rookies fought back through Theo Jansson and a Diego Milito own goal.

Inter, however, restored parity through Samuel Eto’o to ensure Group A remained in deadlock.

Barcelona also had to come from behind, but they went on to record a thumping 5-1 win over Panathinaikos.

The Greek side took a shock lead through Sidney Govou but a brace from Lionel Messi and goals from David Villa, Pedro and Dani Alves capped a comfortable night.

The other game in Group D saw Copenhagen beat Rubin Kazan 1-0.

Valencia were also winners, beating Bursaspor 4-0 away with Ricardo Costa, Aritz Aduriz, Hernandez Pablo and Roberto Soldado all scoring.

In Group B, Benfica beat Hapoel Tel-Aviv 2-0, while Lyon won 1-0 against Schalke after Benedikt Howedes scored an own goal and was sent off.