Paris St Germain got their Group F Europa League campaign off to a strong start with a 3-1 win over Salzburg at Parc des Princes.

Nene opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 35th minute and Mathieu Bodmer doubled their advantage just before the interval.

Jeremy Menez made the points absolutely safe by bagging the third goal midway through the second half, rendering Ibrahim Sekagya's 87th-minute header little more than consolation.

In the same group, Athletic Bilbao grabbed a 2-1 victory at Slovan Bratislava .

Rising star Iker Muniain struck the winning goal as Bilbao secured a win that should help ease the pressure on new coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Teenager Muniain netted what would prove to be the deciding goal in the 40th minute, not long after Slovan defender Karim Guede had cancelled out Markel Susaeta's opener in the clash at the Pasienky stadium.

Hannover and Standard Liege played out a painfully uninspiring goalless draw in their Group B opener in Germany, while Morten Nordstrand's second-half penalty settled a low-key encounter in FC Copenhagen's favour as they edged Ukrainian side Vorskla 1-0 in Denmark.