Tonight sees the return of the Champions League and what a first night of action it is. The draw has produced some cracking groups and tonight’s match ups are sure not to disappoint. Here is a quick roundup of all 8 of Tuesday matches with links to full write ups and betting previews.
Spanish giants Real Madrid have won this competition a record 10 times and they will kickstart their campaign at the Bernabeu against Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk. Manager Rafa Benitez won this trophy back in 2005 with Liverpool and will be hoping to lead Madrid to the trophy in his first season in charge at Los Blancos. Donetsk could not face a trickier task for their first game and will be hoping that Alex Teixeira can carry on his League form this season having already found the net on 9 occasions. For the full match preview click here.
2014 runners up Atletico Madrid face a tricky task when they travel to Turkish club Galatasaray for their first match of the campaign. Atletico will be expected to qualify from this group alongside either Benfica or Galatasaray. Gala however possess Champions League veterans Lukas Podolski and Wesley Sneijder and they could be more than a handful for Diego Simeone’s men. For the full match preview click here.
French champions PSG will be looking to go one step further this season and will no doubt have a Champions League final firmly within their sights. Their first encounter will see them host Swedish side Malmo where veteran frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic began his impressive career. Read the full match preview by clicking here.
Manchester United return to the Champions League after a 1 year absence and their first match is a tricky encounter against Dutch champions PSV. A big talking point in the game is the return of Manchester United starlet Memphis Depay who switched from PSV in the summer transfer window. Read the full match preview here.
Wolfsburg return to the Champions League against competition regulars CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night. The game sees stars such as Julian Draxler, Max Cruse and Dante make their European debuts for the German side. Read the full match preview by clicking here.
Last years Champions League runners up Juventus will travel to Premier League high flyers Manchester City for the first game of the group stage. Juventus have so far managed just 1 point from their opening 3 fixtures in Serie A and look a shadow of the team that came won Serie A last season. Manchester City come into the game on the back of fine domestic form having won their opening 5 games of the season. Read the full match preview here.
FC Astana will become the first team from Kazakhstan to play in the Champions League when they travel to Portuguese side Benfica. Benfica will be strong favourites but could be surprised by a resilient Astana defence. For a full match preview click here.
Last years Europa League winners Sevilla return to the Champions League and face an out of sorts Borussia Monchengladbach. The German side have lost their last 4 fixtures and will need to improve massively on that if they are to come away with anything from Tuesday nights game. For a full match preview click here.
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