The UEFA Champions league finally kicks off tonight as Barcelona takes on Juventus while Roma prepares to lock horns with Athletico Madrid in venues across Europe. With at least two top teams in each group, the first round is poised to be entertained.
Groups – UEFA Champions League
Group A: Benfica, Manchester United, FC Basel, CSKA Moscow.
Group B: Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Anderlecht, Celtic
Group C: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Roma, FK Qarabag
Group D: Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiakos, Sporting CP
Group E: Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, NK Maribor
Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Napoli, Feyenoord
Group G: Monaco, FC Porto, Besiktas, RB Leipzig
Group H: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, APOEL Nicosia
A total of eight games are set to be worked off later today.
Barcelona vs. Juventus
Bayern Munich vs. Anderlecht
Benfica vs. CSKA Moscow
Celtic vs. Paris Saint-Germain
Chelsea vs. Qarabag FK
Manchester United vs. FC Basel
Olympiakos FC vs. Sporting Lisbon
Roma vs. Atletico Madrid
With two championship wins in the recent past, Real Madrid is the team to beat this season.
“Real Madrid are the first team that could defend the Champions League title. I also saw their [recent Super Cup] matches against Barcelona, and I have to say: That is the absolute top level in football right now,” said coach Peter Bosz.
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