This week’s UEFA Champions League outlook


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This week's UEFA Champions League outlook

ESPN.com brings you the best of a new week in the UEFA Champions League, which begins its second date of the group stage this Tuesday.

TUESDAY 14.45 (ARG-CHI-URU) / 12.45 (COL-PER-ECU)

B GROUP

SHAKHTAR DONETSK-INTER
Group B is presented as a difficult area. The defeat of Real Madrid, against Shakhtar at the start, is a good example of the parity between the teams. Precisely the Ukrainians will now seek to ratify that great triumph against one of the candidates, when they face Inter of Italy at home. The neroazzurro comes from drawing in the debut, at home, against Monchengladbach by 2 to 2. The last finalist of the Europa League wants to fight for the passage to the second round and knows that he cannot give up many points if he wants to reach that stage. In the local tournament he has defeated Genoa 2-0.

TUESDAY 16.45 (ARG-CHI-URU) / 14.55 (COL-PER-ECU)

B GROUP

MONCHENGLADBACH-REAL MADRID
For Group B, Real Madrid will play all or nothing against a tough rival: Borussia Monchengladbach. The Merengues, surprisingly, fell from home 4 to 2 in the Champions League debut against Shakhtar Donetsk, and now they will go on the road in search of the first three points of the tournament. In favor of those led by Zidane, the team comes with a high spirits after beating Barcelona 3 to 1 in the Spanish classic. The Germans, meanwhile, come after drawing 2-2 against Inter, and in the local tournament they beat Mainz 3-2 on the weekend.

TUESDAY 16.45 (ARG-CHI-URU) / 14.55 (COL-PER-ECU)

GROUP C

MARSEILLE-MANCHESTER CITY
Guardiola’s Manchester City does not arrive with a good step in the Premier, where it marches in the middle of the table and comes from drawing 1 to 1 against West Ham. However, they started off on the right foot in the Champions League, where in the Group C debut they defeated Porto 3-1. For their part, Marseille, lost in the premiere by 1 to 0 in their visit to Olympiakos in Greece. In Ligue 1, at least, he comes from adding three units against Lorient, and at the moment he is fighting PSG, from which he is three points away. A new defeat for Olympique could complicate their future in the tournament, even if only two dates have been played.

TUESDAY 4:45 PM (ARG-CHI-URU) / 2:55 PM (COL-PER-ECU)

GROUP D

ATALANTA-AJAX
A duel that promises. You can expect a shower of goals between two offensive teams, who tend to convert a lot into the rival goal. Ajax, for example, comes from thrashing Venlo with a historic 13-0 for the local tournament, while Atalanta defeated Midtjylland, from Denmark, 4-0 in the Champions League debut. The Italians, with the outstanding presence of the Argentine Papu Gómez and the Colombians Zapata and Muriel, have just lost in Serie A 3 to 1 against Sampdoria, but after reaching the quarterfinals in the last edition of the Champions League, now they are going for more. Ajax, comes after falling in his European debut against Liverpool, in a group that appears very fought.

TUESDAY 4:45 PM (ARG-CHI-URU) / 2:55 PM (COL-PER-ECU)

GROUP A

ATLETICO DE MADRID-SALZBURGO
Group A has almost the first place secured. The team? Bayern Munich. It gives the feeling, even if barely a game has been played, that the current Champions of the Champions will remain with the leadership of the area. Thinking about the fight for second place, Atlético de Madrid scores. However, the colchonero was thrashed 4-0 by the Germans in the debut, and must make up the lost points to avoid suffering in the future. The rival on duty will be Salzburg, which comes from equaling 2 to 2 with Lokomotiv. From the hand of the new figure Luis Suárez, the scorer who has already been scoring followed in the Cholo team, Atlético will go for a key victory to head towards the second round.

WEDNESDAY 16.45 (ARG-CHI-URU) / 14.55 (COL-PER-ECU)

GROUP G

JUVENTUS-BARCELONA
It is undoubtedly one of the great duels of this second day. For Group G, Juventus will host Barcelona in a match between two greats who are excited about lifting the Orejona. They do not come in their best version, that is clear. Barcelona, ​​although on the first date they beat the humble Ferencvarosi of Hungary 5 to 1 without problems, they lost the classic against Real Madrid 3 to 1 on the weekend. Juve, which defeated Dinamo Kiev 2-0 in the Champions League debut, seems not to be on a firm footing in Serie A, where on Sunday they barely tied with Hellas Verona. Two teams with new technicians (Koeman in the Catalans and Pirlo in the Italians) who will seek to better accommodate themselves in this group that has them as favorites. To look closely, the duel between Argentines Messi and Dybala stands out.

WEDNESDAY 16.45 (ARG-CHI-URU) / 14.55 (COL-PER-ECU)

GROUP H

MANCHESTER UNITED-LEIPZIG
A clash between leaders will take place on the second date of Group H. On the one hand, Manchester United, who gave the surprise by beating PSG of Neymar and company, the last finalist in the Champions League, 2 to 1. At the local level, the Solsjkaer team seems to be recovering little by little from the hard defeat suffered two dates ago against Tottenham by 6 to 1: they add a win and a draw, achieved last weekend, against Chelsea. On the other side, Leipzig arrives as leaders of the Bundesliga, leaving the powerful Bayern Munich in second place for the moment. The Germans, who come from being semifinalists in the last Champions League, defeated Basaksehir 2-0 in their debut.


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