The champions league returns on Tuesday night with eight matches across Europe, among them Bayern Munich, riding high after scoring three and keeping a clean sheet in their first game. On Tuesday they face Dynamo Zagreb, who picked up a notable scalp in their first home match by beating Arsenal. Bayern will be a stiffer test of the Croat’s steel, as the German champions are at near full strength and are likely to only be missing Vidal, who has a dicky knee.
In the other group F match Arsenal will be looking to get their campaign started at home against Olympiakos, after getting a confidence-boosting 5-2 win at the weekend.
In Group E all eyes will be on a Lionel Messi-less Barcelona, who face playing until December without the brilliant Argentine. They entertain Bayer Leverkusen. BATE Borisov have home advantage against Roma, against whom the Belarus side may fancy their chances.
In Group G Jose Mourinho returns to home soil, taking group leaders Chelsea up against Porto, while Maccabi Tel Aviv take on Dynamo Kyiv.
And in Group H Lyon have their first home match against Valencia, who are struggling in 8th place in La Liga, while Zenit St. Petersburg welcome the Belgians of KAA Gent.