All the English sides in this year’s Champions aresitting pretty in their respective groups, but there’s still plenty to play for.
Perhaps the standout match on Tuesday night is Sevilla versus Liverpool, and as manager Jurgen Klopp says, group E always hinged on this tie.
“This is the game, facing Sevilla in Sevilla. A very experienced football team. A really good football-playing team. Yes, that’s Champions League and that is how it should be and we are really looking forward to it,” he said.
The match is certainly the toughest yet in the campaign for Liverpool, and should they draw and Spartak win, only one point will separate the top three in the group.
Free-scoring Manchester City are at home against Feyenoord and look to have group F sewn up, and manager Pepe Guardiola, although without John Stones in central defence has captain Vincent Kompany back
to marshall his troops. In the group’s other match underperforming Napoli take on surprise package Shaktar Donetsk at home, the Ukrainians looking well-placed to secure second place.
Finally Tottenham, European confidence sky-high after beating mighty Real Madrid at home, travel to Dortmund. Group H looked like a tall order for Spurs, and despite Dortmund languishing in third the Germans will be hard to beat at home. Should Spurs slip up, Real lurk and could take over at the top. Teams finishing top of their groups will avoid playing the other top sides in the next, knockout round.