Champions League preview
The Champions League returns next Tuesday and Wednesday. In group A Real Madrid have a very important match away to Galatasaray. This is a must-win for them as they have only picked up one point from their two matches so far and if they lose this then they could seriously not qualify for the knockout round. This would be unthinkable for the team that won the competition three years in a row a couple of seasons ago.
In group B Spurs are in a similar position where they have only picked up one point from two matches after getting thumped by Bayern last game week. Spurs have been going through a bit of a crisis themselves the last few weeks. They face Red Star Belgrade at home which considering Red Star’s away form, is a match that they should win and give them some confidence to go forward.
Group D is quite a tight one with one point separating the top three teams, but Juventus and Atletico will be looking to create a bit of a gap this week.
Dortmund have the chance to almost guarantee their place in the qualifying round if they beat Inter in their next two matches. This will be a make or break game week for inter who have only got one point so far.
Liverpool will be hoping that they can claim top spot int their group and as their next match is against bottom of the group Genk, they will want a draw between Napoli and Salzburg in order to claim the top spot.
Zenit Lyon and Leipzig are all also separated by one point, however, Leipzig host Zenit in the next match which could lead to them ending top of the group. Benfica have not won yet, but they will be hoping to pick up their first points of the campaign.
Chelsea have a tricky test as they have to go to Amsterdam to face Ajax who are top of the group. If Chelsea can win the match and Valencia beat Lille, then all three teams will be level on six points.