UEFA Champions League matchday 2 preview: fixtures, big games, points table

The UEFA Champions League is the most elite soccer competition in the world. The competition returned for the new season two weeks ago, sparking excitement among fans for another European season. There were no surprises, as the big teams such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester City, and PSG all picked up maximum points.

Manchester United suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat to Bayern Munich in their return to the UEFA Champions League. However, the highlight of matchday one was Lazio’s goalkeeper Ivan Provedel scoring a late equalizer against Atletico Madrid to secure a point for the Italian club. Matchday two begins today, so let’s take a look at the upcoming fixtures.

UEFA Champions League matchday 2 fixtures

Union Berlin almost stole a point away to Real Madrid on matchday one, but a late Jude Bellingham goal got the job done for the regular UEFA Champions League winners. However, the German club can make the most of their UEFA Champions League debut campaign when they host FC Braga in a crunch game today. RB Salzburg also have an early kick-off match against Real Sociedad as they look to make it two wins in two games to go top of their group.

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Source: Union Berlin

Inter Milan are involved in one of the biggest matches of matchday two as they face Benfica at the San Siro in search of their first win of the season after a 1-1 draw away to Real Sociedad on matchday one. Elsewhere in the Netherlands, PSV will host last season’s Europa League winners Sevilla. Copenhagen also host Bayern Munich, and Manchester United will try to get their first win of this UCL campaign as they face Galatasaray at Old Trafford.

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Napoli will host Real Madrid in Italy in unarguably the biggest match of matchday two, while Arsenal play an away game in France as they face Lens.

Atletico Madrid and Antwerp host early kick-off games tomorrow as they play Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk, respectively. Red Star Belgrade also host Young Boys, while AC Milan travel to Germany to face Borussia Dortmund. Newcastle will host their biggest European game when they face PSG at St. James’ Park. Manchester City will continue their title defence as they travel to Germany to face RB Leipzig, with Barcelona and Lazio wrapping up matchday two as they face Porto and Celtic, respectively, away from home.

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Source: Pro Soccer Wire

Key UCL ties to watch this week

Napoli and Real Madrid lock horns in one of the biggest matches of matchday two of the UEFA Champions League. The Spanish giants struggled to break down Union Berlin in their first UCL game of the season but should not find any problem playing all-out football with the reigning Serie A champions in Italy today.

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Source: Newcastle United

Teams in the “group of death” also get to face off as Newcastle United face Kylian Mbappe’s PSG, with the Magpies still looking for their first win since their return to the UCL. In the same group, Borussia Dortmund host AC Milan in Germany, and after losing to PSG in their first game, the Black and Yellow will look to bounce back with a positive result against Stefano Pioli’s side.

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