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Here are fixtures for Tuesday’s and Wednesday fixtures.
Bayer Leverkusen v Tottenham
CSKA v Monaco
Real Madrid v Legia Warsaw
Sporting v Borussia Dortmund
Club Brugge v FC Porto
Leicester v FC Copenhagen
Dinamo Zagreb v Sevilla
Lyon v Juventus
Arsenal v Ludogorets
PSG v Basel
Dynamo Kiev v Benfica
Napoli v Besiktas
Barcelona v Manchester City
Celtic v B. Monchengladbach
Bayern Munich v PSV Eindhoven
FC Rostov v Atl Madrid
Group E has Tottenham visiting Germany to square off with Leverkusen as both teams attempt to add points to their 3 and 2 points on ground respectively. A win for either side, and it will see the winner edge closer to securing qualifications for the next round. Group leaders Monaco, visit Russia, knowing a win over CSKA will guarantee them a place in the round of 16 having won and drawn one of their last 2 encounters.
Real Madrid host Legia Warsaw in what is likely to be Group F’s most one-sided affairs. The visitors are without a point from their 2 games and aren’t expected to get any from the La Liga giants. Dortmund’s quest to finish top of the pile will mean they have to defeat a tough Sporting Lisbon side on the road if that dream is to ever come true.
In Group G, Leicester City can become the first team to secure a round of 16 spot if they defeat Denmark side Copenhagen at the King Power Stadium. While FC Porto know anything less than a win against Club Brugge away from the comforts of home will likely condemn them to the Europa League at the end of the preliminary rounds.
Sevilla can end Dinamo Zagreb’s chances of advancing, while they boost theirs with a win in Group H. And Lyon will hope to put up a fight against one of this season’s favorites Juventus in France as both teams play for a win that can see either of them emerge group leaders at the end.
On Wednesday, Arsenal host Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets at the Emirates, and nothing less than a win is required from the Gunners. Joint Group A leaders PSG, will play host to Swiss side Basel at the Parc des Princes, and a win will ensure the Ligue 1 giants keep up in their pursuit of the top spot.
Group B’s table toppers Napoli can get their hands on one of 16 tickets for the next round if they hand the visit Turkey side Besiktas a defeat. Kiev and Benfica both have to aim for a win having each lost 1 and drawn 1 thus far, 3 more points and the winners’ chances of proceeding to the next round increase.
Group C is definitely the group to watch as Barcelona welcome Pep Guardiola back to the Nou Camp. If his new charges are able to prevent a consecutive loss for themselves or their coach in the visit to Spain will be found out. Celtic’s chances of qualifying from the group can’t be ruled out yet, especially if they get a win at the expense of the visiting Borussia Monchengladbach.
Group D has Bayern Munich playing PSV Eindhoven at home while FC Rostov host Atletico Madrid. With Atletico and Bayern on 6 and 4 points respectively, it’ll be about who gets the win as the battle to finish top continues.