Champions League Tuesday preview: City and Chelsea face German opposition

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Take a look at the breakdown of all the Champions League action taking place on Tuesday, Matchday 5 of group play.

GROUP E:

Manchester City vs. Bayern Munich

Manchester City face a daunting task as they host German giants Bayern Munich. Bayern have won all four of their group matches so far, outscoring their opposition 11-1. Manchester City have continued to struggle in Europe, currently sitting at the bottom of their group, and will be forced to play without Yaya Toure and Fernandinho who are both out with suspensions.

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CSKA Moscow vs. Roma

A big matchup in Moscow as both teams sit tied in the standings with four points through four matches. Roma have been playing well domestically and will look to secure second place in Group E with a win on a cold November night in Russia.

GROUP F:

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Ajax

PSG is already through to the knockout rounds but manager Laurent Blanc insists his side will not sit back against an Ajax side that is mathematically eliminated from advancing. Undefeated through 14 matches in France’s Ligue 1, look for PSG to continue their winning ways Tuesday afternoon.

APOEL vs. Barcelona

Barcelona joins PSG as the other team from Group F already qualified for the knockout rounds, and the Spanish giants will look to easily handle an APOEL side from Cyprus. APOEL will be playing for pride in front of their home fans as they have only earned one point in group play so far.

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Chelsea are unbeaten in Champions League group play.

GROUP G:

Schalke vs. Chelsea

Chelsea have yet to lose in group play but will face their toughest task yet as they travel to Germany to take on Schalke. Schalke sit three points behind Chelsea and are only one point ahead of Sporting, so a result is crucial as they look to advance.

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Sporting CP vs. Maribor

Both sides will be looking for three points to climb the ranks of Group G as they kick-off in Slovenia. Last match saw a 1-1 draw in Portugal, but a win tomorrow for either side paired with a Schalke loss would catapult them into second place.

 

 

GROUP H:

BATE vs. Porto

BATE boasts a terrible -17 goal differential, getting outscored 19-2 through four group matches. Porto won their first match 6-0 and will look to cruise to another three points as they have already advanced into the knockout rounds.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Athletic Bilbao

With Athletic sitting at the bottom of Group H, Shakhtar Donetsk will be keen to earn three points and advance to the knockout rounds. The Ukrainian side is coming off of a 5-0 win over BATE and advancing would be massive for the club amidst all of the turmoil in the country.