A Feast Of Football Is In Store For The First Week Of Champions League Group Stage Action
The first set of fixtures in the Champions League group stage cannot come quick enough, with a whole of tasty matches to look forward to in the opening round of games.
The draw was made in Monaco yesterday and it's Group F, with Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter MIlan and Slavia Prague, which promises to produce the most excitement.
But the bar could well be set in the first matchweek starting on 17 and 18.September, where we'll all definitely be needing a dual-screen arrangement at our disposal.
For starters, on the Tuesday we have the defending champions Liverpool travel to Napoli in a repeat of last season's group stage fixture, as well as Borussia Dortmund hosting Barcelona at a packed Signal Iduna Park.
Then, the pick of Wednesday's fixtures sees Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid go head-to-head in the French capital, with Atletico Madrid and Juventus doing battle yet again after two epic knockout encounters last term.
Those four aforementioned fixtures are worthy of being Champions League quarter finals, so to have them in the group stages from the get-go is incredibly exciting and will no doubt lead to us being glued to our screens.
Fixtures in full:
Inter Milan vs Slavia Prague
Lyon vs Zenit
Chelsea vs Valencia
Red Bull vs Genk
Napoli vs Liverpool
Ajax vs Lille
Benfica vs RB Leipzig
Dortmund vs Barcelona
Club Brugge vs Galatasaray
Olympiacos vs Tottenham
Bayer vs Lokomotiv Moscow
PSG vs Real Madrid
Bayern vs Red Star Belgrade
Atletico Madrid vs Juventus
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City
Dinamo Zagreb vs Atalanta