Preview: Champions League match day 2 (Wednesday)

Preview: Champions League match day 2 (Wednesday)

- Antonio Conte's Chelsea travel to Spain to face Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid

- Diego Costa who has joined the Spanish-side is not registered and will not play against his former team

- Neymar returns from injury as PSG face a true test at home to Bayern Munich

- Manchester United, AS Roma, Barcelona, Benfica, Juventus all in action tonight

The Champions League match day two continues tonight Wednesday, September 27 with Chelsea and Atletico Madrid facing off in what will be a tactical battle.

The second big match of the night is PSG vs Bayern Munich to be played at the Parc Des Princes. Neymar is expected to return to the starting line up but Bayern Munich are missing David Alaba, Manuel Neuer and Juan Bernat.

Preview: Champions League match day 2 (Wednesday)

Will Neymar and Cavani get along when PSG face Bayern Munich tonight. Photo: The Mirror UK

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Manchester United travel to Russia to face CSKA Moscow while Barcelona face Sporting Lisbon in Portugal.

All the matches to be played at 7.45pm except Qarabag vs AS Roma to be played at 5pm;

Group A

CSKA Moskva v Manchester United

CSKA: Akinfeev; Nababkin, Vasin, V Berezutski, A Berezutski, Schennikov; Golovin, Wernbloom, Dzagoev; Vitinho, Olanare.

Doubtful: Mario Fernandes (concussion)

United: De Gea; Darmian, Bailly, Jones, Blind; Herrera, Matić; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Lukaku.

Out: Pogba (hamstring), Rojo (knee), Ibrahimović (knee), Fellaini (ankle)

Preview: Champions League match day 2 (Wednesday)

Jose Mourinho is missing Fellaini, Ibrahimovic, Pogba for this clash. Photo: Manutd.com

Basel v Benfica

Basel: Vaclík; Akanji, Suchý, Balanta; Steffen, Zuffi, Xhaka, Lang; Elyounoussi; Oberlin, Van Wolfswinkel.

Out: Gaber (toe)

Benfica: Júlio César; André Almeida, Luisão, Rúben Dias, Grimaldo; Fejsa, Pizzi, Sálvio, Cervi; Jonas, Seferović.

Out: none

Group B

Paris Saint-Germain v Bayern München

Paris: Areola; Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Kurzawa; Verratti, Thiago Motta, Rabiot; Mbappé, Cavani, Neymar.

Preview: Champions League match day 2 (Wednesday)

PSG are expected to line up with Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar tonight. Photo: uefa.com

Doubtful: Pastore (calf)

Bayern: Ulreich; Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng, Rafinha; James, Thiago, Vidal; Robben, Ribéry, Lewandowski.

Out: Neuer (foot), Bernat (ankle)

Preview: Champions League match day 2 (Wednesday)

Bayern will be looking up to Robert Lewandowski to get them goals. Photo: Uefa.com

Anderlecht v Celtic

Anderlecht: Boeckx; Appiah, Spajić, Deschacht, Sowah; Trebel, Dendoncker, Stanciu; Hanni, Berić, Onyekuru.

Out: Sven (suspended), Najar (hamstring)

Doubtful: Mbodji (knee), Obradović (shin), Teodorczyk (hamstring)

Celtic: Gordon; Lustig, Šimunović, Boyata, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Roberts, Armstrong, Sinclair; Griffiths.

Out: Sviatchenko (knee), Eboué (ankle)

Group C

Atlético Madrid v Chelsea

Atlético: Oblak; Juanfran, Savić, Godín, Filipe Luís; Koke, Gabi, Partey, Ñíguez; Griezmann, Correa.

Out: Fernández (knee)

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Griezmann has scored four goals this season already. Photo: La Liga/Twitter

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Zappacosta, Kanté, Bakayoko, Alonso; Willian, Pedro; Morata.

Out: Drinkwater (calf)

Doubtful: Luiz (wrist)

Qarabağ v Roma

Qarabağ: Kanibolotskiy; Medvedev, Huseynov, Yunuszadä, Rzeźniczak; Míchel, Richard Almeida; Henrique, Elyounoussi, Madatov; Ndlovu.

Doubtful: Agolli (groin)

Roma: Alisson Becker; Bruno Peres, Manolas, Juan Jesus, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Defrel, Džeko, El Shaarawy.

Out: Karsdorp (knee), Schick (thigh), Hector Moreno (thigh)

Doubtful: Perotti (leg wound)

Group D

Sporting CP v Barcelona

Sporting CP: Patrício; Piccini, Mathieu, Coates, Silva; Gelson, William Carvalho, Battaglia, Bruno Fernandes, Acuña; Doumbia.

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Deulofeu.

Out: Dembélé (hamstring), Thiago Alcántara (knee), Rafinha (knee)

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Ernesto Valderde's side are missing Ousmane Dembele due to a hamstring injury. Photo: La Liga/Twitter

Juventus v Olympiacos

Juventus: Buffon; Sturaro, Barzagli, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Pjanić, Matuidi; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandžukić; Higuaín.

Out: De Sciglio (leg), Höwedes (thigh), Marchisio (knee), Pjaca (knee)

Doubtful: Khedira (knee)

Preview: Champions League match day 2 (Wednesday)

Juventus hitman Paulo Dybala. Photo: FootballItalia

Olympiacos: Proto; Elabdellaoui, Engels, Romao, Figueiras; Zdjelar, Gillet, Odjidja; Carcela-González, Sebá; Djurdjević

Out: Vuković (hamstring), Kapino (administrative)

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